Automation Testing for REST API - Where to start?

Hi experts,

We are developing a REST based product using the following technologies

MySQL as database
HTML5, CSS 3, jQuery, JavaScript, Bootstrap as the front-end
Jersey framework
Tomcat as the application server
JSON as the producer/consumer

The team is having a good knowledge in Java, JavaScript and jQuery. In order to test REST API as well as the front-end, which is the best framework in the market (preferably the free ones and also easy to learn as we need to complete the test automation in a month - 4 weeks)

Any good books on the subject?

Where to start?, please advice.

Thanks in advance
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Prasenjit DasCommented:
Hi Shaji,

Please check Selenium for front-end, soapUI for REST service. For end to end automation of Java EE projects, Arquilian is one of the best option. It provides connectors for Selenium and other UI testing tools. Hope this helps.

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ShajiAuthor Commented:
Hi Prasenjit,

Thanks for the info, could you please provide me the links so that it can be more specific to download and get things started.

I can see many links and wondering what to download

Thanks for letting me know about SoapUI for REST and Arquilian, I  am new to it. We will explore.

Thanks in advance.
ShajiAuthor Commented:
Hi Prasenjit,

We figured it out.

Thanks a bunch
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