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The Power of Spreadsheets in a Reactive, RESTful API

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Being mostly a techie, I’ve recently and admittedly been deceived by my own Dilbertesque attitude when I stumbled upon this buzzword-filled TechCrunch article about Espresso Logic. Ever concerned about my social media reputation (e.g. reddit and hackernews karma), I thought it would be witty to put a link on those platforms titled: Just found this article on TechCrunch. Reads like ...

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Creating a simple JAX-RS MessageBodyWriter

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JAX-RS is really cool and with the help of JAXB a lot of response data types can be converted for you simply by adding annotating the data objects with JAXB annotations.  I am fairly new at JAXB but some simple cut/paste of annotations will take you a long way. There maybe some types of data that you can’t or won’t ...

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Implementing Jersey 2 Spring integration

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Jersey is the excellent Java JAX-RS specification reference implementation from Oracle. Last year, when we were starting to build RESTful backend web services for a high-volume website, we chose to use the JAX-RS API as our REST framework and Spring framework for dependency injection. Jersey was our JAX-RS implementation of choice. When the project was started JAX-RS API 2.0 specification ...

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Transparent PATCH support in JAX-RS 2.0

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The PATCH method is one the the less well loved HTTP methods simple because until recently there really wasn’t a standard PATCH format. This has been standardized for JSON for a while now so there are quite a few libraries that will do the heavy lifting for you. For the purposes of this blog I am going to use json-patch ...

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Migrating Spring MVC RESTful web services to Spring 4

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1   Introduction Spring 4 brings several improvements for MVC applications. In this post I will focus on restful web services and try these improvements by taking a project implemented with Spring 3.2 and upgrading it to Spring 4. The following points sum up the content of this post: Migration from Spring 3.2 to Spring 4.0 Changes in @ResponseBody and inclusion of ...

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Playing with JerseyTest (Jersey 2.5.1 and DI)

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I’m going to try explaining a trivial REST example. The idea is building a basic schema to start playing with Jersey. When I begin to use some framework, I usually develop a test enviroment for failing fast, and that is what I’m going to do. The next example has these features: Jersey 2.5.1 Dependency Injection JUnit for testing     ...

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Consuming Spring-hateoas Rest service using Spring RestTemplate and Super type tokens

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Spring-hateoas provides an excellent way for applications to create REST based services which follow the HATEOAS principle. My objective here is not to show how to create the service itself, but to demonstrate how to write a client to the service. The sample service that I am going to use is the ” the-spring-rest-stack” written by Josh Long( @starbuxman). The ...

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Check your REST parameters!

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I was doing research related to my ongoing “project student” series and realized that I had made one of the most common – and most easily remedied – mistakes. I wasn’t using everything I know about the webapp to push my security perimeter outwards. I am thinking specifically about the UUID parameters. I know that every valid externally visible ID ...

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Project Student: Webservice Server with Jersey

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This is part of Project Student. Other posts are Webservice Client With Jersey, Business Layer and Persistence with Spring Data. The second layer of the RESTful webapp onion is the webservice server. It should be a thin layer that wraps calls to the business layer but does not do significant processing of its own. This post has a lot of ...

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