Rick Grehan

Contributing Editor

Rick Grehan is a longtime InfoWorld reviewer and a professional software developer who currently works for Oracle.

Review: MongoDB 3.0 reaches for the enterprise

Review: The big 4 Java IDEs compared

Review: The big 4 Java IDEs compared

Find out how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up today in capabilities and ease of use.

Big data showdown: Cassandra vs. HBase

Big data showdown: Cassandra vs. HBase

Bigtable-inspired open source projects take different routes to the highly scalable, highly flexible, distributed, wide column data store.

Cassandra lowers the barriers to big data

Cassandra excels at scaling writes and reads, and its "masterless" architecture makes creating and expanding clusters relatively straightforward. Here's why Cassandra should be high on the list for organizations seeking a datastore...

NoSQL showdown: MongoDB vs. Couchbase

Two leading open source NoSQL datastores, MongoDB and Couchbase Server, are compared. Which one offers richer querying, indexing options, and ease of use?

Programming Opa: Web development, reimagined

MLstate's Opa streamlines Web app development with a single language for client and server, but the bright promise is not without pitfalls.

InfoWorld review: Fabulous PHP frameworks

Zend Framework, Symfony, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, and other PHP frameworks conquer Web development with extensive features, powerful tools, and superior ease

Jtest treks to code-testing supremacy

Jtest was already a great Java testing tool; now it’s even better. It takes on everything from unit tests to functional tests, and it does not limit your testing of any particular Java component.

LISA smiles on J2EE app testers

LISA (Load-bearing Internet-based Simulator Application) from iTKO is a tough slope to ascend; the tool is nothing less than a development environment for building tests, and it takes a bit of time to get used to LISA's way of doing...

Jtest promotes good Java hygiene

Parasoft's Jtest performs static and dynamic testing to automatically generate and execute test cases. Its combined strength as a static-code analysis tool and unit-testing tool makes Jtest a powerful product for programmers.

Novell's exteNd still a work in progress

Novell's exteNd Application Server is Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3-compatible and includes the exteNd Workbench IDE. Although Workbench and exteNd Application Server 5.0 are good products overall, they need polish.

Meet the new JBoss

JBoss 4.0, which is a cinch to install, offers a Web server, Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 2.0 container, Java Message Service (JMS), JavaMail, and more, but its aspect-oriented programming (AOP) capabilities make the product really...

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