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Vol. 13 Iss: 10

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OpenSocial defines a common API for social applications across multiple websites. Built from standard JavaScript and HTML, developers can create applications with OpenSocial that access a social network’s friends and update feeds. By using a common API, developers can extend the reach ...
JavaServer Faces has established itself as the leading framework for JEE development. In spite of its rising popularity, many development teams are unfamiliar with its use of components, so let's begin with a description of JSF components and what they have to offer. At its most basic,...
I would like to introduce the m2e project, a project that combines the power of Maven with the usability of Eclipse. In this article, I’m going to talk about our plans for the m2e project: where it is today, and where we intend to take the project. M2e is more than just a Maven plugin ...
When a product a colleague worked on recently shipped its first generally available release, the event was accompanied by a marketing fanfare of podcasts, press releases, and conference trips to beautiful cities with boxes of presentation materials, branded lapel pins, and flashing fri...
Only if you were on the dark side of the moon could you have missed the impact of the iPhone. Its sweeping success has brought mobile services into the mainstream. As the first device to convincingly integrate traditional phone capabilities with Web access, it highlights the multi-chan...
A couple of months ago in this column I discussed the ways in which many Expert Groups conduct their business in an open and transparent manner. After that informal review, the JCP's Program Management Office (PMO) conducted a more formal survey, asking Spec Leads what they were doing ...
For a business to be sustainable today, it must be supported by a truly sustainable architecture. This type of architecture must have built-in agility and reusability. To be able to support the disparate end-to-end transaction components involved in converting leads to cash, this archi...