Resty is a small, convenient library to talk to RESTful services from Java.It’s surprisingly complex to do the simplest HTTP calls with the standard Java library. Resty hopes to change that.
Its focus is on simplicity and ease-of-use, often requiring only two lines of code to access RESTful web services.
Check it out here: http://beders.github.com/Resty/Resty/Overview.html
Example code for using the Yahoo Search Webservice, parsing the result as XML and getting the title of the first result as String.
Resty r = new Resty();
String firstResult = r.xml("http://api.search.yahoo.com/WebSearchService/V1/webSearch",
New in version 0.2.0: Support for PUT, DELETE, application/multipart-formdata