Java web services and SOA
Loosely coupled, modular applications are easier to maintain and upgrade than large intertangled legacy applications. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) provides a set of principles or governing concepts that help enterprise architects build better, less expensive applications. Taking an SOA approach means more than just building a lot of Java Web services. Solid SOA services are highly modular, with very few (if any) dependencies, and lend themselves directly to reuse. Still, the integration of services and existing application architecture into a cohesive Web services architecture can be very challenging. Enterprise architects may do well to consider adopting not only SOA service standards, but also SOA frameworks and/or Web services frameworks.
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...
Allaying the AWS security concerns: How the cloud became more secure than on-premise
19 May 2014
Feature - Many organizations stayed away from the cloud over concerns for security. But in the Internet of things, where everything is connected, organizations are embracing AWS and other clouds, believing them to be more secure than on-premise data centers.
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...
O'Reilly Fluent 2014 conference coverage
20 Mar 2014
Conference coverage - Get the latest on Web platform technology from Fluent 2014.
The three most common NoSQL mistakes you don't want to be making
02 Mar 2014
Feature - More and more organizations are using NoSQL to solve various data persistence problems. But sometimes the rush to use a new technology can cause problems. Here are three common NoSQL mistakes adopters of the technology will want to avoid.
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.
Don't forget about CPUs and hardware when virtualizing in the cloud
11 Jan 2014
Feature - Many organizations are trying to improve performance by virtualizing operations and building private and hybrid clouds. But are some organizations loosing sight of the fact that virtualized hardware still needs concrete CPUs, memory and network bandwidth...
How can you do DevOps right if you don't even know what DevOps means?
05 Jan 2014
Feature - DevOps has become a fun term for IT professionals to throw around, but what does the term DevOps really mean? And with so much confusion over the term, how do you know you're doing DevOps right if management and staff doesn't even know what the term...
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...
YARN, MapReduce 2.0, Hadoop clusters and the Big Data layer cake
04 Jan 2014
Feature - MapReduce has matured, and so has Hadoop, and together under the umbrella of YARN, these powerful technologies are working together better than ever to deliver faster and more flexible big data solutions to the enterprise.