The Evolution of Cloud Connectivity
By Frank Greco
“Intelligence is based on how efficient a species became at doing the
things they need to survive.” ― Charles Darwin
“My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.” ― Steven Wright
In case you missed it, the first phase of cloud computing has left the
building. Thousands of companies are in the cloud. Practically all
organizations regardless of size already have production applications in a
public, off-premises cloud or a private cloud. Yep. Been there, done that.
And the vast majority of these applications use the classic “SaaS-style”
public cloud model. Someone develops a useful service and hosts it on Amazon
Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud Marketplace, Google Cloud
Platform (GCP) or one of several other cloud vendors. Accessing this external
service is typically performed via a well-d... (more)
To B2B, or Not B2B, That's a Question?
By Frank Greco
On-demand App-to-App Cloud Connectivity
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ― Steve
“Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.”― Woody Allen
In the Information Technology (IT) world, the word “enterprise” is
bandied about quite often. First, I really have no idea how to bandy about.
If it involves incense and oils, I may have an idea, but let’s talk about
If you do some serious digging, you’ll find out an enterprise is a
federation, in other word... (more)
In an effort to provide developers with a productive environment, Oracle has
been working on a very rich UI component framework for several years. This
framework - ADF Faces - has now been donated to the open source community.
More precisely, it has been donated to the Apache Software Foundation and is
currently hosted in the Apache Incubator -
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/adffaces.html. Craig McClanahan is
mentoring the project during the Apache incubation. The Apache MyFaces
community is also involved in the project to assist with graduation from the
incubator, into t... (more)
In our previous JDJ article - Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces
- we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements
without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet
Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize
technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to provide application developers
with rich, interactive and reusable components.
In order to use AJAX and Mozilla XUL with JSF, component writers have to make
sure to provide any resource files need by these technologies, such as
There's a common misconception among many end users, consumers, and
developers that AJAX is the ultimate solution for the Web and that it can
provide all the same functionality as a rich desktop solution. Sure, AJAX can
cover most of our expectations for a rich client, mimicking functionality
provided by a desktop application, but there's still one area that has yet to
be fully integrated scalable server-initiated message delivery.
With server-initiated message delivery, all end users of a particular
application are simultaneously notified of any changes to the application