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Safely loading different versions of a native library in JNA (or JNI)

Posted by wvreeven on January 7, 2015 at 5:56 PM PST

Over the past years I have been working on a Java project that uses a native library written in C by a third party to process data. Recently the data format was changed and a new version of the native library was made available.

Validating Oracle Java Cloud Service HA

Posted by bleonard on January 7, 2015 at 12:39 PM PST

Validating Oracle Java Cloud Service HA

How to Use SQL, Hadoop, Drill, REST, JSON, NoSQL, and HBase in a Simple REST Client

Posted by caroljmcdonald on January 6, 2015 at 8:04 PM PST

SQL will become one of the most prolific use cases in the Hadoop ecosystem, according to Forrester Research. Apache Drill is an open source SQL query engine for big data exploration. REST services and clients have emerged as popular technologies on the Internet. Apache HBase is a hugely popular Hadoop NoSQL database.

Book review: "JavaServer Faces: Introduction By Example" by Josh Juneau

Posted by bhaktimehta on January 6, 2015 at 1:50 PM PST

I had the pleasure to review JavaServer Faces: Introduction by Example by Josh Juneau which has been published by Apress in December 2014.

Happy New Year!

Posted by mriem on January 1, 2015 at 7:22 AM PST

Happy New Year to all!


What is Redis?

Posted by evanx on December 31, 2014 at 8:47 PM PST

Redis is good for prototyping, shared memory, messaging, caching and maximum performance. It might be used orthogonally and/or complementary to your SQL relational store, and/or NoSQL document store. For example, Redis might be used to cache dimensional aggregates of relational data for analytical purposes.

Connecting CloudBerry Explorer to the Oracle Storage Cloud Service

Posted by bleonard on December 30, 2014 at 5:39 AM PST

The Oracle Storage Cloud Service provides both REST and Java APIs for managing storage containers.

By Popular Demand: Magnolia's Campaign Management App, Continued

Posted by rah003 on December 30, 2014 at 12:06 AM PST

It seems that campaign management is my readers’ Achilles’ heel. I got a truly overwhelming number of requests and comments from many of you in private. This leads me to speculate that you struggle with managing campaigns efficiently - so I took your most requested changes to heart and revisited the app to deliver them to you.

#1 Add multiple items to a campaign at once

JavaLand 2015 Training Day Teaser

Posted by edburns on December 26, 2014 at 2:03 PM PST

JavaLand Training Day Teaser

With only 61 days to go until JavaLand 2015, it's high time for a preview of the Training Day session I am pleased to offer with my friend Oliver Szymanksi. Briefly, this session is a full day treatment of the parts of Java EE 7 that intersect with the world of HTML5 web development.

Working towards the first JSF 2.3 milestone

Posted by mriem on December 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM PST

As we are working towards our first JSF 2.3 milestone release I want to tell everyone once it is out please start testing. With your help we are able to catch so much more before we ship. This is why we are going to be doing milestone releases. So once the first one is out try it out! I hope you all will make testing your JSF application with JSF 2.3 a New Years resolution!