In my current project we are rewriting a feature-packed Struts application into a single page web app using Backbone and Bootstrap. The need for architectural patterns is becoming more and more evident as the application grows and we realize how many different ways you can use Backbone to do the [...]
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Our developer conference Cadec with over 150 developers, mostly locals from Göteborg, have taken place recently. Nearly 60 of these developers also attended one of our three hands-on-tutorials. All three tutorials are on Github and open for anyone to work through, so if you’d like an intro to any of these domains, please feel free [...]
According to the Mozilla Blog, Firefox is about to be released in an enterprise version, with releases once every year instead of once every 6:th week.
The new version of the Firefox is called Firefox Extended Support Release or simply Firefox ESR. The intention is to provide security updates continously but let the web and add-ons [...]
I recently got the opportunity to do a spike on a RESTful web services interface and decided to use JAX-RS and the reference implementation Jersey to do the prototyping. The term REST was coined by Roy Fielding in his Ph.D. dissertation back in 2000. There is lot’s of material on the web regarding REST and [...]
This week, Google’s announcement of Google App Engine (GAE) got a lot of attention. The initial 10 000 test accounts ran out in a few hours.
With GAE you can run your own web application on Google’s infrastructure. Initially they support applications written in Python, but more languages are already considered for future versions. Data can [...]
The vendors begin to ship tooling for the vision of re-usable “use-case components”! At Cadec 2007 and Cadec 2008 we talked about the value and challenges associated with modularization of web applications. A lot of projects we’ve been into, would have saved a considerable amount of time for developer- tester- and business resources if we [...]
In April last year, Adobe announced that they planned to donate their Flex programming platform to Open Source. Some two weeeks ago, it finally happened.
Flex is a platform for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) that runs on the Adobe Flash virtual machine. With AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime), Flex applications can also run locally, as desktop applications.
Finally, it seems like Ed Burns, spec lead of JSF 2.0, has started to listen to the community (or at least he listened to Gavin King, according to his blog).
For several years, there has been a massive critique against using JSP as rendering engine for JSF (see this OnJava article for an example). The Facelets [...]
Recently I joined my first portal project. Almost immediately we ran into the problem of inter-portlet communication (IPC). Version 1.0 of the portlet specification, JSR 168, doesn’t address any type of interaction between portlets. Since this is a very common requirement, the next portlet specification, JSR 286, is (almost…) all about IPC, with major new [...]