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After one month of evaluation of frameworks and tools, I choose ExtJS for UI and Spring/SpringMVC for the business layer for my pet project.

By using ExtJS we can send data to server by form submits or as request parameters, or in JSON format through Ajax requests. ExtJS uses JSON format in many situations to hold data. So I thought using JSON as data exchange format between EXTJS and Spring would be consistent.

The following code snippets explain how we can use ExtJS and SpringMVC3 to exchange data in JSON format.

1. Register MappingJacksonHttpMessageConverter in dispatcher-servlet.xml

 <bean class="org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.annotation.AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter">        
 <property name="messageConverters">
          <bean class="org.springframework.http.converter.json.MappingJacksonHttpMessageConverter"/>
Add jackson-json jar(s) to WEB-INF/lib
2. Trigger the POST request from ExtJS script as follows:
  url : 'doSomething.htm',
  method: 'POST',
  headers: { 'Content-Type': 'application/json' },                        
  params : { "test" : "testParam" },
  jsonData: {
                   "username" : "admin",
                    "emailId" : "admin@sivalabs.com"
  success: function (response) {
                      var jsonResp = Ext.util.JSON.decode(response.responseText);
                      Ext.Msg.alert("Info","UserName from Server : "+jsonResp.username);
  failure: function (response) {
                  var jsonResp = Ext.util.JSON.decode(response.responseText);
3. Write a Spring Controller to handle the "/doSomething.htm" reguest.

public class DataController
    @RequestMapping(value = "/doSomething", method = RequestMethod.POST)
    public User handle(@RequestBody User user) throws IOException
        System.out.println("Username From Client : "+user.getUsername());
        System.out.println("EmailId from Client : "+user.getEmailId());
        return user;

Any other better approaches?

From http://sivalabs.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-post-and-get-json-between-extjs.html

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