My name is Samuel Santos and I live in Coimbra, Portugal. I’m currently working as a Principal Engineer at Present Technologies.

I have been extensively involved in scalable enterprise web applications for the past couple of years and continually invest time in mastering the Java EE platform.

Being the Web platform an important part of my daily job, I am a strong advocate for Web standards, and spend some of my (free) time working with the following organizations:

samaxes.com started out life in March 2006 as an informal way for me to keep record of Java and Web technologies. Gradually, it evolved into becoming both a showcase site as well as a place for me to add my voice to the web.


Minify Maven Plugin
Minify Maven Plugin combines and minimizes your CSS and JavaScript files for faster page loading. It produces a merged and a minified version of your CSS and JavaScript resources which can be re-used across your project.
Java EE Cache Filter
Provides a collection of common Servlet filters for Java web applications allowing you to transparently set HTTP cache headers in order to enable browser caching.
Secure JSP Taglibs
Simple Taglib to check whether the currently authenticated user (if any) has been associated with any of the specified security roles.
Stripes Injection Enricher
Stripes Framework dependency injection extension. Supports @EJB, @Inject and @Resource standard Java EE annotations.
Stripes XSS Interceptor
Stripes Framework XSS Sanitizer. Follows the XSS (Cross Site Scripting) security guidance posted by OWASP.
Bean Validation and JAX-RS in Java EE 6 and Bean Validation and JAX-RS in Java EE 7
Examples demonstrating how-to use Bean Validation annotations to validate JAX-RS resources.
Java EE testing and Java EE testing samples
Java EE testing code examples.
Collection of JavaScript controls and jQuery plugins.
JSCalendar themes
Clean and minimalist JSCalendar themes.


OSDOC 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal - July 11, 2013
Event information: OSDOC2013
Presentation: PT.JUG OSDOC 2013
10th meeting PT.JUG - Lisbon, Portugal - January 24, 2013
Event information: PT.JUG
Presentation: 10th meeting PT.JUG
JavaPT09 - Braga, Portugal - September 17, 2009
Event information: JavaPT09
Presentation: Java Web Development with Stripes
Demo: Source code