Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

A first look at Spring Boot, is it time to leave XML based configuration behind?

April 15th, 2014 by Magnus Larsson

Introduction
Spring Boot makes it very easy to create Spring based applications. Spring Boot takes an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries, allowing us to get started with a minimal configuration. For example we can develop a Jave EE based web application without any configuration files. Not even a web.xml file is required!
When [...]

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Posted in Build, Java, Java 7, Java EE, Open Source, RESTFul, SOA, Software Craftsmanship, Tools, Web | 1 Comment »

A first look at Gradle, is it time to leave Maven and Ant behind?

April 14th, 2014 by Magnus Larsson

Introduction
Gradle is a build tool that tries to combine the best of Maven and Ant and at the same time replace the verbose XML syntax in these tools with a compact and easy to understand Groovy based DSL. Gradle supports Mavens default project structure, dependency management mechanism and repository infrastructure making a replacement fairly straight [...]

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Posted in Build, Build automation, Dynamic languages, Java, Java 7, Java EE, Mobile, Open Source, RESTFul, Software Craftsmanship, Tools | 1 Comment »

RequireJS – modules, plugins and optimization

March 15th, 2013 by Kristin Luhr

In my current project we are rewriting a feature-packed Struts application into a single page web app using Backbone and Bootstrap. The need for architectural patterns is becoming more and more evident as the application grows and we realize how many different ways you can use Backbone to do the [...]

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Remote deploy to Tomcat 7 using Cargo

March 12th, 2012 by Marcus Krantz

One of the last days in my current project I was about to freeze the codebase and finish things up. Luckily, I had a couple of hours left to play around with something that I have been thinking about throughout the project but never had time to implement. My mission was to deploy the application [...]

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Quick Start – Jetty’s maven plugin with SSL

November 24th, 2011 by Marcus Krantz

Speed is the key. I often need a web server in order to run a web application I developed to try things out. Setting up this infrastructure can often be quite tedious but if the only thing you need is a servlet container I often use the approach described in this article. We start out [...]

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Soi-toolkit meets Mule Studio, a perfect match!

June 30th, 2011 by Magnus Larsson

Soi-toolkit and the upcoming Mule Studio (currently in beta) are two tools that simplify development of services and integrations based on Mule ESB. This article describes how these two tools complement each other to make the development even more simplified (and fun ☺).
First a short introduction of the two tools and then an illustrated test [...]

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Curl, Mutual Authentication and Web Services

April 4th, 2011 by Marcus Krantz

In a recent project, I was assigned to setup monitoring of a set of web services. The idea was to call the web services every 5th minute and check whether they operated normally or not, i.e a valid SOAP response was returned. The web services used SSL Mutual Authentication to authenticate the calling client. Since I [...]

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Getting started with Soi-toolkit

January 23rd, 2011 by Jan Västernäs

Soi-toolkit adds value to the leading open source Mule ESB. Its makes it very easy to start building integrations and services.
You get projects setup including tests all based on Maven. You also get support for logging, property handling, WSDL and XML Schema creation and much more.
So how do you get started ? The Soi-toolkit website contains [...]

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Setting up your Eclipse environment for Groovy and Grails

January 13th, 2011 by Christian Hilmersson

This article covers how to setup your standard Eclipse environment with plugins from SpringSource for developing Groovy and Grails applications without using the full SpringSource Tool Suite.
Background
It is more and more common that we see other languages than Java running on the JVM. One such language is Groovy which together with the Ruby on Rails [...]

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Keeping Database Schemas up to date

December 12th, 2010 by Jan Västernäs

Background
How many databases/schemas does your project use ? One common setup is to have one for each staging environment (development, test, customer, education, qa, production) and one for each developer and tester in the project. Maybe you even need a set of schemas free to use for anyone at special occasions. If the application is [...]

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