PrettyTime Java Library

The way people want to see their timeline has changed very fast in the last several years.Now instead of seeing timestamp people are more interested is seeing something like : “in 3 minutes!” etc etc.

The best way to do this in java is to use , which allow you to use it in various variety of ways e.g. : PrettyTime.NET, PrettyTime Grails Plug-in, PrettyTime with JSP .

Project Status #GSoC

Here is small snippet of the work that I have done till now ( taken from : )

General Feedback Mechanishm Page – (Gaurav) 10:15-10:30

Presentation :

Project Wiki Page :
Design Page :
Implementation Ideas Page :

Work Done till now :
Add/Delete Severity
Add/Delete PreDefined Subject
Add/Delete Status
Submit feedback partially complete.
Spanish localization ready (except for Admin Page)

Work still Pending :
Edit severity to be added afterwards by extending severityForm.jsp
Edit Predefined Subject to be added afterwards by extending predefinedSubjectForm.jsp
Edit severity to be added afterwards by extending statusForm.jsp
Functionality to add page context and attachment while submitting feedback.
Edit Preferences option to users.

Admin panel for replying to the feedbacks.
Add submit feedback to the top left panel with jquery popup.
Creator to be replaced by the Username in feedbackList.jsp

Project Status :
Behind the timeline for Admin Panel and ahead in user panel designing.

Screenshots :
Admin Page :
Add Status Page :
Edit Panel Status :
Add Severity Page :
Edit Panel for Severity :
Add Predefined Subject Page :
Edit Panel for Predefined Subject :
Incomplete Manage Feedback Panel :
Submit Feedback Page :

Hibernate Mapping file #tutorial

In this small tutorial I am going to show you how hibernate mapping file is can be created when a SQL relation is given to you.

Let us say you have the following :

CREATE TABLE `feedback_feedback` (
`feedback_id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
`creator` int(11) NOT NULL,
`subject` varchar(255) COLLATE utf8_bin NOT NULL,
`content` varchar(5000) COLLATE utf8_bin NOT NULL,
`severity` varchar(25) COLLATE utf8_bin NOT NULL,
`comment` varchar(5000) COLLATE utf8_bin DEFAULT NULL,
`status` varchar(25) COLLATE utf8_bin DEFAULT NULL,
`date_created` date NOT NULL,
`date_changed` date DEFAULT NULL,
PRIMARY KEY (`feedback_id`)


and follwoing POJO :


import java.util.Date;

Pojo file for feedback_feedback relation in Feedback Module

public class FeedbackFeedback  implements {

private Integer feedbackId;
private int creator;
private String subject;
private String content;
private String severity;
private String comment;
private String status;
private Date dateCreated;
private Date dateChanged;

Default no arguement constructor

public FeedbackFeedback() {

Constructor with all arguments

public FeedbackFeedback(int creator, String subject, String content, String severity, Date dateCreated) {
this.creator = creator;
this.subject = subject;
this.content = content;
this.severity = severity;
this.dateCreated = dateCreated;

Default constructor with arguments that can’t be Null

public FeedbackFeedback(int creator, String subject, String content, String severity, String comment, String status, Date dateCreated, Date dateChanged) {
this.creator = creator;
this.subject = subject;
this.content = content;
this.severity = severity;
this.comment = comment;
this.status = status;
this.dateCreated = dateCreated;
this.dateChanged = dateChanged;

public Integer getFeedbackId() {
return this.feedbackId;

public void setFeedbackId(Integer feedbackId) {
this.feedbackId = feedbackId;
public int getCreator() {
return this.creator;

public void setCreator(int creator) {
this.creator = creator;
public String getSubject() {
return this.subject;

public void setSubject(String subject) {
this.subject = subject;
public String getContent() {
return this.content;

public void setContent(String content) {
this.content = content;
public String getSeverity() {
return this.severity;

public void setSeverity(String severity) {
this.severity = severity;
public String getComment() {
return this.comment;

public void setComment(String comment) {
this.comment = comment;
public String getStatus() {
return this.status;

public void setStatus(String status) {
this.status = status;
public Date getDateCreated() {
return this.dateCreated;

public void setDateCreated(Date dateCreated) {
this.dateCreated = dateCreated;
public Date getDateChanged() {
return this.dateChanged;

public void setDateChanged(Date dateChanged) {
this.dateChanged = dateChanged;

Now you want to create a Hibernate Mapping file for the above given relation then the hibernate mapping file will look somehow like this (explanation is given at the end for important elements) :

<?xml version=”1.0″?>
<!DOCTYPE hibernate-mapping PUBLIC “-//Hibernate/Hibernate Mapping DTD 3.0//EN” ““>
<hibernate-mapping package=”” >
<class name=”” table=”feedback_feedback” >
<id name=”feedbackId” type=”java.lang.Integer”>
<column name=”feedback_id” />
<generator />
<property name=”creator” type=”int”>
<column name=”creator” not-null=”true” />
<property name=”subject” type=”string”>
<column name=”subject” not-null=”true” />
<property name=”content” type=”string”>
<column name=”content” length=”5000″ not-null=”true” />
<property name=”severity” type=”string”>
<column name=”severity” length=”25″ not-null=”true” />
<property name=”comment” type=”string”>
<column name=”comment” length=”5000″ />
<property name=”status” type=”string”>
<column name=”status” length=”25″ />
<property name=”dateCreated” type=”date”>
<column name=”date_created” length=”10″ not-null=”true” />
<property name=”dateChanged” type=”date”>
<column name=”date_changed” length=”10″ />

Comments :

1.      <class name=”” table=”feedback_feedback” >
This name element tells to which of the POJO class your relation is mapped , and table elements tells which relation you are currently referring to.

2.      <id name=”feedbackId” type=”java.lang.Integer”>
This tell which object in the class you are referring to and its data type. id tag tell it is a primary key.

3.       <column name=”feedback_id” />
This tell to which attribute in relation your class object will be mapped

4.       <generator />
This tell generator element tells how that element value will be generated.

5.       <property name=”severity” type=”string”>
This tell which object in the class you are referring to and its data type.This is just a atribute in table not a primary key.

For more detailed view see the official page :