Setting up a project

Client-side configuration

To use Restlet on the client side of your GWT application:

​1) Create an application normally with the applicationCreator and/or projectCreator scripts supplied with GWT, or using your favorite GWT design or IDE plugins.

​2) Add the Restlet JAR (org.restlet.jar) from the Restlet edition for GWT to the project classpath ^[explain]^

​3) Add the following to your application's module definition file (yourapp.gwt.xml):

    <inherits name='org.restlet.Restlet'/>

This will make the Restlet API available to your GWT compiled code.  The Restlet module in turn inherits the GWT standard HTTP. Two Restlet extensions are also provided based on the JSON, and XML modules. You can also check the full Javadocs of the API online.

Server-side configuration

If you would like to use Restlet on the server-side as well, you must also modify GWT's web.xml file in the war/WEB-INF directory. 

​1) Add the org.restlet.jar, org.restlet.ext.servlet.jar and org.restlet.ext.gwt.jar files from the Restlet edition for Java EE to the project classpath. The last file is necessary for the automatic bean serialization to work. Also, be sure to add any other Restlet extension JARs necessary for extensions you plan to use on the server side.

​2) Modify the web.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app>
    <servlet>
        <servlet-name>restlet</servlet-name>
        <servlet-class>org.restlet.ext.servlet.ServerServlet</servlet-class>
        <init-param>
          <param-name>org.restlet.application</param-name>
          <param-value>application</param-value>
        </init-param>
    </servlet>

    <servlet-mapping>
        <servlet-name>restlet</servlet-name>
        <url-pattern>/rest/*</url-pattern>
    </servlet-mapping>

         ...
</web-app>

For application, supply the name of your Restlet Application, e.g. com.mycompany.server.TestApplication.  You can also supply a component via an org.restlet.component parameter, or any other permitted ServerServlet configuration parameter.