• August 22, 2006 22 Aug'06

    Services and the real meaning of coupling

    What happens when a customer asks for a simple new bit of functionality? Do you have to execute changes on four different systems, test each in isolation and in combination, involve a separate testing, infrastructure and operations team?  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Confio Case Study: Wait-Time Methodology

    In complex, multi-tiered, Web/Java/database applications, resolving the issues that adversely impact performance is often the easy part. What is truly challenging to the teams of DBAs, sys admins, and application owners involved is the ability to ...  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    An Architect's Perspective on Application Quality: Part 2

    I do not claim to be an expert in the area of quality, but as an architect for a business area that includes multiple systems, it is my responsibility to define solutions that are functionally accurate, performant, robust and reliable. These ...  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Refactoring: A Must for Supporting Web Projects

    The modern Web is growing more complex and sophisticated every day. Dynamic pages, context-sensitive content, personalized services, and asynchronous communications all make the Web more interactive and fun for users, but can also create another ...  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse

    In Agile Java Development With Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse, author Anil Hemrajani describes technologies and methods to help bring simplicity back into enterprise Java development. Focusing on Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse, three key technologies ...  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Binding XML to Java

    Manipulating XML data easily and efficiently in Java remains an important problem. Numerous approaches to XML binding exist in the industry, including DOM, JAXB, XML Beans, Castor, SDO and so on. In this article we will explore how the Eclipse ...  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Enterprise Service Bus: Yet Another Paradigm Shift or Better Orchestration of Old Technologies

    Some of the more interesting marketing battles within the IT industry are fought over the enterprise software market. In that space, business fundamentals rule the day and some things never change - that is, if you control the API, you control the ...  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Bonita v2 Series: Part Two

    This is part two of a trilogy on Bonita v2. Before explaining how Bonita workflow implements iterations, we'll introduce some basic Bonita concepts to help the user understand: Activity types, activity life cycles, and transitions between activities.  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Integrating the Google Web Toolkit with JSF using G4jsf

    The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) has attracted a lot of attention lately as a way to make it easier for developers to add Ajax Web 2.0 features to their applications. Like other approaches, the designers of GWT have tried to insulate developers from ...  Continue Reading