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A walk-through for the Twitter streaming API

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Introduction Analyzing tweets is all the rage, and if you are new to the game you want to know how to get them programmatically. There are many ways to do this, but a great start is to use the Twitter streaming API, a RESTful service that allows you to pull tweets in real time based on criteria you specify. For ...

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Testing REST with multiple MIME types

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1. Overview This article will focus on testing a RESTful Service with multiple Media Types/representations. This is the tenth of a series of articles about setting up a secure RESTful Web Service using Spring and Spring Security with Java based configuration.             The REST with Spring series: Part 1 – Bootstrapping a web application with ...

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Json deserialization with Jackson and Super type tokens

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Datatables is a jquery plugin to present tabular information – it can enhance a simple table or can use a AJAX based data and present the information in a tabular form. Datatables requires the data from the server to follow a specific JSON format for it to be displayed on screen. Consider the case where a list of Member entities ...

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JSON-Schema generation in Jersey

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So in my previous post I talked about a proposal to allow the use of JSON-Schema in a WADL, this post looks at how to get this working with a recently build of Jersey. You are going to have to download / reference 1.16SNAPSHOT until 1.16 is released. If you are using Maven this should be quite straight forward to update ...

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JSON-Schema in WADL

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In between other jobs I have been recently been reviewing the WADL specification with a view to fixing some documentation problems with a view to producing an updated version. One of the things that because apparent was the lack of any grammar support for languages other than XML – yes you can use a mapping from JSON<->XML Schema but this ...

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Don’t Use JSON And XML As Internal Transfer Formats http

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You have a system that has multiple components and they have to communicate. They do that either via internal web services or using a message queue. Normally, you would want to send (data transfer) objects from one component to another. Three typical examples: a user has registered and you send a message to a message queue and whenever the message ...

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Testing client side of RESTful services

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Develop an application that uses RESTful web API may imply developing server and client side. Writing integration tests for server side can be as easy as using Arquillian to start up server and REST-assured to test that the services works as expected. The problem is how to test the client side. In this post we are going to see how ...

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JSON – Jackson to the rescue

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Sometimes you have to fetch some data from the server in JavaScript, JSON is pretty good choice for this task. Let’s play with the Employer – Employee – Benefit example from the post JPA Demystified (episode 1) – @OneToMany and @ManyToOne mappings. We will use it inside the web application based on Spring Framework. Our first controller will return the ...

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JSON for polymorphic Java object serialization

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For a long time now JSON is a de facto standard for all kinds of data serialization between client and server. Among other, its strengths are simplicity and human-readability. But with simplicity comes some limitations, one of them I would like to talk about today: storing and retrieving polymorphic Java objects. Let’s start with simple problem: a hierarchy of filters. ...

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Processing JSON in Scala with Jerkson

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Introduction The previous tutorial covered basic XML processing in Scala, but as I noted, XML is not the primary choice for data serialization these days. Instead, JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is more widely used for data interchange, in part because it is less verbose and better captures the core data structures (such as lists and maps) that are used in ...

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