Last week I was working on a new application which required me to build a web service to access it’s functionality. I decided to check out Spring 4 RestController. I was amazed at how far we have come from writing all the boiler template code, xmls etc for making a restful call. With Spring4 boot, it was matter of adding simple annotation for RestController. I will be honest, I have not been up to date on how to use a Restful webservice, I built a couple of Restful service a couple of year ago, but most of the services in my current project are old school (SOAP calls), so I never got a chance to build one from scratch and at peace.
We ran into an issue last week. I had to call a third party web service that was built in PHP. Anyone who wokrs with Java will tell you that calling a web service is not more 15 minutes coding. You take the wsdl, run wsdl2Java command from Axis2 and start calling the service. Like I said before, things are never so straightforward. No matter what version of Axis or CXF we used, we kept getting this error:
About a year or two ago I was working with finance team where they wanted to pull the credit card transactions for all the customer using various combinations. Ex – – Get the credit card txns for today or certain date. – Get the txns for customer who used Mastercard or Visa. However they wanted this application to generate a Excel file and save it on their local machine so that they could prepare reports for our CEO.
I was working on a project last month where I had to call a third-party web service. The third-party web service wanted me to add a SSL keystore and I struggled. I could have gone to my UNIX Admin and asked him to do this job but decided to learn about all about keystores. I went through couple of forums and SO and ended my spending 2 – 3 hours reading about keystores and commonly used commands.
Linux nerds/geeks happily flaunt their keyboard skills when they get a chance. I admit that I am not a shortcut junky but I too have some keyboard shortcuts under my sleeve that I use in day to day work. I have to say that not only have these shortcuts increased my productivity but they have also made my life a lot easier. I am sharing my 10 most used shortcuts at work.
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I have made up my mind to get rid of WSO2 ESB at my office. It is clumsy, buggy, hard to test, no body wants to work on it and the documentation is horrible. I looked at various alternative and Apache Camel was free and easy to set up and work with me. To cut the story short, I was able to run most of the example but was struggling with CXF to call a third party service hosted at a random url.
I wrote this blog about a year ago and left it in the draft because this post somehow was not getting auto saved on WordPress and since its long post it took time for me type, take screenshots and paste. I did not have energy and time to do it all over again. I had a copy of it though in my google drive and I cannot tell you how many times this document has helped me.
This is a simple process but if you try and search on the web you will come across various incomplete solutions which will leave you more confused than you already were. This configuration involves just four simple steps that I will walk through to help you set up JNDI on Jboss. I am using Jboss 4.3, but this should be valid for other version of Jboss as well. I have a web application which is built on Spring 3.
It’s been a while I have posted anything. I have been extremly busy and have been working on an extremely critical project where we were asked to become PCI 2.0 compliant. I worked on some interesting problems however today I will be discussing on something trivial and discuss my frustration about Rails. I have to admit that a number of times I thought I should just give up and start learning Python or stick to my forte i.
I am working a new project and I recently ran into an interesting problem. One of the web site that I keep up at work was supposed to take the user to another website which required me to add post parameters. EX - www.mywebsite.makeapayment.com ==> Collects Billing information ex - name, amount, address etc.==> Post this information to www.vendor-website.com. I did not realize the problem until I started coding and my colleague pointed out that as soon as www.
It’s possible that many of you already knew this but if not then here’ some basic info on Maven profiles. I have been using maven for over 2 and half years now, and have been copy pasting assembly and install files. I never bothered to know how Maven figures out how to read assembly and install file names. For example- PROBLEM: For all my projects I have been using assembly-jboss.xml to put the file/directory information and telling maven about my desired directory structure i.
For the last one month, I have been working on an android app for a grocery store. I have been using PhoneGap to develop the solution as the client wanted both Android and Iphone version. I have tried building the app in native Android but going through the hassle of designing css was just too much for me and plus I did not had time to learn Iphone development. There was a short learning phase for PhoneGap and the results were awesome.