Web services architecture and design
Web are services (usually including some combination of programming and data, but possibly including human resources as well) that are made available from a business' Web server for Web users or other Web-connected programs. Providers of Web services are generally known as application service providers. Web services range from such major services as storage management and customer relationship management (CRM) down to much more limited services such as the furnishing of a stock quote and the checking of bids for an auction item. The accelerating creation and availability of these services is a major Web trend. Learn about Web services architecture and design trends in this section.
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API evangelist Kin Lane is still spreading the word
29 Nov 2012
News - API evangelist Kin Lane spreads the word about APIs, shedding light on the pitfalls and challenges of opening a public API, as well as the benefits.
When will the OCAJP & OCPJP 7 Exams Be Released
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?
OCPJP and OCAJP: New Java 7 certification requirements
21 Dec 2011
News - In order to obtain the certified architect position from Oracle, attending and passing a training course is now required. But what about the Java Professional and Java Associate designations, OCPJP and OCAJP for Java 7?
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Lacking NoSQL standards causes vendor like lock-in
23 Apr 2013
Feature - While many NoSQL solutions are open source, the lack of standards means any organization embracing a given solution may never have the ability to easily change to another competing solution.
Server-side development with Windows 8
21 Feb 2013
Feature - Enterprise Java developers typically shy away from the Windows platform, but Sal Pece decided to buck the trend and bring his Eclipse based development environment, along with his WebSphere Portal test server, to Windows 8. This article chronicles his...
Why mobile developers embrace PaaS & cloud computing
14 Mar 2012
Feature - Enterprise Java developers may be less likely to adopt a cloud platform on the server side than in a mobile development project.
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Naming RESTful Web Services Effectively
06 Mar 2013
Tip - New descriptive languages like WADL and WSDL 2.0 are making it possible to describe the RESTful contract to client applications. However, if your RESTful web services are not named effectively, the mechanism for describing the interface may run out of...
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 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.