Custom maven plugin example

Maven has a lot of custom plugins build by people all over the world so searching for them on the web is always a first but it could be that you can’t find what you are looking for. In that case you can always write your own plugin. It is quite simple. Start of my creating a maven project based on the maven-archetype-mojo. Fill in your artifactId en groupId and Continue ReadingCustom maven plugin example

Get numbers from Scrumwise through API

As you have seen from my previous posts, I have been using Scrumwise to help me facilitate Scrum in my projects. The think which I am missing but is on the wish-list is reporting. As teamlead I had to report to projectmanagers about progress, hours burned etc… All these things I can get from Scrumwise through its API. See https://www.scrumwise.com/api.html . To get this done I wrote a simple Java Continue ReadingGet numbers from Scrumwise through API

Converting JSON to XML in the OSB when consuming a REST service.

In my previous post I showed you how you could consume the Google Geo service using the OSB. In that example we used XML as the return format. It was also possible to return JSON. JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation and is smaller then XML and faster en easier to parse. The JSON text format is syntactically identical to the code for creating JavaScript objects. That is why it Continue ReadingConverting JSON to XML in the OSB when consuming a REST service.

Checking SSL connection using Java

Sometimes SSL issues are the worst there are. Unreadable logging, strange codes and other unprehencible messages. There is a simple way to check if your 1-way SSL is being setup correctly using Java. Here is how it works: The first thing we have to do is to write a class which makes a simple HTTP request to a HTTPS url. This would look something like this: package nl.redrock; import java.io.BufferedReader; Continue ReadingChecking SSL connection using Java

Using Java and Spring to connect to an Active Directory

You might find yourself in a position where you want to add, edit or delete accounts in your Active Directory. The OSB itself doesn’t have an adapter for it so how do you resolve this? One of the options is to write a custom java library, add it to your domain and invoke it using a java-callout. Let’s start by making a simple Java project making use of Maven and Continue ReadingUsing Java and Spring to connect to an Active Directory