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Converting XML to JSON & Raw Use in MongoDB & Spring Batch

Overview Why convert XML to JSON for raw use in MongoDB? Since MongoDB uses JSON documents in order to store records, just as tables and rows store records in a relational database, we naturally need to convert our XML to JSON. Some applications may need to store raw (unmodified) JSON because there is uncertainty in how the data will be ...

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A quick look into Reactive Streams with Spring Data and MongoDB

This is a short post looking into Reactive Streams and how they can be used with MongoDB and Spring Data. This post won’t go into the depths of what Reactive Programming and Reactive Streams are as there have been plenty of posts covering that recently, such as What are Reactive Streams in Java and Reactive Spring 5 and Application Design Impact. ...

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Writing RESTful Service using Node, Express and MongoDB

Looking at the popularity of Node.js, I thought of learning and creating a rest api that should create, delete and get employees from database and fortunately I did it. With this post, I will try to replicate the steps I followed while writing it along with references. Assuming Node.js is already installed in our system, let’s start creating nodejs-rest-api, following ...

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Making queries on demand: MongoDB outbound gateway

1- Introduction In order to read data from MongoDb, Spring Integration comes with the MongoDb inbound channel adapter. This adapter uses a poller to continuously retrieve documents from the database. However, sometimes we may need to query the database on demand, based on the result of another endpoint. Taking advantage of Spring’s extensibility, I implemented a MongoDb outbound gateway. The ...

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Spring Integration MongoDB adapters with Java DSL

1 Introduction This post explains how to save and retrieve entities from a MongoDB database using Spring Integration. In order to accomplish that, we are going to configure inbound and outbound MongoDB channel adapters using the Java DSL configuration extension. As an example, we are going to build an application to allow you to write orders to a MongoDB store, ...

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Data Aggregation Spring Data MongoDB: Nested results

1 Introduction In a previous post, we built a basic example of an aggregation pipeline. Maybe you want to take a look at Data aggregation with Spring Data MongoDB and Spring Boot if you need more detail about how to create the project and configure the application. In this post, we will focus on learning a use case where it makes ...

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Data aggregation with Spring Data MongoDB and Spring Boot


MongoDB aggregation framework is designed for grouping documents and transforming them into an aggregated result. The aggregation query consists in defining several stages that will be executed in a pipeline. If you are interested in more in-depth details about the framework, then mongodb docs are a good point to start. The point of this post is to write a web ...

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Quick Web App Prototyping with Spring Boot & MongoDB

Back in one of my previous projects I was asked to produce a little contingency application. The schedule was tight and the scope simple. The in-house coding standard is PHP, so trying to get a classic Java EE stack in place would have been a real challenge. And, to be really honest, completely oversized. So, what then? I took the ...

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Integrate MongoDB to your Spring project

This article shows how to integrate MongoDB to your spring project through annotation configuration. We will begin with our Gradle configuration. group 'com.gkatzioura.spring' version '1.0-SNAPSHOT' buildscript { repositories { mavenCentral() } dependencies { classpath("org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-gradle-plugin:1.2.7.RELEASE") } } apply plugin: 'java' apply plugin: 'eclipse' apply plugin: 'idea' apply plugin: 'spring-boot' jar { baseName = 'mdb-spring-boot' version = '0.1.0' } repositories { mavenCentral() ...

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