Using Codable for JSON in Swift 4

June 4, 2018 Stephen Morrow

While Swift versions 1-3 were never able to interact with JSON data on their own, Swift 4 now provides a built-in tool for mapping to and from JSON data. And it’s actually incredibly easy to use. At a high level, utilizing this feature simply requires inheriting the provided Codable class, and using the new JSONDecoder […]

Blind Spot Monitors: Seeing Beyond the Danger

November 30, 2016 Bernard Buentipo

An impressive new technology in vehicles these days are blind spot monitors. This safety feature warns drivers when a vehicle is entering their blind spot, enabling them to avoid unseen danger. As consultants, we are wired to address problems right in front of us. If there is an obstacle in the path of our project […]

A Common Pitfall With Microservice Architectures

February 29, 2016 Jeremy Leisy

Microservices have definitely hit it big. The architectural approach has made it into the mainstream by proving itself as a legitimate way to build fault-tolerant, highly available, horizontally scalable systems. With big name adopters in the high-performance tech industry such as Netflix, Amazon, and eBay, it is wise for the software architect to understand the […]

JSON Data Node Modules Part 2: In the Browser With Browserify

December 14, 2015 Michael Gyarmathy

This post is a follow-up to the previous post: JSON Data Node Modules Part 1: Using NPM to Store and Distribute Static Data. In my previous post, I talked about how to create JSON data node modules. This post is a tutorial explaining how to use Browserify to utilize this type of node module in front-end […]

JSON Data Node Modules Part 1: Using NPM to Store and Distribute Static Data

December 7, 2015 Michael Gyarmathy

The following post is the first of a two-part series covering JSON data node modules and how to use them in the browser with Browserify. This post covers how to create JSON data node modules and potential use cases for this type of module. NodeJS modules, along with Node Package Manager (NPM), are a great […]

Spring Integration: The Tip of the Iceberg

February 25, 2014 Jon Pierce

Electronic data interchange was one of my major focuses over the course of my career. I worked with teams of developers to build applications that implement complex business process flows; parse, route and transform data; and interact with internal and external systems and services. For the most part we wrote the code to handle mediation, […]

Why Did I Want a JSON View Resolver?

September 11, 2009 Kenny Rosenberg

In my previous post, I documented a scenario that I encountered while setting up a JSON view resolver in a Spring MVC project.  Let me take a step back and explain my motivations for why I wanted a JSON view resolver. In any Spring MVC application, Controller classes are responsible for processing some data, then […]

Integrating PHP and Java

Dustin Talk

We can categorize integrating Java into a PHP environment into three basic areas: The use of Web Services, utilizing a VM Bridge, and Direct Calling. We also take a look at another alternative, which is running PHP in a Java Environment. I will briefly describe the features of each method, giving those looking for such tools some insight as to what may best fit their application.