Google extends App Engine for mobile app back end
Google Cloud Endpoints is a new collection of hosted tools and libraries that extend Google App Engine's current PaaS offering with infrastructure for cloud-based Android and iOS mobile apps.
Joab Jackson, November 2013
Surprise! Java is fastest for server-side Web apps
Recent benchmarks show what many Java developers have known all along, with three Java web application frameworks topping the charts for server-side performance.
Serdar Yegulalp, November 2013
Web app coders: Clean up your act!
There's a lot you can automate and optimize about front-end workflow coding -- so why not do it? Get tips for automating your build, testing, and documentation processes, along with a listing of open source tools that can help.
Jonathan Freeman, October 2013
Fear multicore apps? Reactive programming to the rescue
Typesafe Senior Software Engineer Josh Suereth explains why Akka banks on reactive programming rather than the more sequential programming style of old, and also discusses the impact of Lambdas, coming in Java 8.
Paul Krill, October 2013
Apache Struts security update disables vulnerable feature
Developers are advised that the newly released Struts 126.96.36.199 fixes a security issue by disabling dynamic method invocation by default, which could mean refactoring for future installations.
Lucian Constantin, September 2013
Inspired by Ruby on Rails, Grails to go beyond Web app dev
Project lead Graeme Rocher says Grails 3 will target batch processing applications, Hadoop, and event-driven systems, as well as introducing application profiles to the Java-based web application framework.
Paul Krill, September 2013
Open source Java projects: Vert.x
With the release of Vert.x 2.0, now is the perfect time to learn about this JVM-based distributed application framework that was inspired by Node.js, but built to leverage the Java platform APIs.
Steven Haines, July 2013
Google and Red Hat collaborate on App Engine in private clouds
Google and Red Hat have worked on tests to verify third-party implementations of App Engine, including Red Hat's CapeDwarf.
Mikael Ricknäs, June 2013
Open source Java projects: Akka
Get started with Akka, a JVM-based toolkit and runtime that implements the actor model message-passing paradigm. In this installment of <i>Open source Java projects</i>, Steven Haines presents a simple program that showcases the Akka message passing system, then develops a more complex program using concurrent processes to compute prime numbers.
Steven Haines, May 2013
Google simplifies integration of SMS and voice with App Engine
New Python and Java libraries enable developers to add voice and SMS to GAE Web apps with just a few lines of code, via Twilio's cloud-based communications platform.
Mikael Ricknäs, April 2013
Why application development is better in the cloud
A recent survey found that cloud platforms reduce overall application development time by an average of 11.6 percent, but developers are finding that speed is just one advantage of programming in the cloud.
David Linthicum, January 2013
The best hardware, software, and cloud services of the year
InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Award winners stretch from devices and desktops to data centers and beyond.
Peter Wayner, January 2013
Qualcomm unveils Java-friendly 'Internet of everything' development platform
Platform leverages company's QSC6270-Turbo chip set to enable new generation of asset-tracking, build automation, and health care offerings.
Ted Samson, January 2013
Red Hat rolls out private PaaS
The company is taking the wraps off its OpenShift application development tool optimized to run in the cloud.
Brandon Butler, November 2012
Google to issue credits for App Engine outage
The Web app development and hosting service ran into performance trouble for about four hours on Friday.
Juan Carlos Perez, October 2012