Today it's easy to expose services as REST/HTTP with frameworks like Jersey and Spring but validating that the server actually behaves as expected can be cumbersome in Java. REST Assured is an open source Java DSL that allows you to avoid boiler-plate code to make requests and validate even complex responses in a simple manner. Come and see how easily you can validate e.g. XML and JSON payloads by making use of Groovy data structures and closures from Java using a simple BDD-like syntax. It also comes with support for popular authentication schemes, integrates flawlessly with JUnit and TestNG and much more. Testing and validating REST services in Java cannot be much simpler!