Custom User Types with JPA and Spring

December 9th, 2016 No comments

Thanks to Spring and JPA, one can easily and intuitively bind plain old Java objects to HTML forms, HTTP requests, and database tables. This beloved combination eliminates the tedium and droves of boiler plate code associated with developing data management applications. These tools support all Java primitives, wrappers, and even several high-level types natively. Fortunately, it is easy to add support for your own custom types.

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Eclipse, AspectJ, and JPA Static Meta-Model Generator

December 7th, 2016 No comments

The brief of it is that the AspectJ Developer Tools (AJDT) in Eclipse uses a different compiler then the default Eclipse compiler.  In reality, it is a number of years behind.  As such, it assistance for APT, which is utilized by JPA static meta-model generators, is practically nonexistent.

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Spring: Auto Detecting Type Converters

December 5th, 2016 No comments

So, you have been enjoying Spring’s type converter system. However, like me, you are lazy and do not want to register all of your type converters manually. Using JavaConfig, is trivial to have the container autodetect and register type converters for you.

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The Higgs Boson – Leonard Susskind

December 5th, 2016 No comments

Fans of Leonard Susskind will be satisfied to hear he completed a stand-alone lecture on the Higgs Boson.  He manages to describe it without possessing to rely on a molasses analogy!  Anyway, playlists to the rest of his lectures can be discovered on my Susskind web page.

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