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Maven best practices

Although Maven offers a “convention over configuration” solution, there is still more then enough configuration necessary to cause some serious headache. In this post I will share ...
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JBoss AS 7: Custom Login Modules

JBoss AS 7 is neat but the documentation is still quite lacking (and error messages not as useful as they could be). This post summarizes how you can create your own JavaEE-compliant ...
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Servlet Basic Auth in an OSGi environment

You will first need to get a reference to the OSGI HTTP Service. You can do this through a declarative service. This post will concentrate on steps after getting a reference to the ...
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Agile Estimating: Story Points and Decay

I’m re-reading Mike Cohn’s Agile Estimating and Planning. It’s the best book I’ve found on this and worth reading, even if he gets too Scrummy at times, and even if ...
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Preventing CSRF in Java web apps

Cross-site request forgery attacks (CSRF) are very common in web applications and can cause significant harm if allowed. If you have never heard of CSRF I recommend you check out OWASPs ...
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Top 5 Reasons for Not Using JavaDoc in the Next Project

JavaDoc is an absolutely must for the development of frameworks and libraries which provide a public interface for others, e.g. Spring Framework, JDKs. For in house enterprise software ...
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Rube Goldberg Spring Integration

Spring Integration provides a very nice abstraction over some complexities involved with Integrating systems together – Spring Integration fits the definition of a Facade perfectly ...
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Odd practices in Java

Overview There are a number of practices in Java which oddly baffle me. Here are but a few. Using -Xmx and -Xms The option -Xmx is widely used to set the maximum memory size. As noted ...
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Tracking excessive garbage collection in Hotspot JVM

Quite frequently due to memory leaks or other memory problems applications freeze leaving only the garbage collector (GC) process running unsuccessfully trying to free some space. ...
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A Simple Introduction to AOP

Why use AOP, a simple way to answer this question is to show an implementation of a cross cutting concern without using AOP. Consider a simple service and it’s implementation:                 ...
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