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.
Continue reading “Jersey – a review”
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.
Continue reading “Gotcha with Struts/WebLogic and forwarding multi-part requests”
Don Brown made a very good point about a gotcha with the IoC technique I demonstrated with Struts: it’s potentially not threadsafe.
Continue reading “Follow-up on 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.
Continue reading “Roll-Your-Own IoC with Struts”
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
Continue reading “Web Application Design Principle #1”