Spring Boot

Handling YAML format in your REST with Spring Boot

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Willem Cheizoo

In general a REST service serves JSON document formats. In Spring Boot it is even the standard without having to configure anything. Over HTTP we have the ability to send a Content-Type as header to instruct the server to return a certain document format (Mime type). Besides handling JSON, XML is another common document format. But what if we want to serve or read a YAML document format? This tutorial provides the required steps to be able to handle objects in YAML format. To be able to send a YAML Content-Type with the header, and to be able to serialize and deserialize with the existing ObjectMappers of Jackson. This tutorial will use Spring Boot, Jackson and a YAML dataformat extension library for Jackson.

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