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Testing the JAX-RS RESTful Web Service

If we wish to create RESTful Web Service in Java, then the  JAX-RS  is the officially accepted Java API for this. This is also referred to as the lightweight little brother of JAX-WS  (Java API for XML Web Services). At the moment the JAX-RS 2.0 version is the latest (JSR 339 standard), it was released in May 2013. The JAX-RS defines the RESTful API on the server side, and since the JAX-RS 2.0, it has also contained a client API, which is very useful for testing. Some of the most important JAX-RS implementations are the following:

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Writing is relaxing for me…

Most of my tales begin with a sound or sentence.

No matter where I am, I need to be alone for it to happen. It often happens that while I am walking in the street or washing the dishes, I suddenly hear somebody „speaking” inside me, and they usually make me laugh. New characters, new stories then unfold from these „voices”.
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The business of games

We were invited to the Telenor Smartphone Academy, to present our games and to make a presentation entitled The business of games. This was the second event of this kind where we appeared. Similarly to the first event here we could also take part in interesting discussions. We met a young group of game developers who asked us about our experiences, and also met some, who have already published games, and gained experiences. Naturally the gamer audience took part as well, expressed their opinion concerning our beta games, and we also managed to involve them in our team of testers.

At the beginning of my presentation I faced a minor technical problem, and I was nervous too, as I had not made a presentation in front of such a large audience. I am not completely satisfied with my presentation, but I will do better next time. The topic itself is enormous, we could spend hours talking and debating about it. It wasn’t easy to summarize it in just 10 minutes, thus I thought it deserves an extra post.

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Becoming Family-Friendly

In 2011 one of my first tasks at this workplace was to prepare our “Family-Friendly Workplace” tender. We welcomed the chance, and our managers welcomed it as well, as although the notion was not yet common, the practice itself was, and we felt that it has a place and genuineness at our company. I hoped that with the help of the tender we could improve this area further. Seeing the tender data sheet I did not worry, as mainly statistical data and a relatively short professional description was needed. I did not want to leave the success of the tender to chance, so I began to do research in the topic. The result was surprising, and somewhat disappointing at first sight.

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City database

For a project in progress we would like to display the users‘ activity on a world map, as a kind of heat map. This request, however simple it may seem, poses several challenges.
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Robot in the room

It does help if one knows trigonometric functions.

I have encountered an interesting problem in connection with our game in the making. The name of the main character and the location has been changed due to privacy rights… :)
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The limitations of iBooks when playing audio files in interactive EPUB3 format – through the developers’ eyes

In June, 2012 our company published our first interactive book for iBooks capable iOS devices. Taking the idea further, in December the same year we created and published the first episode of the Tales from the Playroom series, entitled First Colours megérkezik in Hungarian and The Arrival of Erste Farben in English. In the course of the development we encountered a number of limitations that appeared in iBooks, but not in the simple WebKit-based browser.

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Content is king – just three words, but what an adventure

7500 kilometers, 113 lessons, over 80 presenters, 30 “Oszkár” carpooling journeys, 25 nearly sleepless nights and another night or two spent with parties, all for three words. Was it worth it?
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Liferay newsletter module case study

Last year, instead of the cms system we used previously, our company was looking for a new, more modern open source cms system to satisfy the needs of our clients. An important requirement was that the new cms should be JAVA-based, this is how we found Liferay CE.

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Webstar-Newsletter user’s guide

The operation of the Newsletter

The Webstar Newsletter application consists of 3 portlets and an Action Hook:

  • Subscription portlet (the element displayed on the webpage that enables subscriptions)
  • Subscription action portlet (the unsubscription links in the letters take the user to the pages where this portlet is located)
  • Administration portlet (can be reached through ControlPanel, but can also be placed on a public page)

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