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After reading Jim Martin's closing piece last month I wondered if we were living on the same planet. He envisions a huge upturn in tech spending - a return to the good old days. I see massive consolidation, with the weakest players going out of business and the companies with good, ser...
WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) version 5.0 is the latest version of IBM's J2EE e-business application development tool. WSAD supports all phases of Web service development: the initial development of components such as JavaBeans or Enterprise JavaBeans, the transformatio...
As we strive to add more value to the business as computing professionals, the marriage of business processes and Web services provides opportunities to get closer to our business colleagues. The business process scripting languages, Web Services Flow Language (WSFL) and Business Proce...
Entity beans have been much maligned lately, largely for their inability to scale and difficulty to develop and maintain. However, there remain some compelling reasons to consider using entity beans to persist data in a J2EE application. For example, survivability of entity beans, wher...
Suchitra Joshi, a senior project manager for Competitive Technology Labs, talks with Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Developer's Journal, about 'Winning with WebSphere,' IBM's technical seminar focusing on WebSphere, its related products, and e-business.
A three-letter acronym seen a lot recently is EAI (Enterprise Application Integration). EAI deals with the question of how to create a coherent enterprise system infrastructure within a heterogeneous application environment. One of the effects of mergers and the lack of standards for s...
Server-side caching techniques have long been used to improve Internet performance of Web applications. In general, caching improves response time and reduces system load. Most techniques cache static content, which is data that changes rarely, if at all, such as graphics and text file...
You're probably saying to yourself, 'Oh, no! Not another patterns article!' Technically, that's what this is. However, instead of simply showing you a finished pattern, we're going to look at pattern discovery. And, while what we'll talk about can help you capture fundamental patterns ...
When there are problems with a mission-critical application, playing the blame game can stall progress and destroy your team's morale. How do you put an end to chaos and get your team back on track?