Tag: web service

Setting Character Set for Jersey Web Services

When developing RESTful Web services using Jersey you will at some point be forced to define/change the character set and content type of your response. Setting the content type is simply done by using the Produces tag, like so: At this point it comes in handy to know that Jersey uses UTF-8 as default encoding […]

Shortening Strings (URLs) using Base 62 Encoding

Today, there already exist numerous URL shortening services, such as tinyurl, bit.ly, qr.cx and many more. Although they are very handy when it comes to shortening URLs in blog posts and articles oftentimes they can’t be used in proprietary software due to certain copyright and usage restrictions. Thus, a vast range of projects have evolved […]