Brain Dump

1 – Overview Many months back, I had the opportunity to refactor a codebase that was less than optimal for a development team of any size to work in.  The challenges seemed endless, but the basic roadblocks were in the way of a decent API. …

Dumping Objects to Xml with Axis2

Today, I needed a quick way to parse a POJO into XML in order to do some quick debugging and verification while writing a JUnit. The setup is that I am mapping a source object to a target object (tedious) and I wanted to make…

Spring Integration with Axis2

There are several ways to load Spring application content in Axis2. Since our service deployments generally have access to the servlet context, it is much simpler to add a ContextLoaderListener to Axis2’s servlet listener descriptor and specify the location of the application context files in…

So…

When is Google going to buy Sun?  And when is Microsoft going to buy Yahoo? Instead of kicking in for Facebook, MS should have just picked up Yahoo.  Instead of YouTube, Google should have just gotten hitched to Sun. It’s only a matter of time,…

Eclim

I am a Vim kinda guy.  I’ve been using Vim for the past 10 years and vi before then on *nix machines.  I’ve tried Emacs, but it never felt like home to me.  So, I was really happy to find Eclim the other day.  I…

Axis2 WSDL2Java Generated Source

I’m not a fan of storing generated code under source control. I don’t store anything under source control but the WSDL and my implementation source files. I let the build generate my skeleton each time and I always generate an interface. I have a custom…

Weblogic 9.2 + Hibernate 3.2 + Axis2-1-2

Just capturing some thoughts on this particular setup… Ok… Here are my steps to resolve this under WL9.2. These may be similar to yours but I am going to list them out in detail. These steps allowed me to work with Axis2 + Hibernate 3.2…

JSON Image Gallery

So, I’ve been considering an image gallery alternative to Apache::Gallery. I like the simplicity of indexing and sharing images using EXIF metadata and the file system as opposed to using a database. Apache::Gallery delivers on this and has been great thus far. One thing that…