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Just started to develop a small application in Scala running on a standard enterprise java stack. You can find more details on github:

Today, I’ll post some details on the persistence layer. The idea is to use Scala case classes and JPA as a persistence layer. For simple attributes it looks very cute:

 * Superclass for all persistent entities.
abstract class PersistentEntity(
  @BeanProperty @(Column @field)(name = "ID")@(Id @field)@(GeneratedValue @field)(strategy = GenerationType.AUTO) id: Long,
  @BeanProperty @(Column @field)(name = "VERSION")@(Version @field) version: Long) {
  def this() = this(-1, -1);

 * Represents a player. A player has a name, initial and current ELO ranking.
@Table(name = "PLAYER")
case class Player(
  @BeanProperty @(Column @field)(name = "NAME") name: String) extends PersistentEntity {

  def this() = this(null);

 * Represents a team. A team contains of et least one player and might have a name.
@Table(name = "TEAM")
case class Team(
  @BeanProperty @(Column @field)(name = "NAME") name: String) extends PersistentEntity {

  def this() = this(null);

Stay tuned about the development progress.


The JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0 is the newest Java presentation technology that is covered in JSR-314 and was publicly released on July 01, 2009. It became a part of the JEE6 standard and can be comfortably used in conjunction with other JEE frameworks, with Spring or just on its own. This article reveals the possible scenarios and shows the required configuration for the usage of JSF 2.0 with EJB 3.1 and with Spring 3.0. It also discusses several auxilary technologies which can be used along with JSF 2.0. continue reading…

I just returned from the furious event given by Adam Bien on Real World Java EE Practices. The presentation has been held in Lehmanns Bookstore in Hamburg in co-operation with the JUGHH. It was a full success with no space left in the bookstore. I think, I got the last seat and there were some people standing.

Adam made it in an hour and presented many interesting topics. He started with new subjects introduces in JEE6, like optional local interfaces, cronjob-like Timer Service and other nice goodies. Then he covered new stuff from JEE like REST and CDI (Context and Dependency Injection). Finally, he moved to the best practices, patterns and anti-pattern. As usual, it was quick and precise – Adam answered many questions and gave a good overview of the technology.

After the presentation, JUGHH / Lehmanns offer a glass of sparkling wine for the smaller audience and Adam spoke about the possibility to speak about JavaFX next time. This time I left my camera at home and only had my phone with me, so sorry for the low-resolutioned picture…


About two years ago, I published an article about Exposing the Functionality implemented in Stateless Session Beans (EJB 2.1) using Web Services. J2EE 1.4 times are over and the new version of the Java Enterprise framework, called Java Enterprise Edition 5 (JavaEE 5, or simply JEE) has emerged. In this article the same business scenario is repeated in the new framework.


Before we dive into code examples, some software is required. The good news about the software is, that it also evolved over time. Here is what we use:

  • Sun’s Java 6 SDK
  • JBoss AS 5.1.0 GA for JDK6
  • Eclipse Galileo 3.5.1 for JEE development

continue reading…

Accessing a relational database system from Java is a basic step required for many applications. The JEE architecture defines a standard for gaining this access, calls Java Connector Architecture (JCA). This article is a short HOWTO of configuring JCA-compliant datasource to a Firebird 2.x RDBMs using JBoss AS 5.1.0 as example. This tutorial is based on a Windows installation, but can be easily ported to Linux, or other OS.

For the configuration of the datasource two steps are required:

  • Deployment of the Firebird RAR resource adapter (jaybird-*.rar)
  • Creation of the firebird-ds.xml configuration

continue reading…


Yesterday, the second Adam Bien event in Lehmanns Bookstore took place. Again, the event was a full success. I arrived half-an-hour earlier and got a seat only in the tenth row.
Adam spoke about new features of EJB 3.1 and Glassfish. He showed examples running on a developer build of Glassfish V3, promising that the features will work without exceptions…
Here are some topics, I remember:

  • Singleton Beans: usefull a s a central point of the application, e.G. central cache etc…
  • Async Methods: allows asynchronous execution of time-consuming methods. Especially, it is possible to abort the execution
  • Deploying Beans in WARs: could be helpful for small applications
  • Global JNDI-Namespace
  • No interface view: simplifies the access to beans, if needed
  • EJBCOntainer.getEJBContainer().getContext(): allows external initialization of bean context, which is nice for testing

Later, Adam discussed some Core J2EE patters, that become absolete with EJB 3.1 and others which are still valid.

After the talk, I spoke with Adam about the OSGi as a module architecture inside JEE application, which seems interesting to me.

The pictures are as usual available in my FlickR Gallery.

Marco published a video on Loroma.