Ivy and Sun’s Java.net Maven repo

I want to use Sun’s Java.net Maven repo with Ivy, and this is not documented well anywhere.

In ivysettings.xml (Ivy will automatically use it) put:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE ivysettings>
  <settings defaultResolver="chained" />
  <property name="java.net.maven.pattern"
    value="[organisation]/jars/[module]-[revision].[ext]" />
    <chain name="chained" returnFirst="true">
      <ibiblio name="ibiblio" m2compatible="true" />
      <ibiblio name="java-net-maven2"
        m2compatible="true" />
      <ibiblio name="java-net-maven1"
        m2compatible="false" />

Now you can make an ivy.xml with dependencies like <dependency org="com.sun.grizzly" name="grizzly-http" rev="2.0.0-SNAPSHOT"/> and have it work right.

Secure Glassfish v3 Admin Console

By default, the admin console can be accessed by the outside world. I prefer to have it accessible to localhost only (so I can ssh tunnel it only).

Open the admin console, and on the menu, Configuration -> Network Config -> Network Listeners -> admin-listener, and edit the IP to state, hit save, then restart Glassfish.

Feeding marshalled JAXB data to Jersey

Although Jersey supports eating JAXB’ed classes fine, sometimes you want to manually alter the data, such as including a processing instruction for XSL stylesheets. There probably should be a less verbose way to do this.

The object should be an @XMLRootElement annotated object.

public static StreamingOutput outputXMLwithXSL() {
  return new StreamingOutput() {
    public void write(OutputStream output) throws IOException,
    WebApplicationException {
      Object object = yourJAXBObject();

      JAXBContext jc = null;
      try { jc = JAXBContext.newInstance(object.getClass()); } 
      catch (JAXBException e) { e.printStackTrace(); }

      Marshaller m = null;
      try { m = jc.createMarshaller(); }
      catch (JAXBException e) { e.printStackTrace(); }

      PrintStream ps = new PrintStream(output);
      ps.println("<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>");
      ps.println("<?xml-stylesheet type=\"text/xsl\" href=\"your.xsl\"?>"); 

      try { m.setProperty(Marshaller.JAXB_FRAGMENT, true); }
      catch (PropertyException e) { e.printStackTrace(); }

      try { m.marshal(object, output); }
      catch (JAXBException e) { e.printStackTrace(); }

EclipseLink JPA in Eclipse dumb error message

Sometimes you’re developing an app along with a new database schema to go with it, but you get this: Schema "null" cannot be resolved for table "XXXX".

Window -> Preferences -> Validation, JPA Validator, turn off for Build.

This probably shouldn’t be on by default anyhow, people are most likely going to build new apps from scratch than build new apps to fit old databases; and even if they do build from old, Eclipse’s JPA Tools has a build entities from tables function.