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JavaOne

Government... Isn't interacting with it your favorite social pastime? What? It's not? OK, so what don't you like about it? What? You're saying that, in your country, you can't just log into your favorite government sites and experience speedy, reliable, secure services? I'll guess, then, that you must not live in Ecuador... Poor you! But, don't feel too bad. From what Java Champion Jeff...
on Sep 24, 2013
At the JavaOne 2013 Java Technical Keynote, there was a series of demos of software that enables two people to play chess, using some of Java's latest features, including Java EE 7 Websockets, many variations of Java 8 (recent weekly builds), Lambda Expressions, Java ME, Embedded Java, ... It was an impressive demo of many of Java's recently-released and not-yet-finally-released capabilities,...
on Sep 23, 2013
This blog entry summarizes my session participation at JavaOne 2013. The more serious business of parties is an entirely different matter not fit for blogging. Sessions I am presenting Sunday JavaServer Faces from a New Perspective: JSF 2.2, HTML5, Bean Validation 1.1, EL 3.0, JPA 2.1 - JUN10155 9/22/13 (Sunday) 9:00 AM - Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street - Room 5215...
on Sep 19, 2013
I had the pleasure of speaking at JavaZone in Oslo this year. Here is a collection of links of the talks I attended. Hadi Hariri from JetBrains plugs his Kotlin based JavaScript web app framework. Ample context is given to place this offer in the context of the new crop of thin-server architecture solutions. Video Mario Fusco from RedHat gives a masterful...
on Sep 16, 2013

Community

Recently, I was asked to participate in creating another Java application at my company. It was to be our team's third major Java application since 2002. We felt we had plenty of wisdom from our previous two Java applications to apply to our third one. One of our first steps was to form an application architecture sub-team. This sub-team's purpose was to provide the development team with a solid...
on Sep 22, 2013
Looking Forward to JavaOne Sunday: JUG Forums, NetBeans Day, GlassFish, Technical Keynotes, Duke's Choice Awards It used to be that Sunday was a fairly relaxing day for most. Not anymore! This year, Sunday is already overcrowded with many more events and sessions than one can possibly attend, as the JavaOne 2013 Content Catalog Sunday entries demonstrate. Sunday's activity can be divided into...
on Sep 22, 2013
My company uses a large number of software applications to support all aspects of its business. These software applications are either "bought" or "built". The portions of the company that cannot be supported by purchased software are supported by custom developed, in-house, applications. A variety of technologies are used to create and build these custom applications. The Java framework has been...
on Sep 15, 2013
A while ago, I was asked to evaluate another Java application that was being used at my company. It was a point-of-sale app, developed entirely "in-house" by one of our overseas affiliates. I wondered what their MVC model would look like. How different would their Java app be from the ones I have worked on? I started my evaluation by learning all I could about the architecture and design of this...
on Sep 8, 2013

Blogging

Save 45% on BDD in Action, SBT in Action, Gradle in Action , Scalatra in Action , and Responsive WordPress with code ml092013jn at manning.com. BDD in Action by John Ferguson Smart What's new? Chapter 5, “From examples to executable specifications” Chapter 5 looks at turning the features and user stories generated through the requirements analysis phase of development into executable scenarios...
on Sep 20, 2013
This week at manning.com the following books have been updated + 45% off with code ml091313jn at manning.com. Practical Data Science with R by Nina Zumel and John Mountis. Chapter 5, "Choosing and Evaluating Models" Some business problems you might face as a data scientists are increasing look-to-buy ratios, identifying fraudulent transactions, or predicting and managing the losses of a loan...
on Sep 12, 2013
"Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding with TIGER Geocoder" is new to PostGIS in Action, Second Edition by Regina O. Obe and Leo S. Hsu. What's new? The tiger geocoder is a suite of SLQ functions packaged with PostGIS 2.0+ that utilizes Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) U.S. Census data. Chapter 8 shows you how to standardize addresses for geocoding preparation, load...
on Sep 9, 2013
Authentication through a third-party authentication system - Mozilla Persona from is new to Ember.js in Action Ember.js in Action by Joachim Haagen Skeie in MEAP added Chapter 9 and Chapters 1,2, and 6 have been updated with recently released Ember 1.0.0. What's new? •Chapter 9, "Authentication through a third-party authentication system - Mozilla Persona," has been added. •Chapters 1 and 2 and...
on Sep 6, 2013
The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition by Michael Fogus and Chris Houser has 4 new chapters! Save 45% with Promo code mlfogus2jn at manning.com. What's new? The authors have released the following chapters: •Chapter 14, "Data-oriented programming" •Chapter 15, "Performance" •Chapter 16, "Thinking programs" •Chapter 17, "Clojure changes the way you think" We have four new chapters for you. Chapter...
on Sep 3, 2013
Mule in Action, Second Edition MEAP Update + 45% off Save 45% on Mule in Action, Second Edition with Promo code mldossot2jn at manning.com. Mule in Action, Second Edition by David Dossot, John D'Emic, and Victor Romero is 45% off. What’s new? Improvements have been made to the book based on our final technical review. We hope you will let us know if there's even more we can do to make the book...
on Sep 3, 2013
Functional Programming in Scala MEAP Update + 44% off Save 44% on Functional Programming in Scala with promo code mlbjarnasonjn at manning.com. Functional Programming in Scala by Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason has updated 5 chapters! What's new? Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 have been updated. The authors have been hard at work and substantial changes have been made to the listed chapters. The...
on Sep 3, 2013

Web Services and XML

Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface. JAX-RS provides a standardized API for building RESTful web services in Java. This example will show how to...
on Sep 16, 2013

J2EE

According to research, most complex report development work can be simplified by performing the data source computation in advance. For example, find out the clients who bought all products in the given list, and then present the details of these clients. In developing such reports, it is the “computation” part and not the “presentation” part that brings about major difficulties. In which stage...
on Sep 11, 2013

GUI

Visual Library is a library in NetBeans, which you can use in standalone Java apps, for doing beautiful, complex, animated layouts. JUNG is a library for exploring graphs of connected data. What if we put those two things together? That's what I did. The result is on GitHub. Video demo and more info over on my timboudreau.com blog.
on Sep 4, 2013

EJB

I'm expanding on an earlier post where I explained how to deploy JAX-RS Web Services to the Oracle Cloud. In that entry the web service simply returned a hard-coded "Hello World". In reality, you most likely want your web service to expose something more meaningful. In this post I'm going to expand the HelloJerseyApp to display the results from a table, which I'll expose using a JPA...
on Aug 30, 2013

Databases

In Java, implementing via SQL is a well-developed practice for database computation. However, the structured data is not only stored in the database, but also in the text, Excel, and XML files. Considering this, how to compute appropriately regarding the structured data from non-database files? This article raises 3 solutions for your reference: implement via Java API, convert to database...
on Aug 29, 2013