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.
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.
Mobile deployment needs effective content management (CMS) integration
29 Jun 2013
Feature - The key to successful mobile deployments is effective content management (CMS) integration with the mobile app.
How leading open source enterprise portals are solving the CMS dilemma
16 Jun 2013
Feature - Content management systems (CMS) are always a challenge to implement, but open source portals from Liferay and JBoss are taking new approaches to solve the CMS dilemma and associated problems and challenges.
Enterprise programming lessons from an open source architect
06 Jun 2013
Feature - There are many lessons to be learned when an open source software architect provides tips and tricks for enterprise software developers.
Application developers make a difference with custom software
04 Jun 2013
Change Agents - Using custom software and commodity hardware, the application developers at the SpeakYourMind Foundation give a voice to victims of paralysis.