Articles Tagged ‘json’

Creating REST Clients for JAX-RS based Webservices with Netflix Feign

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

For us developers there plenty of libraries exist helping us in deriving and generating clients for existing RESTful web-services and I have already covered some of the in this blog (e.g. the JAX-RS Client API). Nevertheless, I’d like to share my experience with another interesting lightweight library here: Netflix Feign.

Feign offers a nice fluent-builder API, a rich integration for  common libraries and APIs like JAX-RS, Jackson, GSON, SAX, JAX-B, OkHttp, Ribbon, Hystrix, SLF4J and more and last bot not least, it is setup easy and the service contracts are specified using interfaces and annotations.

In the following tutorial I’d like to demonstrate how to derive a service binding from a simple, JAX-RS based RESTful web-service, how to create the service adapter using the integrated builder and at last, performing CRUD operations.

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Integrating Swagger into a Spring Boot RESTful Webservice with Springfox

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Spring Boot allows us to create RESTful web-services with ease, Swagger specifies a format to describe the capabilities and operations of these services and with Swagger UI it is possible to explore our REST API with a nice graphical user interface in our browser.

Springfox is a project that aims at creating automated JSON API documentation for API’s built with Spring and is used in the following tutorial to integrate Swagger into a sample application.

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Documenting RESTful Webservices in Swagger, AsciiDoc and Plain Text with Maven and the JAX-RS Analyzer

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

A variety of different tools exists to help us analyze RESTful web-services and create documentations for their APIs in different formats.

In the following tutorial I’d like to demonstrate how to document an existing JAX-RS web-service in multiple formats like Swagger, AsciiDoc or Plain Text using Maven, the JAX-RS Analyzer and the JAX-RS Analyzer Maven Plugin.

The JAX-RS Analyzer gathers its information not only by reflection like most other tools but also by bytecode analysis and therefore does not require us to add special annotations for documentation to our code.

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Creating a hybrid mobile Application with Ionic, Cordova and AngularJS

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Nowadays in the realm of hybrid mobile application development there is a variety of available frameworks worth having a look at.

In the following tutorial I’d like to demonstrate the development life-cycle for a complete mobile application using Ionic, Cordova and AngularJS (and others) covering every step from the initial project setup, creating Angular Controllers, Directives, adding Cordova Plug-Ins, running and testing the application in the browser and emulator up to finally running the application on an Android device and assembling files for a release.

Finally I’d like to show some special features from the Ionic ecosystem like the Ionic Cloud and running our applications using the IonView app.

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Immutables 2.0 for sexy Immutable Object Creation and more

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Using immutable objects in Java (and other programming languages as well) is a good thing because immutable objects may be shared safely, are thread-safe and reduce the risk of side effects in your applications.

Nowadays multiple frameworks exist to reduce the need of writing boilerplate code here but there is one special framework whose features I’d like to demonstrate in the following short tutorial.

It hooks into your application using annotation processing and generates type-safe builders, toString, hashCode, equals methods for you, supports lazy attributes, singleton instances, serialization into data-formats like JSON and a lot of other features,too.

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Creating different Websocket Chat Clients in Java

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Having written two articles about different websocket based chat server implementations in Java, I was recently asked how an implementation of the client side would look like in Java.

That’s why I added this article to demonstrate how to create a websocket chat client applications within a few steps with the Java API for Websocket.

In the following tutorial, we’re going to write a text-based chat client for the console first and afterwards we’re going to program a chat client with a graphical user interface, implemented in JavaFX.

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JAX-RS Server API Snippets

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Because a lot of my current projects are using JAX-RS in different versions I’d like to write down and share some frequently used snippets for implementing RESTful web-services with the JAX-RS specification here.

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Java EE 7 JMX Reports with Yammer Metrics

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

There are several ways to aggregate and report application performance indicators in a Java application. One common way here is to use Java Management Extensions (JMX) and MBeans.

The Yammer Metrics Library eases this task for us and simplifies the aggregation of different reports.

In the following tutorial, we’re going to set up a full Java EE 7 web application by the help of Maven archetypes and we’re running the application on WildFly application server that is downloaded and configured completely by the WildFly Maven Plugin.

Finally our application is going to use the Java API for JSON Processing to parse lists of public repositories from the Bitbucket REST API to aggregate different reports, exported via JMX so that we’re finally able to view these reports with jconsole or jmeter.

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Java EE 7 Database Migrations with Liquibase and WildFly

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

I have written about other database migration frameworks before but in this article I’d like to cover the Liquibase framework in combination with WildFly as Java EE 7 compatible application server.

In the following tutorial, we’re going to write a full Java EE 7 book store application with a few steps and with Liquibase on board to create the database structure and insert example data into the database.

Thanks to the WildFly Maven Plug-in we even do not need to download and configure the application server but let Maven and the plug-in do the work for us.

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Writing Java Integration Tests for MongoDB

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

MongoDB is matured, document-oriented, cross-platform NoSQL database system with drivers available for a bunch of different programming languages.

In the following short examples I’m going to write some integration tests for MongoDB using the MongoDB Java driver and the Flapdoodle library to create an embedded MongoDB instance for testing.

We’re going to write tests for a simple persist-and-query scenarion and for a map-reduce function and in addition I’m going to show how to bind the start and stop of a MongoDB  instance to a Maven goal using the embedmongo-maven-plugin.

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Creating a Chat Application using Java EE 7, Websockets and GlassFish 4

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Java EE 7 is out now and so I was curious to play around with the new specifications and APIs from in this technology stack.

That’s why I didn’t hesitate to add yet another websocket-chat tutorial to the existing ones on the internet in favour of gathering some experience with this technology and a possible integration using a GlassFish 4 server, the new Java API for JSON Processing for data serialization combined with custom websocket encoders/decoders and finally adding some Bootstrap and jQuery on the client side.

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