Java Web services
Java Web services usually include some combination of programming and data that are made available from a business' Web server for Web users or other Web-connected programs. Java Web services range from such major services as storage management to much more limited services, such as checking the bids on an auction item. The acceleration of Web services development is a major trend. Learn about Web services architecture and its ties to Java development. .
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.
Finding a needle in a big data haystack: Cloud based analytics to the rescue
19 May 2014
Feature - Organizations are handling more and more data all the time, and a big problem is figuring out how to find an important piece of information in peta-bytes of big data. How can it be done? Cloud based technologies that can burst and grow are becoming the...
Moving on-premise employees to the cloud? Making it make sense with Amazon Workspaces
07 May 2014
Feature - There has been great hype around the virtualized desktop, but few solutions have managed to really win the hearts and minds of the computing community. But Amazon hopes that soon even on-premise employees with be using cloud hosted desktops running on...
Encouraging failure: How Amazon AWS promotes innovation and invention
05 May 2014
Feature - By creating an environment that makes it easy to test, experiment and even fail without major cost and repercussions, Amazon Web Services (AWS) works to promote innovation and invention.
How can you do DevOps right if you don't even know what DevOps means?
05 Jan 2014
Feature - DevOps has become a fun term for IT professionals to throw around, but what does the term DevOps really mean? And with so much confusion over the term, how do you know you're doing DevOps right if management and staff doesn't even know what the term...
IT cost-cutting gives way to strategic optimization in 2014
13 Oct 2013
Feature - As we look ahead to 2013, the big trend will be away from IT cost cutting as organizations look to strategically optimize instead.
Defensive design becomes a security requirement when SOA meets mobile
01 Sep 2013
Feature - The enterprise landscape has changed significantly since many enterprises have implemented their SOA based systems. One reality is that when SOA meets mobile, taking a defensive approach to security becomes a requirement.
Amazon accelerates embedded development with mobile AWS initiatives
29 Jun 2013
Feature - Embedded development is a hot trend, but getting products quickly to market means accelerating the development process, which is exactly what the mobile AWS initiatives are doing.
Three things you didn't know about big data and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
15 Jun 2013
Feature - From learning about big data, to taking advantage of free big data technologies, here are three things you didn't know about Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Lacking NoSQL standards more dangerous than proprietary vendor 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.