Coming Up for Air





  • Kotlin-RS

    In keeping with theme of "use existing frameworks with Kotlin" and misleading titles, here’s a quick and dirty demonstration of writing JAX-RS applications using Kotlin.



  • Can I Use Dropwizard for This?

    I’ve been toying with using DropWizard as my…​ deployment platform for a personal project, but I need/want JAX-RS 2 and CDI, which is a problem for the the stable DW. There is a branch that is migrating to JAX-RS 2 (and Jersey 2.9), and it sort of works, but trying a simple injection is causing a failure I can’t quite figure out:

    Caused by: A MultiException has 1 exceptions.  They are:
    1. org.glassfish.hk2.api.UnsatisfiedDependencyException: There was no object available for injection at Injectee(requiredType=SayHelloService,parent=HelloWorldResource,qualifiers={}),position=-1,optional=false,self=false,unqualified=null,288169102)
        at org.jvnet.hk2.internal.ThreeThirtyResolver.resolve(
        at org.jvnet.hk2.internal.Utilities.justInject(
        at org.jvnet.hk2.internal.ServiceLocatorImpl.inject(
        at org.jvnet.hk2.internal.ServiceLocatorImpl.inject(
        at org.glassfish.jersey.server.ApplicationHandler.initialize(
        at org.glassfish.jersey.server.ApplicationHandler.access$500(
        at org.glassfish.jersey.server.ApplicationHandler$
        at org.glassfish.jersey.internal.Errors$
        at org.glassfish.jersey.internal.Errors$
        at org.glassfish.jersey.internal.Errors.process(
        at org.glassfish.jersey.internal.Errors.process(
        at org.glassfish.jersey.internal.Errors.processWithException(
        at org.glassfish.jersey.server.ApplicationHandler.<init>(
        at org.glassfish.jersey.server.ApplicationHandler.<init>(
        at org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.WebComponent.<init>(
        at org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer.init(
        at org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer.init(
        at javax.servlet.GenericServlet.init(
        at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHolder.initServlet(
        ... 36 more
    Caused by: org.glassfish.hk2.api.UnsatisfiedDependencyException: There was no object available for injection at Injectee(requiredType=SayHelloService,parent=HelloWorldResource,qualifiers={}),position=-1,optional=false,self=false,unqualified=null,288169102)
        ... 55 more

    If I create the Weld runtime and request the beans specifically, I get to good objects (instances of both A and B, with B having an injected instance of A), but once I tell DW to fire things, the app dies:

            Weld weld = new Weld();
            WeldContainer container = weld.initialize();
            SayHelloService service = WeldContext.INSTANCE.getBean(SayHelloService.class);
            final HelloWorldResource resource = container.instance().select(HelloWorldResource.class).get();
            final TemplateHealthCheck healthCheck
                    = new TemplateHealthCheck(configuration.getTemplate());
            environment.healthChecks().register("template", healthCheck);

    It seems, then, my deployment environment will be, at least for now, a Java EE app server. They’re small enough these days that it really shouldn’t matter. I was just curious to see if DW might be viable for me, and it appears that the answer is "not yet".

    I’ll check back later.


  • File Uploads with JAX-RS 2

    If you search for how to upload a file to a JAX-RS 2 endpoint, most suggestions will point you to implementation-specific approaches. While that works, it defeats one of the purposes of a spec: portability. There are some posts out there that will point you in the right direction, though. What I’ll do here, then, is present a clear, portable solution to the problem.



  • A Simple OAuth2 Client and Server Example: Part II

    In the last post, we took a look at the server side of our OAuth2 system. In this post, we’ll take a quick look at the unit tests that will act as TheUser.

  • A Simple OAuth2 Client and Server Example: Part I

    When implementing web site security, OAuth2 almost always comes up. We’ve had requests to implement OAuth2 in the GlassFish REST interface, and, it turns out, I have a similar need on a personal project. Looking at the spec, though, OAuth2 can be pretty daunting. Fortunately, you don’t need to understand it all, and Apache has a project, Oltu (nee Amber) that handles most of the implementation.




  • A Jersey POJOMapping Client/Server Example

    JAX-RS is the specification that describes how to build RESTful interfaces in a Java EE environment. Jersey is the reference implementation of that spec, and, like many implementations, offers features above and beyond what spec does. One feature that I’ve been working with recently is the POJOMapping feature, which makes writing services and clients much easier, as well as typesafe.


My name is Jason Lee. I am a software developer living in the middle of Oklahoma. I’ve been a professional developer since 1997, using a variety of languages, including Java, Javascript, PHP, Python, Delphi, and even a bit of C#. I currently work for Red Hat on the WildFly/EAP team, where, among other things, I maintain integrations for some MicroProfile specs, OpenTelemetry, Micrometer, Jakarta Faces, and Bean Validation. (Full resume here. LinkedIn profile)

I am the president of the Oklahoma City JUG, and an occasional speaker at the JUG and a variety of technical conferences.

On the personal side, I’m active in my church, and enjoy bass guitar, running, fishing, and a variety of martial arts. I’m also married to a beautiful woman, and have two boys, who, thankfully, look like their mother.

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