Jersey – a review

We’ve been getting more interested in using RESTful web services and AJAX based applications recently. One of the tools we’ve been using with that is Jersey – the JAX-RS (JSR-331) reference implementation. I’ve been using it in anger for about a month now, and thought I’d write up some thoughts I had about it.
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Gotcha with Struts/WebLogic and forwarding multi-part requests

Turns out that, with Struts 1.1. at least, this can be a bad thing to do. Why? You lose the parameters on the request.
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Roll-Your-Own IoC with Struts

IoC, aka dependency injection, is the current trend. The idea is simple: create your normal class, and rather than going and fetching things you might want (like datasources, factories, and so on), get them given to you instead. This greatly facilitates things like unit testing, because you’ve got a lot less dependencies to set up.

Struts uses Actions to drive an application. This describes a way to use dependency injection techniques with Struts.
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Web Application Design Principle #1

There’s a fundamental design principle with web-based applications that constantly amazes me people forget. It’s a simple one, too.

Web applications are inherently stateless

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