Programming code is a specification and architecture for the development and deployment of distributed server side, transactional and secure application components. Application developers focus on programming code business rules and leave the infrastructural service-related issues to the application container and server. Learn about programming side of modular code including modular programming articles, tips and news.
When loose coupling and SOA style software layering doesn't make sense
15 Jun 2015
Feature - Loose coupling and adding in SOA style layers don't make sense unless an application is going to be distributed. If enterprise wide distribution isn't in your application's future, stop adding in extra complexity, and collapse those layers into something...
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...
Step-by-step guide to Android development with Eclipse
15 Jan 2015
Tutorial - Learn how to create applications in an Android development environment in this guide.
From writing code to EMT: A CTO's journey
04 Sep 2014
User profile - Making the move from writing code to becoming an EMT was the best training for success as a CTO.
JSF Tutorial: Completing the Ajax based Facelets application
31 Aug 2014
Tutorial - If you're using JSF, you're probably using Facelets, and if you're creating modern web based applications, you'll likely want to use Ajax based request-response cycles. Here we conclude our tutorial on JavaServer Faces, Facelets and Ajax based...
Template based web design with JSF Facelets: ui:insert versus ui:include
20 Jul 2014
Tutorial - When creating a web page template with JSF, a developer needs to know the difference between ui:insert and ui:include. They're actually quite different, but the similar sounding names can create confusion. Here's a great example of when to use ui:insert...
Conquering the challenge of integrating JAX-RS (REST) with OSGi modularity
06 May 2014
Feature - OSGi and REST based web services are two incredibly popular technologies that have evolved separately over the past few years. But now developers are tackling the challenge of bringing these two technologies together. Here's how they are making that...
Become a NoSQL expert: Three best books for learning polyglot persistence
20 Jan 2014
Feature - The NoSQL movement has taken the industry by storm, and more and more applications are using polyglot persistence technologies. Are you up to speed on NoSQL? If not, here are three books that will make you an expert.
Lambdas in Java 8: A revolutionary change or an evolutionary error?
11 Jan 2014
Feature - There is a great deal of enthusiasm for Project Lambda and Java 8, but some in the programming community still wonder if Lambda will be a revolutionary change, or an evolutionary error.
Why API delivery will trump application delivery in importance in 2014
05 Jan 2014
Feature - Delivering software is important, but in this age of social media and networked infrastructure, allowing various pieces of software to integrate seamlessly is of heightened importance. This makes the development of externally facing client APIs more...