So I decided to give it a try by building ChessHub.io with a completely new technology stack and way of thinking:
- Moving from SQL to NoSQL
- Moving from multi-threaded Java servers to the single threaded NodeJS
- Moving from classic MVC + Ajax to real time with ExpressJS and Socket IO
- Moving from synchronous processing to an asynchronous model
If you want to quickly test your REST api from the command line, you can use curl. In this post I will present how to execute GET, POST, PUT, HEAD, DELETE HTTP Requests against a REST API. For the purpose of this blog post I will be using the REST api developed in my post Tutorial – REST API design and implementation in Java with Jersey and Spring Continue reading
Basic time notions
There may be cases when your REST api provides responses that are very long, and we all know how important transfer speed and bandwidth still are on mobile devices/networks. I think this is the first performance optimization point one needs to address, when developing REST apis that support mobile apps. Guess what? Because responses are text, we can compress them. And with today’s power of smartphones and tablets uncompressing them on the client side should not be a big deal… So in this post I will present how you can SELECTIVELY compress your REST API responses, if you’ve built it in Java with Jersey, which is the JAX-RS Reference Implementation (and more)… Continue reading
This blog post is dedicated to my colleague Seminda who has been experimenting with how to create simple and powerful web applications. Thank you for showing me your ideas and discussing improvements with me, Seminda.
In this article, I set out to simplify a standard MVC 4 API controller by generalizing the functionality, centralizing exception handling and adding extension methods to the DB set that is used to fetch my data. Continue reading
In this post I will present how to build a simple reference data cache in Java EE, using singleton EJBs and Ehcache. The cache will reset itself after a given period of time, and can be cleared “manually” by calling a REST endpoint or a MBean method. This post actually builds on a previous post How to build and clear a reference data cache with singleton EJBs and MBeans; the only difference is that instead of the storing of the data in a
ConcurrentHashMap<String, Object> I will be using an Ehcache cache, and the cache is able to renew itself by Ehcache means. Continue reading
In this article we will see how to configure and integrate SpringMVC4, Spring Data JPA with Hibernate and SpringSecurity using JavaConfig.
First let’s configure all the necessary dependencies in pom.xml Continue reading
ORM has a simple, production-ready solution hiding in plain sight in the Java world. Let’s go through it in this post, alongside with the following topics:
- ORM / Hibernate in 2014 – the word on the street
- ORM is still the Vietnam of Computer Science
- ORM has 2 main goals only
- When does ORM make sense?
- A simple solution for the ORM problem
- A production-ready ORM Java-based alternative
Jetty 9.1 is finally released, bringing Java WebSockets (JSR-356) to non-EE environments. It’s awesome news and today’s post will be about using this great new API along with Spring Framework.
JSR-356 defines concise, annotation-based model to allow modern Java web applications easily create bidirectional communication channels using WebSockets API. It covers not only server-side, but client-side as well, making this API really simple to use everywhere. Continue reading
In some of my recent work I got the request to produce a custom Reason Phrase in the HTTP status response delivered to one of our REST API consuming clients when an error occurs. In this post I will demonstrate how you can achieve that with Jersey. Continue reading