Open source Java
Open source development tools offer a more affordable and more customizable means to develop Java software. Although problems and costs can arise from lack of documentation and support, many enterprise developers make open source development a large part of their Java dev strategies. In this section on open source strategies, learn the capabilities of different tools, discover new open source Java tools, and get tips and advice on integrating and contributing to open source projects.
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.
Freezer: Putting object relational mapping (ORM) tools to the test
03 Jul 2014
Feature - Freezer is a code generator that constructs the persistence layer of a Java application: DAOs, DTOs, database tables and database documentation. This article compares the use of the DAOs generated by Freezer, with the use of an ORM tool, like for example...
17 Feb 2014
Embracing Lambda and Java 8? How the Java landscape will change in 2014
01 Jan 2014
Feature - What will 2014 bring for the enterprise Java community? How developers adapt to new technologies like Lambda is key. Also, how cloud computing deals with the increased desire to virtualize is key as well. Here we look at the key challenges developers...
JSR-286 development tutorial: Understanding the PortletSession
11 Aug 2013
Tutorial - The key to state management in web based applications is the session object. Here we explore the Portlet 2.0 API's PortletSession, how it is used, and how it relates to the HttpSession of the Servlet and JSP specification.
11 Aug 2013
28 Jul 2013
Tips for managing enterprise ALM and the software development lifecycle
21 Jul 2013
Feature - The best way to learn is through the experience of others, and here we collect some of Randall Nagy's insights into managing ALM and the software development lifecycle.
Optimizing application development time through effective Java inheritance
20 Jul 2013
Feature - All development teams struggle with the question as to how to reduce the development effort by reusing code that has already been tested and verified. One tried and true method is to optimize application development by effectively using Java inheritance.
Hibernate still leads the way with search, envers and multitenancy support
14 Jul 2013
Feature - A great deal of features have been added to the JPA 2.1 specification, but Hibernate still leads the way with features surrounding search, envers and multitenancy support.