REST has become a popular approach to consuming web services, so much so that Java has its own API tailored to address its specific needs. Named JAX-RS and with a reference implementation dubbed Jersey, its become the de-facto approach to do RESTfull services in Java. This post by Jakub Podlesak walks you through the consumption of RESTfull web services using JAX-RS, including an example based on Twitter's services. Read Jakub's post 'Consuming RESTful Web Services With the Jersey Client API': http://blogs.sun.com/enterprisetechtips/entry/consuming_restful_web_services_with