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Java Enterprise Edition (JavaEE) is a platform for enterprise computing for Java.

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Staging environment vs Production environment

I work for a company where we build enterprise applications, and we maintain three environments: development (or dev), staging (or stage) and production (or prod). The meaning of dev is intuitive: it'...
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What are these different Java versions for?

I am just about to start my Java journey, ( I've already dabbled in C++) but I am getting really confused about all the different versions of Java: JavaSE JavaEE JavaFX etc. Can someone explain ...
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Is object pooling a deprecated technique?

I am very familiar with the concept of object pooling and I always try to use it as much as possible. Additionally I always thought that object pooling is the standard norm as I have observed that ...
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Dependency Injection: Field Injection vs Constructor Injection?

I know this is a hot debate and the opinions tend to change over time as to the best approach practice. I used to use exclusively field injection for my classes, until I started reading up on ...
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Selecting a JAX-RS implementation for a new project

I'm starting a new Java project which will require a RESTful API. It will be a SaaS business application serving mobile clients. I have developed one project with Java EE 6, but I'm not very familiar ...
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Java web application folder structure

As a beginner to J2EE, I have recently started developing my own project from scratch using the Core of J2EE : Servlets & Jsps. I could not evaluate whether my project folder structure is right ...
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Creating Java EE Projects with Maven

I've been developing Java EE web apps with Eclipse for about a year. My employer doesn't use Maven, but the more I read about it, the more convinced I am that Maven + Hudson will be greatly beneficial ...
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How to unit test a jsp file?

I'm developing a Java 6 EE application and I'm testing my jsp code with another one with a testing version of the function calls and code used in the original one but it seems loose and impractical. ...
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What is the difference between Enterprise Java vs Core Java? [duplicate]

I have some experience in programming in Java but wondering if someone could explain what is the difference between Enterprise Java vs Core Java? Someone asked me a question on whether I use core-...
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Is your company thinking of transitioning from java to another technology? [closed]

As every Java developer knows, Oracle bought Sun and the future of java looks quite unclear, specially since Oracle wants to monetize the JVM. Java as a language has also been stale in the last few ...
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Node.js Or servlets? [closed]

I have heard a lot and read about the Javascript server side language i.e Node.js, and saw many comparisons in favor of Node. I don't understand what makes it better or faster, or how it even relates ...
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When, how and why should one upgrade (Java) frameworks?

Short summary as introduction: We are a small Java web development team, creating applications using various frameworks and libraries like JSF, Hibernate, Seam, all together deployed in JBoss AS. ...
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exact answer for “what is j2ee?” - job interview [closed]

I'd like to ask if someone of you knows the exact meaning of JEE. That's because a collegue of mine was asked this question in a job interview, and was "unable to answer properly"... to speak with ...
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How to remove duplicate exception block code

I have good number of Service and DAO classes which has the same set of 30 line exception code block which gets repeated and it shows up in Code Duplication report. The approach which I can think of ...
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How will writing the transaction part in Java benefit the security of the application, when all other parts are being written in PHP?

A friend of mine while working on a PHP application asked me to write one part of the application in Java. The part that involved transactions. He said it will be better to write this portion in Java. ...
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Why do almost all Java jobs (postings and from recruiters) say J2EE rather than the newer JEE versions? [closed]

I'm still fairly new to Java but have definite comfort now working within the framework I am used to which would mainly be focused on Spring, Hibernate and JEE 6. It seems like every time I talk to a ...
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SLF4J vs LOG4J Which one to prefer? [closed]

I have seen this question but does not answer me. It have a brand new project. I have almost always used Log4J but now I am seeing SLF4J making some waves. What is it that Log4J could not do and we ...
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Desktop to Web - How to deal with user-interactive workflows

I start a new project this summer, consisting in developing a web version of a proprietary desktop ERP. The main goal of my company is to be able to propose a web version of its ERP, with all ...
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How should I go about “overhauling” a large legacy application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I’ve inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now? For my next project, I've been tasked with "overhauling" a large legacy web application with many parts. It is a JSP ...
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Why Java does not have a framework like Rails? [closed]

I am a Ruby on Rails developer and I like its simplicity and rapidness. On the other hand we need to use Java for some projects that we develop for our clients. My question is why (pure) Java does ...
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Are there any “enterprise ready” functional programming languages? [closed]

By "enterprise ready" I am referring to availability of tools: dependency management, build management, message servers, databases, application platforms and servers, and are secure and scale well? ...
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Does the use of frameworks make it unnecessary to learn design patterns?

I don't want to say that is not necessary knowing design patterns. I just want to tell you my experience. I've used Spring frameworks for four years and another frameworks (JSF, Mybatis, Hibernate, ...
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Customer wants to modify the .properties files packaged in our WAR file

I have a customer who wants the ability to modify the .properties files packaged in the web applications WAR file so that they have the control to modify environments at settings. They will be ...
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Is it fine to use logs in the Helper Methods?

I have been doubting for a long time whether or not to have a logger in methods (usually helper methods) like the one below. Whether we can print it in the method or print the response where the ...
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JavaEE server experience matters for a developer?

Lately I am seeing quite a few application development job ads asking for experience with this or that Java EE server. I can understand this if it is for a server administrator, however I find it ...
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Log4j logger per class vs logger per application

I am stuck at understanding a concept related to Logger creation, especially in the context of Java EE. In my experience, I nearly always used one logger per application, with few cases when I needed ...
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Programming in academic environment vs industry environment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Differences between programming in school vs programming in industry? This is a general discussion about programming in the industry environment. The background story is that ...
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How to deal with different configurations with non-overlapping properties?

I am working on a project based on the Java EE technology. First I'd like to tell you what I want to achieve, then what I already tried. Task: Imagine two types of configurations, which you want to ...
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Shall I separate the admin part from the rest of the war

I built a web-applicationg using struts2. Then I built a small admin interface in the same war. With time the webapp grew and so the admin-interface. Now, I'm thinking to separate the admin interface ...
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Can you use annotations for any use-case of Web.xml in Java EE?

Nowadays I have been practising Java EE. There are may annotations which simplify configuration of servlet container. Such as: @WebServlet @WebInitParam @ServletSecurity etc. You can do the ...
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Java SE and Java EE? [duplicate]

I was now talking with some people and they told me that if i was intrested in a job in the future for Java programming i should not spend too much time only learning Java SE i should spend time ...
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What is meant by 4 GL?

I came across the term 4GL(generation language) in reading about Oracle ADF Busniess components . I want to know what exactly is 4GL ? This is the actual quote from the book Oracle Fusion Guide: ...
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If I unite many web apps into one, will I save resources?

I'm comparing 2 different approaches of J2EE application architecture: Divide independent parts as modules of one big web app. Divide independent parts as different web apps running on same server. ...
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Heavy use of static methods in a Java EE web application?

Generally I am asking if this is a norm. The application architecture includes spring and the zk framework. I personally can't help but think this introduces a number of problems. I mean...this is a ...
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High-Load Java Server for Multiplayer

I am making a multiplayer game. Now I am trying to choose the technology to connect the android devices to the server. The clients run on Android, and the game is MMORPG. I would like to write the ...
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Why JSP over Servlets for view?

Although servlets does the task of sending the HTML code to the client programmers weight JSP over servlets for that. Even a JSP code is compiled into servlet before giving the response to the browser ...
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How to move to Java enterprise development after Python and Ruby? [closed]

I used to develop in Django/Python and Rails/Ruby (and before that C/C++ and C#), and I'm now at a job where we do enterprise Java development (Spring, Hibernate, RESTEasy, Maven, etc.) for web ...
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Web app outgrowing current framework

I have quite a bit of experience with using Django for websites and so when I started a new project I naturally chose to use Django for it. Everything went well for a time but now the application is ...
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Toggling “maintenance mode” in Java EE app

I've been toying with the idea of feature toggles for various configuration/access purposes, but have been a little unsure of myself when it comes to toggling something like a downtime or maintenance ...
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Continuous integration never results in build errors

I'm working with a variety of Java EE websites which use internal libraries we've developed. For each website, we only upgrade to new versions of our internal libraries as needed, and before ...
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Good design for delegates in a service oriented architecture

My problem is quite complex to explain and my English is not excellent, so I hope you can understand my question. In a service oriented architecture there are some modules that own data used by all ...
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Understanding the data flow in Spring REST layered architecture

I am new to Spring as well as layered architecture. So am a bit confused as how data flows among the different layers. What so far I have understood is: Layers: Controller (which accepts requests) ...
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Could the creation of many methods in Java affect performance? [closed]

I was told by a colleague that in Java, the performance may be worse if we create more methods, stacking many methods calling over them in JVM, specially in a Java EE environment. This seems to ...
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Enterprise scalable vs internet scalable, what is the meaning & differences?

While reading about Java EE applications, somewhere I have seen people saying they're enterprise scalable, I am confused as to what that really mean? Are Java web applications mainly written & ...
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What kind of test should be given to Java EE programmers? [closed]

I'm looking to hire developers and I wish to test them. I have been especially told by my boss that we should have programmers on board that can consult on banking sector software and I'm to come up ...
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Pass Objects or values as parameters to functions

I'm working with JEE standard. I have the following layers: JPA (Eclipse Link), Data Access, Business Logic, and JSF (Primefaces). Primefaces uses MVC design pattern, so the the presentation layer ...
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Why use JSP instead of servlets? [closed]

(Rewritten for reopening:) What are relative advantages of Servlets over JSP, or vice versa? Might JSP be preferred because it is easy to put code inside JSP, or Servlets because with them code can ...
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Choosing right technology for messaging system

I'm working on a messaging system for two years now, the system was written by a long ago gone team and involves emails and document processing. The basic process is: Receive an email, parse it, save ...
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What is the best way to manage Hibernate sessions in a Struts-1 application?

I am now the owner of a Struts-1 application, and the Hibernate session management is all over the place. I have searched online documentation but have not found a clear explanation of the best way ...
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What are modern develop-deploy-test techniques for non-interpreted languages?

I have strong web-developer background, where in order to show client a demo I've uploaded a solution to demo environment and sent over a link. If case client asked to make changes, I did them in ...