JSON-B / JSON-P: From TextBlock To JsonArray

You can directly convert Java TextBlocks to JsonArray with Jakarta JSON Binding (JSON-B) and Jakarta JSON Processing (JSON-P):

import org.junit.jupiter.api.Test;
import jakarta.json.JsonArray;
import jakarta.json.JsonObject;
import jakarta.json.bind.JsonbBuilder;

public class TextBlockToJsonArray {

    public void deserializeTextBlock() {
        var input = """
                    "name": "java",
                    "age": 25
                    "name": "python",
                    "age": 52
        var  jsonArray = JsonbBuilder.create().fromJson(input, JsonArray.class);

The output:


JSON-B and JSON-P functionality comes as a single dependency:


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Superfluous "Stringification" and javax.json.stream.JsonParsingException

The following exception:

"javax.json.stream.JsonParsingException: JsonParser#getObject() or JsonParser#getObjectStream() is valid only for START_OBJECT parser state. But current parser state is VALUE_STRING"

...can be caused by a superfluous "stringification" of regular JavaScript strings, like e.g. JSON.stringify(aString)

The JSON-P parser expects: {"hey":"duke"} but gets: "{\"hey\":\"duke\"}"

To fix the problem, remove JSON.stringify(aString); and send the string directly to the MicroProfile server:

const payload = "{"hey":"duke"}";
const response = await fetch("http://localhost:8080/imports", {
    method: 'POST',
    body: payload,
    headers: {

Testing With MicroProfile REST Client: How To Prevent WebApplicationException

An invocation of a not-existing resource / endpoint with MicroProfile REST client, like e.g.:

import javax.ws.rs.GET;
import javax.ws.rs.Path;
import javax.ws.rs.Produces;
import javax.ws.rs.core.MediaType;
import javax.ws.rs.core.Response;

import org.eclipse.microprofile.rest.client.inject.RegisterRestClient;

@RegisterRestClient(baseUri = "https://microprofile.io/")
public interface ProblematicResourceClient {

    Response fetchNotExistingContent();

will cause an WebApplicationException like e.g.:

javax.ws.rs.WebApplicationException: Unknown error, status code 404
at org.jboss.resteasy.microprofile.client.DefaultResponseExceptionMapper.toThrowable(DefaultResponseExceptionMapper.java:21)

To test the 404 status code:

import io.quarkus.test.junit.QuarkusTest;
import static org.junit.jupiter.api.Assertions.assertEquals;
import javax.inject.Inject;
import org.eclipse.microprofile.rest.client.inject.RestClient;
import org.junit.jupiter.api.Test;

public class ProblematicResourceClientIT {

    ProblematicResourceClient cut;

    public void callNotExistingResource() {
        var response = this.cut.fetchNotExistingContent();
        assertEquals(response.getStatus(), 404);

...you need to set the MP config parameter to true::


Now the Response contains the status code 404 and the test passes.

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To call a C-function:

#include <stdio.h>

extern "C" int multiply(int a,int b){
    printf("c function called with %d and %d",a,b);
    return a * b;

...from Java on GraalVM, you have to declare a static, native method annotated with @CFunction:

import java.io.IOException;
import org.graalvm.nativeimage.c.function.CFunction;
import org.graalvm.nativeimage.c.function.CFunction.Transition;
import org.graalvm.nativeimage.c.function.CLibrary;

public class Calculator {

    @CFunction(transition = Transition.NO_TRANSITION)
    public static native int multiply(int a,int b);

    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {

        System.out.println("calling c with parameter");
        var result = multiply(2,21);
        System.out.println("-----------------> result: " + result);

you will have to download and install GraalVM first.

To compile the code above, you have to "run" on GraalVM. The command java -version should contain "GraalVM":

openjdk version "17.0.4" 2022-07-19
OpenJDK Runtime Environment GraalVM CE 22.3.0-dev (build 17.0.4+7-jvmci-22.3-b02)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM GraalVM CE 22.3.0-dev (build 17.0.4+7-jvmci-22.3-b02, mixed mode, sharing)

Also the following GraalVM components have to be installed (gu list output):

ComponentId                Component name     
graalvm                    GraalVM Core       
llvm                       LLVM Runtime Core  
llvm-toolchain             LLVM.org toolchain 
native-image               Native Image       

Install any missing components with gu install [ComponentId] e.g gu install llvm

To create the native image:

  1. Compile the c code: $LLVM_TOOLCHAIN/clang -shared -o libcalculator.so calculator.cc
  2. Compile the Java code: javac -cp . -d . *.java
  3. Create native image: native-image -cp target --verbose -H:CLibraryPath=[FULLY QUALIFIED PATH TO: libcalculator.so] Calculator NativeCalculator

Now you can call the calculator with: NativeCalculator.


calling c with parameter
-----------------> result: 42
c function called with 2 and 21


  1. In case $JAVA_HOME/bin/lli --print-toolchain-path throws an exception, consider using the latest dev build.
  2. The value of the annotation @CLibrary("calculator") contains the name of the *.so file without the "lib" prefix: libcalculator.so -> calculator.so
  3. The flag: -H:CLibraryPath= has to point to the fully qualifed path of the directory containing the libcalculator.so

The entire code and build script is available from: graalvm-hello-java-c

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