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Project Student: Persistence With Spring Data

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This is part of Project Student. Other posts are Webservice Client With Jersey, Webservice Server with Jersey and Business Layer. The final layer of the RESTful webapp onion is the persistence layer. There are two philosophies for persistence layers. One camp sees the database as a simple store and wants to keep this layer extremely thin. The other camp knows ...

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What is Spring Data?

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(This is related to Project Student and I will revisit this topic later.) Spring Data came up in passing in several recent interviews. What is Spring Data? To answer that let’s consider the standard approach to persistence – all access is made via Data Access Objects (DAOs). This completely isolates the rest of the system from the specific details of ...

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Spring Data MongoDB cascade save on DBRef objects

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Spring Data MongoDB by default does not support cascade operations on referenced objects with @DBRef annotations as reference says: The mapping framework does not handle cascading saves. If you change an Account object that is referenced by a Person object, you must save the Account object separately. Calling save on the Person object will not automatically save the Account objects ...

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Auditing Entities in Spring Data MongoDB

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Spring Data MongoDB 1.2.0 silently introduced new feature: support for basic auditing. Because you will not find too much about it in official reference in this post I will show what benefits does it bring, how to configure Spring for auditing and how to annotate your documents to make them auditable Auditing let you declaratively tell Spring to store: date ...

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Getting started with Spring Data Solr

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Spring Data Solr is an extension to the Spring Data project which aims to simplify the usage of Apache Solr in Spring applications. Please note that this is not an introduction into Spring (Data) or Solr. I assume you have at least some basic understanding of both technologies. Within the following post I will show how you can use Spring ...

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Spring Data REST in Action

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What is spring-data-rest? spring-data-rest, a recent addition to the spring-data project, is a framework that helps you expose your entities directly as RESTful webservice endpoints. Unlike rails, grails or roo it does not generate any code achieving this goal. spring data-rest supports JPA, MongoDB, JSR-303 validation, HAL and many more. It is really innovative and lets you setup your RESTful ...

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Spring Data JPA Tutorial Part One: Configuration

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Spring Data JPA is a project which aims both to simplify the creation of JPA based repositories and to reduce the amount of code needed to communicate with a database. I have been using it for a while at my work and in my personal hobby projects and it has indeed make things a lot more simpler and cleaner. Now ...

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Spring Data Solr Tutorial: Pagination

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In the earlier parts of my Spring Data Solr tutorial, we have implemented a simple search function which is used to search the information of todo entries. The current implementation of our search function shows all search results in a single page. This is not a viable solution for most real life applications because the number of search results can ...

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Spring Data Solr Tutorial: Sorting

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When we are implementing a word search function, we typically want to sort the search results in descending order by using the relevancy of each search result. This is also the default behaviour of Solr. However, there are situations when it makes to sense to specify the sort order manually. One such situation is an implementation of a “regular” search ...

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