Project Kotlin, a new JVM language to rescue Java developers?

Last week, JetBrains announced their new statically typed language Kotlin at the JVM Language Summit. Kotlin joins the elite group of statically typed languages : Scala, Gosu, Ceylon, Fantom, targeted to run on the JVM. Scala is the most mature in this statically typed landscape. Fantom supports static and dynamic typing, so it may not … Read moreProject Kotlin, a new JVM language to rescue Java developers?

Lambdas in Java, Plan B in action

Recently, Brian Goetz published modified draft of the Lambda proposal. This draft is mature in terms of the direction where Lambda is heading for in the Java world and introduces some breaking changes from earlier draft to align with this direction. While there are few things that need to be sorted out, this draft is … Read moreLambdas in Java, Plan B in action

Sakila Restful Search using CXF FIQL

There are two features that are very cool in the recent CXF 2.3 release that deserves its mention in the release notes/features document as they prove to be quite useful and powerful in certain use cases. Advanced search capabilities and Atom Logging features make CXF a compelling choice for developers looking for this support in … Read moreSakila Restful Search using CXF FIQL

Hate JAXB annotations: MOXy and JAXBIntroductions comes to the rescue

JAXB is the defacto OXM binding framework for the Java platform which performs marshalling (serializing Java to XML) and unmarshalling (deserializing XML to Java) using the standard Java APIs. I must admit that JAXB is a smart addition to the Java Web services technologies stack. It reminds me of days where I used to write … Read moreHate JAXB annotations: MOXy and JAXBIntroductions comes to the rescue

Handling Generified Collections in Jersey JAX-RS

It is quite possible many developers have run into this problem with Jersey, not really a problem, but limitations of a programming language. I remember from school days where C++ Templates had quite a few reference books and it always kept me away from using STL containers 🙂 In Java, we have Generics since 1.5 … Read moreHandling Generified Collections in Jersey JAX-RS

Accessing RESTful services configured with SSL using RestTemplate

SSL enabled RESTful services are quite easier to develop and test using Jersey, Grizzly and RestTemplate. Jersey (resource development) Grizzly Web Server (resource configuration and deployment) Spring 3 RestTemplate backed by Commons HTTP Client (resource access) In a moment, you will notice how all these nicely fit the bill. Let us start with the POM … Read moreAccessing RESTful services configured with SSL using RestTemplate

RestTemplate, the Spring way of accessing RESTful services

The central API for accessing RESTful services in Spring 3 is RestTemplate. It is like any other template mechanism provided by Spring for the client side access. The default implementation uses the java.net package for creating HTTP requests. RestTemplate can be backed by Commons HttpClient using ClientHttpRequestFactory. Using Commons HttpClient as the backend implementation supports … Read moreRestTemplate, the Spring way of accessing RESTful services

Jersey 1.0.3 improves WADL support

Jersey 1.0.3 was released this week. This release has quite a few interesting new features and improvements to some of its existing functionality. Paul’s blog entry gives the specifics of this release. One of the cool features in this release is the ability to inject WadlApplicationContext in resources. This provides access to the WADL JAXB … Read moreJersey 1.0.3 improves WADL support

CXF 2.2 in Action – services design simplified

I was playing with CXF 2.2 over the weekend. I would like to share my experience in building a simple blogger service using CXF which provides seamless access to SOAP and REST web services. You would soon realize how services design and development has become easier with this new CXF release. Lets dive into the … Read moreCXF 2.2 in Action – services design simplified