Building RESTful web services using Jersey

Jersey is a JSR 311 reference implementation for the JAX-RS spec (The Java API for RESTful Web Services). The JSR development is nearing its completion, but for most part the RI is stable enough for developers to start playing with RESTful services. JAX-RS is an elegant API built around the powerful REST architecture and modeled … Read moreBuilding RESTful web services using Jersey

ActiveMQ – shifting message brokering market landscape

Message brokering markets were once dominated by heavy weights and required huge investments by enterprises for implementing such solutions. Vendors made huge bucks out of it by selling such solutions and support. Is this still considered a niche market? I personally don’t think so. I am definitely not against vendors offering such solutions, but the … Read moreActiveMQ – shifting message brokering market landscape

Developing Apache CXF and JPA services in NetBeans 6.1 IDE

Apache CXF is an open services framework. It is more than just a Web Services stack. Its simple, powerful, and promising. Today, the CXF project graduated from incubation as a top-level Apache project. It has made several stable releases since its incubation. I know projects which still prefer to use first generation Axis due to … Read moreDeveloping Apache CXF and JPA services in NetBeans 6.1 IDE

Server Consolidation – a smart move

This week’s major acquisition announcements of Bea by Oracle and MySQL by Sun are considered significant milestone in consolidating J2EE application servers and open source database servers. The application server market is witnessing a strong convergence with 9 Java EE 5 compatible implementations vs 17 J2EE 1.4 vs 22 J2EE 1.3. The players are WebLogic … Read moreServer Consolidation – a smart move

Spring MVC Step-by-Step Tutorial ported on NetBeans/GlassFish

I was recently using the 1.1 release of Craig MacKay’s Spring Module for NetBeans which supports the latest Spring Framework 2.5. Spring Framework tutorial hosted at NetBeans.org provides details on how to use this module in NetBeans IDE. Thomas Risberg’s Developing a Spring Framework MVC Application Step-by-Step tutorial is a good one which explains end-to-end … Read moreSpring MVC Step-by-Step Tutorial ported on NetBeans/GlassFish

Android SDK is out. Its Java, not J2ME:)

Today, Google released the Android platform SDK to the developer community. It comes with tools and APIs to develop applications on the open mobile platform using the Java programming language. It comes with an emulator and Eclipse plugin for development. The SDK is already available on Windows, Mac OS X (intel), and Linux (i386) platforms. … Read moreAndroid SDK is out. Its Java, not J2ME:)