Java cloud platforms
Cloud computing applies the resources of many computers in a network cluster to a single problem at the same time. Once confined to scientific or technical problems that require a great number of computer processing cycles or access to large amounts of data, cloud platforms are now being leveraged to offer enterprise developers more scalable server resources.
Bitnami: How a pet project evolved into cloud hosting and server management
24 Sep 2015
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.
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!
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.
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.
Integrating Ajax into your Facelets pages: Death to JSF's request-response cycle
20 Jul 2014
Tutorial - If you're doing Facelets development, this might be the most important tutorial you will ever read. It will explain to you how to throw out that annoying request-response cycle, and explain how to integrate Ajax based JSF components with a dynamically...
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.
Turning a web page into a JSF 2.0 template with Facelets
19 Jul 2014
Tutorial - How do you take a web page and turn it into a template using Facelets as the template engine? It takes some JSF, some HTML, maybe some CSS, and lots of JSF UI tags, but overall, it's an easy and simple process if you follow this tutorial.
How Amazon tools are solving Big Data problems with Big Data Analytics
23 Jun 2014
Feature - Companies are amassing data on a massive scale these days, and new tools are need to bring Big Data Analytics to the Big Data systems many organizations are maintaining. Here we look at how Amazon and various AWS offerings are helping to do big data...
Affordable performance and scalability with AWS Big Data solutions
22 Jun 2014
Feature - Achieving an affordable database solution that is both scalable and performant has always been a challenge, but Amazon has put scalability and performance within the reach of all sizes of business with their NoSQL solutions that have grown out of their...
Is AWS cloud security really out of your hands?
22 Jun 2014
Feature - There is a great number of misconceptions when it comes to cloud based security, and just how much control the client has over the security of their resources and data that are running in a virtualize space. Is AWS cloud security out of the hands of the...