Articles Tagged ‘server’

Mocking HTTP Interaction with Java, JUnit and MockServer

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

When writing tests for our software components sometimes we need to mock external services based on the HTTP protocol, might it be a RESTful web-service, an XML-RPC call or a simple GET request to some web-server.

In the following short tutorial I’d like to demonstrate how to create a mock HTTP server for testing and how to bootstrap and bind it to the life-cycle of a classical build-management tool like Maven.

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JAX-RS 2.0 REST Client Features by Example

Monday, December 30th, 2013

JAX-RS 2.0 aka JSR 339 not also specifies the API to build up a RESTful webservice but also enhances the client side API to easen up the process of writing a client for a REST service.

In the following tutorial we’re building up a client for a ready-to-play REST service and explore the different new options e.g. how to handle requests in a synchronous or asynchronous way, how to add callback handlers for a request, how to specify invocation targets to build up requests for a later execution or how to filter the client-server communication using client request filters and client response filters.

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Creating a Websocket Chat Application with Vert.x and Java

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Vert.x is a modern, lightweight framework to build high performance applications running on the Java Virtual Machine. The framework is polyglot so that you’re able to write your application in Java, Groovy, Ruby, Python or even JavaScript.

In addition it offers a nice component system, an actor-like concurrency model a distributed event bus and an elegant API to create scalable applications in no time.

In the following tutorial we’re going to build a websocket chat by creating a HTTP server and the websocket server using Vert.x, Java and Maven.

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Embedding Jetty or Tomcat in your Java Application

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Recently I needed to control an embedded web container from a Java application and I wanted to see how this could be achieved using an embedded instance of either Tomcat or Jetty here.

In the following short examples I would like to show how to embed both servers in an application in no  time using Gradle or Maven as build tool.

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