Category Archives: Java

Java Code To Extract Email From Text

I found a good piece of code which can be used to extract multiple email from a String. A modified version of the code is listed below:

public static String readContactEmailFromString(String resumeText) {
    final String RE_MAIL = "([\\w\\-]([\\.\\w])+[\\w]+@([\\w\\-]+\\.)+[A-Za-z]{2,4})";
    Pattern p = Pattern.compile(RE_MAIL);
    Matcher m = p.matcher(resumeText);

    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
    while(m.find()) {
        if (sb.toString().contains(m.group(1))) continue;
        if (sb.toString().isEmpty()) {
            sb.append(m.group(1));
        } else {
            sb.append("; " + m.group(1));
        }
    }
    return sb.toString();
}

Spring Certification

We can now do Spring certification without going for Pivotal training. It was long due and here it is finally!

Can you take Spring certification without Pivotal Training Course?

Read more: http://javarevisited.blogspot.com/2017/05/can-you-take-spring-certification-without-training-course.html#ixzz4hVUNb9fW

5 Spring Framework Books for Java developers (Includes Spring Security and Spring Boot) – Best of lot

Read more: http://www.java67.com/2016/12/5-spring-framework-books-for-java-programmers.html#ixzz4hVU7visy

Maven: Installing / adding local jar into your local maven repository

I needed to install a local jar file into my laptop’s local maven repository and found this article. I used this approach to install this jar file in my repo:

mvn install:install-file -Dfile=my-model-1.2.1.jar -DgroupId=com.cyberaka.my.package -DartifactId=my-model -Dversion=1.2.1 -Dpackaging=jar -DgeneratePom=true

This duly added the local jar file under appropriate group id and artifact id inside my maven repository and I was able to refer to this dependency through my project’s pom.

 

Embedding images directly into HTML

I needed to email an HTML report and I was not happy with the fact that we have to create zip file containing the HTML, Images etc. I knew it was possible to embed base64 data directly into HTML I started looking for some PoC. My search took me to an online base64 encoder and decoder. This gave me the idea to convert the external image files into base64 string and embed it directly into HTML. On some search I landed up Apache Commons Codec Library which contains a Base64 class which can be used to covert an input stream into a base64 string.

JSON to Java Code Generator

I recently received a couple of REST Web Service endpoints where the implementation technology was not Java. So I had to either rollout my own object and then rely on the object mapper to map the JSON to Java or come up with an approach to generate the relevant POJO file. On a little bit of looking around I found out the following two links for generating Java Code from JSON.

http://json2java.azurewebsites.net/

https://javafromjson.dashingrocket.com/

The POJO generated were decent and got the job done. I didn’t have to write the POJO myself and the code generated by these websites did the job well.

Another link recommended in the posts comments.
http://www.freecodeformat.com/json2pojo.php (Thanks Daniel)

Debugging HTTP Traffic in Mac

I use Fiddler extensively in Windows for debugging any HTTP traffic in my web applications. However on Mac Fiddler is not available. On some search I have found out the following tools which can do the job:

Chrome
In Chrome just type “chrome://net-internals/#http2” in the address bar and you will be able to see all the HTTP traffic that is going on in your system. Not sure when it got added to Chrome but it is a very simple yet powerful utility.

Charles Proxy
This is Java based commercial utility which can be used for almost Fiddler like functionality. This works in Windows, Linux and Mac so it is good deal I think for any developer.

Update: On using Charles Proxy I found it to be dead simple to use and it fulfilled all the requirements I had on my Mac. There is 30 minute lockout feature for unlicensed version which seems fair. It is completely worth the 50$ price tag.