Ajax Web development and Java client programs
Asynchronously invoking a second managed bean method in JavaSever Faces (JSF)
04 May 2015
Tutorial - The new features added to JSF make doing an asynchronous call to the server incredibly easy, but what if you need to follow that first asynchronous call with a second asynchronous call to a JavaServer Faces managed bean? It's a bit of work, but in this...
04 May 2015
Tutorial - Sometimes great frameworks like JSF, Wicket or Spring MVC make simple tasks surprisingly difficult to do. With JavaServer Faces, the simple task of invoking a method on a managed bean is actually a bit of a chore. In this tutorial, we tackle that chore...
Mobile development looks inwards as internal facing apps gain traction
23 Apr 2015
Feature - As enterprise moves forward to provide employees with the apps they need for maximum productivity, everything is on the table for reinvention. A mix of standardized and customized solutions will be required by big business to meet the needs of an...
30 Jan 2015
21 Jan 2015
From web development to delivery: Deep front end knowledge is a must for 2015
02 Dec 2014
Feature - Web based deliver will be taken to new levels in 2015, as the technology used to deliver content over the web will actually become the technology used to built it as well, as development tools take to the web.
Advanced JSF Tutorial: The single page interface (SPI) with Facelets, Ajax and HTML5
07 Sep 2014
Tutorial - Some say it's impossible, but if you really understand the technology, you will realize that creating a single page interface (SPI) with JSF, Facelets, Ajax and HTML really isn't all that hard. In fact, JavaServer Faces makes it pretty easy!
How Apple's restrictive app store policies are driving Android platform adoption
31 Aug 2014
Feature - Wouldn't it stink to create a great mobile application, only to have Apple reject it from being published in their app store? Sadly, that's exactly what's happening, and it's helping to drive software developers to the Android platform.
JSF Tutorial: Completing the Ajax based Facelets application
31 Aug 2014
Tutorial - If you're using JSF, you're probably using Facelets, and if you're creating modern web based applications, you'll likely want to use Ajax based request-response cycles. Here we conclude our tutorial on JavaServer Faces, Facelets and Ajax based...
HTML5 now rules the desktop, but shortcomings make it a hard sell for mobile
18 Aug 2014
Feature - HTML5 is changing the game for both mobile and desktop developers, but that doesn't mean HTML5 is a panacea. Performance problems, a lack of tooling and missing features are causing a roadblock for some organizations, especially in the mobile space....