Online stores are the new, next-generation, "revolutionize the world as we
see it today" way of doing business. In the context of business transactions,
online stores use the global Internet to facilitate the purchase and sale of
goods and services. The ability to support online sales is an essential
component of the new e-business paradigm for Internet-based businesses today.
Putting together an enterprise-level application for an Internet store
involves design and integration of various technologies that play specific
roles in a distributed computing environment. A distributed topology is a
prerequisite for building such Internet applications since the Internet is
inherently distributed in nature.
Due to the plethora of technology alternatives available in the computing
arena today, designing architectures for an enterprise application involves
choosing between t... (more)
This was actually the first book on Enterprise JavaBeans that came into the
market. Enterprise JavaBeans was released in June and made its debut at
JavaOne this year. This is a pretty good book for developers who like to see
a lot of code. The examples in the book are used to develop a fairly complex
application and the code isn't meant for novices. Tom Valesky presents many
examples. I like the fact that the book takes an example and builds its
complexity in successive chapters. There's good coverage of distributed
architectures and transactions. The author has also dedicated a ... (more)
I used to be a regular presenter at SYS-CON's tech.conferences. After a
hiatus of a few years, I thought of presenting at the Cloud Expo conference
in New York. I was wondering which track to participate in. You see,
although, Infosys Limited, the company I work for, has a very large Cloud
practice, I belong to a space which is more of a consumer of what Cloud
offers. To me Cloud and Big Data are the plumbing for the house that we build
for clients. I have helped incubate one of the strategic focus areas within
Infosys - digital transformation, which is powered by Cloud.
The a... (more)
Hello and welcome to Java's Karma - The Cosmic Cup. The word Karma originates
from Hinduism and means fate or destiny; or the cosmic principle according to
which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to
that person's deeds in a previous incarnation. In this column, we will
examine Java's Karma - Java in its rapid incarnations; new and upcoming Java
technologies that are going to determine Java's role in the computing world.
Indeed, Java has already moved beyond the realm of a programming language and
holds the promise of uniting enterprise computing under... (more)
Welcome back to the Cosmic Cup. I hope you are enjoying our voyage through
the Java universe. Last month we examined the APIs that are formally defined
under the scope of the Java Platform for the Enterprise. We're going to
change the course of our journey a bit. This month we will look at the APIs
that define the Java Platform itself.
What is the Java Platform?
Before getting deeper into the discussion, I would like to comment on the
terms "Java Platform" and the "Java Enterprise." The Java Platform is defined
as "a new operating environment for delivering and running highly