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It took me a while to get to the bottom of why CDI seemed to be dropping @ViewScoped and @SessionScoped beans. @RequestScope was not behaving properly ether.

It took a lot of digging in the application's codebase and a lot of watching the Debugger before narrowing down the course. Anyway here is the culprit; can you spot the bug?

<h:link outcome="#{navbar.logout()}" >Logout</h:link>

That is from an extract of a composite component that is used on every page of the application. Hence, CDI seemed to be dropping scope.

@Named(value = "navbar")
public class Navbar implements Serializable {
    private HttpServletRequest request;

    public String logout() {
        return "/index?faces-redirect=true";


For completeness, the extracts CDI backing bean.

I hope you enjoyed this issue more than I did.


You can download files with PowerShell using Start-Bitstransfer.

$credential = Get-Credential
Start-BitsTransfer -Source -Destination .\amazing-application-1.0.0.exe  -Credential $credential -Authentication basic

You can leave out authentication if the web server does not require credentials.

I hope this helps


If you do not wish to enable TelNet just to test ports on a remote machine then PowerShell has a solution. PowerShell comes with Test-NetConnection, which gives detailed information about a connection.

Example of using Test-NetConnection

Test-NetConnection -Port 443 -InformationLevel "Detailed" 

I hope this helps.

Tags: PowerShell


Here is how you can create a WebSockets base path for your JavaScript with JSF. This WebSocket base path points back to your deployed application's WAR address.

<script type="text/javascript">
	var base = "#{request.scheme.endsWith("s") ? "wss" : "ws" }://#{request.serverName}:#{request.serverPort}#{request.contextPath}";

I hope this helps.


You can convert an ArrayList to a Java EE JsonArray using the Java Stream API in the following way.

// set up example
ArrayList<Pet> pets = new ArrayList<>();
pets.add(new Pet("Goldie", "Fish"));
pets.add(new Pet("Daisy", "Cow"));
pets.add(new Pet("Snowball", "Cat"));

// the work
	.map((a) -> { 
		return Json.createObjectBuilder()
			.add("id", a.getName())
			.add("type", a.getGroup())

The .map operation of the stream API takes a Function<T,R>. The function converts each item to a JsonObject. Then the .collect operation creates the JsonArray using each of the JsonObjects.

I hope you find this useful.


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