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If I had more time I would have written less code

In a a blatant rip-off of the T.S Eliot quote: “if I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter” I had a thought the other day, perhaps: If I had more time, I would have written less code It seems to me the more time time I spend on a problem, the less code I usually end ...

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Spring MVC Interceptors Example

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I thought that it was time to take a look at Spring’s MVC interceptor mechanism, which has been around for a good number of years and is a really useful tool. A Spring Interceptor does what it says on the tin: intercepts an incoming HTTP request before it reaches your Spring MVC controller class, or conversely, intercepts the outgoing HTTP ...

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Java EE Past, Present, & Cloud 7

One prominent topic of the recent JavaOne 2011 was the next major Java EE 7 release. As stated in the keynotes, the work on it is well underway. It will contain the 28 specifications we already know from the forerunner plus a number of new specs. Nobody can tell you about the exact number at them moment because EE 7 ...

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Java Twitter client with Twitter4j

Got inspired by my friend, who built his own Twitter client for his company’s client. So, I tried to build one using Java. And I’m surprised at how easy is to make a Twitter client, of course I still use a third-party API to make my job easier. This simple client will only have 2 purposes: reading timeline and post ...

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Leaked: Oracle WebLogic Server 12g

JavaOne is nearly one week behind us already and I am still working on the detailed blog posts about it. One thing I was really surprised of is the fact, that I didn’t see a single mention about an update to my favorite application server out there. Yes, I love the WebLogic product. Since the beginning. Even if Oracle is ...

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Integrating Maven with Ivy

The problem: you have some resources in an Ivy repository (and only there) which you would like to use in a project based on Maven. Possible solutions: Migrate the repository to Maven (Nexus for example) since Ivy can easily use Maven-style repositories (so your Ivy clients can continue to use Ivy with some slight configuration changes and Maven clients will ...

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Best Of The Week – 2011 – W41

Hello guys, Time for the “Best Of The Week” links for the week that just passed. Here are some links that drew JavaCodeGeeks attention: * Oracle’s ambitious plan for client-side Java: An opinion on Oracle’s plans regarding client side Java and it’s strategy mainly revolving around JavaFX (now the preferred method of building all kinds of GUI). * Integrating JavaFX ...

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Spring & Quartz Integration with Custom Annotation

We know Spring has support for integration with the Quartz framework. But as of now Spring supports only static XML declarative approach. If you want to see how to integrate Spring with Quartz you can refer to the Spring + Quartz + JavaMail Integration Tutorial. As part of my pet project requirements I got to schedule the Jobs dynamically and ...

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JavaOne is Rebuilding Momentum

Just finished up an extremely busy week at JavaOne and there was a lot to like about this year’s event. There were plenty of surprise announcements, lots of good content/sessions, and a lot of improvements on the venue and organization. For folks who have been patiently waiting for me to publish all my talks, I apologize for the delay… giving ...

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