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Submission + - A Simple Servlet Based Spring 3.0 Application (

potemcam writes: It seems like everyone that has tried to configure their Servlet based web application to use Spring has run into trouble at some point. And to compound the problem, the Annotation based approach to configuring the Spring container without using XML is barely documented, causing great frustration when developers are trying to get a handle to their Spring IoC container from a web context. This incredibly simple example will show you how to configure a Servlet/JSP based web application to use the Spring framework, along with demonstrating how to use the Spring 3.0 APIs to manage the HttpSession and HttpServletRequest scope of a web application. It's a super simple application, but when you're trying to figure out how things work, that's exactly what you need.

Submission + - The Oracle Lawsuit Will End w/ Google Owning Java ( 3

potemcam writes: The only real strategy that makes any sense here is that Oracle is strong-arming Google into actually taking Java off their hands. There is little doubt that the Oracle lawsuit has legal, if not technical, merit. If this lawsuit goes to court, Oracle will end up with a settlement in the high hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions. Of course, this whole thing won’t go to court. Court isn’t the end game of this lawsuit.

"With this lawsuit, Oracle isn’t just refusing to hold onto the lifeline Google is throwing them, but instead, they’re trying to use that very lifeline to actually strangle their rescuer."

The big end game here is Java ending up in the hands of Google.


Submission + - Comparing Spring and Google's Guice: A Coders Pers (

potemcam writes: In his last article, Ryan Nelson detailed a high-level comparison of two dependency injection frameworks: Guice and Spring. While both fully embrace the principles of DI, they have very different approaches to implementing them. In this article walks you some actual code examples reflecting some basic use cases, and comparing how the two DI and IoC frameworks might implement them.

Comment A Few Typos, But The Heart and Core Is There... (Score 5, Interesting) 337

It was an hour long interview recorded on a handheld device, and we (basementcoders & TheServerSide) tried to get the transcription out as quickly as possible so those who didn't have the time to listen to the hour long interview could at the very least read through it. There's a few typos in there that we'll fix soon enough, but putting that aside, you really get to the heart of what's driving Gosling and what he hopes for the future of Java.

Submission + - Father of Java, James Gosling unloads

javab0y writes: The folks over at basementcoders ( did a podcast with James Gosling, The Father of Java, last week at a coffee shop in San Francisco during the JavaOne conference. In a raw and no-holds-barred interview, James let loose on Oracle, the Google Lawsuit, and his experience with IBM. You know its going to be good when he starts out saying "I eventually graduated in '83. Went to work for IBM which is, you know, is within the top 10 of my stuipidist career decisions I've made". The podcast was fully transcribed and can be found at

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