Web application framework and Java middleware
Web application frameworks help enterprise application developers focus on the business logic that makes enterprise application indispensable without focusing too much effort on ensuring that the applications work across browser platforms. The write once, run anywhere promise of the Java language only extends so far. Server-side developers must still concern themselves with Java integration into the enterprise architecture. Frequently, Java middleware platforms will be necessary to integrate enterprise Web applications.
Addressing the push-notification problem: How mobile makes simple challenges hard
03 Jan 2014
Tip - Sometimes things that are easily dealt with in web based applications are a major challenge when moving to the mobile development world. Asynchronous push-based notifications are one type or problem that various vendors are creatively trying to solve.
2014 Java middleware predictions cite cloud, data and more
02 Jan 2014
Tip - Expert Steve Millidge makes predictions for Java middleware in 2014.
Quick tips for the effective use of the PortletSession
11 Aug 2013
Tip - One of the most common bottlenecks in any portal based enterprise application is the session object. In this quick tip, we show you how to keep your applications running fast by using the PortletSession effectively.
Two most commonly misconfigured Tomcat performance settings
05 May 2013
Tip - Tomcat on the server is different from Tomcat on the desktop, but too many system admins fail to optimize their production servers for performance.
How to permanently configure web application settings on the application server
22 Mar 2013
Tip - Some settings in the web.xml file can easily be changed by developers, causing runtime problems on the server at deployment. Here is how to permanently set web configuration parameters on the server that will not be overridden.
Performance and troubleshooting tips for JSF 2.0 Facelet developers
12 Mar 2013
Tip - JSF 2.0 has provided a variety of new configuration settings to help improve performance and aid the troubleshooting task, making the lives of software developers and quality engineers much easier.
Every enterprise needs an employee portal. Or do they?
12 Apr 2012
Tip - Employee portals provides integration, collaboration and personalization which are the elements any enterprise application development project needs, right?
Pros and cons of HTML5 for business
06 Apr 2012
Tip - HTML5 brings business benefits but also challenges. How will the new HTML standard effect businesses, developers and consumers?
Android vs iOS: In the end, end users decide
05 Apr 2012
Tip - The battle between Android and iOS will likely be decided by the end users - customers that may not understand the underlying factors that differentiate each mobile platform.
Android apps for business managers
23 Mar 2012
Tip - Here is a list of Android apps that have proven effective. It's a good read for business managers and for Java developers working on similar applications.