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Hybris setup issue: Unsupported major.minor version 52.0

While I was typing the final "ant all" command for hybris, it miserably failed with the following exception

hybris/bin/platform/resources/ant/antmacros.xml:123: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: de/hybris/ant/taskdefs/DbDriverValidator : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0 at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)

Even though a "java -version" gave me back version 8, ant is still using $JAVA_HOME variable.
So you have to change it into the script. My suggestion is that you adapt the setantenv.bat script with the JAVA_HOME directly

@echo off
set ANT_OPTS=-Xmx512m -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8
set ANT_HOME=%~dp0apache-ant-1.9.1
set JAVA_HOME=C:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.8.0_101
set PATH=%ANT_HOME%\bin;%PATH%
rem deleting CLASSPATH as a workaround for PLA-8702
echo Setting ant home to: %ANT_HOME%
ant -version

If you can't install Oracle Express XE 11g 2 on Windows...

I spent the whole afternoon trying to set up a Oracle Express instance without any success.
I had the drivers installed, but I could not uninstall them.
It looked like the main instance was not correctly set up. After looking around, I noticed that even after complete uninstall of Oracle XE still the ORACLE_HOME environment variable was still there. I tried again manually removing it from System Variables and then reinstalling... and it finally worked!

How could I be so stupid using hibernate criteria with timestamp?

I needed to make a query to find all records valid today for columns with effectiveFrom and effectiveTo range
I spent a couple of hours trying to understand why


was giving no results.

After many trials and attempts with other criteria tricks, I remembered that hibernate is not comparting if  currentDate.getTime is greater than effectiveFrom, but if effectiveFrom is greater than currentDate.getTime
So correct sintax for it was the exact opposite


This one worked as it should

How I ran Gradle with cntlm

I was behind a corporate firewall and had to run gradlew (gradle) from Cygwin. The system was running a cntlm authentication proxy.

I ran the following command

export http_proxy=
export https_proxy=$http_proxy

Then I ran

./gradlew -Dhttps.proxyHost= -Dhttps.proxyPort=3128 -Dhttp.proxyHost= -Dhttp.proxyPort=3128

I hope it helps