Spring Framework 3 reaches milestone1

Spring Framework 3.0 M1 was released last week during the SpringOne Americas event, which looks very promising with EL and REST becoming top themes. Lot of coverage on the event has been blogged, and you can find one of my favorite entry by Solomon here. Juergen outlines some of the new features implemented in this … Continue reading Spring Framework 3 reaches milestone1

Jersey 1.0 final ships – production quality RI for JSR 311 API

Today, Paul announced in his blog about the availability of Jersey 1.0. I have been waiting for this release like many others. The Jersey team delivered a pretty solid implementation and this implementation has been tested by the user community to a greater extent. This project can be considered as a blueprint for similar JSR … Continue reading Jersey 1.0 final ships – production quality RI for JSR 311 API

Yahoo Search Restful Client using Jersey

Yahoo Search provides a RESTful interface for web search. Of course this service is been there for a while. I was just curious to use Jersey Client to play around with the Yahoo REST service. It opens up a world of possibilities for building applications around these services in Java. Let us invoke the web … Continue reading Yahoo Search Restful Client using Jersey

Programming SSL for Jetty based CXF services

It has been a wonderful week with my ramblings with CXF and SSL. But, it all ended up in good mood. Sometimes, it is so hard to find how to use certain features with CXF. I am a great fan of CXF because of its simplicity and intuitive feature set. It provides an array of … Continue reading Programming SSL for Jetty based CXF services

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 … Continue reading ActiveMQ – 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 … Continue reading Developing 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 … Continue reading Server Consolidation – a smart move