Java development for cloud
Cloud computing describes a new supplement, consumption and delivery model for IT services based on the Internet. Java has long been the programming language that provides structure for Web-applications, and now Java development has reached cloud applications. Find news, updates and best practices in Java dev for cloud in this topic section.
PaaS isn't just for DevOps anymore. Nor has it ever been.
21 Jan 2014
Tip - Somehow Platform as a Service (PaaS) has been pigeonholed as an arm of bleeding edge DevOps teams. If you think the only reason to use a PaaS play is to facilitate a DevOps approach to development, you're missing out on what the cloud has to offer.
There is more to PaaS than just application deployment and management
21 Jan 2014
Tip - There is no doubt that various PaaS plays and cloud computing platforms have greatly simplified application management and deployment, but growth and survival has meant growing far beyond these humble beginnings.
How do cloud tools reduce enterprise software development costs?
10 Dec 2012
Video - Although cloud tools are often hyped, some cloud tools that can have a quantifiable effect in reducing enterprise software development costs.
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.
Building out a service-oriented architecture with Java EE
11 Jul 2011
Tip - A service-oriented architecture can help software developers deal with complicated applications that often eat up time with excessive maintenance needs.
Platform as a Service: gaining traction or slippery slope?
22 Jun 2011
Tip - The decision to go down the PaaS path is not easy. Adopting a whole new way of operating IT is a big challenge because PaaS changes everything, for better or for worse.
Make yourself cloud-ready with Platform as a Service (PaaS) skills
21 Jun 2011
Tip - The fastest way to skyrocket your skills to the cloud is to get some hands on experience with available P;atform as a Service (PaaS) tools.