The Spring Security Oauth2 Blues - Simplicity

The Spring Security Oauth2 Blues - Simplicity

I personally like the Spring Framework and its security components, because it’s pretty full-featured and easy to use, but when it comes to Spring Security OAuth2, there’s a huge quality breakdown. In this (probably series) of blogposts, I’ll try to sum up the good, the bad, the evil and why I ended up completely dropping Spring Security OAuth2.

Java Libs in Scala - A bit more Functional

Java Libs in Scala - A bit more Functional

Every Java library can be used in Scala, which is, for me, one of the good parts of the JVM world. But Java libs are mostly object-oriented and not functional, therefore full of side effects and somtimes “ugly” to use in Scala. But there are some approaches how to make Java libs (or their interfaces) more functional, so they can almost be used like a Scala lib.

Functional Java 1 - Options

Functional Java 1 - Options

This is the first post of my series about functional programming in Java. There’s a lot of functional stuff one can do. Everyone knows the Java 8 Lambda expression, but with a little library support, there is way more… In this series, I’ll coder som libraries which provide functional paradigms and constructs for Java:

Understanding Stemmers (Natural Language Processing)

Understanding Stemmers (Natural Language Processing)

I am interested in NLP and have already some experience with Apache Solr. It’s time to dig a little in-deep regarding stemmers. First of all, I was looking for a general definition of what a stemmer is, and I found this one, which IMHO is quite good:

stemmer — an algorithm for removing inflectional and derivational endings in order to reduce word forms to a common stem