Spring

Still with Spring? 9 reasons to Akka

As a niche consulting and development organization we end up in a lot of enterprises who would like to modernize, would like to build web-scale products but they are not ready to look beyond Spring. It is a strongly debated topic and there are reasons for still going the Spring way but the reasons are less and less as we go ahead. For starters, this Continue Reading

Developers Needs SDKMAN Not Super-Man

Every developer has pain for setup development environment to his/her machine with lots of the setups. Sometimes, the pain goes beyond while we need to test same application on multiple versions of SDKs or virtual machines. If you are a Mac user, you have the best option called brew installer. But if you are Linux user, your pain is unpredictable. We are JVM stack developers Continue Reading

Testing Jersey Based REST Services with Grizzly

In my last post, we had seen how easy it was to create REST based services with Spring and Jersey. In this post we would quickly see how we can unit test them. Ok, this is not entirely a unit test in the strict sense because we are not testing the resource in isolation but it is a good strategy nevertheless because it helps us Continue Reading

Just REST, it’s Easy With Spring and Jersey

In one of the products that we are working on, there is a need to expose the API as REST so that it can be consumed by the developer community and foster innovation. I did a few prototypes for the combination of dependency injection and REST with Restlet, Guice, Jersey and Spring and finally settled with Jersey and Spring primarily due to the easy configuration Continue Reading

Working With Spring Data JPA

SpringSource have recently released the first milestone of Spring Data JPA project. What are its features? and how can we use them. Spring framework already provides support to build a JPA based data access layer. So, what does Spring Data adds to it. I used it for one small application and found significant reduction of code. In this post we will use an Employee entity Continue Reading

Configuring Spring Application Using Configuration Annotation

A Spring Module called Java Config has been there for some time now. With the release of Spring 3.0 SpringSource has pulled this module into the core Spring Framework as @Configuration. How can we use this @Configuration in our application? and should we use it when we have XML and annotations for configuration already? In Spring 2.5 we find that there is a support for Continue Reading

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