EAN-139780771056611   EAN-13 barcode 9780771056611
Product NameChangelings
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperbound
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AuthorTom Marshall
BindingMass Market Paperback
FeaturesA Novel of Multiple Personality By: Tom Marshall, "A chilling yarn... difficult to put down." - The Montreal Gazette
Long DescriptionLaird Allan Carter is in jail for a rape he can't remember committing. Until his conviction, he seemed to be a happily married man in love with his wife. Now he wonders if his migraine headaches and occassional black-outs may have something to do with his cruel fate. Desperate, he meets with a prison psychiatrist, Herb Delaney. Over time the young doctor discovers that there is not just one Laird Allan Carter, but many! Unbeknownst to Laird or Delaney, Carter's estranged sister Elaine also suffers from a multiple-personality discorder. However, as "Madame Eleanor," she has managed to channel her "voices" into a successful career as a spiritualist and medium. And one of her clients is Herb Delaney's unhappy wife, Alice! CHANGELINGS is a chilling novel of gripping psychological drama and almost unbearable suspense. As the lives of Laird, Delaney, Elaine, and Alice begin to converge, the characters fight to become whole --- or die in the process.
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This is a basic implementation of a service that provides retrieval access to the UPC web site. Its was coded to verify basic  proof-of-concept for development of another application and was not intended to provide be anything more than basic functionality in the retrieval  of UPC data from the web site.

There are several places where simple code was left in place rather than using more advanced Java features/methods to allow for easier  understanding of junior developers. Not much time spent refactoring or cleaning up the code. It is provided as a starting point only.

It contains a Factory service that returns a service object configured using the (see below) file found in the class path of  the executed code. The UpcQueryService can respond with an implementation of the UpcResponse and supporting interfaces or with an InputStream  allowing direct access to the response from the from the web site.

JSR 353 is the Java API for JSON is currently under development ( &  The several Java JSON implementations seemed to be more than I was wanting/needing so I wrote a basic parser to provide JSON parsing capability  needed. Its not perfect but is a good basic start.

Download the example source code

The must be configured.

Url (Required)
provides the address used to query UPC data. The additional parameters are added to retrieve the requested information.

ApiKeyCode (Required)
Provided from when your account is setup.

Mode (Required)
The manner in which the data will be retrieved from the web site.
AutoRetrieveGraphics (Optional)
Boolean to indicate whether the graphics, when indicated by a Url, are to be automatically retrieved at the same time with the UPC data. Default is false. A factory method allows for the this property to be overridden at the time the UpcQueryService is created.