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Java Application Development Services Can Easily Meet Your App Dev Needs! If you are in the technology arena, you know that Java is more than a cup of coffee. Java tools and frameworks are a staple of the developer community and the influence of Java app development and Java web development is broad and deep.
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Case Study: Automated Hotel/Apartment Reservations, Front Desk, PoS and Billing

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Elegant MicroWeb designed, developed, integrated and implemented a system for a renowned Saudi Arabian software solution provider to satisfy all business, technical and functional requirements for a hotel and apartment owner management system. The centralized system allows managers to understand and verify business transactions at branches and across all locations. Customers can search for rooms, research facilities and make reservations online. The system also allows corporate account managers to monitor and manage employee travel and accounts.
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Case Study: UK Direct Marketing, Profiling Intelligence Data Provider Gets Online Demographic/Geographic Data Analysis

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Elegant MicroWeb worked with a UK direct marketing and profiling intelligence data provider from concept through design, development and implementation to create an online demographic and geographic data profiling and analytical tool. The solution allowed for registration, criteria selection, order management, account management and administration. The business enjoyed the benefit of the tools as well as the value of Elegant MicroWeb domain and market expertise throughout the complete life cycle of the project.
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Java Experts Deliver More than a Cup of Joe!

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To techs and geeks, Java isn't just another cup of Joe - it's a powerful programming language that can open up the world for businesses and users alike. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, let me explain. Java is an object-oriented programming language with built-in application programming interface (API) and platform independence. That might not be important (or even understandable) to the average business person, but what you should know is that it offers a wide range of ready-to-use technologies and frameworks which can help your business create software products and applications for an intuitive user experience (Ux) and give your bottom line the boost you need!
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Spring Into Security with the Spring Security Framework!

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In software programming, the use of frameworks makes things easy and saves a great deal of time for developers. In the Java world, Spring Security is one such framework that is worth consideration by developers. Spring Security is part of the larger Spring Projects Umbrella, and the framework can be used to implement security aspects in Java web applications. Spring Security makes a developer's job easier and ensures that an application is secure by configuring the appropriate elements in the xml file. It also provides support classes and various filters, as well as support for custom requirements. It is worth nothing that Spring Security sometimes requires a bit more work to achieve specific, complex requirements, but the tool is, nevertheless, a worthwhile addition to any developer's toolkit.One of the common requirements in web development is to gracefully exit from the application when a user session expires. In this article, we will look at how Spring Security can help a developer to easily configure and handle a session timeout, and explore the issues and workarounds that you'll need to understand in order to successfully utilize the tool. Configuration The following explanation assumes that the reader understands the required configuration xml file needed to implement Spring Security, is the xml element where we need to make changes. To tell Spring to show a separate page when the user session has expired, you can simply specify the URL value in the invalid-session-url attribute - and then, you are done! When the user tries to make a request after being idle for some time, and session has already timed out, Spring will direct the user to the specified page. Problem This configuration is very simple. But, it will create one problem. Even when a user logs out properly from the system, he or she will get the session expiration page instead of the login page (we'll assume here that you have setup the login the URL as a logout-success-url in element). This problem occurs because, when user logs out, Spring invalidates the user session. On the next request to show the login page, the browser will send the cached session ID to the server. But, since the session associated with the given ID is invalidated, Spring will redirect the user to the session expiration page as configured. Workaround 1 One workaround to this problem is to tell Spring not to invalidate the session on logout event. This can be done by setting the value of invalidate-session attribute to “false” in element. This configuration will keep the user session alive on the logout event, so the user will be redirected to the login page, rather than to the session expiration page. But you may not always be able to keep the session alive when the user logs out from the application. In that case, use Workaround 2. Workaround 2 The other workaround is to delete the session cookie on the logout event. You can do so by using delete-cookies attribute of element. As you can see, we asked Spring to delete the cookie named “JSESSIONID” on the logout event. Because the browser will not send any session ID on the next request, Spring will direct the user to the login page, and thereby solve the problem. This approach may work for some containers but not for others. For instance, if you are using Apache Tomcat version 7, this workaround will not succeed. In this case, Spring won't remove the cookie in spite of the delete-cookies attribute value that is specified, because it can’t find the matched cookie path. When Tomcat sends the cookie to the browser, it appends the extra slash (“/”) to the end of the context path, e.g., path = “/foo/”. Tomcat has a good reason to do this because IE gets confused in sending cookies to the server for matching domains. For example, it will send the cookie meant for “/foo” to the domain “/foobar” as well. Please note that this behavior has been noted by other developers, but we have not personally verified this. To solve this problem, Tomcat appends a slash at the end of the context path. Now, when you set the delete-cookie attribute, Spring tries to find the cookie for the path without a slash at the end. Because it doesn’t find it, the cookie will not be removed, resulting in the display of session expiration page instead of login page. Luckily, Spring provides the flexibility to make custom changes in the default behavior. To solve the above problem, you need to write your own logout handler to remove the desired cookies. For that, we will need to use a “logout filter” instead of “” element (i.e. remove the entirely from the configuration file).
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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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Java Ain't Just a Cup of Joe

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We all know that Java is more than a cup of 'Joe'. In the technology world, Java is, of course, an object–oriented programming language with a built–in application programming interface (API), and a rich set of APIs and its platform independence, Java can stand alone as a platform in and of itself. Java provides a wide range of ready–to–use technologies and frameworks. If your enterprise wants to build an application or a software product in Java, it is important to use a professional team of Java experts. These experts can ensure business success and customer satisfaction with skilled technical feasibility services,a thorough command of architecture, product design, development, maintenance and support and even, (for those nightmarish redesign projects) software re-engineering and Ux design services.
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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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No Fuss! No Muss! Implement Validation Using JSR-303 Annotations in Spring

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Every designer and developer knows that user input Validation is a vital part of development for any application. Since the inception of the various MVC frameworks like Struts, Spring, JSF etc., the method of implementing validation has been included in application design considerations. These frameworks set the standards for implementing validation by providing the necessary supporting classes, and certainly, having clean design for validation has its benefits with respect to application maintenance.Prior to the release of version 3.0 of Spring, validation implementation required that the validator class is registered using a Spring configuration XML file. In addition, developer had to validate the fields and ensure error registration using ValidationUtils in the validate() method of the validator class. After the introduction of annotations in Spring 3.0, implementation of validation was simpler and cleaner. Developers can reduce the code by using the Hibernate Validator framework along with Spring. As of this writing, the latest version of the Hibernate Validator Framework is 5.0, which is the reference implementation of JSR-303). The following illustrates the implementation of constraints and validation using JSR-303 annotations: JAR Dependencies: You'll need to put the JAR files from Hibernate Validator Framework in the application classpath, which is WEB-INF/lib in a Java Web Project. Hibernate Validator 5.0 ships with a number of various JARs. While some are optional, the following are required JARs for validation implementation. hibernate-validator-5.1.0.Final validation-api-1.1.0.Final classmate-1.0.0 jboss-logging-3.1.3.GA Annotate model properties: Once you have entered the above JARs in the classpath, you can use the annotations provided by them. The following is an example of a model class where you would need to annotate the properties with required constraints. Note how @Size and @NotEmpty are used.
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