• Support both XML and JSON in a Spring API (RWS - Module 2 - Lesson 5)

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    Learn how to implement Content Negotiation in the API with Spring and how to support both JSON and XML.

    For the entire "REST With Spring" series: https://www.youtube.com/pla......

    This lesson is part of "REST With Spring" - Module 2 (REST and HTTP Semantics) - Lesson 5:

    ## Lesson Notes

    # The Maven Dependencies
    - jackson-dataformat-xml
    - woodstox-core-asl

    # Advantages of using Jackson for XML
    Using the new Jackson Spring support for XML has quite a few advantages over using another XML library (such as XStream):
    - we're already using Jackson for JSON
    - we can re-use the exact same configuration that we're already using for JSON
    - no need to add extra annotations to the DTOs
    - JSON Views support

    # Why change the default STAX implementation
    Woodstox has a few advantages over the default STAX impl in the JDK:
    - it's faster
    - has extra features
    - it's more mature and well maintained

    To learn more about REST and how to properly implement these HTTP semantics, check out the full course:

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