Generating Large Excel Files Using Spring Batch, Part Three

Jonny Hackett Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Technology Snapshot 14 Comments

While working for a client recently, I was given a small project to produce a report that would help reconcile differences in data that existed in four to five different database sources. The requirements specified a need to compare roughly 40 fields from each of these sources against each other, and to report the differences in MS Excel format, which …

jQuery Mobile Quick Start

Todd Horn Mobile, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial Leave a Comment

jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based UI system built on the jQuery Javascript library and jQuery UI. It is lightweight, flexible, and easy to use with all mobile device platforms.  Depending on which particular report you read, you probably have less than two years before mobile visits will outnumber typical desktop visits. Can your website meet the demands of your mobile …

The Data Access Layer, Part 2 – Using the Criteria API

Mark Adelsberger Architecture, Tutorial 3 Comments

In Part One of this series, I reviewed the basic design goals of a Data Access Layer (DAL), those being: Contain all of the information about the persistence mechanism; and Contain none of the business logic. I then discussed what can happen if your application needs to operate on large volumes of data:  performance may demand running more sophisticated queries; …

Getting Started With Spring Batch, Part Two

Jonny Hackett Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 17 Comments

Now that we’ve had a high level overview of some of the simple and basic features of Spring Batch, let’s dive into what it takes to get up and running. The main purpose of this quick and simple tutorial is to give you a starting point for exploring Spring Batch to see if you’d like to implement it for one …

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 …