Category Archives: Spring

Apache Camel

Integrating systems in a complex enterprise landscape can get tough. You have all kinds of interactions going from one system to the other. Many of them taking in and spitting out different data formats. Which means you have to not only worry about the routing between these integrations but also the transformations between them. Updated to use Camel 2.11., Spring 3.2.2 and ActiveMQ 5.7.0. Continue reading

Spring LDAP Template

Just like you have JDBC/Hibernate/iBatis templates in Spring, we also have an LDAPTemplate. You can download the spring LDAP library from The template pattern used here lets us avoid common pitfalls such as not cleaning up resources after using an API (in JDBC its the connection, statement and resultset). Why bother when the template can do this for you! Same holds true for LDAP queries. Continue reading

Spring 2.5 Annotations

With release 2.5 of Spring we  have a more complete support in Spring for annotation driven configuration. All of that XML configuration stuff can be set aside now. Release 2.0 had previously introduced some other annotations, @Transactional being my favourite. Continue reading