Tuesday, March 9, 2010

jboss plugin for auto-deploying artifact during build

This is VERY handy for automatically deploying your artifact/war after a maven build is completed. Simply add the mvn goal jboss:hard-deploy to your maven command.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tunneling PUT and DELETE from ExtJS to Jersey ReST

Here is how you can invoke AJAX POSTs in ExtJS that map to PUT and/or DELETE methods in your Jersey ReST services.

The first step is to configure Jersey to allow this:
The next step is to issue the AJAX request (in this case we're going to issue a POST but tell Jersey to invoke the PUT mapped method instead):
    headers : {
        'X-HTTP-Method-Override' : 'PUT'
    method: 'POST',
    url: '/my-api/some-service',
    params: {
        name : someObj.name,
        date : someObj.date,
        amount : someObj.amount
    success: this.onSaveSuccess.createDelegate(this),
    failure: this.onSaveFailure.createDelegate(this)

Friday, March 5, 2010

CSS for flowing boxes in a DataView

Here is some CSS that can be used to flow/float boxes inside an ExtJS DataView:

.dataViewNode {
   width: 10em;
   float: left;
   height: auto;
   overflow: hidden;
   position: relative;
   margin: 4px;
   z-index: 5;
   text-align: center;
   padding: 2px 0 0 0;
   font-size: 0.8em;