Spring Batch Partitioner – Case Study with SourceCode – Best Practices

I’m writing this post because i report a bug at Spring Community Jira, this is the link:


I started a sample project which could reproduce the problem to show the community what I was experiencing, but to my surprise I was using the partitioner feature incorrectly. I am writing this post to share what I learned throughout this experience to help those who are going through the same questions.

My Goal: I wanted to use the resource partitioner for parallel processing but was worried to use the primary key of the table (column ID) because my table has gaps (id column is not incremental) and for this reason the partitioner would distribute number of different records for each thread, thus being inefficient in their distribution.

For example:

This is the good example partitioner:


Suppose that my table has the following records: Ids 1, 8, 9,10 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.

min: 1

max: 15

gridSize = number of threads = 2 in this example

target size calculation: int targetSize = (max - min) / gridSize + 1;

(15 – 1) / 2 + 1 = 8

In this example:

Thread number 1 will receive to process: 1 to 8

Thread number 2 will receive to process: 9 to 16

The Problem: Thread 1 receives only two records to process (The Id’s 1 and 8) and the thread 2 will receive 7 records to process. At this case the partitioner to split incorrectly number of records between threads.

My Goal: I want to split the number of records equally between all threads.

Where I was going wrong: To achieve my goal I tried to use a query that makes use of rownum and / or ntile oracle feature, the goal was to use the split an id that is sequential, with no gaps in the id column table, so the load would be uniform among the threads. The JdbcPagingItemReader class can not be used with multithreaded characteristics using Oracle ROWNUM because the query is partially executed multiple times in the database and there is no guarantee that all records are processed because a confusion of Ids between threads occurs.

 The correct way: You can use JdbcPagingItemReader using the Primary Key column (may be single or multiple columns) or JdbcCursorItemReader can use both the PK column or  Rownum / NTILE to do division.

Why use JdbcCursorItemReader not cause problems of mistaken IDs or lost records ?

This class executes the query once the database and will use chunk mode to fetch the records as needed. If you use a rownum column in this case will not cause data loss because every query is processed only once in the database.

To illustrate and facilitate understanding, I created a design example set with various possible configurations available here:


GitHub Example Project:


Here are the sql scripts to create the database tables used in this poc:


  1. JdbcCursorItemReader-OracleNtile – It works
  2. JdbcCursorItemReader-OracleRownum – It works
  3. JdbcPagingItemReader-OracleNtile – It not works, don’t use this. PagingReader does not work with NTile
  4. JdbcPagingItemReader-OracleRownum – It not works, don’t use this. PagingReader does not work with Rownum
  5. JdbcPagingItemReader-TablePrimaryKey – It works, but the records aren’t distributed in an uniform way (same quantity for each thread)

What is Oracle NTile ?
This feature of Oracle Database can create a desired number of containers so that each thread can consume one. For example: I have 1000 records in the database to be divided among 10 threads:


With this query, you can use the column “CONTAINER_COLUMN”, values are already pre split into buckets ready to be divided among the various threads.

This is the documentation with more clarified explanation:


That’s it.

Any question or suggestion is very welcome.

Credits to this post:


Victor Jabur

How to consume a WebService that uses Ws-Security Authentication (UsernameToken) – OWSM – Oracle Service Bus (OSB)


The Oracle Service Bus (OSB) allows to enable OWSM authentication, there is many policies that can be applied to the Proxy Service to turn on security authentication. The most basic of this policies is:

oracle / wss_username_token_service_policy

Requiring only a username and password. Once enabled this security, following a tip on how to make a request using a Java Client.

File: MainPost.java – This is a main class to make a request

import java.math.BigInteger;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.GregorianCalendar;
import java.util.List;

import javax.xml.datatype.DatatypeConstants;
import javax.xml.datatype.DatatypeFactory;
import javax.xml.datatype.XMLGregorianCalendar;
import javax.xml.ws.BindingProvider;
import javax.xml.ws.handler.Handler;

public class MainPost {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		try {

			MyService service = new MyService();
			MyServicePort myServicePort = service.getMySoapPort();

			// This is the block that apply the Ws Security to the request
			BindingProvider bindingProvider = (BindingProvider) myServicePort;
			List<Handler> handlerChain = new ArrayList<Handler>();
			handlerChain.add(new WSSecurityHeaderSOAPHandler("myUsername", "myPassword"));

			RequestType myRequest = new RequestType();

			ResponseType response = myServicePort.searchSomething(myRequest);

		} catch (Exception e) {

File: WSSecurityHeaderSOAPHandler.java – This is a handler responsible for creating the header authentication.

import java.util.Set;

import javax.xml.namespace.QName;
import javax.xml.soap.SOAPElement;
import javax.xml.soap.SOAPEnvelope;
import javax.xml.soap.SOAPHeader;
import javax.xml.ws.handler.MessageContext;
import javax.xml.ws.handler.soap.SOAPHandler;
import javax.xml.ws.handler.soap.SOAPMessageContext;

public class WSSecurityHeaderSOAPHandler implements SOAPHandler<SOAPMessageContext> {

 private static final String SOAP_ELEMENT_PASSWORD = "Password";
 private static final String SOAP_ELEMENT_USERNAME = "Username";
 private static final String SOAP_ELEMENT_USERNAME_TOKEN = "UsernameToken";
 private static final String SOAP_ELEMENT_SECURITY = "Security";
 private static final String NAMESPACE_SECURITY = "http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd";
 private static final String PREFIX_SECURITY = "wsse";

 private String usernameText;
 private String passwordText;

 public WSSecurityHeaderSOAPHandler(String usernameText, String passwordText) {
 this.usernameText = usernameText;
 this.passwordText = passwordText;

 public boolean handleMessage(SOAPMessageContext soapMessageContext) {

 Boolean outboundProperty = (Boolean) soapMessageContext.get(MessageContext.MESSAGE_OUTBOUND_PROPERTY);

 if (outboundProperty.booleanValue()) {

 try {
 SOAPEnvelope soapEnvelope = soapMessageContext.getMessage().getSOAPPart().getEnvelope();

 SOAPHeader header = soapEnvelope.getHeader();
 if (header == null) {
 header = soapEnvelope.addHeader();

 SOAPElement soapElementSecurityHeader = header.addChildElement(SOAP_ELEMENT_SECURITY, PREFIX_SECURITY,

 SOAPElement soapElementUsernameToken = soapElementSecurityHeader.addChildElement(SOAP_ELEMENT_USERNAME_TOKEN, PREFIX_SECURITY);
 SOAPElement soapElementUsername = soapElementUsernameToken.addChildElement(SOAP_ELEMENT_USERNAME, PREFIX_SECURITY);

 SOAPElement soapElementPassword = soapElementUsernameToken.addChildElement(SOAP_ELEMENT_PASSWORD, PREFIX_SECURITY);

 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new RuntimeException("Error on wsSecurityHandler: " + e.getMessage());


 return true;

 public void close(MessageContext context) {
 // TODO Auto-generated method stub

 public boolean handleFault(SOAPMessageContext context) {
 // TODO Auto-generated method stub
 return true;

 public Set<QName> getHeaders() {
 // TODO Auto-generated method stub
 return null;

Xml Request: This is the payload request that Java Client request to the server.

<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">
 <wsse:Security xmlns:wsse="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd">
 <wsse:Password Type="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-username-token-profile-1.0#PasswordText">myPassword</wsse:Password>

Liberando Apache na porta 80 – Net Virtua – Modem Arris TG862 Bridge com TPLink

Oi Galera,

Utilizo Net Virtua aqui em casa e tive alguma dificuldade para disponibilizar um Apache na porta 80 exposto para a internet aberta e decidi escrever este post para ajudar a galera que tiver este mesmo problema no futuro. Seguem algumas considerações:

  • A Net não bloqueia a porta 80, vi muitos blogs, sites e até gente processando a Net no Reclame Aqui por bloquear as portas em sua internet doméstica, alegando que a operadora agia de má fé para vender sua internet com Ip Fixo.
  • Estou utilizando o modem da empresa Arris, modelo TG862 fornecido pela Net para os seus assinantes.
  • Decidi utilizar este modem no modo Bridge pois achei que sua console administrativa não tinha muitos recursos e o seu sinal de wireless é muito ruim por não ter antena.
  • Este aparelho da Arris TG862 faz o papel de modem e roteador, quando escolho trabalhar com ele no modo bridge estou desligando o papel de roteador dele e repassando para o roteador TP LINK desempenhar o papel de roteador.
  • É importante ligar o TP Link na porta número 1 do modem Arris.

Bom, dito algumas coisas vamos começar com a montagem do ambiente:

  1. Um fio de rede deve sair da porta número 1 do modem e ser ligado na porta WAN do roteador TP Link.
  2. É recomendável que todos os cabos de rede (televisão, computador e etc.) que estavam conectados no modem sejam ligados apenas o TP Link.
  3. Acessar a console administrativa do modem Arris no link
  4. O usuário padrão é “admin” e a senha padrão é “password”
  5. Clique na aba firewall
  6. Na aba Firewall, desative o firewall, desative as opções Block Pings e DoS Attack Protection, após todos este procedimentos clique no botão Apply que aparece no final da página.
  7. Na aba Wireless Setup é recomendável desligar o wireless para que apenas o do TP Link esteja ativo.
  8. Na aba Lan Setup, altere a propriedade NAT Mode para Bridged.
  9. fig1
  10. Ele pede um restart do modem para aplicar as configurações feitas.
  11. Entre no menu Utilities e faça um restart.
  12. Um comportamento muito esquisito é que após trocar para o modo bridge não consegui mais logar na console administrativa, ele fala que a senha é inválida, bom, mas também não precisamos mais dela.
  13. No modem é só isso.
  14. Agora vamos fazer algumas configurações no TP Link.
  15. Acessar a console administrativa dele:
  16. Usuário “admin” e senha “admin”
  17. Entrar no menu DHCP -> Address Reservation
  18. fig2
  19. Este passo é importante pois você vincula o seu Mac Address (Endereço físico da placa de rede) com um número de Ip qualquer que você escolhe. Para saber qual é o mac address do seu computador digite: “ipconfig /all” em um command do DOS. Cuidado, pois as vezes seu computador tem várias placas de rede, escolha a correta.
  20. Próximo passo entrar no menu Forwarding -> Virtual Servers
  21. fig3
  22. Neste ponto acima, você diz qual é a porta do seu computador que você quer expor para a internet, no caso a 80 que é a porta do meu apache. Deve-se colocar também o ip do computador onde o apache está instalado.
  23. Próximo passo Forwarding -> Port Triggers
  24. fig4
  25. Em cima você vincula a porta que o usuário digita na internet  com a porta do seu computador. Se eu quisesse que os usuários digitassem http://meuipexterno:12000/meusite para acessar o meu apache na porta 80, teria que alterar o Incoming Port para 12000
  26. Pronto, todas as configurações feitas no TP Link.
  27. A última coisa a ser feita é liberar a porta 80 no seu windows, adicionando uma regra de firewall.
  28. Na barra do windows digite: Firewall do windows com Segurança Avançada
  29. fig5
  30. Pronto, você já pode acessar o seu site hospedado no seu computador de qualquer lugar da internet
  31. Qualquer dúvida entrem em contato.
  32. Até Mais Pessoal.

TDC Florianópolis – 2014

Boa Noite Galera:

Desejo a todos um excelente evento e boas palestras.

Obrigado ao Vinicius Senger e a Yara por promover eventos de tão elevada qualidade para os devs brasileros.

Parabéns !!!

Evento TDC2014

Victor Jabur

Good tool for automation mouse and keyboard – MACRO Recorder

Hi Guys,

I need to automate some task on windows on last week. For this, i test many products that do the desktop automation (repetitive task):

I was looking for a tool that make this:

- Do mouse recorder

- Do keyboard recorder (keys)

- Open applications by path

- Works with command (DOS – starter), because i am calling my Macro using the language Python, because i loved it.

The championship product for this task, i recommend the JitBit Macro Recorder – http://www.jitbit.com/macro-recorder/


This is a good product that i will use for many automation tasks.

If you have any question about this product i can help you.

See you.


Victor Jabur

Making the ubuntu 12.10 recognize your Android (internal and external sdcard) and adding usb rules security (udev)


If you plug your android phone or tablet on your Ubuntu 12.10 and nothing is happening, follow this next steps and magically your cell phone will be recognized:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libmtp-common libmtp-dev libmtp-runtime libmtp9 mtp-tools gmtp python-pymtp libusb-dev gvfs

The follow code is to register your device on usb dev rules of linux:

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/libmtp/libmtp/1.1.1/libmtp-1.1.1.tar.gz
tar -xvf libmtp-1.1.1.tar.gz
cd libmtp-1.1.1
./configure --prefix=/usr
sudo make install
sudo cp 69-libmtp.rules /etc/udev/rules.d
sudo service udev restart

Credits and references:




If you have any questions, please leave a comment and i will try to help.

Victor Jabur

Regular Expression – Regex – For Date Validation (Bissextile Included)

Hi all,

I found a good regex for date validation that consider bissextile. I tested and it works.

I have problems with the bellow expressions in the eclipse, because it don't support the expression (?:) Non-Capturing groups.

I discover another expression that works in the Eclipse:


Both expressions are in the format: dd/mm/yyyy

Credits: http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=153702


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