Web Summit 2014

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One of the first things I have noticed after moving to Dublin was that I managed to arrive just before the start of Web Summit conference. Being so late to the party I decided to take an alternative route and volunteered with my friends to get an inside look at how conference of this magnitude is run and also to meet more like-minded people. Following post is going to provide you a short overview of the event and introduce the atmosphere of biggest IT conference in Europe.

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Spring Rest API with Swagger – Exposing documentation

Once you create API documentation it is important to make it available to the stakeholders. In ideal case, this published documentation would be flexible enough to account for any last-minute changes and also be easy to distribute (in terms of costs as well as time needed to accomplish this). To make this possible we will make use of what was accomplished in my previous post detailing the process of creation of API documentation. Using Swagger UI module in combination with published API documentation in json allows us to create simple HTML documentation that may be used to interact with the APIs as well.

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Spring Rest API with Swagger – Creating documentation

The real key to making your REST API easy to use is good documentation. But even if your documentation is done well, you need to set your company processes right to publish it correctly and on time. Ensuring that stakeholders receive it on time is one thing, but you are also responsible for updates in both the API and documentation. Having this process done automatically provides easy way out of trouble, since your documentation is no longer static deliverable and becomes a living thing. In previous post, I discussed how to integrate Swagger with your Spring application with Jersey. Now it’s time to show you how to create documentation and publish it for others to see.

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Spring Rest API with Swagger – Integration and configuration

Nowadays, exposed APIs are finally getting the attention they deserve and companies are starting to recognize their strategic value. However, working with 3rd party APIs can be really tedious work, especially when these APIs are not maintained, ill designed or missing any documentation. That’s why I decided to look around for ways to provide fellow programmers and other team members with proper documentation when it comes to integration. One way to go is to use WADL, which is a standard specifically designed to describe HTTP based web applications (like REST web services). However there are few drawback when using WADL that made me look elsewhere for solutions how to properly document and expose API documentation.

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Seeeduino Stalker (Waterproof Solar Kit)

So today I decided to write about a topic I have not mentioned on my blog before and is not Java related. Few months ago, I’ve got my hands on an Arduino compatible board for the first time. I was pretty intrigued to explore what this little guy can actually do and following article is a brief review of my first encounters with micro controllers as such. I was able to try out a few small programs and check basic properties of this board and tried out some sensor work. Reading this article may serve as a teaser for those who are considering jumping into the world of Arduinos and a review of my starting kit of choice for those who are considering any such purchase.

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