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Getting Started with Spring and Vaadin

Vaadin, down the years, has matured; so has Spring. They can be a killer combination when it comes to developing Web-based applications. Vaadin can be used do the presentation work whereas Spring does all the heavy lifting of delivering business services. This article provides an overview of integrating these two frameworks and shows a simple example of how they can be used in developing...

What is Spring Integration?

Spring provides support for application integration across enterprise frameworks by using an extension called Spring Integration. The primary goal is to facilitate applications with diverse business domains; technologies work towards horizontal interoperability across the enterprise. It adds lightweight messaging and integration with external systems and services using an adapter framework. This article aims to provide a basic understanding of Spring Integration and how it...

Using Oracle JDeveloper 12c with Oracle Database, Part 2

Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Database provide an integral environment for managing a database, including creating database tables. In the first of two tutorials, "Using Oracle JDeveloper 12c with Oracle Database, Part 1," we created a database connection to Oracle Database in JDeveloper, created a database table, and added table data. In this continuation tutorial, we shall query the database table and discuss some of...

Working with JavaFX UI Layouts

UI layouts form the basis of an interface design wherein we generally place controls in a manner so that overall interface have a consistent look. Most GUI frameworks provide some sort of a support in the form of APIs to manage layouts irrespective of any programming language. JavaFX is no exception. It has a rich set of layouts that can be availed to leverage...

Explore the Java API for JSON Processing

JSON, which stands for JavaScript Object Notation, is a text-based, open standard, language independent data exchange format, primarily used to serialize/deserialize and transmit data over a network connection. JSON can have many other uses as well. But, in the arena of data exchange, it performs similar functions as XML. Java already has API support for XML, and JSON soon picked up interest. Java EE...

Using MongoDB in a Java EE7 Framework

The central point of creating an application to perform in an enterprise environment is that the application must be secure, portable, and highly available. It also must be able to interact with diverse systems, yet manageable from a prime location. JEE7 is an important merger framework for all the features; It works pretty seamlessly with MongoDB. The article goes hands on in creating a...

Using JSTL to Enhance JSP Functionality

JSTL stands for JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library; it provides a set of core Web page functionality that can perform many of the basic tasks, such as conditional and iterations of structural elements, manipulating XML documents, and support for internationalization tags to more sophisticated processing of SQL elements. JSP is better known for scriplets, yet it is highly discouraged since the inception of JSTL...

How to Use Common Input Controls in Android Studio

Introduction Like any mature platform, Android offers an array of UI controls that developers can use in their applications. In this article, we will learn about the common input controls and how to use them in Android applications. Input controls allow a user to provide input to the application. These inputs can be in the form of a text box, a button, seek bar, checkbox, radio...

Understanding User Interface Layout and UI Components for Android Apps

Introduction One of the key elements of a user perception's of a app is the user interface. To architect their applications correctly, it is useful for developers to thoroughly understand the building blocks of user interfaces in Android applications and what considerations can make or break an application. In this article, we will learn about how the user interface is composed on the Android platform. All user...

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