How to Check Hidden File in Java?


If you want to check if a file is hidden or not. Then use the below code snippet. The method isHidden() in the File class is used for checking if the file is hidden or not. This is simple utility which is useful when you are working with the File operations.

Convert String to Date using SimpleDateFormat


Many developers find it hard for understanding the conversion of plain string to the Date object with the desired format. This is a very basic requirement in any Java application. This tutorial provides few basic formats examples using the SimpleDateFormat class. Also there is plenty of formats available and supported by JDK, you can try […]

Create Spring Beans using Factory Methods


The advantage of using the spring framework is the efficient beans management by the IOC container. We never create an instance in the code instead spring creates and manages them. In the certain scenarios, the demand is to use the factory methods for creating the instances of an particular object due to the restriction imposed […]

Bean Validation 1.1 in Java EE 7 – Using Default Constraints


Bean Validation 1.1 (JSR 349) is integrated as part of Java EE 7. The new features of Bean Validation 1.1 are as follows: Applying constraints on method parameters and return values. This can be used in creating a pre and post condition contract. Constraints can be applied to constructors. New API to obtain metadata of […]

Navigation Features in Foundation Framework


In this article I’ll discuss some more features of the Foundation 3 framework. In the previous article Introduction to Foundation 3 Framework , we saw some of the following features offered by Foundation 3 framework: Forming basic HTML sturucture using GRIDS Typography Buttons In this articles I’ll cover Navigation using the foundation framework.┬áRefer the article […]

Use Trang to Generate XSD from XML File


XML schema used for defining the restriction on XML data structure. It is adding the highly validated data structure and useful for defining the types for the data in XML files. In a normal practice, first a developer creates a XSD (schema) with validations or enforcement for the XML structure, later all the XML files […]

Spring Framework 4.0 RC1 Released


Spring Framework 4.0 Release Candidate 1 is released by Spring IO this week. Earlier they have announced that Spring 4.0 is due to the release in October 2014. However, in the latest blog post they have indicated that it will be available by December 2014. The last addition of new features with this release candidate […]

How to create a Spring Bean of an Inner class?


In this tutorial I will explain how to declare bean definition for the Inner classes in Spring XML configuration. When you are using inner class as spring beans, you have to specify the binary class name of that inner or nested class to instantiate as a bean. If you have a class ExampleType and it […]

Register Spring Beans to BeanFactory using registerSingleton


Spring’s strength lies on its core framework’s Inversion Of Control (IOC) and how the beans are instantiated and managed by the IOC container. All the beans in the spring’s IOC containers are managed as the singleton beans by default for the efficient and good performance. As a good practice, you should never create instance for […]

Polymorphic Association Mapping with Any Relationship in Hibernate


Polymorphic association, supported by Hibernate, is the solution of such mapping requirement as an instance of entity needs to be associated with one of multiple possible entities. This can be implemented with Any relationship. In this relationship, the table holding the relationship would have two columns for relationship management. One to identify the primary key […]