My Thoughts on Merging JAXB and JSON Binding Annotations

September 23, 2013

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Budget Analyzer Application: Server Side via Grails

January 23, 2013

In this post, I will present one of my newest applications that I built using Grails and jQuery Mobile frameworks. I hope to present this as a more real world example of using Grails along with using jQuery Mobile for the client side responsible design that can scale to any sized client (phone, tablet, desktop, […]


RFC: Add ‘between’ and ‘in’ to modern day languages

October 1, 2012

One of the recent additions to TeaTrove I am making is adding the between and in operator. This may seem trivial, but they are quite powerful as well as generally better performing, not to mention easier to read. The SQL standard has had these operators for decades because they just make sense. I’m rather surprised […]


Good Use Case for Server-Sent Events

September 2, 2012

Although some would say there are two competing standards for handling live events on the web, websockets and server-sent events (event source), they are really very different from each other with their own use cases. I have always been a proponent of websockets as it is bi-directional and as a result more powerful. Although in […]

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Handling Environments in Java EE Projects

August 7, 2012

Web applications in Java EE (and even SE) have many components from MDB configuration to JMS configuration to Servlet configuration to JPA/database configuration. Each of these components has their own methodology of configuration. Further, some are easier to manage than others. The reason this is important is when it comes to managing your environments from […]

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Java Bean Introspector and Covariant/Generic Returns

April 11, 2012

Unfortunately, there is a rather unsettling bug in the JDK in the java.beans package for Introspector when handling bridge methods. For those unfamiliar with that term, JDK 5 created a new modifier called bridge that is only set by the compiler (ie: there is no actual keyword for it in the language that you can […]

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Understanding Generics in Collections

March 22, 2012

Generics in Java is one of those features where almost everyone uses but very people, including myself, really understand. I had a conversation just today about understanding a use case of generics within collections and came to a realization of why generics were applied in a certain way. It is very important to not only […]

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Accessing Servlet Container Temporary Directory

March 14, 2012

As part of a recent project, I had a need to generate classes to a temporary directories. Currently, this was being done by a simple File-based path. However, that has two downfalls: the paths are tied to the implementation of the application server and files may be blocked in the application server. However, JSPs do […]


Concurrent Asynchronous API Programming in Java

March 11, 2012

Several sites are moving towards an API program to allow easier access as well as mashup data. The use of an API is considerably different from typical methodologies such as direct database access. The biggest difference is latency and time. Further, the work being done during REST lookups is more idle time or I/O processing […]


Demonstrating Java Type Erasure

February 7, 2012
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Type erasure is a term many people in the Java world do not know or understand. I think it is important to at least understand what it means…not the byte code behind it, but the semantics and its effect on your application. I’ve talked about this in other blog posts here, but today I figured […]

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