Showing posts from September, 2011

Spring 3.1 HttpPutFormContentFilter: supporting PUT request with form encoded data

Spring MVC 3.0 introduced many useful features to work with RESTful interface, including URI templates, content negotation, http method conversion and more. While dealing with RESTful or REST-like API you may like to utilize REST key principle - its Uniform Interface.

Pretty Time - timestamp formatting made easy

Today I was looking for an utility to help me with formating timestamps to user friendly string values like: "moments ago", "few minutes ago", "in couple minutes" etc. Why to write my own implementation, when for sure someone already did it before? And did it better? While googling ("pretty+time+in+java") I found Pretty Time library and I tried it out.