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Building Java Web Application Using Hibernate With Spring


This post will show how to create a Student Enrollment Application using MYSQL DB with Hibernate ORM in a Spring environment. This is a simple application that aims to collect the input details from the user during signup, save the details in the MYSQL DB and authenticate the same during login. 1. Create Java Web Application Project using Maven Template ...

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Java Enterprise Software Versus What it Should Be


A lot of developers end up in the Java “enterprise” world at some point in their careers. I know the term alone conjures up all kinds of reactions, and rightly so. Often environments where lots of interesting technical challenges exist end up being those that nobody wants to work on because they are brittle, difficult to work on and just ...

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Tracking Application Exceptions With Spring


A few weeks ago a colleague asked me to spend a week doing a support role as he needed cover whilst he took a well earned holiday and he couldn’t find anyone else. As I’d just completed a particularly complex coding project and was feeling a little burnt out, I said ‘yes’; after all the change would do me good. ...

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Something to hide? You need HiddenSidesPane


One of my Gantt chart users wanted to use as much real estate on the screen as possible and asked if the scrollbars could be removed. But how do you navigate without scrollbars? Ok, there are all kinds of keyboard shortcuts and of course the usual mouse drag already supported by FlexGanttFX, but a visual control like a scrollbar is ...

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A deeper look into the Java 8 Date and Time API


Within this post we will have a deeper look into the new Date/Time API we get with Java 8 ( JSR 310). Please note that this post is mainly driven by code examples that show the new API functionality. I think the examples are self-explanatory so I did not spent much time writing text around them :-) Let’s get started! ...

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Externalizable in java


Before understanding Externalizable interface, you need to have idea about Serialization.You can read more about Serialization at Serialization in java. Java provides mechanism called serialization to persists java objects in a form of ordered or sequence of bytes that includes the object’s data as well as information about the object’s type and the types of data stored in the object. ...

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The JDBC Boolean Compatibility List


Interestingly, boolean types have been introduced only late in the SQL standard, namely in SQL:1999. Even today, not all databases natively support BOOLEAN or BIT types. Most importantly, we can still wait for them in Oracle for a while. Here’s “Ask Tom”‘s point of view from 2002 on the subject: Oracle. Why U No Boolean? People have worked around ...

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5 techniques to improve your server logging


In the recent time we’ve seen a plethora of tools that help you make sense of your logs. Open-source projects such as Scribe and LogStash, on-premise tools like Splunk, and hosted services such as SumoLogic and PaperTrail. These all help you reduce mass amounts of log data into something more meaningful. And there’s one thing they all share in common. ...

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Init.d shell script for Play framework distributed applications


I wrote a shell script to control Play framework applications packaged using built-in command dist. Applications packaged this way are zipped standalone distributions without any need to have Play framework installed on the machine that it’s supposed to run on. Everything needed is inside the package. Inside the zip, in the bin directory, there is an executable shell script named ...

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Automating the Deployment and Upload of Snapshot Java Artifacts Using Jenkins on Window


This post will show how to automate the deployment process of a Java Web Application (Student Enrollment Application developed using MYSQL DB with Hibernate ORM in a REST based Jersey2 Spring environment) using Jenkins Continuous Integration – to build the project, run the unit tests, upload the built artifacts to a Sonatype Snapshot repository, run the Cobertura Code Coverage reports ...

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