What’s So Great About Java? Here Are Three Things!

The Java programming language is very popular and, truth be told, if it disappeared tomorrow, there would be millions of websites and apps that would no longer function. Java is recognized for its performance, security and dependability and those are just a few of the things that make Java a frequent developer choice.

2 Examples of Projects that Leverage Java and JSON for Web Services!

Java has some amazingly simple tools to make a developer’s life easier. One such tool is the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) open standard file format and data interchange format. It leverages standard text to store and transfer data objects and makes it significantly easier to build Web Services solutions. It can be leveraged in any language including Java, PHP, .NET, etc. It is easy to read and write and easy to parse and generate data and it is a popular data-interchange language for developers around the world. In this article, we look at two specific web services projects utilizing JSON to build the foundation for business solutions.

The REAL Real! 4 Reasons Java is So Popular Among Developers!

The Java programming language has become so popular that, when people say the word ‘java’, most people no longer think of coffee! The Java language is object-oriented and it supports developers with a library of classes called Java API. It has a long and rich history, and is widely recognized for its performance, security and dependability. In this article, we review four important reasons for Java popularity among developers.

4 Favorite Java Tools for Development, Testing, Integration and More!

When considered within the brief but dynamic history of technology, Java is old-school. It has been around a long time and has worked to keep pace with the market and the needs of the users, as well as the evolving landscape of technology. Here we discuss four highlights of the Java universe and the benefits and uses of these tools.

Programmatically obtain a request-mapping URL for a module in Spring

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In this article, we will discuss how to programmatically obtain a request-mapping URL for a module in Spring. Java developers know that all versions of Spring from version 3.0 onward, allow the developer to manage handler mapping by defining it in the controller class using an @RequestMapping annotation as an alternative to the XML configuration file.In addition to this capability, developers can also annotate the controller class for top-level request-mapping URL. In that case, the class level URL will be prefixed to the method-level URL to form a complete URL and send a request to the controller.Normally, developers establish one controller per module. But, sometimes they need to obtain the class-level request-mapping URL programmatically. In this article, we will provide an example of this technique, and show you how it can be achieved in Spring.

For our example, we’ll use a module called ‘Employee’. For this example, we’ll need to display an employee’s personal details, in addition to other information, on the main employeeDetail page. We’ll separate the main page into several small jsp pages. The file that will display the employee’s personal information is empPersonalDetails.jsp and that page must be included in the main page (employeeDetails.jsp), using action.

Let’s assume that you have used apache tiles to provide consistent layout for each such sub-page (due to some requirement or just for decorative purpose) and you want to include that through a controller call. To accomplish that, you will use code similar to what we have detailed below:

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Continuous Integration Ain’t What it Used to Be (With Jenkins, It’s EASIER)

In a previous article, entitled, “Continuous Integration: How to Avoid ‘Integration Hell’, we discussed the general issues and considerations of the continuous integration environment and projects. In this article, we will discuss Jenkins (previously known as Hudson), which is one of the most popular continuous integration (CI) tools, and how you can achieve Continuous Integration using this tool.
The Jenkins tool is an open source Continuous Integration tool which is written in Java, and runs in a servlet container like Apache Tomcat. It can be used to build software written in various languages such as Java, .Net, PHP, C++ etc. This open-source, free software is available under MIT License.

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Continuous Integration: How to Avoid ‘Integration Hell’

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If you have worked on a software development team, you will recognize these scenarios:

  1. You have a large team of engineers developing a software application. While committing the code in the repository, one of the developers forgets to commit one or two files. When other team members take the repository updates, they find problems in the code due to the missing file changes, and they have to spend a long time debugging the problems.
  2. Your engineering team is developing a software product. Your Business Analysis team needs frequent updates of the code to validate the changes or demonstrate new features to the customers. Preparing a new build and deploying it on the staging server for a BA team takes a significant amount of a developer’s valuable time.

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