JSRs and APIs
In this section on the Java programming language, get news, advice, and tutorials on using Java in enterprise application development. Learn why Java is so widely used in programming today, and discover tricks to use and pitfalls to avoid. It's important to stay informed about the latest Java Specification Requests (JSRs) and application programming interfaces (APIs). We bring you news about JSRs and APIs, popular Java platforms, classes, objects, IDEs, and SDKs that exist for programming in Java.
Which EJB to use? Stateful, stateless and singleton session beans compared
03 Jul 2013
Tutorial - When developing a service layer, Java architects are often challenged with which of the three session beans, stateful, stateless or singleton, should be used.
Alternative JVM languages: Scala explained
09 Apr 2013
Video Tutorial - Watch this video lesson to learn the benefits of exploring the JVM alternative language Scala.
Merging Mobile ALM with Traditional Enterprise SDLC Processes Effectively
18 Mar 2013
Feature - Mobile application lifecycle management (Mobile ALM) and traditional software development lifecycle processes are clashing as organizations bring mobile and traditional development together. Here were offer some tips on how to merge Mobile ALM with...
How hybrid HTML5 simplifies the mobile ALM process
18 Mar 2013
Feature - Many aspects of the Mobile ALM process can be simplified and improved by using HTML5 and Hybrid code development, as opposed to building purely native mobile application. Here we provide seven tips for integrating HTML5 into your mobile applications.
Consumerization and BYOD Trends Force Mobile APIs to be More Friendly
18 Mar 2013
Feature - As software developers and application architects try to supply mobile friendly APIs to developers, consumerization forces like BYOD and mobile demands are causing many APIs to grow out of control. Here's how good governance and monitoring techniques can...
How Headless Android is Impacting Embedded Systems Development
06 Mar 2013
Feature - Given the fact that Android is targetted towards the smartphone market, you wouldn't expect any significant interest in Android from the embedded market. However, making Android 'headless', and working with it on an embedded device has a variety of...
Pitfalls of open source licensing and how to avoid them
06 Mar 2013
Feature - Not all open-source licenses are created equal, and if an organization doesn't pay enough attention to the fine print, they may be looking at a cease and desist letter. Here we provide some advice for organizations looking to ensure that they are in full...
Enterprise Java Development with Windows 8 Phone and Desktop
21 Feb 2013
Feature - Enterprise Java developers typically shy away from the Windows platform, but Sal Pece decided to buck the trend and bring his Eclipse based development environment, along with his WebSphere Portal test server, to Windows 8. This article chronicles his...
Effective API development: How to create a beautiful Java API
07 Feb 2013
Video - There's an art to creating a beautiful Java API. Here we examine the art of effective API development with Layer 7's Mike Amundsen.
Contrasting distributed computing with concurrent programming:
06 Feb 2013
Feature - In many ways, concurrent programming and distributed programming address the same set of programming issues, but there are significant differences between the two, and architects and developers need to understand the difference.