Application lifecycle management (ALM) is one of the most important aspects of Java project management. Still, Java ALM is very similar to that of an enterprise application developed on any other software platform. Check out this section for news, tips and opinions on the best ways to manage the Java application lifecycle including requirements, design, testing, deployment, version management and more.
Four tips to help tell if your continuous integration (CI) process is working
16 Dec 2014
Feature - Many organizations have adopted a continuous integration (CI) process. CI promises many benefits, but only if you're doing CI properly. Here are four tips to help you evaluate whether or not your continuous integration process is working.
Addressing security concerns and evolving beyond Spring with Java EE 8
05 Nov 2014
Feature - The Spring framework created a situation where the Java EE platform had plenty of catching up to do, but if Java EE 8 can plug the security holes and evolve beyond Spring, Java EE may once again become the first choice for enterprise application...
From ElasticSearch to Splunk: Understanding your log aggregation options
20 Oct 2014
Feature - The key to successfully being able to anticipate and diagnose software problems is being able to make sense of your application logs. In part two of this two part series, we take a look at some of the most popular log aggregation tools on the market...
Choosing the right log aggreatator to mine your performance data
15 Oct 2014
Feature - To maintain and improve an existing system, being able to read and understand log files is an absolute requirement. Here we look at how various logging technologies compare with each other.
Will Java 8 Lambda expressions really change JavaEE development?
10 Sep 2014
Feature - One of the most anxiously anticipated Java 8 features was the addition of Lambda expressions. But after almost a year since their release, are they actually being adopted, and will they really have any impact on how JavaEE applications are developed?
Is PaaS as dangerous as it seems? Cloudbees bust some cloud computing myths
07 Sep 2014
Feature - Is cloud computing as dangerous as it seems? From open source do-it-yourself types to organizations who fear the lack of standards, there are plenty of myths to dispel. Here Cloudbee's Sacha Labourey provides the truth behind the cloud computing FUD.
Top 5 DevOps best practices for achieving security, scalability and performance
07 Sep 2014
Feature - How do you get the most out of your applications? One way is to adopt a DevOps approach to deployment and apply these five best practices for achieving security, scalability and performance.
Aggregating big data from embedded devices is changing the analytics world
09 Aug 2014
Feature - With more and more embedded devices being connected to corporate networks, more data than ever is being aggregated from machine to machine interactions. Smart companies are now leveraging this data to make their organizations and processes more...
The self-service BI proposition: How big data is disrupting business intelligence
09 Aug 2014
Feature - Massive amounts of data are being crunched in order to provide business intelligence to managers and directors so they can make the right decisions for their organizations. Here we look at how big data is turning BI into a self-service proposition.
Top 5 Java based tools for capturing business intelligence (BI)
28 Jul 2014
Feature - There are many tools out there for working with BI, but here we look at the top five Business Intelligence tools that are written using the Java language.