Introducing Spring Batch, Part One

Jonny Hackett Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 12 Comments

Have you ever heard someone say “Man I wish we had a toy like that when I was a kid! That would have been awesome!” For me, that’s usually when I’m wrapping the latest entry in Nerf’s arsenal for Christmas, someone’s birthday or any time my kids and I are running through the house attempting to shoot each other in …

Spring Batch Unit Testing and Mockito

Jonny Hackett Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Technology Snapshot, Testing 9 Comments

I have a huge fascination with reality TV shows in which something is created.  My favorite of this genre is the Chip Foose-led “Overhaulin” series that aired on TLC for several seasons. The premise of the show is that Chip and his team take someone’s old muscle car and completely restore the car to show-quality status within a week, and …

Dependency Injection for Android Development: An Introduction

Adi Rosenblum Java, Mobile, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 6 Comments

Overview For many years now, Object Oriented developers have relied on various Dependency Injection frameworks while developing anything form desktop to web applications. For both Java and .NET developers, the ever-popular Spring Framework has become a gold standard for IT shops regardless of their size (from small entrepreneurial companies up to large enterprise Fortune 500-sized companies). If you wish to …

Spring/JPA Java SQL Scalar Function Utility for Layered Applications

David Pitt Java, Spring Leave a Comment

Most Java applications interact with a relational data source through a POJO object model that is mapped with an object relational (OR) mapping framework.  Developers don’t have to worry about constructing SQL, but instead use a Java based API provided by the OR mapping framework to apply object oriented design principles to their application models. However, in some cases, an …