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Restful services in Java – 360 degree of restful client

Always try and use the most appropriate tool for the task.  The Apache HTTP server or web server is a program for serving the html web pages to the client who requests them. Tomcat is a application server that is actually … Continue reading

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Restful services in Java – client and server

My previous restful client example and server example were perfect, well, not exactly.  They worked but they pretty much assuming a perfect world.  That is to say that there is never a communication error or a server error. This small … Continue reading

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Restful services in Java – simple client example

I suppose that a restful server isn’t all that useful unless there is a way to query this information back and use it in some useful way. It is easy enough to test this out the server from the command … Continue reading

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Restful services in Java – simple server example

There are probably a lot of ways to create web services programs but the simplest way I could think of was to create a project using Eclipse and Jersey. It turns out that restful services are really easy to summarize but … Continue reading

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Restful services in Java

Over the years there have been different methods of for communicating between heterogeneous systems.  Each of these methods have to deal binary messaging.  Some of the different protocols that have been used are as follows. Remote procedure calls (RPC) Distributed … Continue reading

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Installing Eclipse on Linux

Eclipse is an amazing example of an open source project that easily dwarfs its commercial competition.  Does an IDE make you a weaker programmer?  I don’t think so.  If it makes you more productive, help you with syntax, or speeds up … Continue reading

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Installing Java 8 on Linux

I hate to admit it but for some tasks on Linux are easier for some less technical people on other operating systems like windows. Simply run the executable which, most of the time, prompts for the install path and then proceeds to … Continue reading

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Evolution of LED Lighting – software solution

In my previous blog entry, Evolution of LED Lighting – hardware and tools, I only managed to describe the tools and hardware as well as a first project to test the ability to upload new programs to the device. Some … Continue reading

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Evolution of LED Lighting – hardware and tools

Flashback I wanted to buy home automation electronics, nothing really fancy just a WiFi controller for a led strip.  When shopping for things like this Pay attention.  I saw something that spoke about WiFi and was really quite cheap so I … Continue reading

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Evolution of LED Lighting

When the children were really young they had a very tiny little nightlight.  It didn’t really give off all that much light but it was enough to keep the boys happy.  But nothing lasts forever and as it turns out … Continue reading

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