java class not found exception

spring error ClassNotFoundException org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderList

ClassNotFoundException org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderList

When working on spring framework, you might get this error specially on eclipse. I am assuming you are working on maven and eclipse environment.

The ClassNotFound exception is a bit self explanatory that eclipse could not find the mentioned class ContextLoaderList

The web.xml file for the spring configuration might look like



With this, you might have similar file like application-context in the WEB-INF path

How to fix ClassNotFoundException for ContextLoaderList

The problem will during deployment. It is not basically compile time error. It is rather runtime error.

So, we have to make sure the jar responsible for this class is available in the classpath that eclipse is reading.

Pom dependency check

Make sure you have the same/similar configuration as the one listed below on your pom file.


You can have the right version for your spring in the parameter section or you can just replace it with the current version you have.

Using Deployment Assembly fix in eclipse

As we know, it is a deployment time problem, hence we have to tell the assembly where it can get its dependencies.

      Right click on the project
      Go to/search for Deployment Assembly
      Click on Add
      Select on Java Build path entries
      Select all the maven dependencies
      Clean and build the project

Either of the above methods should fix the problem

The superclass “javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet” was not found on the Java Build Path

The superclass “javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet” was not found on the Java Build Path error in java webapp

If you are using eclipse, this might be due to project facet, right click on the project, go to project facet and select Runtimes and check the server you have configured.

if the app you are running is not spring or other web app framework that already comprised of servlet, then you need to add servlet to the build path.

You can add the servlet either through dependency management tools like gradle and maven or you can add it to the project lib file and compile it.

Also, you can add the dependency to servlet in your pom and get rid of the problem.


String Ordered Permutation Algorithm Problem

String Permutation Problem

The algorithm problem goes something like this:

If you are given a character and its possible substitution set, then write a function that would print all the permutation of its characters.


Given word “java”

Substitution Set =>
j [“J”, “7”]
a [“@”, “J”, “9”]
v [“V”, “^”]

Based on this, the possible permutations could be: J@V@, 7JV9..

Here is my approach using java
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setting JAVA_HOME on mac osx

How to set JAVA_HOME ON MAC OSX computer

Setting java_home as environment variable might be almost required especially when you use frameworks. Frameworks like axis2 web server and others. Also some code editors require that too.

What is environment variable

Those are variables that would allow you to execute command line actions from any directory, basically from everywhere.

The simplest example is using java -version. In this case, if you don’t have explicit environment variable on where to look for, it requires you to either be in the java folder or to fully list the whole path till bin folder.

Setting JAVA_HOME in mac osx

The first part is to make sure you have java installed in your machine.

java -version

If this is giving you an output with the version, then it means java is installed, otherwise, you should first install it.

The following task will be to find out where the binary files are located.

Click the apple icon on the left top corner of your mac and select system preferences..

system preference

system preference

And from there click Java and you will get the path information from there.

Once you got where the java is located, usually on /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.***/Contents/Home

Open the bash properties file

vi ~/.bash_profile

And add the java path here

export JAVA_HOME=export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_91.jdk/Contents/Home

The above would be what it would look like fro jkd 1.8 on my El Capitan macbook pro.

hello world weblogic – hello world tutorial on weblogic

hello world weblogic app server

There are lots of application servers for java and oracle weblogic is one of them. As of this writing the current and latest weblogic server is 12c

I will show a simple hello world tutorial on weblogic. The tutorial is for beginners of weblogic server.

This hello world weblogic tutorial assumes you have java skill already.

Installing weblogic server

First thing first, lets install and configure weblogic server
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Passing composite object parameter to jersey in Restful Java web

How to pass complex object parameter to jersey

In this tutorial, I will try to show how to pass composite object as a parameter to jersey’s endpoint java application.

It seems like you are working on RESTful API based java application. In that case, chances are high that you are working with jersey.

If you are not familiar with jersey, jersey is an implementation of JAX-RS APIs. Hence, it is a seamless framework by which API based java projects can be implemented.

As of this writing, the current version of jersey is 2.23.
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J2EE Maven Eclipse Hello World Tutorial Part Two

Hello World Beginner Tutorial using J2EE and Maven

This is part two of J2EE application with maven continued from Part One.

If you haven’t accomplished J2EE with Maven tutorial, please first complete it by going here

Maven relies highly on the pom.xml file that we would put on the project root folder. Lets do that.

In this part of J2EE tutorial and Maven tutorial, we will proceed from creating a pom.xml file which is the heart of maven.

3 Create the pom and compile the project using maven.

3.a put the following pom file in the MavenEclipseJ2EE directory.
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Check if two strings are anagrams or not

Are the two strings or phrases anagrams or not algorithm

First thing first, What is anagram?

Anagrams are phrases/words of which one can be created from the other with rearrangement of characters.

Examples of anagram strings:

Debit card and bad credit
George Bush and He Bugs Gore

Now, given two strings, how would do find if the strings are anagrams or not.

The approach I used is a follows:

1. remove the space out of the strings
2. compare the length of strings, if they don’t match, they ain’t anagrams
3. sort the characters of each string
4. check character by character and see if they match till the end

This is approach I used with o(nlogn) because of the sorting part. All the others can be done in o(n)

A java solution for anagram algorithm

apache error

Java Tomcat error: can not access a member of class with modifiers

Class org.apache.catalina.core.DefaultInstanceManager can not access a member of class with modifiers “” sun.reflect.Reflection.ensureMemberAccess(

If you are on tomcat/or anyother webserver for J2EE and getting this error, then the most probable servlet you have would look like this

package package;

import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

class MyServletClass extends HttpServlet {

The fix:

You have missed the class modifier public

public class MyServletClass

Should solve the problem

pass all the jars in classpath when compiling java

How to pass multiple jar files while using javac – compiling java classes

If you have single jar file, you can pass as: lets assume you are compiling

javac path/to/ -classpath "path/to/jar/file.jar" -d classpath

But how about if you have multiple jar files to be included in the class path?

If you are on windows you can list the jar files separated by semi colon(;) and in unix you can pass with colon(:)

javac path/to/java/ -classpath "file1.jar:file2.jar:dir/*"

The last example is for unix environment but you can apply it to windows with proper path and semicolon