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Spring Remoting Support with Http Invoker

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Spring HTTP Invoker is an important solution for Java-to-Java Remoting. This technology uses the standard Java serialization mechanism to expose services through HTTP and can be thought as an alternative solution instead of the custom serialization found in Hessian and Burlap. Also, it is only provided by Spring so both client and server applications have to be based on Spring. ...

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The all-new Play Module Repository

Back in November, I spoke to Nicolas Leroux of the Play framework about creating a module repository. He agreed it would be a good idea, but lack of time has prevented me from starting this. Following the stormy events of last week in the Play Google Group, I’ve decided to prioritise it. A working prototype should be available in a ...

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Protect a REST service using HMAC (Play 2.0)

We have HTTPS, what more do we need? When you talk about security for REST based APIs, people often point to HTTPS. With HTTPS you can easily protect your services from prying eyes using methods everybody is familiar with. When you, however, require an additional level of security, or HTTPS just isn’t available, you need an alternative. For instance you ...

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The Strategy Pattern

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In a recent blog on I received a comment from Wojciech Soczy?ski about how the “strategy” pattern can be used to enforce the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) when using Tell Don’t Ask (TDA). At some point I plan to discuss this further, but first thought that it would be a good idea to define the Strategy Pattern using the ShoppingCart ...

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RabbitMQ: Scheduled Message Delivery

Earlier this month I gave a presentation at ComoRichWeb on RabbitMQ and one question from an attendee was “Is it possible to publish a message to be consumed at a later date?” I answered that it wasn’t possible to the best of my knowledge, but that there might be some hack to accomplish it. Well, this evening while trying to ...

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5 useful methods JSF developers should know

The aim of this post is a summary about some handy methods for JSF developers they can use in their day-to-day work. An utility class is a good place to put all methods together. I would call such class FacesAccessor. The first method is probably the most used one. It returns managed bean by the given name. The bean must ...

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Play framework 2 quicktip: Scala console

When I first started to play with Scala, I was amazed by the Scala interactive interpreter (also known as REPL, read-evaluate-print-loop). It was one of those things that you never expected to find in a statically typed, compiled language like java or scala. What would you say if we could have it for our play applications?… In scala OR JAVA! ...

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Configuring Quartz with JDBCJobStore in Spring

I am starting a little series about Quartz scheduler internals, tips and tricks, this is a chapter 0 – how to configure persistent job store. In Quartz you essentially have a choice between storing jobs and triggers in memory and in a relation database ( Terracotta is a recent addition to the mix). I would say in 90% of the ...

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