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Top 100 Java Servlet Questions


1) Is it the “servlets” directory or the “servlet” directory? Answer: For Java Web Server: on the file system, it’s “servlets” c:\JavaWebServer1.1\servlets\DateServlet.class in a URL path, it’s “servlet”: 2) How do I support both GET and POST protocol from the same Servlet? Answer: The easy way is, just support POST, then have your doGet method call your doPost method: ...

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Spring MVC: Ajax & JQuery


Today I want to demonstrate how to integrate AJAX into a Spring MVC application. I’m going to use JQuery on a client side for sending of requests and receiving of responses. This tutorial will be based on one of my previous tutorials about Spring MVC and REST services. In this article you will read how to make a web-application more ...

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Easy Messaging with STOMP over WebSockets using Apollo


In my previous post I have covered couple of interesting use cases implementing STOMP messaging over Websockects using well-known message brokers, HornetQ and ActiveMQ. But the one I didn’t cover is Apollo as in my own opinion its API is verbose and not expressive enough as for a Java developer. Nevertheless, the more time I spent playing with Apollo, more ...

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Easy Messaging with STOMP over WebSockets using ActiveMQ and HornetQ


Messaging is an extremely powerful tool for building distributed software systems of different levels. Typically, at least in Java ecosystem, the client (front-end) never interacts with message broker (or exchange) directly but does it by invoking server-side (back-end) services. Or client may not even be aware that there’s messaging solution in place. With Websockets gaining more and more adoption, and ...

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Responsive Design with JavaFX


With CSS technologies it’s relatively easy to create a responsive design for your website. Depending on the sizeof the screen you can use a different CSS File and Layout. In JavaFX this might seem a bit harder at first sight, since CSS is only responsible for styling, but not for the layout. But using different FXML Files for the respective ...

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REST 101 For Developers


Local Code Execution Functions in high-level languages like C are compiled into procedures in assembly. They add a level of indirection that frees us from having to think about memory addresses. Methods and polymorphism in object-oriented languages like Java add another level of indirection that frees us from having to think about the specific variant of a set of similar ...

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What’s new in Java 8 (Part II – What might come)


Disclaimer: I do not work for Oracle or represent Oracle in any way. This list of features is not official. This is just part of my research as an “outsider”. This is part II of a three part series of posts. In the first part, I talked about what Oracle has officially let developers know what should come out in ...

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Understanding ElasticSearch Analyzers


Sadly, lots of early Internet beer recipes aren’t necessarily in an easily digestible format; that is, these recipes are unstructured intermixed lists of directions and ingredients often originally composed in an email or forum post. So while it’s hard to easily put these recipes into traditional data stores (ostensibly for easier searching), they’re perfect for ElasticSearch in their current form. ...

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Android ViewHolder Pattern Example


Now we are going to code the smooth scrolling of our Android ListView. In the previous post, we tried to understand how the ListView with adapter works. This time, it will be all about performance. I did this a separate post because Android ListView is difficult to understand at times. What I have in mind is, “we have to do ...

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