Java application deployment
Taking a program from lines of code to a functioning Java application requires several important steps and tools. Before application deployment, a Java Runtime Environment must be put in place. The next step in Java application development is to use either a Java Plug-in or Java Web Start to deploy the application. In this section, find the news, research, and tutorials you need to deploy Java apps. Learn the different steps Java developers need to take, and find tips and best practices to help make enterprise application deployment fast and successful.
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.
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...
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?
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.
Creating pages based on a JSF template: Using the Facelets ui:define tag
20 Jul 2014
Tutorial - What do you do once you've set up a handsome page template using the Facelets functions that come with JSF 2.x? Well, you start creating new pages, meshing those ui:define tags in with ui:composition and ui:insert. It's easier than it sounds, trust me.
From cloud computing to mobile development: Emerging fields for continuous integration
06 Jul 2014
Feature - One of the fastest growing fields in enterprise development is continuous integration. Couple that with growing mobile and cloud trends, and interesting innovations arise.
When did Gradle get so hot? A look at what is trending on the Java tools landscape
05 Jun 2014
Feature - Who knew that so many Java developers were looking at adopting Gradle as their build tool. Goodbye Maven. Goodbye ANT. It looks like Gradle is the Groovy new Java tool, or at least, that's what the latest trends survey would suggest.
Does a lack of PaaS standards mean you're locked in to your cloud provider?
01 Jun 2014
Feature - Software architects always prefer to take a standards based approach to development and design, which is why some are leery about the various PaaS based systems that don't seem to have any clearly defined standards at all. Could PaaS based lock-in become...
Continuous Development: The glue holding DevOps, TDD and Agile methods together
05 Feb 2014
Feature - Continuous integration(CI) and continuous development (CD) have become central components in the application lifecycle management process. In many cases, CI and CD have become the central tenets holding together DevOps, Agile development and test driven...
The innovative tools that have revolutionized Agile, ALM and continuous development
05 Feb 2014
Feature - Continuous development isn't a new idea, but new tools, such as Jenkins and Hudson, have revolutionized the way Agile and ALM is done. Are you doing CI? If you are, here are the tools you should be using.