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RESTful DELETE Method in Spring

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by , 11-28-2011 at 01:59 AM (5120 Views)
Continuing on my previous tip, of showing how to write RESTful methods, in this tip, I will show you how to write RESTful methods using the verb HTTP Verb, PUT.

There are times when we might want to get rid of a resource in its entirety. In the case we would use the HTTP DELETE method in order to accomplish this. In this case, I will add another method to the CarController that handles the DELETE requests to remove a Car resource:

Java Code:
@RequestMapping(value="/{id}", method=RequestMethod.DELETE) 
public void deleteCar(@PathVariable("id") long id) {
Similar to the last tip, the @RequestMapping annotation is similar to the one used on getCar() and putCar(). It differs in that this methodís @RequestMapping has its method attribute set to handle DELETE requests. The URL pattern that identifies a Car resource remains the same. Again similar to putCar() and deleteCar(), it is annotated with @ResponseStatus to let the client know whether the request was processed successfully. Remember that no content will be returned in the response. In the next post, we will create a resource using POST methods.

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Updated 11-30-2011 at 02:40 PM by Spring Framework