RESTful web services are the 'bread and butter' of applications designed around AJAX. Similarly, JSON is often the preferred format for delivering data to browsers via RESTful web services. This by Jakub Podlesak explores Jersey 1.0 -- the JAX-RS(Java API for RESTful Web Services (JSR-311) reference implmenetation -- and how to make it work with JSON. Read Jakub's post 'Configuring JSON for RESTful Web Services in Jersey 1.0' http://blogs.sun.com/enterprisetechtips/entry/configuring_json_for_restful_web