angular, bower

Build a new Web Application from scratch using Spring boot, Thymeleaf, AngularJS – Part 2

In this series of blogs we are building a complete web app using Springboot,Angular, etc.
In the last blog, we made a basic landing page with Thymeleaf.

In this blog we will introduce bower, which is used to manage front end dependencies like CSS,JS. We will use a bootstrap template to make beautiful landing page and then deploy the app on Heroku.

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angular, spring, Web application

Build a new Web Application from scratch using Spring boot, Thymeleaf, AngularJS – Part 1

In this series of blog posts we will be building a complete responsive web application using the following tech stack :

1) Spring boot
– Spring MVC web
– Spring Data JPA
– Spring Security
2) Thymeleaf for server side templating
3) Angular JS for client side MVC ( including JS dependency management with bower)
4) Deploy the app on AWS/EBS/Heroku/Openshift

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design patterns

Understanding strategy pattern by designing game of chess

Today we will try to understand Strategy Pattern with the help of an example.
The example we will consider is The Game of Chess. The intention here is to explain strategy pattern and not to build a comprehensive Chess Game solution.

Strategy Pattern : The Strategy pattern is known as a behavioural pattern – it’s used to manage algorithms, relationships and responsibilities between objects. The main benefit of strategy pattern is to choose the algorithm/behaviour at runtime.


Lets try to understand this by implementing this to design the chess game.

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design patterns

Pizza problem- builder vs decorator

Problem Statement :
We need to build the software for a pizza company who wants to prepare different types of pizzas, e.g Chicken Pizza, Flat Bread, Pepperoni Pizza with Extra Cheese, put add on toppings on it.

Lets try to see which design pattern suits this problem statement and under what scenario.
Traditionally, for pizza problem, builder pattern is most commonly used. However there are some examples using decorator as well, both the approaches are correct but there is difference in use case.
Builder is an object creation pattern whereas decorator is used to change the already built object at runtime.
Lets try to understand this by the examples :
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java, WebServices, XML

Converting JSON to XML to Java Objects using XStream

XStream library can be an effective tool for converting JSON to Java to XML translations to and fro.
Lets explore each one of them one by one, and see which driver is used.

Handling JSONs

To convert JSON to Java objects all you have to do is initialize XStream object with an appropriate driver and you are ready to serialise your objects to (and from) JSON.
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