This post will illustrate a way in which exception handling can be implemented for RESTful web services in Spring in such a manner that the exception handling concerns are separated from the application logic.
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Whenever you’re using JAX-WS within Spring you’ll probably want to log the incoming and outgoing SOAP messages – if only for debugging during development. So the first thing to do is increase the log levels, right? Unfortunately this will have no effect. What you will have to do is to make use of the
javax.xml.ws.handler.HandlerResolver interface. So how do we do this?
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Lately, I’ve been writing alot of RESTful services using the Spring framework and its @RestController. The only thing I really missed was an easy way to document the RESTful API. I’ve looked into various options, and like most people, I found that Swagger seemed to be the only viable option. However, after having tried it, I found some serious issues. Besides being a very bulky dependency to have to include, having a visually attractive but very cluttered front-end in the form of SwaggerUI, what I disliked the most was the pollution of my code with alot of additional annotations.
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I’ve been playing around with AngularJS since March this year but only in my spare time. So I was thrilled to be able to use AngularJS on an actual real-world project at my day job at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam.
So for the last three weeks I’ve been working at a small but nice web site. The web site is a training course catalogue for the nursing education program, which is ordered according to the CanMEDS Framework. Last week I released version 1.0 and next wednesday it will be formally presented to the public during an important conference.
The application is split into a backend with a REST interface and a Single Page frontend that’s basically a master-detail page with some filtering options, and added to it some necessary administration pages. I’ve built the backend of the application with Spring Data JPA, Spring REST, and Spring Security. For the frontend I’d chosen AngularJS and Boostrap 3. Below I will describe some of my experiences from the last couple of weeks.
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Last week I attended the 2013 edition of what is likely the best Java conference around: Devoxx. This year I decided to put a small recap of the week on my blog. Continue reading “Devoxx 2013 recap”
In this tutorial I describe how you can setup Wicket 1.5 to use Spring Security 3.1 for authentication and Wicket Auth/Roles for authorization.
Spring Security is a very complete and flexible solution for all kinds of security needs. It offers a lot of functionality out-of-the-box and it is quite easy to extend to fit your own custom needs. Visit the Spring Security website (http://static.springsource.org/spring-security/site/index.html) for more information.
Wicket Auth/Roles makes it easy to annotate components with authorization information. E.g., the @AuthorizeInstantiation configures what roles are allowed to instantiate the annotated component or package, and the @AuthorizeAction annotation controls wether the component is rendered or not based on the roles.
At the and of this tutorial you will have a sample Wicket project that uses Spring Security to look up the user – including roles, full name, etc. -, validate the password, and manage the current user session. Wicket Auth/Roles validates whether the current user has access to a particular page, or even a particular component. Continue reading “Integrating Wicket with Wicket Auth/Roles and Spring Security”