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.
04 May 2015
Tutorial - Sometimes great frameworks like JSF, Wicket or Spring MVC make simple tasks surprisingly difficult to do. With JavaServer Faces, the simple task of invoking a method on a managed bean is actually a bit of a chore. In this tutorial, we tackle that chore...
10 reasons why HTML5 implementation should happen now
08 Jan 2015
Feature - Learn the top 10 reasons why HTML5 implementation should be your next Web development project.
From web development to delivery: Deep front end knowledge is a must for 2015
02 Dec 2014
Feature - Web based deliver will be taken to new levels in 2015, as the technology used to deliver content over the web will actually become the technology used to built it as well, as development tools take to the web.
Advanced JSF Tutorial: The single page interface (SPI) with Facelets, Ajax and HTML5
07 Sep 2014
Tutorial - Some say it's impossible, but if you really understand the technology, you will realize that creating a single page interface (SPI) with JSF, Facelets, Ajax and HTML really isn't all that hard. In fact, JavaServer Faces makes it pretty easy!
HTML5 now rules the desktop, but shortcomings make it a hard sell for mobile
18 Aug 2014
Feature - HTML5 is changing the game for both mobile and desktop developers, but that doesn't mean HTML5 is a panacea. Performance problems, a lack of tooling and missing features are causing a roadblock for some organizations, especially in the mobile space....
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...
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.
An introduction to template building with Facelets, CSS, HTML and JSF 2.2
19 Jul 2014
Freezer: Putting object relational mapping (ORM) tools to the test
03 Jul 2014
Feature - Freezer is a code generator that constructs the persistence layer of a Java application: DAOs, DTOs, database tables and database documentation. This article compares the use of the DAOs generated by Freezer, with the use of an ORM tool, like for example...