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  • When you deploy your Java web apps, you can make use of a Web Application Archive (WAR) file. The Web Application Archive (WAR) file is a compressed version of your web application. It uses the zip file format but the file has the .war extension. The best way to visualize it is think of your “webapp” directory being compressed as […]

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  • Question I had a student ask the question:How can I disable HTTP Options/Delete/Put methods? At the application level it should support only GET and POST requests. Other request methods like put/delete need to be blocked. I am using Spring Boot, Spring MVC and Rest services. Answer One possible solution is to make use of Spring Interceptors. Spring Interceptors can intercept […]

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  • Overview of Steps AWS EBS expects for your apps to listen on port 5000 Update your Spring Boot application.properties to use: server.port=5000 Select Web App > Platform Java Upload the JAR file Create basic Spring Boot app Start with a simple REST Spring Boot app. In application.properties, change port to 5000: server.port=5000 Open terminal window cd project directory mvn clean […]

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  • We’ve all wasted time tracking down a bug right?   For me, it really depends on the position of the stars. Some days, I can track a bug down in minutes. On other days, I spend hours trying to debug a program. I have to resort to having a co-worker help me out. Of course, my co-worker will quickly spot […]

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  • When I tell people that I’m a remote developer ….  they think “AWESOME”!  My response is “Well not really”.   Working remotely does offer you the flexibility of working from your home office. But it is also a bit stressful since you are ALWAYS available (kind of) via email and IM. Work hours and easily spill over into family time. […]

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  • I found this really cool list of free books today. I thought you’d enjoy it! 15 Free Books for People who Code http://sixrevisions.com/lists/free-books-code/

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  • We’ve all been there before right?   We want to get that new job … but we don’t have the experience. How will we ever get the experience if no one gives a chance???   This article helps you solve this problem. Enjoy!   The Experience Paradox–How to Get a Job Without Experience http://bit.ly/1dkxkwr

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  • You may have heard the buzz word, “Full Stack Developer”. And you’re probably wondering … what is exactly is a Full Stack Developer?    Here’s a good article that can shed some light on this booming career field.   How To Become a Full Stack Developer https://medium.com/coderbyte/a-guide-to-becoming-a-full-stack-developer-in-2017-5c3c08a1600c  

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  • As a Java web developer, I recommend that you take advantage of an advanced servlet component: the Servlet Filter.   A Servlet filter is an object that can intercept HTTP requests targeted at your web application.   This article from journaldev.com does a good job of walking you through the development process. Enjoy!   Java Servlet Filters Tutorial http://www.journaldev.com/1933/java-servlet-filter-example-tutorial  

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  • Did you know that blogging can help you get your next job and increase your profile?   Here’s a good article that provides more insight.   5 Reasons Why You Should Blog as a Software Developer https://devdactic.com/blog-as-a-software-developer/   Enjoy!

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