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Spring is a module based open source framework to build robust Java / Java EE applications.

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Make a class depends on its own ports instead of injecting dependency interfaces

I just have an idea about dependency management in Spring IOC environment that seems to be better than the typical approach, but I am not sure because I can't find any references or example out there ...
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dealing with too many DTO / Java

We are building an pseudo-rest API (because no body cares/funds for a full blown rest API for internal use - which is OK). So we have elements of Rest API (links for resources, API naming conventions ...
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Is it necessary to keep Spring modules Spring-Boot free?

Consider a Maven project with modules: app - SpringBoot application module, deployment unit web - SpringMVC module with controllers, views and web resources domain - Domain logic module with ...
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Does creating multiple REST services calling each other from a monolithic EJB application right approach to make them microservices later?

We are doing an architectural refactoring to convert a monolithic J2EE EJB application to Spring services. In order to do that I'm creating services by breaking the application against the joints of ...
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Is the way I am doing client-side rendering bad practice? [closed]

I am working on my first web development project, SQLite4Web. Long story short: SQLite4Web is a web interface for SQLite database files. The user can access their database via /db/{dbToken}, where ...
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Spring Boot Controller Unit Test Strategy

All of the controllers in our project are as dumb as we can make them. Rightfully so, they simply validate the incoming payload, hand the request over to a service layer, and return whatever response ...
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How to reduce dependency on IOC Framework (Frameworks in general)

I was watching a presentation by Uncle Bob. In the end of that presentation (last 10 min), He argued that we should abstract everything (Even frameworks) from our business logic. JAVA EE does a great ...
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Messaging engine architecture with front-end and ORM layer (spring)

I'm looking to push my first QuickFixJ messaging engine into production, and I would like to know the best way to do so. Bear with me. The gist of the responsibilities is as follows: Through ...
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How to serve the front-end in a Spring microservice architecture?

I want to create the following distributed system: Spring back-end microservices containing the domain logic, a UAA (authentication) service, a Eureka service registry/discovery, a Spring Cloud Config ...
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Performance impact of JPARepository save() on a large database table with index

We have a few tables with a large amount of data and with indexes on those tables to help in faster retrieval. We are also using Spring Data JPA JpaRepository for adding data to those tables using the ...
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Two Web clients and Java server (HTTP and Websockets)

I have 3 software components of a Web Application: 1. JS-client application 1 (JSApp1) 2. Java Spring (REST and Websockets) server app (SRV) 3. JS-client application 2 (JSApp2) My current task is to ...
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Using Spring Boot's @ConfigurationProperties without violating Law of Demeter

My apps commonly have one or more prop holders. These holders contain config data used in the app such as: @Component @ConfigurationProperties(prefix="app.orders") @Data //lombok public class ...
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Handling an empty path variable request

I have a scenario where I can take a student Id as input via a part variable and return some data back as JSON objects where JavaScript handles the response as a part of AJAX call. Suppose the method ...
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Java inheritance error handling scenario

I looked multiple places for some advice on how to solve this before asking this question, but I couldn't find something similar to this. So I have the following scenario in Java Spring Integration ...
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Should I postfix application.yml?

My project structure (Spring / maven): src / main / resources / application.yml src / test / resources / application.yml This is working well (when I launch test, it takes the test application.yml). ...
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Dealing with data download which could take days to download

I have a situation on the front end where a user clicks on “Download” button and the query behind the scenes is going to take over a day. I have a Spring boot web app running as far as web services ...
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Java Design Pattern to Use for switching between 2 different endpoints

I have a legacy service that is running on-prem and have built a new service that runs on cloud which provides the same functionality. I have another java (spring) service which consumes the on-prem ...
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Streaming file content efficiently without risking resource leaks

I have to rectifiy an application that basically serves content by using two REST endpoints. Both endpoints transfer files to the browser, one endpoint does so by providing the file in binary format, ...
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How do entities, DTO, DOA work together and what’s their role within a system?

Most of my work is written in Java using Spring Boot. In a recent project my entities contained no business logic, Spring Data was used to handle repositories and I have service classes that ...
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Is separating a Spring Boot REST API into interface and implementation a good practice?

I "herited" a lot of Spring Boot code which is basically an asortment of REST Webservices. All those webservices are separated into an interface and an implementation and I find it hard get a grasp of ...
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How to deal with large data in Websocket message?

I wrote a websocket server in Spring Boot and a client in Javascript. These work fine. I also wrote a second client in Java. When this one attempts to handle a frame after connecting to the host, I ...
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Best approach for web service that calls other web services

The scenario is: client makes request to server A Server A makes potentially multiple requests to server B. Edit to clarify, server A makes the requests concurrently using Futures. Server A blocks ...
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Best way to handle environment specif fields in Hibernate

We have one microservice that will be deployed on two different environments(A and B). There are some common fields and also some are specific to the environment. Example: SomeEntity for environment ...
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Spring Boot - Extending 'Base' or 'Common' JARs

Here is the situation at work: We have a 'framework/patchwork' team that is responsible for setting up . However it is hardly consistent. Recently, we received implementation for work that did not ...
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Where to store static contents

Recently I am developing a new feature for my web application that must be Release Independent. The feature requires to show some predefined data. Those data will rarely be changed or updated. Here ...
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How to make rest api end points in swagger UI pre authenticated in Spring BOOT

I have written a spring boot rest API application with OAuth.I have integrated swagger UI for API documentation. I want the API endpoints on swagger UI to be accessible without an access token. Please ...
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HATEOAS APIs and front end development

We are developing a tool from scratch based on a Spring backend and VueJs frontend. I am primarily working on the backend and came to know about the HATEOAS principle of developing REST APIs and ...
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Returning JPA Entities in Rest Api's?

Recently Ive seen so many devs working with the stack Spring/JPA and returning all these JPA entities on their rest controllers. In my opinion it's a BAD PRACTICE for several reason such: ...
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Is it okay to put all your error handling on facade layer?

I am doing a Java Spring-Boot backend project and I am implementing a controller-facade-service pattern on my structure. So is it best to put all my error handling on the facade layer, while the ...
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What is the use of DTO instead of Entity?

I am working on RCP application, I'm new to this application. Spring beans are used to write business logic to save/fetch entities. But, instead of sending entities directly to client we are ...
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Putting the rowmapper inside the domain class

Normally in java the RowMapper is placed in its own class. Instead, what about this design, putting the RowMapper inside each domain object, and giving all of them a consistent name: public class ...
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Maven plugin to operate at parent and child module levels?

I have a large multi-module java/maven application where each child module is it's own java application and the root parent pom defines the standard dependencies pom.xml - parent pom - child1/pom.xml ...
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IEC 62304, Are Software Frameworks (Spring/JEE/Angular/React) considered SOUP?

Im working on the implementation of an IEC 62304 compliant development process in our company and I have a question considering SOUP (Software of unknown Provenance). Our goal is the develop a web ...
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Handling domain errors in the API

I'm working on building an API interface on-top of a domain-driven architecture. The domain layer has a bunch of specific exception classes (i.e. NameIsRequiredException, CannotPublishDraftException, ...
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How to correctly split a monolith and rely on the same domain

Context I'm developing a Spring Boot java application. Currently it is a monolith with the rest API and the front end (vaadin driven) in the same big project. Although this is very easy to develop ...
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Repository vs. DAO (again)

In general this back-story does not matter but just to explain the code below: The server handles users and user groups. User groups are able to "discover" places - at this point in time these places ...
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Given an implementation of a Service Layer and Repository layer, should you make tests of both?

Currently I have an entity called Product with the respective ProductRepository and ProductService. For ProductService, I have tests for: Read (Covering Create too) Update Delete Besides achieving ...
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Data Objects for each layer(DTO vs Entity vs Response objects)

Let's say I'm building a Customer web application(in Spring Boot 2), which also exposes rest end points. I'm modeling my application into 3 layers. a) UI - CustomerDTO b) REST - ...
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Spring application context - dependency chaos

I am new in a team working on a grown and complex Spring MVC application. The application context is widely wired using @Autowire annotated constructors. This seems to be the main reason for the issue ...
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What is the better place to create the Binding and Queue on RPC communication: Consumer or Producer?

I was talking with part of my team about the responsibility for who own the Binding and Queue creation. We are using Spring framework. In async communication they agree that the responsability to ...
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How to not leak the auditing information to the business layer

From a REST API, we write to the database. We want to store who was the person that triggered this change. We have this information at the controller layer. The saving happens at the repository layer (...
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Design public API - String or generic type?

My team needs to design an API which sends objects to a queue in the cloud and retrieves objects from it. The data is inserted into the queue as byte[]. We have 2 ideas until now which I would love ...
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From a mobile application client to API/microservices

Let's say I have a mobile client for answering questions and then purchasing a widget. For example, I might have 10 screens from my UI with about 8 questions per screen. Imagine there is a screen ...
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Java: Is it okay to abuse Spring beans (@Component) rather than use static final utility classes?

I'm torn between using DI and static utility classes on my code. I currently created a DateUtil static class that is only meant to be accessed statically. This class is responsible for just creating ...
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Should I create a Repository Container to get my repositories?

@Component public class RepositoryContainer { @Autowired public CommentRepository commentRepository; @Autowired public ItemRepository itemRepository; @Autowired public ...
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Maintaining stateful information in REST API

I am developing a REST API which accepts JSON using Spring Boot. I use Spring Security for authentication. I have a use case where I have two services, one to test connection to a 3rd party system and ...
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Project Structure of Domain Driven Design in maven Java Spring-Boot [closed]

My team is in dilemma, we have an existing maven spring-boot Java8 project with following onion architechture. controller --> service --> dao --> jpa repositories ...
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Are Spring beans declared as static a poor design choice?

The question is pretty straightforward, I'll try to explain why I want some explainations. (All of this is my 1½-year junior Java developer opinion, which may be more than incomplete. Which is why I ...
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Ways to store objects, inherited from one superclass in a database

For my personal project I need to store 2D shapes in a Postgres database. For example Circle, Pentagon, Rectangle and so on. At first I've done it like so: all shapes are inherited from an abstract ...
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In implementing layered API architecture with Spring MVC Boot, how to connect to various endpoints

If you want to implement a layered API design for example, you may have one API layer that represents the application layer. And I assume that the application layer is represented by an endpoint and ...