Category Archives: Spring

Are annotations bad?


We sacrifice the art of writing good and performant code for the short term gains of improving developer productivity.

Annotations can be powerful but only when used to add context and information to the code. But trying to configure your application with them is nothing less that a crime.

Making Thread Dumps Intelligent


When you have to spend hours and hours and mostly on night, weekends and your anniversaries you ask yourself what could I have done better during development to make this all go easy on me.

Thread Dumps are you best friend when a production application (Java) crashes and if you can enable it to tell you something about the application then thats something. Here I have explained how and have included a bunch of Java Code you can reuse.

Spring Framework – XML vs. Annotations


Use Annotations to anything is is core to the application and defines the core structure of the application. Anything that would need a code change is okay to sit as an annotation. Rest everything else should be XML.

VMWare acquires Spring


http://www.springsource.com/newsevents/vmware-acquire-springsource?__utma=1.989943887005353600.1229312626.1248839927.1249962234.28&__utmb=1.1.10.1249962234&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1248780117.26.15.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=spring%20webflow&__utmv=-&__utmk=245757188

BlazeDS and Spring


A few days back I posted the latest addition in Spring family – Flex with Spring. Being a huge spring and flex fan, I was very excited. Now able to reuse Spring knowlege in Adobe Flex is a wonderful idea. I faced a few challenges in using the solution and discussed the same on the […]
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Flex is now on Spring’s roadmap


Java developers knows the power of Spring. For sometime Flex and Spring together was nto that easy. There were some integrations available. Finally, Flex has found its way on to the Spring road map. Spring launched its first release for Spring and BlazeDS integration. I just downloaded the complete thing – time to see how […]
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Integrating Flex with Spring


When I started to look at building front-end of my application in Flex, the very first challenge was the back-end integration. Being on the J2EE tech stack, it was easy because of the BlazeDS provided by Adobe itself. But, still there was challenge to integrate the application with Spring. There was another option GraniteDS which […]
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