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.
Five tips for choosing a UI development framework
22 Feb 2016
Tip - Choosing a UI development framework is one of the most difficult decisions a software architect must make. Here are five things to look for when picking a development framework.
30 Apr 2015
How elegant code can hurt HTML5 performance
29 Apr 2015
Tip - Elegant code can lead to cleaner, precise steps. But it can also lead to application performance bottlenecks, argues Mozilla's Andreas Gal.
Incorporating Google Maps to the Java desktop
28 Oct 2014
Tip - Rob Terpilowski discusses how he and his architect team brought Google Maps to the Java desktop in this video from JavaOne 2014.
Understanding the new Nashorn
01 Oct 2014
Tip - At JavaOne 2014, discussion turned to the creation and upgrades of the compiler engine called 'Nashorn.'
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.