Posts Tagged ‘Java’

Java 7 Awesome Aspect-Automatic Resource Management

December 19, 2010 7 comments


In my previous article,” Java 7 Awesome Features” I had missed one of the greatest aspect of Java 7.That is nothing but “Automatic Resource Management”. This article deals with the same.

Managing Resource is one of the keen thing in development. Because if we don’t manage the resource effectively it will cause lot of issues like PermGen Space Error, TooManyConnections Error etc.

For avoid those problems Java 7 introduce the great aspect “Automatic Resource Management”. By this feature java can automatically manage the resources effectively. So java frees the developer from lots of overhead. Lets have a prolix look on this.


try(Resource 1;Resource 2;Resource 3….)


//block of statements


catch(Exception e)


//block of statements


Here is simple code snippet which shows you the typical try-catch-finally block. In the code we create the jdbc connection for access the data from database.

Connection connection = null;

Statement statement = null;



connection =    DriverManager.getConnection(“databaseurl”,”username(opt)”,”password(opt)”);

statement = connection.createStatemnet();

boolean executionStatus= statement.execute(“query”);


catch(Exception e)


//Block of code for handle the exception










catch(Exception e)


//block of statements for handle exceptions.



In the above snippet, suppose we forget to close the statement and connection, what happened? May be after some operations (which also open the connection) “Too Many connection error” will occurred.

But java 7 keeps us in safe zone from those kinds of errors by mange the resource automatically. In java 7 we can write the above snippet like this,

Connection connection = null;

Statement statement = null;

try(connection =    DriverManager.getConnection(“databaseurl”,”username(opt)”,”password(opt)”);

statement = connection.createStatemnet())


boolean executionStatus= statement.execute(“query”);


catch(Exception e)


//block of statements for handles the exceptions


In the above snippet, there are no overheads like close the connections and statements properly. Java 7 can manage those things automatically for us.


Java 7 mange the resources which are sub interfaces and implementing classes of AutoCloseable.So we can pass the resources which are extends or implements the interface AutoCloseable.

That’s all folks, I think this article makes you bit more knowledgeable about java 7 awesome aspect “Automatic resource Management”, If you feel the same, please leave your footprints(comments) here. Joyous coding day…..

Java 7 awesome Features

November 15, 2010 38 comments

Whenever, I am crawl through the web i notice the word java 7.Then,I really found out java 7 is today’s hot topic. So i googled it for know something about java 7.At that time i found out some thing interested and useful features in java 7.Thats push me here to share something to you all folks.Lets get into the topic.

The project name of java 7 development is Project Coin.I have listed some of the features below.

Null-safe Method invocation:

This is the greatest feature which is going to added in Java 7.NullPoniterException is one of the most common exception encountered in Java programming.

When I searched “NullPointerException” in Google, it gave about 5,570,000 results! This proves how pervasive the exception is and how much effort a developer has to put in writing java code free from null pointer exception.

Suppose if java has a feature to keep us in safe zone from null pointer exception, how is it? It happens.

Suppose we have a method to fetch postal code of a person’s address:

public String getPostcode(Person person)
if (person != null)
Address address = person.getAddress();
if (address != null)
return address.getPostcode();
return null;

Now check the above syntax. We have done lots of if (null! = object) checks to avoid NullPointerException.

public String getPostcode(Person person)
return person?.getAddress()?.getPostcode();

Null-ignore invocation is concerned with dealing with possible null values in calling one or especially a chain of methods. Check the syntax?. while calling method on an object. This is Null-safe operator in Java 7. Thus, you can avoid lots of if (null!= object) checks in Java 7.

Strings in Switch Statements:

Whenever i am working with switch-case i felt, if the case allowed the string as a case variable we feel so comfort on that. Because the switch case allows only the primitive data types as variable such as integer, char etc.

Whenever i working with the methods that returns status of the operations like succesful, failed like that. At that time i need to convert that in to constants. Then only i can move on switch statements.

But java 7 offers the Strings as case variables in Switch Statements, So we are free from the conversion process.

Multi-Exception Catch:

Another awesome update is Multi-Exception Catch, that means a single catch can handle multiple exceptions. The syntax is

block of statments
block of statements.

It save lot of spaces in the code.

Bracket Notation for Collections:

This feature refers to the ability to reference a particular item in a Collection with square brackets similar to how Arrays are accessed. Collection is one of the key concepts in java.

But when i was a student, I feel so discomfort with collections because of its strutcture.Thats some thing different from basic things in java.

But now its also be like a simple things like array etc. For ex, a Collection class we might consider something similar to arrays.

Instead of:

Collection<String> c = new ArrayList();
Collection<String> c = new ArrayList {“one”, “two”, “three” };

Thats all folks.If any important updates are missing don’t hesitate to add that as comments.

Java code to Wrap and Rotate image in PDF File

August 2, 2010 2 comments


Now-a-days if we wanna develop an application, that application must have the capability to prefer the Reports. All the reports are  favour to PDF format. If we develop a report for a particular concern the client needs to place their logo in the report. For that we need to insert the image in PDF file. This article deals the same.

The itex.jar makes it most simple and elegant.


JDK 1.5 and Above

Jar : itext.jar(Download here)

To make a program over this, firstly we need to import some packages. Remember to make this program the first and foremost thing to remember is to place the iText.jar in WEB-INF/lib of your web application.

Without this .jar the application will not run.

Steps involved in Insert image in PDF File:

Create Document :

This class describes a PDF file’s page size, margins, and other important attributes. It works as a container for a document’s chapters, sections, images, paragraphs, and other content.

Create PdfWriter:

This class is used to create the pdf file.

By using the method getInstace we can create pdf file from the given output stream.

Open pdf File:

Now open the document by using open() method in document class.

Get the Image content:

By using the method getInstace() of image class we can get the image content.

The method has the image filename as argument.

Add contents to Pdf File:

By using add method in document class we can add paragraph and image in the pdf file.

Resize the image:

By using the scaleAbsolute() method we can resize the image. We can pass the width and height as the argument to resize the image.

Rotate image:

By using setRotationDegrees() method of image class we can set the degree which we want to rotate the image.

After rotate the image we add the image into the pdf file by using add method of document class.


package com.bsj.itext;

import com.lowagie.text.*;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.*;

 * @author Muneeswaran
public class WrapImageinPdf
 public static void main(String arg[]) throws Exception
 //Create Document
 Document document = new Document(PageSize.A4.rotate());
 //Create PdfWriter:
 PdfWriter.getInstance(document, new FileOutputStream("imagePdf.pdf"));
 Font font = new Font(Font.TIMES_ROMAN, 18, Font.BOLD);
 //Open pdf File:;
 Paragraph paragraph = new Paragraph("Original:", font);
 Paragraph par = new Paragraph("After rotate:", font);
 //Get the Image content:
 Image image = Image.getInstance("2.jpg");
 //Add contents to Pdf File:
 //Resize the image:
 image.scaleAbsolute(500.0f, 500.0f);
 //Rotate image:


I hopes this helps.Go ahead to prefer report and inserting logo in pdf.Before that,if you feel it useful,leave your foot prints here[Comments].

Execute Javascript from Java

June 20, 2010 24 comments

After a small gap,I am back to here for share something to you all.A week before i have stuck with execute javascript from java.I google it for this.Finally i found my way to achieve this.

Java provides the way to execute JavaScript also.The solution is come along with ScriptEngineManager.This article deals the same.

The ScriptEngineManager comes along with the package javax.script.

This is a relatively small, simple API. A ScriptEngineManager object can discover script engines through the jar file service discovery mechanism. It can also instantiate ScriptEngine objects that interpret scripts written in a specific scripting language. The simplest way to use the scripting API is as follows:

  • Create a ScriptEngineManager object.
  • Get a ScriptEngine object from the manager.
  • Evaluate script using the ScriptEngine’s eval methods.

Now we look at the sample code.

import javax.script.*;
public class ExecuteScript {
 public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
 // create a script engine manager
 ScriptEngineManager factory = new ScriptEngineManager();
 // create a JavaScript engine
 ScriptEngine engine = factory.getEngineByName("JavaScript");
 // evaluate JavaScript code from String
 engine.eval("print('Welocme to java world')");

Executing a Script from .js File:

In this example, we can execute JavaScript which is from .js file.This can be achieved by the eval method of ScriptEngine Class.
The eval method have the FileReader object as argument.

we can create the ScriptEngineManager and get the ScriptEngine from the above code(line 4-7).

Then we add the eval method which is used to execute script from .js file.

// evaluate JavaScript code from given file

Let us assume that we have the file named “welcome.js” with the following text:

println("Welcome to java world");

If we will run the code,this yields the output as

Welcome to java world.

I hopes this helps.Then Go ahead to execute your JavaScript by using your java code.Before that,if you feel it useful,leave your foot prints here[Comments].

Java Code to Receive Mail using JavaMailAPI

March 21, 2010 35 comments


In the previous article, we have looked at sending mail with Java Mail API.Sending e-mail was relatively simple with only one protocol (SMTP) to handle. But Reception involves two protocols, POP3 and IMAP. POP3 is the older protocol, which offers a single queue of mail messages as a single inbox. IMAP is the more modern protocol, which presents mail messages as entries in a hierarchy of folders, one of which will be an inbox.

Java Mail comes with Provider implementations for POP3 and IMAP, and the secure versions of those as POP3S and IMAPS.


JDK 1.5 and Above

Jar: Mail. jar

Steps involved in receive mail:

Step 1: Define the mail properties (i.e.) Define the protocol, mail server by using the properties class.

Step 2: Create the session for read the mail with the properties which we already defined.

Step 3: Create and connect the store for read the mail.

Step 4: Define and open the folder which we need to read. Open the folder in read-only mode.

Step 5: Search the unread contents in the specified folder and stored it into messages array.

Step 6: Display the messages.

Description of classes and methods :


An abstract class that models a message store and its access protocol, for storing and retrieving messages.


connect -> It is used to connect the store with the mail server store.

getFolder-> It is used to define the folder which will be read. Return Folder class.


Folder is an abstract class that represents a folder for mail messages. Folders can contain Messages, other Folders


open   -> Method for open the foder.We must define the mode of open.

search -> Method for get the messages. Return type: Message[].

fetch  -> Method for Fetch the details which is represented by FetchProfile.

close  -> Method for close the folder.


List the Message attributes that it wishes to prefetch from the server for a range of messages.


add  ->  Method for add the attributes which we wish to prefetch.


This class models an email message. This is an abstract class. Message implements the Part interface

A Message object obtained from a folder is just a lightweight reference to the actual message.


getContent  ->  Method for get the content of the message.


 *  This is the code for read the unread mails from your mail account.
 *  Requirements:
 *      JDK 1.5 and above
 *      Jar:mail.jar
import java.util.*;
import javax.mail.*;
import javax.mail.Flags.Flag;

public class MailReader
 Folder inbox;

 //Constructor of the calss.
 public MailReader()
 /*  Set the mail properties  */
 Properties props = System.getProperties();
 props.setProperty("", "imaps");
 /*  Create the session and get the store for read the mail. */
 Session session = Session.getDefaultInstance(props, null);
 Store store = session.getStore("imaps");
 store.connect("","<mail ID> ", "<Password>");

 /*  Mention the folder name which you want to read. */
 inbox = store.getFolder("Inbox");
 System.out.println("No of Unread Messages : " + inbox.getUnreadMessageCount());

 /*Open the inbox using store.*/;

 /*  Get the messages which is unread in the Inbox*/
 Message messages[] = FlagTerm(new Flags(Flag.SEEN), false));

 /* Use a suitable FetchProfile    */
 FetchProfile fp = new FetchProfile();
 inbox.fetch(messages, fp);

 catch (Exception ex)
 System.out.println("Exception arise at the time of read mail");
 catch (NoSuchProviderException e)
 catch (MessagingException e)

 public void printAllMessages(Message[] msgs) throws Exception
 for (int i = 0; i < msgs.length; i++)
 System.out.println("MESSAGE #" + (i + 1) + ":");

 /*  Print the envelope(FromAddress,ReceivedDate,Subject)  */
 public void printEnvelope(Message message) throws Exception
 Address[] a;
 // FROM
 if ((a = message.getFrom()) != null)
 for (int j = 0; j < a.length; j++)
 System.out.println("FROM: " + a[j].toString());
 // TO
 if ((a = message.getRecipients(Message.RecipientType.TO)) != null)
 for (int j = 0; j < a.length; j++)
 System.out.println("TO: " + a[j].toString());
 String subject = message.getSubject();
 Date receivedDate = message.getReceivedDate();
 String content = message.getContent().toString();
 System.out.println("Subject : " + subject);
 System.out.println("Received Date : " + receivedDate.toString());
 System.out.println("Content : " + content);

 public void getContent(Message msg)
 String contentType = msg.getContentType();
 System.out.println("Content Type : " + contentType);
 Multipart mp = (Multipart) msg.getContent();
 int count = mp.getCount();
 for (int i = 0; i < count; i++)
 catch (Exception ex)
 System.out.println("Exception arise at get Content");

 public void dumpPart(Part p) throws Exception
 // Dump input stream ..
 InputStream is = p.getInputStream();
 // If "is" is not already buffered, wrap a BufferedInputStream
 // around it.
 if (!(is instanceof BufferedInputStream))
 is = new BufferedInputStream(is);
 int c;
 System.out.println("Message : ");
 while ((c = != -1)

 public static void main(String args[])
 new MailReader();

Java code sending Mail with Attachment using Java Mail API

March 3, 2010 39 comments


In a day-to-day life the emails are occupied our life.If we can send our mails by using our java code without help of browser how we feel?

This article do this.By using the JavaMail API send our mail with attachment without help of browser.This code need a mail.jar file.You can download this at


/ * This code is only for design the frame
 * @author muneeswaran
package com.mail;

import javax.mail.MessagingException;
import javax.swing.*;

public class MailSender extends JFileChooser

    private JTextField attachmentTextField;
    private JLabel jLabel1, jLabel2, jLabel3, jLabel4, jLabel5, jLabel6;
    private JScrollPane jScrollPane1;
    private JTextArea messageTextArea;
    private JButton sendButton, cancelButton, browseButton;
    private JTextField ccTextField, subjectTextField, toTextField;
    String toAddress = null, ccAddress = null, message = null,
            receipientsList[] = null, attachments[] = null, receipients, subject;
    String fromAddress = "put your full mail id"; //Place your mail id here.
    String authenticationPassword = "your password";//Place your password here

    public MailSender()

    private void initComponents()

        jLabel1 = new javax.swing.JLabel();
        jLabel2 = new javax.swing.JLabel("To");
        toTextField = new javax.swing.JTextField(20);
        jLabel3 = new javax.swing.JLabel("CC");
        ccTextField = new javax.swing.JTextField(20);
        jLabel4 = new javax.swing.JLabel("Subject");
        subjectTextField = new javax.swing.JTextField(20);
        jLabel5 = new javax.swing.JLabel("Attachemnet");
        attachmentTextField = new javax.swing.JTextField(20);
        browseButton = new javax.swing.JButton("Browse");
        jLabel6 = new javax.swing.JLabel("Message");
        jScrollPane1 = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
        messageTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea(20, 10);
        sendButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
        cancelButton = new javax.swing.JButton();


        jLabel1.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AlMateen-Bold", 3, 14)); // NOI18N
        jLabel1.setForeground(new java.awt.Color(1, 203, 221));
        jLabel1.setText("Mail Sender");
        sendButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener()

            public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt)

        cancelButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener()

            public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt)

        browseButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener()

            public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt)

        jLabel1.setBounds(100, 50, 200, 50);
        jLabel2.setBounds(50, 100, 100, 50);
        toTextField.setBounds(150, 100, 300, 40);

        jLabel3.setBounds(50, 150, 100, 50);
        ccTextField.setBounds(150, 150, 300, 40);

        jLabel4.setBounds(50, 200, 100, 50);
        subjectTextField.setBounds(150, 200, 300, 40);

        jLabel5.setBounds(50, 250, 100, 50);
        attachmentTextField.setBounds(150, 250, 200, 40);
        browseButton.setBounds(375, 250, 100, 20);

        jLabel6.setBounds(50, 300, 100, 50);
        messageTextArea.setBounds(150, 300, 300, 40);

        sendButton.setBounds(100, 400, 75, 20);
        cancelButton.setBounds(200, 400, 75, 20);
        JFrame mailFrame = new JFrame("Mail Sender");

        mailFrame.setSize(500, 500);

    private void cancelButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt)
        // TODO add your handling code here:

    private void browseButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt)
        JFileChooser selectFile = new JFileChooser();

    private void sendButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt)

        toAddress = toTextField.getText().trim();
        ccAddress = ccTextField.getText().trim();
        subject = subjectTextField.getText().trim();
        message = messageTextArea.getText().trim();
        String attachment = attachmentTextField.getText() + " ";

        attachments = attachment.split(" ");

        receipients = toAddress + "," + ccAddress;
        receipientsList = receipients.split(",");

        SendMailUsingAuthentication mailUsingAuthentication =
                new SendMailUsingAuthentication();
        try {
                    subject, message, fromAddress, authenticationPassword, attachments);
        } catch (MessagingException messagingException) {

    void login(String userName, String password)
        fromAddress = userName;
        authenticationPassword = password;
        System.out.println("User name : " + fromAddress);

    public static void main(String[] args)
        new MailSender();

This is the Code for send Mail with attachment

/* This code is used for send the mail to the any users.</div>
 * It is done by Java Mail Api.
 * By using this code we can send mail with out enter into your mail Account.
 * @author muneeswaran
package com.mail;

import java.util.Properties;
import javax.activation.*;
import javax.mail.*;
import javax.mail.internet.*;

public class SendMailUsingAuthentication {

    private String HOST_NAME = "";
    String messageBody;

    public void postMail(String recipients[], String subject, String message,
            String from, String emailPassword, String[] files) throws MessagingException {
        boolean debug = false;;

        //Set the host smtp address
        Properties props = new Properties();
        props.put("mail.transport.protocol", "smtp");
        props.put("mail.smtp.starttls.enable", "true");
        props.put("", HOST_NAME);
        props.put("mail.smtp.auth", "true");

        Authenticator authenticator = new SMTPAuthenticator(from, emailPassword);
        Session session = Session.getDefaultInstance(props, authenticator);


        // create a message
        Message msg = new MimeMessage(session);

        // set the from and to address
        InternetAddress addressFrom = new InternetAddress(from);

        InternetAddress[] addressTo = new InternetAddress[recipients.length];
        for (int i = 0; i < recipients.length; i++) {
            addressTo[i] = new InternetAddress(recipients[i]);
        msg.setRecipients(Message.RecipientType.TO, addressTo);

        // Setting the Subject and Content Type
        msg.setContent(message, "text/plain");

        BodyPart messageBodyPart = new MimeBodyPart();

        Multipart multipart = new MimeMultipart();

        //add the message body to the mime message

        // add any file attachments to the message
        addAtachments(files, multipart);
        //Put all message parts in the message
        System.out.println("Sucessfully Sent mail to All Users");

    protected void addAtachments(String[] attachments, Multipart multipart)
            throws MessagingException, AddressException {
        for (int i = 0; i <= attachments.length - 1; i++) {
            String filename = attachments[i];
            MimeBodyPart attachmentBodyPart = new MimeBodyPart();
            //use a JAF FileDataSource as it does MIME type detection
            DataSource source = new FileDataSource(filename);
            attachmentBodyPart.setDataHandler(new DataHandler(source));
            //add the attachment

    private class SMTPAuthenticator extends javax.mail.Authenticator {

        String username;
        String password;

        private SMTPAuthenticator(String authenticationUser, String authenticationPassword) {
            username = authenticationUser;
            password = authenticationPassword;

        public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {

            return new PasswordAuthentication(username, password);