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Enterprise software developers and corporate IT architects have established the Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) platform as a leading choice for building enterprise software applications. The platform is widely used for everything from eCommerce Websites to back office data aggregation s...
In last month's column Onno Kluyt announced that he would be handing over the role of JCP chair to me. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Onno for all of the effort he's put into the JCP over the past several years, to thank the hard-working staff of the Program Management Offi...
As developers, we're familiar with the endless pains that result from maintaining overly complex systems. Some complexity is accidental, so we continually strive to remove its overhead from our application. The latest crop of frameworks and dynamic languages has demonstrated just how f...
SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program, widely considered to be the most prestigious award program in the software industry, is a community-driven process in which the products participating in the program are nominated by the industry's vendors, customers, and users, as well as by t...
AJAX has forever altered user expectations regarding the experience delivered by the Web. In today's world, users sit at the edge of their seat waiting to see what scrumptious eye candy AJAX will serve them next. Some of the more notable visual effects and desktop-like interactions inc...
Virtualization technology is transforming the IT landscape and holds significant promise for those looking to maximize hardware utilization as well as reduce the time associated with provisioning and administering separate physical systems. According to the Yankee Group, today more tha...
Software development is an inherently creative process. Many developers compare it to art, and - like artists - take great pride in their work. However, creative processes are typically not efficient. The software development process is no exception, as the quote below clearly indicate...
Ajax4jsf has turned one and what a year it has been. It was an amazing ride for all of us here at Exadel. The popularity of Ajax4jsf is evidenced by the size of the community, available resources, examples, blog entries, and articles. Also, a significant number of organizations today u...
The other day when I arrived at work my phone's voice mail light was lit up. Cool, except that after pressing the voice mail button I was asked to enter my password. Issac Asimov's first law of robotics states that 'A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a hum...