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
The full Java life: Interview with Carlus Henry, independent consultant
From the bad old days of J2EE to the bright idea that was Spring simplicity, Carlus Henry's career in software development has put him front-and-center for some of Java's major evolutionary shifts. In this JavaWorld interview Carlus talks about how and why he's changed his approach to Java development, then reveals the variety of tools that help him build quality software today.
Matthew Heusser, September 2012
Groovy: The road map for the popular JVM language
Groovy project lead Guillaume Laforge and Grails lead Graeme Rocher talk with Paul Krill about what's next for Groovy and Grails.
Paul Krill, September 2012
VMware: Spring framework won't fall, despite Oracle
VMware pledges to continue advancing the Spring framework despite the departure of Rod Johnson, and despite Oracle's claims that it's no longer needed.
Paul Krill, August 2012
Oracle to Spring developers: Convert to Java EE
Spring's founder, Rod Johnson, rebuts that the two technologies can co-exist, and that Oracle's claims are financially motivated
Paul Krill, June 2012
Infor prepares to roll out Mongoose development platform
Mongoose to be a new PaaS based on homegrown technology that Infor and partners have used for years.
Chris Kanaracus, April 2012
What developers can expect at Google I/O 2012
Google's annual developer conference sold out in 20 minutes. Here's what all the fuss is about.
Neil McAllister, March 2012
Spring Java developers get Hadoop integration
VMware's Spring Hadoop creates a welcome link between the Spring framework and Hadoop, a distributed processing platform.
Paul Krill, February 2012
Node's ecosystem is growing at an exponential rate, which is only natural when you start from scratch. Still, the plethora of Node-inspired tools amount to a diverse and sustainable infrastructure, which could ultimatey redefine the web development stack.
Peter Wayner, February 2012