Spring is an open source framework for the Java platform and .NET framework that focuses on managing business objects with a layered architecture. When developing under the open source Spring framework for Java and .NET, what are the best practices in transaction management, data access and aspect-oriented programming? Learn about using the Spring IDE and mastering the core container and security. Stay up-to-date on Spring development tools, Spring Web services and Spring python. In this section on Spring, we offer news, research and tutorials to help you develop applications, keep them secure and get a handle on managing data, objects and the core container.
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Liferay Portal 6.1: Setting the Standard for Enterprise Portal Offerings
24 Feb 2012
News - If you've ever worked with WebSphere, the term 'portal' is a dirty word. But Liferay has redefined the portal space with an open-source, feature full offering that is only about 250 megs in size and more feature full than anything IBM has ever offered in...
Continuing Video Coverage of New Java 7 Features and APIs
10 Feb 2012
News - Here at TheServerSide.com, we've been providing some very dedicated coverage to the new features of Java 7, with a look at tackling some of the new Java 7 APIs like the new File I/O (NIO.2) and concurrency libraries with tutorials and learning guides in...
OCAJP Java 7 Exam Expected in March 2012? OCPJP to Follow?
10 Jan 2012
News - Highly anticipated, the new Oracle certification for Java, OCAJP, went out of beta on December 17th, 2011. So when will the new exam be released? And when will the OCPJP exam be released?
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Java Developers have Loads to Learn from the Rails Community
15 Jun 2011
Video - In an interview with TheServerSide.com, the creator of the Spring framework, Rod Johnson, tells interviewer Cameron McKenzie that Java developers have a lot to learn from the Rails community. "I think that the Java community has almost a pathological...
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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...
Creating pages based on a JSF template: Using the Facelets ui:define tag
20 Jul 2014
Tutorial - What do you do once you've set up a handsome page template using the Facelets functions that come with JSF 2.x? Well, you start creating new pages, meshing those ui:define tags in with ui:composition and ui:insert. It's easier than it sounds, trust me.
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.
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Software project success: Addressing the project, Part III of III
28 Mar 2014
Tip - Software project success is dependent on many factors, not least of which includes the project itself.
With Java EE 7, your Design Patterns are dead. And your EAR is ugly too.
01 Jan 2014
Tip - Adam Bien isn't without opinions when it comes to modern day enterprise programming techniques. From the use of design patterns, to the manner in which projects and modules are divided, Bien isn't without opinions when it comes to developing Java...
Annotation versus XML configuration: Which JPA option to choose?
04 Oct 2013
Tip - A common debate in the JPA community is whether to configure applications using an XML or annotations based approach. Here are some reasons why you might want to choose XML instead.