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Differences between @RequestParam and @PathVariable annotations in Spring MVC?

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The Spring MVC framework, one of the most popular frameworks for developing a web application in Java world also provides several useful annotations to extract data from the incoming request and mapping the request to controller e.g. @RequestMapping, @RequestParam, and @PathVariable. Even though both @RequestParam and @ParthVariable is used to extract values from the HTTP request, there is a subtle ...

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DispatcherServlet of Spring MVC – 10 things Java Developer should know

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If you have worked with Spring MVC then you should know what is a DispatcherServlet? It’s actually the heart of Spring MVC, precisely the C of MVC design pattern or Controller. Every single web request which is supposed to be processed by Spring MVC goes through DispatcherServlet. In general, its an implementation of Front Controller Pattern which provides a single point ...

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SecureLogin For Java Web Applications

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No, there is not a missing whitespace in the title. It’s not about any secure login, it’s about the SecureLogin protocol developed by Egor Homakov, a security consultant, who became famous for committing to master in the Rails project without having permissions. The SecureLogin protocol is very interesting, as it does not rely on any central party (e.g. OAuth providers ...

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What does the InternalResourceViewResolver do in Spring MVC?

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The InternalResourceViewResolver is an implementation of ViewResolver in Spring MVC framework which resolves logical view name e.g. "hello" to internal physical resources e.g. Servlet and JSP files e.g. jsp files placed under WEB-INF folder. It is a subclass of UrlBasedViewResolver, which uses "prefix" and "suffix" to convert a logical view name returned from Spring controller to map to actual, physical ...

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Handling Events in React

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In post Rendering RESTful service with React we created simple UI which render employee list fetched from RESTful service. As part of this post we will extend the same app to support add and delete employees operation. We will start with updating react-app backend api with add/delete employee operation along with modifying the existing get employee method to return the list of employees following ...

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Injecting authenticated user into Spring MVC @Controllers

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Injecting injecting authenticated user into Spring MVC handler method can be done with @AuthenticationPrincipal annotation and AuthenticationPrincipalArgumentResolver that is an implementation of Spring MVS MethodArgumentResolver. AuthenticationPrincipalArgumentResolver is registered by default with web security configuration (e.g. when you enable security with @EnableWebSecurity). 1. Custom UserDetails Let’s assume we have our custom UserDetails implementation: import org.springframework.security.core.GrantedAuthority; import pl.codeleak.surveyapp.entities.Member; import java.util.Collection; public class ...

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Thymeleaf 3 – Get Started Quickly with Thymeleaf 3 and Spring MVC

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Thymeleaf 3 release arrived. The new version brings plenty of new features like HTML5 support as well as Text templates support with no markup – [# th:utext="${thymeleaf.version}" /] , improved inline capabilities – <p>Thymeleaf [[${thymeleaf.version}]] is great!</p>, performence improvements and much more. The easiest way the get starter with Thymeleaf 3 and Spring MVC is by using Spring MVC 4 ...

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Spring MVC: Trgger manual validation of a form object

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Sometimes it may be needed to use manual validation in Spring MVC @Controller. This is very simple with Spring’s org.springframework.validation.ValidationUtils class. Learn how to invoke a validator in two different scenarios.             Scenario 1 – invoke validation In this scenario, I have a user form with username field. Username field is validated with custom validator ...

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