There are many validation frameworks out there. But the one that we are going talk about is Bean Validation API (JSR 303). With Annotations and a simple API it is quite straight forward to express constraints on data; objects. The implementation’s that I have come across are from Apache and Hibernate. An example say’s more than 1000 words as mentioned on Hiberate Validator site.
When we had attended the web sockets / web service hands-on lab, I went on to the next session, Simon Ritter had a 3½ hours session about the raspberry pi.
To sum up, the raspberry pi is a credit card sized computer with 512 MB memory, 1 GHz ARM Cortex. It has powerful (compared to its size) graphics capabilities, that makes it possible, to run HDMI. It is built to run Linux and there is a lot of different distributions, but there is an Android build in the making.
The interesting part here is the graphics processor built in the processor. Since this was a lab and everyone could not bring a screen and keyboard and mouse to the lab we used our laptops, accessing the Linux build through VNC, and in this case the VNC client was running the graphics on the CPU.
Now this is normally not a problem but since the hands-on lab was about implementing Java FX on the raspberry pi platform and learning about how to use a small powered CPU and Graphics processor with Java FX that can be quite demanding, this proved to be a minor flaw in the course.
Given that the demonstration was about how powerful the GPU was and the VNC client did not access the GPU, the demonstration failed.
The course about Java FX was rich and I learned a lot about another way of using the Java FX, but in general bad execution made several of the attendants to leave the class room.
I was so fortunate to attend to jFocus this year. Though it was this sprint I wanted to wrap up the year by going through the events I attended.
The first course I attended was a Hands-on Lab where we looked through Websockets and Webservices, two subjects that I am personally interested in. The main examples lets us make and run a basic website called movieplex. The main page is a template website that is connected with basic html to a web service.
When we went through the lab, some of the technology was so new that we needed to download the newest versions of glassfish the application server we used, and the newest version of java 7.
The Lab was separated in to two parts, first part was building the web service, going through the basic of JAX-RS and the second part was connecting to the web service to the web socket.
The connection of the web socket to the web service, was painless and with minimal effort, just adding a few lines of code to the project.
I have included the project files, if you are interested in trying out the lab yourself.
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