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Server Side Web Frameworks, The Last Stand

October 16, 2013


I’m a fan of client / server architecture. I believe that…

  • the front end should be limited to the presentation tier
  • the back end should be limited to the logic / data tiers
  • the presentation tier should be separate from the logic / data tiers
  • the presentation tier should integrate with the logic / data tiers

I believe that the front end, the presentation tier, should be executed on the client and that the back end, the logic / data tier, should be executed on the server.

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The beginning of the end of web containers?

October 2, 2013


Is this the beginning of the end of web containers (i.e. servlet containers)?

For years, I preferred running Tomcat. It was easy. To install, extract the files. It was fast. It took seconds to start, and it took seconds to deploy a web application.


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Exciting New Features in Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1 Beta

September 9, 2013

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Introducing JBoss Portal 6.1

On July 25, 2013, Red Hat hosted a webinar to present some exciting new features of JBoss Portal 6.1. The webinar can be replayed online by following this link.

In the webinar, we’ve introduced 4 major new features coming in JBoss Portal 6.1, including:

  • Social Media Integration
  • Mobile Friendly Support
  • CDI Support in standard Portlet and Portlet Filter
  • Navigation API support as part of JBoss Portal’s Public API

In the next couple of weeks, we’ll dive into each of these areas in more detail using real examples built for the webinar, which utilizes all of the new features in a single, coherent, portlet application. The code is available in my GitHub repository if you can’t wait to see it.

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Java EE or Spring Framework – Rule #6

July 16, 2013


I came across a Java EE / Spring Framework post on DZone the other day.

It wasn’t the first, and it won’t be the last.

I want to get in the ring, but first we need some rules.


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