Tag: Jackson

Spring + REST + Angular: Creating the API — Part 1 of 2

This series of posts builds a RESTful service that is consumed by an Angular front end. In this post we will create a RESTful web service built on Spring MVC that uses JSON. The source code for this sample application is on GitHub:

Service-Oriented Architecture

With the growing popularity of Single Page Application (SPA) and mobile applications, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is shining now more than ever. Web services, by nature, are language agnostic, so they can be re-used across applications written in any language whether it’s a JavaScript, Objective-C, Java, or .NET application.¬†SOA is fundamentally based on exposing data via web services that empower the client applications to render that data in an appropriate way. Continue reading

Blog List Example with Volley

In my previous iterations of the of the Blog List example, the BlogListService just returned a hardcoded list of BlogPost objects. In this post, we will actually retrieve the list of BlogPost objects from a restful JSON service.

Ideally, you can eliminate much of the HTTP traffic by using some sort of a client side caching layer. This is where Volley comes in.

So, in this post I’ll show two things:

  1. One of the many ways to consume JSON and convert it into java objects
  2. The use of Volley as an asynchronous network thread management and caching solution (replacing the AsyncTaskLoader in the prior examples).

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