Get / Retrieve json response from JAX REST web service

Posted: November 29, 2012 in web

Getting response as List

    public List<Car> findCar(String maker) {
        try {
            return (new ClientRequest("http://localhost/cartest/rest/maker/" + maker)).get(ClientResponse.class).getEntity(
                    new GenericType<List<Car>>() {
        } catch (Exception e1) {
            return new ArrayList<Car>();

Getting response as String

    public String findCar(String vin) {
        try {
            return (new ClientRequest("http://localhost/cartest/rest/vin/" + vin)).accept(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON).get(ClientResponse.class).getEntity(String.class);
        } catch (Exception e1) {
            return null;


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