Big data architecture
As enterprise organizations begin to collect massive amounts of data and to begin to find ways to capitalize on that data, enterprise application developers are increasingly being asked to build big data architecture. Developing effective big data strategies that can go beyond processing big data in big batches and bring the enterprise into real-time big data analytics is a heavy challenge. Big data frameworks such as Hadoop can be very helpful, but at this point, enterprise architects need a thorough understanding of basics of big data.
Successfully managing software quality with growing, globally distributed teams
26 Mar 2015
Tip - Successfully managing a software project is always a challenge, but when a project grows into a globally distributed development effort, application lifecycle management (ALM) becomes a real challenge. So how does Liferay, an open source, enterprise...
Improving software quality in every application lifecycle management (ALM) stage
23 Mar 2015
Tip - Development lifecycles have become tremendously compressed, which means many stages of the application lifecycle management process are iterated over time and time again. Here are some lessons SFactory's Sorin Zaporojan learned throughout the ALM process.
With Java EE 7, your Design Patterns are dead. And your EAR is ugly too.
01 Jan 2014
Tip - Adam Bien isn't without opinions when it comes to modern day enterprise programming techniques. From the use of design patterns, to the manner in which projects and modules are divided, Bien isn't without opinions when it comes to developing Java...
Annotation versus XML configuration: Which JPA option to choose?
04 Oct 2013
Tip - A common debate in the JPA community is whether to configure applications using an XML or annotations based approach. Here are some reasons why you might want to choose XML instead.
Simplified ORM configuration with Spring, JPA and Hibernate path scanning
04 Oct 2013
Tip - Configuring Spring, JPA, Hibernate or other ORM technologies can be a challenge. One way to simplify ORM configuration is to configure package scanning for entity classes.
How to get the Hibernate Session from the JPA 2.0 EntityManager
30 Jun 2013
Tip - This tip shows you how to get the Hibernate Session from the JPA EntityManager so you can perform functions only available from the JBoss Hibernate project.
Effective portlet development means respecting the servlet API
20 May 2013
Tip - When moving to portlet development from web development, software engineers must remember that servlet and JSP development rules still apply.
Modularity in Java codebase makes legacy applications more manageable
09 Apr 2013
Tip - Enterprise architecture expert Vineet Sinha explains how to implement modularity in Java legacy applications for a cleaner, more manageable codebase.
Effective Naming Strategies for RESTful Web Services
06 Mar 2013
Tip - New descriptive languages like WADL and WSDL 2.0 are making it possible to describe the RESTful contract to client applications. However, if your RESTful web services are not named effectively, the mechanism for describing the interface may run out of...
Why native mobile apps are better than HTML5 apps
13 Feb 2013
Tip - Should mobile apps be implemented using HTML5 or native code? Here, a look at why native apps may be a better solution than HTML5 apps.