In this virtual panel, the editors of InfoQ.com (Floyd Marinescu) and ODBMS.org (Roberto V. Zicari) asked a group of leading persistence solution architects their views on the current state of the union in persistence in the Java community.
Srini & Kavitha Penchikala provide an overview of the support provided by Spring framework in the areas of unit and integration testing. I will use a sample loan processing web application to help the readers in implementing an Agile Testing framework in a typical Java EE application and how to use Spring test classes to test the application functionality.
Henning Blohm, Java EE Software Architect at SAP and Co-Chair of the SCA-J Technical Committee provides his perspective on Service Component Architecture as a cross-technology programming model integration. He argues that for vendors, SCA lowers the marginal costs of providing implementation or binding technology to its users and for users SCA reduces the marginal costs of making use of them.
JSF, DWR, and Dojo are all popular technologies in their own right. This article looks at how they can be integrated together in a portal environment. 12
The project lead of ActiveMessaging for Rails gives InfoQ readers a comprehensive and informative introduction to his framework. 19
Mark Pollack demonstrates Java and .NET interoperability using the JMS support in Spring & Spring.NET, to provide a common programming model across both tiers of the application. 10
Spring Web Services creator Arjen Poutsma talks about Spring's WS stack and the different approach it has to building Java Web services. 7
Jboss Seam is a full-stack web app framework that unifies and integrates Ajax, JSF, EJB3, Portlets, and BPM. This excerpt from the to-be-released first book on Seam introduces Seam's capabilities. 17
An update from the Spring team on Spring 2's delay to late Sept to improve JMS, JPA, and integrate with OSGi. 5
A must-read tutorial showing how to use Grails (Java's Groovy answer to Ruby on Rails) to quickly build a functional website around an existing EJB 3 entity bean domain model with very little code. 22
An essential glossary of new terms and concepts in EJB 3. Demystifies buzzwords like IoC, Configuration by Exception, POJO, POJI, Dependency Injection etc. 5
In this book Anil Hemrajani relates Agile practices to Java and the Spring, Hibernate, and Eclipse open source toolsets. It's a useful book for technical managers and Java web developers. 4