Java EE development and enterprise Java platforms
Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is a platform for developing server applications in the Java programming language. Java EE development is considered the de facto standard. In this section you will discover Java EE development utilities, find out what it means to be Java EE compliant, and learn about enterprise Java strategies for application developers and architects.
Valhalla and value types to change the way developers code in Java
01 Nov 2015
Feature - In 2014, just as Java 8 was released, JavaOne was looking towards the future and talking about what was coming with Java 9. In 2015, Java 9 is still in the future, but that hasn't stopped the architects at Oracle from prognosticating about what might get...
Docker and containerization: The uncontainable trend of 2015
03 Apr 2015
Feature - Containerization, especially using new and exciting platforms like Docker, is a massive trend in the industry. Find out how to leverage this trend to run applications, host operating systems and gain even more benefits from running in a fully virtualized...
Cloud computing and AWS form perfect test beds for the risk averse
25 Mar 2015
Feature - Risk aversion is a cornerstone of the enterprise computing community. Do no harm is philosophy that goes beyond medicine's Hippocratic oath. But the risk averse can now safely try new technologies by using cloud computing options and AWS.
Will ObjectLayout's StructuredArrays finally solve the Java performance problem?
18 Mar 2015
Feature - Java performance has greatly improved over the years, but getting true, linear scalability has always been a problem, largely due to the way data collections are handled in memory. However, new approaches to memory management are being developed, and...
Can a pattern become an anti-pattern? How to avoid the loose coupling mistake
15 Jan 2015
Feature - Nobody is debating the benefits of loose-coupling, but far too many SOA architects take the practice too far. Make sure you know when loose-coupling makes sense, and more importantly, when it doesn't.
Bitnami: How a pet project evolved into cloud hosting and server management
25 Nov 2014
Feature - It's amazing how what was once a pet project that provided simple installers to fellow developers turned into a profitable business on the leading edge of cloud hosting and managed virtual servers. Here we take a look at the Bitnami story.
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...
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?
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!
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.