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JAX-RS 2.0 : Custom Content Handling


I tried to think of a better title, but failed to come up with one ! Please bear with me……. The JAX-RS 2.0 specification allows us to seamlessly marshal/unmarshal JAXB objects to/from HTTP request/response bodies. Simply put, we can just work with the domain objects without being worried about the low level XML serialization within JAX-RS based solutions. Before we begin, ...

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How to Begin Learning and Applying LaTeX


I recently started working with LaTeX based on a colleague‘s recommendation. To be honest, it was a little steeper learning curve installing it and initially learning it than I’ve become used to when installing and using new software development products and I hope in this post to provide some basic tips to help others who want to investigate this “document ...

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Java 8 Date Time API Tutorial : LocalDateTime


This blogpost is a part of tutorial series on Date Time API introduced in Java 8. In this blogpost I will go over some of the methods available in LocalDateTime class. LocalDateTime is an immutable, thread safe object which represents date-time without a time-zone in the ISO-8601 calendar system, such as 2014-03-30T02:51:21. It is normally represented in year-month-day-hour-minute-second and provides accuracy ...

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Add Java 8 support to Eclipse Kepler


Want to add Java 8 support to Kepler? Java 8 has not yet landed in our standard download packages. But you can add it to your existing Eclipse Kepler package. I’ve got three different Eclipse installations running Java 8: A brand new Kepler SR2 installation of the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers; A slightly used Kepler SR1 installation of the ...

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10 Top Technology Trends that will shape Business Application Architecture


Business applications tend to be transformed by technologies that disrupt traditional notions of process flexibility, insight, delivery speed, ownership, and support costs. Forrester is a global research and advisory firm, that helps the world’s top companies turn the complexity of change into business advantage. According to a Forrester research, there are ten key trends, presented below in short, which will ...

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Java 8 Friday: Optional Will Remain an Option in Java


At Data Geekery, we love Java. And as we’re really into jOOQ’s fluent API and query DSL, we’re absolutely thrilled about what Java 8 will bring to our ecosystem. Java 8 Friday Every Friday, we’re showing you a couple of nice new tutorial-style Java 8 features, which take advantage of lambda expressions, extension methods, and other great stuff. You’ll find ...

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Every Great Product Owner Needs a Great ScrumMaster


Summary The product owner and the ScrumMaster are two separate agile roles that complement each other. To do a great job, product owners need a strong ScrumMaster at their side. Unfortunately, I find that there is often a lack of ScrumMasters who can support the product owner. Sometimes there is confusion between the roles, or there is no ScrumMaster at ...

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Fixing The Android Camera API


The other day I participated in a company hackathon and I decided to make use of the Android camera. I’ve always said that the Android APIs are very bad (to put it mildly), but I’ve never actually tried to explicitly say what is wrong and how it could be better. Until now. So, the Camera API is crappy. If you ...

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Abstract Class Versus Interface in the JDK 8 Era


In The new Java 8 Date and Time API: An interview with Stephen Colebourne, Stephen Colebourne tells Hartmut Schlosser, “I think the most important language change isn’t lambdas, but static and default methods on interfaces.” Colebourne adds, “The addition of default methods removes many of the reasons to use abstract classes.” As I read this, I realized that Colebourne is ...

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