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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...
I occasionally get invited to do JavaScript/AJAX Performance Workshops. Last week I spent two days with a group of dynaTrace AJAX Users that work in a performance task force group within their R&D Organization. I asked them about the reasons for this Client-Side Performance Initiative...
Jinfonet Software, a provider of Java reporting solutions, on Thursday unveiled JReport 10. This new version adds rich visualization and interactive reporting to a robust, agile BI platform, providing embedded operational reporting to developers and self-service reporting to end users....
Infosys defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. With Infosys, clients are assured of a transparent business part...
Move Networks, a once-promising adaptive bit-rate video streaming house whose pricey plug-in-based technology was used at least briefly by Fox.com and ABC.com, has hit the wall running taking over $90 million in investments from Microsoft and Cisco, Hummer Winblad, Comcast, Benchmark C...
Whether you call it Football, Futbol, Fussball, Futebol, Calcio or Soccer – if you are a fan of this game I am sure you are looking forward to the upcoming FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The tournaments web site is http://www.fifa.com/worldcup and allows the fans to follow their team...
Got a digital camera? Now you can earn money selling your pictures on the Internet! If you have a good eye and if you are a creative person, you can generate very nice monthly income by selling your pictures on stock photography web sites. In a month or two you will start collecting mo...
I’m finishing the third(!) week of teaching Flex. The first half of June I’ll spend doing some regular consulting work, and then another two weeks of corporate training. The use of Flex technologies is picking up in the corporate world, but hiring managers are clearly facing challenge...
There are three main types of testing of any application: Unit testing, where you test small pieces of functionality; Functional and user-acceptance testing where developers, QA engineers and the end user can ensure that the application does what it’s expected to do; and Load (or stres...
Google said Tuesday that it means to buy Norway's publicly traded VoIP codec house Global IP Solutions Holding AB (GIPS) for $68.2 million cash, a move that could put it in contention with Skype not to mention the telecom companies that are selling its phones. The deal, which repres...
Six billion PC-buyers ‘processor unaware’ says AMD’s Nigel Dessau, despite Intel spending ‘billions’ on advertising. “It’s time marketing executives stop hiding behind meaningless metrics and deliver clear ROI instead…” “Our biggest competitor has spent billions of dollars trying to...
With Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft is shipping the next version of the popular ASP.NET MVC Framework with its IDE. A year ago I blogged about my findings when getting my hands on the first version of ASP.NET MVC. The MVC Framework provides really nice features that make it very easy to...
As a diversion from its high-profile “who-knows-where-it-will-end” dogfight with Gizmodo over an errant iPhone prototype, Apple has posted a longish open letter on its web site over the signature of its CEO Steve Jobs reiterating all the reasons why Apple has no use for Adobe’s Flash t...
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 product family, the highly-anticipated release of the industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. With more than 250 new product feature...
Adobe introduced its Creative Suite 5 (CS5) Monday, the thing on which nearly 60% of its revenues depends, the thing that’s got to sell better than recession-tossed CS4 did, in the middle of a hailstorm that drew more attention to it than it normally would have gotten. Last Thursday ...
Research In Motion (RIM) on Tuesday released updated Java and Web-based development tools for the BlackBerry platform. The BlackBerry Java Plug-In for Eclipse v1.1 and the BlackBerry Web Plug-in v2.0 offer new capabilities that make it even easier to create feature-rich applications. T...
Adobe has opened the first of three new geographically diverse data centers for its bought-in Business Catalyst service, a hosted services platform for professional web designers that’s supposed to save them the trouble of back-end coding. The place is in North America and will be j...
Mike Samuel, currently a member of Google's applied security team, will ride in to the rescue on this topic at Cloud Expo. His session, entitled "DOM Virtualization," will be presented on Monday, April 19 at 5:30pm at the javits Center event in New York. "The same-origin security mo...
The unveiling of the next major release of Adobe’s flagship Creative Suite apps is due on April 12 with availability of the kit in English following a month later. There hasn’t been a rev since September of 2008. Adobe named the date when it reported fiscal first-quarter earnings down ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4 and ColdFusion® Builder™ software, next generation Flash Platform tooling for building multi-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs...
Today, Adobe has announced three software releases: Flash Builder 4, ColdFusion Builder, and Social service. That's right, after about two years of development Adobe has finally released Flash Builder 4 (a successor of Flex Builder 3). Why it took Adobe so long to release it? An exp...