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I recently used the framework by Craftsman Spy and must say it was really exciting. This framework is very useful for JDBC logging. Craftsman Spy is an open source and free framework for JDBC logging. It is a JDBC driver implementation. You can download it from http://zer0.free.fr/cra...
Last week at Velocity we hosted a Birds of a Feather Session (BoF) and offered the attendees to analyze their web sites using dynaTrace Ajax Edition. Besides finding the typical performance problems (no cache settings, too many images, not minimized content, …) we found several sites t...
OpenXava es una herramienta para el Desarrollo Rápido de aplicaciones Web, apropiada para aplicaciones de gestión y orientadas a bases de datos. A partir de v4.2 OpenXava también produce aplicaciones web para iPad que tienen la apariencia y comportamiento de las aplicaciones nativas de...
From time to time I access my work emails through Outlook Web Access (OWA) – which works really great on all browsers I run on my laptop (IE, FF, Chrome). Guessing that Microsoft probably optimized OWA for its own browser I thought that I will definitely find JavaScript code that doesn...
Cloud hosting specialist Titan Internet has today (May 5) announced that it has achieved not one but two Gold Competencies for its technological expertise from global software giant Microsoft. Titan, which is part of iomart Group plc, achieved Microsoft Gold Competency in the Micros...
It’s a daunting task to author a book of over 1000 pages and maintain the interest of the reader. Matthew MacDonald is able to do so for several reasons. He maintains a good sense of humor and he is not afraid to express his opinion about a topic. Two examples come to mind. The first e...
Recently there was a bigger discussion at dynaTrace around the cost of exceptions. When working with customers we very often find a lot of exceptions they are not aware of. After removing these exceptions, the code runs significantly faster than before. This creates the assumption that...
Golfers follow the Masters 2011 - but - if you try to access masters.com right now you will get annoying popup messages from your browser telling you that you better stop JavaScript from executing because it takes too long. On my browser this looks like this: JavaScript makes your b...
Production Monitoring is about ensuring the stability and health of our system, that also includes the application. A lot of times we encounter production systems that concentrate on System Monitoring, under the assumption that a stable system leads to stable and healthy applications. ...
This is a nice concise overview of all the topics related to development with Microsoft PRISM 4.0. It is not exactly the same content that is available for download. It is a trimmed down version of it. For example it does not cover upgrading from a previous version or go into the im...
If you are serious about Web Development then I am sure you are working on Web 2.0 Applications leveraging several JavaScript Frameworks, making XHR calls to the Server to retrieve dynamic content and also include 3rd party content such as Ads or Social Network Plugins. You probably al...
"The launch of Cloud Drive, Cloud Player for Web and Cloud Player for Android eliminates the need for constant software updates as well as the use of thumb drives and cables to move and manage music," said Bill Carr, VP of Movies and Music at Amazon.com as he announced the launch of Am...
Esri's new ArcGIS Viewer for Microsoft Silverlight can now be downloaded at no cost from the Esri Beta Community site. The viewer is a ready-to-use, configurable web mapping application built on ArcGIS API for Silverlight/WPF. Users can easily configure ArcGIS Viewer for Microsoft Sil...
One of our clients occasionally runs into the following problem with their web app: They host their B2B web application in their East Coast Data Center with their clients accessing the app from all around the United States. Occasionally they have clients complaining about bad page load...
After taking heavy fire from Steve Jobs over Flash, Adobe Tuesday ran up a white flag and produced a so-called experimental Flash Professional-to-HTML 5 automatic conversion tool called Wallaby so Flash files can run on Apple’s otherwise forbidden iPad and iPhone. It will work initia...
When building distributed applications one of the central performance-critical components is serialization. Most modern frameworks make it very easy to send data over the wire. In many cases you don’t see at all what is going on behind the scenes. Choosing the right serialization strat...
No matter what type of application we develop, coding validations is our everyday task. For years we have used a big variety of techniques and frameworks for validation with success. However, since some time we have a standard Java for validation, the Bean Validation specification (JSR...
This book is packed with great advice on how to build Silverlight applications correctly. It is an easy to read book, and will also make a great reference. This book is labeled as intermediate to advanced. I would agree with that listing. You won't find an overview of XAML in the book...
OpenXava is a framework for rapid development of business applications using Java or Groovy. It is easy to learn and one can have an application up in no time. At the same time, OpenXava is extensible, customizable and the application code is structured in a very pure object oriented w...
Ericsson and Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced on Monday an exclusive strategic alliance focused on bringing to market mobile cloud acceleration solutions aimed at improving end-user Internet experiences such as mobile ecommerce, enterprise applications and internet content.. The co...
Alois Reitbauer explained in detail how dynaTrace continuously monitors several thousand URLs and uploads the performance data to the public ShowSlow.com instance. More and more of our dynaTrace AJAX Community Members are taking advantage of this integration in their internal testing e...
Every time I meet up with web developers, either through a customer engagement or when I am giving a presentation about web performance optimization, I ask this question: Who is using Firefox and who is using Internet Explorer as the main browser? The answer is easy to guess. I hardly ...
If you’ve been following Sybase’s announcements concerning their plans for future versions of PowerBuilder, you’ll know that they are planning for PowerBuilder 15 to be able to generate a Silverlight application and are looking at having it generate applications based on HTML5 as well....
HTML5 introduces Application Cache, a new feature that enables you to make web apps and sites available offline. The new specification also provides an easy way to prefetch some or all of your web app’s assets (HTML files, images, CSS, JavaScript, and so on) while the client is still o...
At Ajax.org they understand that the browser is the future; therefore they have always seen the Open Web as a robust platform for application development. Meanwhile JavaScript is making its grand comeback. Combine these two ideas and you get Cloud9 IDE. Cloud9 IDE hopes to be the IDE f...
OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of business applications using Java. The OpenXava 4.0 has been released recently, with many User Interface improvements (RIA), and more possibilities for developers (Groovy, JPA 2.0, DI). OpenXava is a framework for rapid development of bu...
DevExpress.com is proud to announce the upcoming release of its Silverlight Ribbon Control -- allowing Visual Studio developers to emulate the Microsoft Office UI, target the Silverlight platform and deliver a compelling end-user experience in the shortest possible time. Fully leverag...
Solid Documents, a developer of document reconstruction and archiving software, announced that Adobe Systems Incorporated (Adobe) has licensed the Solid Framework SDK for Adobe Acrobat X. Adobe Acrobat X takes advantage of Solid Documents' PDF to Word and Excel conversion capabilities,...
Web 2.0 applications bring powerful user interfaces with new capabilities and higher functionality to the Web, while new browser-side application intelligence delivers a richer user experience. However, along with the new capabilities, Web 2.0 applications create new issues that result...
In the first and second articles of this series I discussed benchmarking and different approaches towards optimization of web application. As already mentioned in the last article, as soon as you get used to working with Key Performance Indicators you will want to automatically monitor...
Microsoft is abandoning Silverlight, its alternative to Adobe Flash, in favor of the more generic HTML5 as the way to develop rich Internet applications. Microsoft’s server and tools capo Bob Muglia told ZDNet that the company is “shifting away” from Silverlight and in a peculiar kum...
Adobe on Monday announced the availability of Adobe® LiveCycle® Enterprise Suite 2.5 (ES2.5), expanding the company’s set of solutions for delivering superior customer experiences. New capabilities in LiveCycle ES2.5 include enterprise mobility for improved multiscreen delivery of appl...
Hybrid Flash multicasting is the second and decisive wave of innovation that will enable enterprises to stream video without overtaxing their network infrastructures. It eliminates the usual tradeoffs between video consumption and network investment, regardless of increased video traff...
Last night I gave a presentation on Mobile Augmented Reality at the Phoenix Mobile Technology Group. Here is the presentation.
In recent years there has been a growing interest in applying design patterns to various aspects of programming. One of the more well-known patterns is the Model-View-Controller pattern or MVC. This pattern has a great deal of appeal in the web design environment because it offers the ...
Load Testing has traditionally been done In-House with load-testing tools using machines in your test center to generate HTTP traffic against the application needing to be tested for high volume transactions. With agile development practices, shorter release cycles and higher number of...
We’ve learned from recent studies that performance has a direct impact on end-user behavior and revenue. Load Testing is therefore critical to ensure that your application can withstand peak load during online rush hours. Continuous Monitoring of the live system enables a more proacti...
After spending a lot of time focusing on Client-Side Web 2.0 Performance Problems it is time to focus on specific Server-Side Performance Problems. Last week I worked with a client that runs a custom application on Microsoft CRM 4.0 and experienced performance problems in their test en...
In 2005, our company, ServusXchange LLC, was a fledgling SaaS information technology startup focused on business process and workflow collaboration solutions. Led by our co-founder, Brian Javeline, we identified an emerging opportunity, an unanswered need in the home remodeling and rep...
There are certain authors whose books I look forward to reading because they don't just repackage a manual but offer practical real-work examples and advice. One such author is Scott Mitchell. He has revised his previous version of this book to encompass ASP.NET 4 . This book is well w...