Tag: Spring Framework

When developing Spring Boot applications, you need to tell the Spring Framework where to look for Spring components. Using component scan is one method of asking Spring to detect Spring managed components. Spring needs the information to locate and register all the Spring components with the application context when the application starts. Spring can auto […]Continue reading

An exciting feature in Spring Framework 5 is the new Web Reactive framework for allows reactive web applications. Reactive programming is about developing systems that are fully reactive and non-blocking. Such systems are suitable for event-loop style processing that can scale with a small number of threads. Spring Framework 5 embraces Reactive Streams to enable […]Continue reading

Spring Framework 5.0 is the first major release of the Spring Framework since version 4 was released in December of 2013. Juergen Hoeller, Spring Framework project lead announced the release of the first Spring Framework 5.0 milestone (5.0 M1) on 28 July 2016. Now, a year later, we are looking forward to Release Candidate 3 […]Continue reading

At the heart of the Spring Framework is its support of dependency injection through its Inversion of Control container. In this video, I look at using some of the advanced autowire features of Spring. @Primary By default, Spring will autowire by type. When you have more than one Spring Bean of a given type, you can […]Continue reading

I was recently asked on my Facebook page, “How do I become a Java Web Developer?” There is  really no simple answer for this question. There are many facets to becoming a Java web developer. I’ve encountered Java developers who were good front end developers, or good backend developers. By ‘front end’, I mean more of […]Continue reading

On of the things I love about the Grails environment is that it comes with a handy bootstrap.groovy file. This will run at startup of the Spring container. I frequently use this to setup expected data, or to create test data for integration / functional tests. It can be a very convenient way to seed […]Continue reading

Polyglot Programming Is the practice of programming in multiple programming languages. According to Wikipedia it is – In computing, a polyglot is a computer program or script written in a valid form of multiple programming languages, which performs the same operations or output independent of the programming language used to compile or interpret it. In […]Continue reading

This past week I had a real world use case for using Spring Integration Futures. I was looking into optimizing the checkout experience for a large ecommerce website. Consider what happens in a large scale website when an order is submitted. Typically, you will see a process something like: Validate the place order form information […]Continue reading

Introduction Spring 3 introduced the Spring Expression Language (SpEL) which has a syntax similar to Unified EL. It can save you a lot of coding, because you can dynamically assign values at runtime. The folks at Spring, made the Spring Expression Language part of what is considered ‘Spring Core’. Thus, the Spring Expression Language is […]Continue reading