Posts tagged: java

Spring Security, Webjars, and MIME type error

2017-05-22 19:45:29 ][ Tags: hacking java

I volunteered to be JLO (Java Language Owner) at CircleCI and I am currently working on getting a sample Spring Framework project running on CircleCI 2.0. I made a simple app bootstrapped with the Spring Initializer. I included Spring Security for the first time and I decided to try out WebJars for static Javascript libraries such as bootstrap. I am using Thymeleaf for templating.The app does not actually do anything yet but I ran into a pretty strange issue today that I wanted to write up here. My home page is pretty straightforward.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns:th="http://www.thymeleaf.org">
    <title>CircleCI Spring Demo</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />

    <link rel="stylesheet" th:href="@{/webjars/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css}" />

    <link rel="stylesheet" th:href="@{/css/style.css}" href="../static/css/style.css" />

    <nav class="navbar">
        <div class="container">
            <div class="navbar-header">
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">CircleCI Demo Spring</a>
            <div id="navbar" class="collapse navbar-collapse">
                <ul class="nav navbar-nav">
                    <li class="active"><a href="#">Home</a></li>
                    <li><a href="#">About</a></li>

    <div class="container">
        <h1> CircleCI Spring Demo </h1>

    <script th:src="@{/webjars/bootstrap/3.3.7/js/bootstrap.min.js}"></script>

However, when I tried to load up the app with mvn spring-boot:run none of the styles showed up and console showed the following error message:

Resource interpreted as Stylesheet but transferred with MIME type text/html

It turns out, that a default spring-security config will basically block any request unless you whitelist it. The MIME type is a red herring since what is actually happening is that my spring-security config is redirecting all unauthenticated users to my login page (which is login.html) instead of serving up the stylesheet from the /webjars directory. The solution is to update my security configuration to whitelist anything that comes from /webjars

package com.circleci.demojavaspring;

import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Configuration;
import org.springframework.security.config.annotation.authentication.builders.AuthenticationManagerBuilder;
import org.springframework.security.config.annotation.web.builders.HttpSecurity;
import org.springframework.security.config.annotation.web.configuration.WebSecurityConfigurerAdapter;
import org.springframework.security.config.annotation.web.configuration.EnableWebSecurity;

public class WebSecurityConfig extends WebSecurityConfigurerAdapter {
    protected void configure(HttpSecurity http) throws Exception {
                .antMatchers("/", "/home", "/webjars/**").permitAll()

Now, the styles load as expected.

Install Netbeans on Debian Stable

2017-05-11 20:48:32 ][ Tags: java debian

Netbeans is a great open source Java IDE. For some reason it is missing from the current stable repository on debian. In order to get it installed as a regular desktop application in Debian Jessie (using GNOME) you should do the following:

  1. JDK 8 is required in order to use netbeans. The default-jdk package on Jessie installs jdk7. First you must enable debian backportsand then you You can install it with sudo apt install -t jessie-backports openjdk-8-jdk
  2. Download the latest version from the releases page. There are a couple different flavors. I usually choose the one that contains everything. This will download a bash installer script.
  3. Open up a terminal and navigate to wherever you downloaded the script from Step 2. Execute the script with sh netbeans*.sh
  4. This will run some pre-flight checks and then fire up an installation wizard that will guide you through the rest of the process.
  5. Once Netbeans has been installed you can launch it by clicking on the icon that should now be on your desktop.

Running BlueJ with Oracle Java 8 in Lubuntu

2014-04-12 23:59:11 ][ Tags: java

BlueJ is a great IDE for learning Java. The installer on the BlueJ website works great for any debain or ubuntu based system. The launcher in BlueJ is geared toward Java 7 so if you are running Java 8 you need to make a small change to the launch script in order to get it to work. If you need help installing Java 8 in lubuntu, check out this excellent guide from webupd8. After you have Java and BlueJ installed, if you try to launch it from the programs menu, nothing will happen. If you launch it from the terminal, you get a little bit more indication of what is wrong.

A suitable JDK couldn't be located. You may need to edit the /usr/bin/bluej launch script. 
Fortunately, this is an easy fix. Open up a terminal and type: sudo nano /usr/bin/bluej On the 14th line of that file you will see for VMNAME in java-7-oracle jdk Change the 7 to an 8 on this line. So your file should look something like this: for VMNAME in java-8-oracle jdk-8-oracle Press Ctr+X to exit and save the file. Now you will be able to launch BlueJ and hack away in Java!