Ajax Web development and Java client programs
JSF best practices for optimizing mobile application performance
04 Nov 2014
Tip - More and more applications are being built using the JSF frameworks, but traditional development approaches can create bottlenecks. Here we explore some tips and best practices for optimizing the performance of JSF based mobile applications.
How are front-end development and back-end development different?
09 Oct 2014
Answer - In terms of a consumer-facing website, how do developers distinguish between front-end development and back-end tasks?
Addressing the push-notification problem: How mobile makes simple challenges hard
03 Jan 2014
Tip - Sometimes things that are easily dealt with in web based applications are a major challenge when moving to the mobile development world. Asynchronous push-based notifications are one type or problem that various vendors are creatively trying to solve.
Getting Java programmers up to speed on Java EE 7 need not be a 'Pilgrimage'
03 Jan 2014
Tip - Here we take a look at the top five features of Java EE 7 that traditional J2EE and standard edition Java developers will want to familiarize themselves. There are some cool features in Java EE 7, but they're evolutionary, not revolutionary, so a little...
Performance and troubleshooting tips for JSF 2.0 Facelet developers
12 Mar 2013
Tip - JSF 2.0 has provided a variety of new configuration settings to help improve performance and aid the troubleshooting task, making the lives of software developers and quality engineers much easier.
Five Neat Things You Can Do Out of the Box with Liferay Portal
23 Feb 2012
Tip - If you've ever run a competitive portal, you know that so many of them have little more than the "weather portlet" or "bookmarks" portlet after installation. Liferay is amazing because it has such full featured functionality 'out of the box.' Here's just...
Java 7 and the intricacies of safe and unsafe casting
26 Jan 2012
Tip - One of the problems with casting is that it does have the potential to cause a loss of precision, especially if the number that gets cast does indeed fall outside of the range of the target type. Here we will explain why this happens.
OCPJP Java 7 Mock Certification Exam: A Tricky Question about ARM and Try-with-Resources
30 Dec 2011
Tip - The Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer (OCPJP) exam requires you to know the ins and outs of the new language features introduced in Java 7. This tricky question tests you on your knowledge of try-with-resources and AutoCloseable objects.
Testing Web applications for Internet browser compatibility
26 Jul 2011
Tip - Achieving 100% cross-browser compatible Web applications is practically impossible, but following the right guidelines can make Internet browser compatibility testing much easier.
Reduce cross-browser testing issues
20 Jul 2011
Tip - Cross-browser testing can eat up too much time. Here are some tips and tricks to help reduce frustrating cross-browser display issues and shorten the cross-browser testing cycle.