You've already lost your job. You may still be drawing a paycheck, but the job you were hired to do no longer exists. Your company has changed, the technology has changed, the economy has changed, and the ways you can add value have changed. Have you adapted to these changes? Or are you at risk?
Architect your careerEconomic downturn. Job cuts. Outsourcing. The ever-changing tech landscape. The threats abound. Chad Fowler is here to offer 52 ways to keep your job, despite the vagaries of the market.
- It's all about making the right choices. Choosing which technologies to focus on and which business domains to master have at least as much impact on your success as your technical knowledge--don't let those choices be accidental. Chad shows you all aspects of the decision-making process so you can ensure that you're investing your time and energy in the right areas.
- It's all about skills. You'll develop a structured plan for keeping your skills up-to-date so that you can compete with both the growing stable of developers in so-called low-cost countries as well as your higher-priced local peers. You'll learn how to shift your skillset up the value chain, from an offshore-ready commodity to one in high demand.
- It's all about marketing. As with any product or service, if nobody knows what you're selling, nobody will buy. Chad shows you how to create a plan for marketing yourself both inside your company and to the industry in general.
About the author Chad Fowler has been a software developer and manager for some of the world's largest corporations. He recently lived and worked in India, setting up and leading an offshore software development center for a large multinational company.
Once a basic understanding of the various request types is discussed, the book moves on to provide in-depth examples of how and when to use Ajax in a web site or web application. Different data transmission formats, including plain text, HTML, XML, and JSON are discussed for their advantages and disadvantages. Also included is a discussion on web services and how they may be used to perform Ajax techniques. Next, more complex topics are covered. A chapter introducing a request management framework explores how to manage all of the requests inside of an Ajax application. Ajax debugging techniques are also discussed.
Professional Ajax 2nd edition adds nearly 200 pages of new and expanded coverage compared to the first edition.
jQuery in Action, like jQuery itself, is a concise tool designed to make you a more efficient and effective web developer. In a short 300 pages, this book introduces you to the jQuery programming model and guides you through the major features and techniques you'll need to be productive immediately. The book anchors each new concept in the tasks you'll tackle in day-to-day web development and offers unique lab pages where you immediately put your jQuery knowledge to work.
Spring—the open source Java–based framework—allows you to build lighter, better performing applications. Written by Spring insiders Rob Harrop and Jan Machacek, Pro Spring is the only book endorsed by Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring Framework. At over 800 pages, this is by far the most comprehensive book available and thoroughly explores the power of Spring. You’ll learn Spring basics and core topics, as well as share the authors’ insights and real–world experience with remoting, mail integration, hibernate, and EJB.
From the foreword: “Rob's enthusiasm for Spring—and technology in general—is infectious. He has a wide range of industry experience and a refreshingly practical, common sense approach to applying it. All those qualities come out in this book. It’s evident on nearly every page that it reflects in–depth experience with Spring and J2EE as a whole. Rob is not only an author and open source developer—he is an application developer, like his readers. I firmly believe that the best writing on software development comes out of experience in the trenches, so this is my kind of book.
If you’re new to Spring, this book will help you understand its core concepts and the background in areas such as transaction management and O/R mapping that underpins them. If you’re already using Spring, you will learn about features you haven’t yet seen and hopefully, gain a deeper understanding of those features youre already using.”
—Rod Johnson, Founder of the Spring Framework
This second edition of a Manning bestseller has been revised and re-titled to fit the 'In Action' Series by Steve Loughran, an Ant project committer. Ant in Action introduces Ant and how to use it for test-driven Java application development. Ant itself is moving to v1.7, a major revision, at the end of 2006 so the timing for the book is right. A single application of increasing complexity, followed throughout the book, shows how an application evolves and how to handle the problems of building and testing. Reviewers have praised the book's coverage of large-projects, Ant's advanced features, and the details and depth of the discussion-all unavailable elsewhere.
This is a major revision with the second half of the book completely new, including:
- How to Manage Big projects
- Library management
- Enterprise Java
- Continuous integration
- Writing new Ant tasks and datatypes
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
- Write the test before you write the code
- Manage the lifecycle of your objects fastidiously
- Build only what you need now, not what you might need later
- Apply ancient philosophies to software development
- Question authority, rather than blindly adhere to standards
- Make hard things easier and impossible things possible through meta-programming
- Be sure all code within a method is at the same level of abstraction
- Pick the right editor and assemble the best tools for the job
This isn't theory, but the fruits of Ford's real-world experience as an Application Architect at the global IT consultancy ThoughtWorks. Whether you're a beginner or a pro with years of experience, you'll improve your work and your career with the simple and straightforward principles in The Productive Programmer.
Step-by-step guide reveals best practices for enhancing Web sites with Ajax
- A step-by-step guide to enhancing Web sites with Ajax.
- Uses progressive enhancement techniques to ensure graceful degradation (which makes sites usable in all browsers).
- Shows readers how to write their own Ajax scripts instead of relying on third-party libraries.
Web site designers love the idea of Ajax--of creating Web pages in which information can be updated without refreshing the entire page. But for those who aren't hard-core programmers, enhancing pages using Ajax can be a challenge. Even more of a challenge is making sure those pages work for all users. In Bulletproof Ajax, author Jeremy Keith demonstrates how developers comfortable with CSS and (X)HTML can build Ajax functionality without frameworks, using the ideas of graceful degradation and progressive enhancement to ensure that the pages work for all users. Throughout this step-by-step guide, his emphasis is on best practices with an approach to building Ajax pages called Hijax, which improves flexibility and avoids worst-case scenarios.
Java developers typically go through four "stages" in mastering Java. In the first stage, they learn the language itself. In the second stage, they study the APIs. In the third stage, they become proficient in the environment. It is in the fourth stage --"the expert stage"-- where things really get interesting, and Java Enterprise Best Practices is the tangible compendium of experience that developers need to breeze through this fourth and final stage of Enterprise Java mastery.
Crammed with tips and tricks, Java Enterprise Best Practices distills years of solid experience from eleven experts in the J2EE environment into a practical, to-the-point guide to J2EE.
Java Enterprise Best Practices gives developers the unvarnished, expert-tested advice that the man pages don't provide--what areas of the APIs should be used frequently (and which are better avoided); elegant solutions to problems you face that other developers have already discovered; what things you should always do, what things you should consider doing, and what things you should never do--even if the documentation says it's ok.
Until Java Enterprise Best Practices, Java developers in the fourth stage of mastery relied on the advice of a loose-knit community of fellow developers, time-consuming online searches for examples or suggestions for the immediate problem they faced, and tedious trial-and-error. But Java has grown to include a huge number of APIs, classes, and methods. Now it is simply too large for even the most intrepid developer to know it all. The need for a written compendium of J2EE Best Practices has never been greater.
Java Enterprise Best Practices focuses on the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) APIs. The J2EE APIs include such alphabet soup acronyms as EJB, JDBC, RMI, XML, and JMX.
This book is aimed at three groups of readers:
- Web application developers attempting to enhance the usability of their web sites and web applications
In addition, familiarity with the following related technologies is a strong indicator that this book is for you:
This book covers:
- The Browser Object Model—Introduces the Browser Object Model (BOM), which is responsible for objects allowing interaction with the browser itself. Each of the BOM objects is covered, including window, document, location, navigator, and screen.
- Client Detection—Explains various approaches to detecting the client machine and its capabilities. Different techniques include capability detection and user-agent string detection. Each approach is discussed for pros and cons as well as situational appropriateness.
- DOM Levels 2 and 3 Explains how DOM Levels 2 and 3 augmented the DOM with additional properties, methods, and objects. Compatibility issues between Internet Explorer and other browsers are discussed.
- Ajax and JSON—Looks at common Ajax techniques, including the use of the XMLHttpRequest object and Internet Explorer's XDomainRequest object for cross-domain Ajax. Explains the differences in browser implementations and support as well as recommendations for usage.
- Client-Side Storage—Discusses the various techniques for storing data on the client machine. Begins with a discussion of the most commonly supported feature, cookies, and then discusses newer functionality such as DOM storage.
EJB 3.0 sets a precedent. It has made huge advances in ease of development, and its drastically simplified programming model has been widely acclaimed.
Mike Keith, EJB 3.0 co-specification lead, and Merrick Schinariol, reviewer of EJB 3.0, offer unparalleled insight and expertise on the EJB 3.0 persistence specification, in this definitive guide to EJB 3.0 persistence technology. Expect full coverage and examination of the EJB 3.0 spec from these expert authors, including:
- The EntityManager API
- The new features of EJB Query Language (EJB QL)
- Basic and advanced object-relational mapping
- Advanced topics like concurrency, locking, inheritance, and polymorphism
Assuming a basic knowledge of Java, SQL, JDBC, and some J2EE experience, Keith and Schinariol will teach you EJB 3.0 persistence from the ground up. After reading it, you will have an in-depth understanding of the EJB 3.0 persistence API and how to use it in your applications.
- Internet fundamentals
- Planning, content strategy, and information architecture
- HTML and CSS
25% of all author proceeds from this book will be donated to The Open Web Education Alliance (http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/owea/) to help advance web education around the world.
Besides a useful guide to APIs, the book looks at a variety of techniques for saving session state, as well as showing how Servlets can work together to power Web sites. You will learn performance tips and ways to get Servlets to work together (like forwarding and redirection), plus the basics of database programming with JDBC, to build content with "live" data. A later chapter examines what's next for Servlets with the emerging Servlet 2.3 API standard. Importantly, the authors go over deploying and configuring Web applications by editing XML files, a must-have for successfully running Servlets in real applications.
Since the first edition of this title, the choices for Java Web developers have grown much richer. Many of the new chapters in this edition look at options beyond Servlets. Short sections on application frameworks such as Tea, WebMacro, the Element Construction Set (ECS), XMLC, and JavaServer Pages (JSP) let you explore what's out there for Java developers today with a survey of some current tools that can speed up creating new Web applications.
The text closes with reference sections on Servlet APIs (and other material) that will be useful for any working developer. Although Servlets are not the only game in town, they are still important tools for successful Web development. This updated edition shows you just how to do it with plenty of basic and advanced tips for taking full advantage of this powerful Java standard. --Richard Dragan
- Overview and history of Java Servlets
- Fundamentals of HTTP
- Web applications (including deployment and configuration using XML files)
- The Servlet lifecycle (initializing, processing requests, cleanup, and caching)
- Multimedia content (images and compressed content)
- WAP and WML for wireless content
- Servlet session tracking techniques (hidden form fields, cookies, and URL rewriting)
- Security issues with Servlets (including certificates and SSL)
- Tutorial for JDBC and Java database programming
- Using applets and Servlets together
- Servlet collaboration
- Quick introduction to Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
- Internationalization issues
- Survey of third-party Servlet application frameworks and tools: Tea, WebMacro, the Element Contruction Set (ECS), XMLC, and JavaServer Pages (JSP)
- Miscellaneous tips for Servlets (including sending e-mail and using regular expressions)
- Description of the new Servlet 2.3 API spec
- Servlet API quick reference
Consisting of a number of well-known open source products, JBoss is more a family of interrelated services than a single monolithic application. But, as with any tool that's as feature-rich as JBoss, there are number of pitfalls and complexities, too.
Most developers struggle with the same issues when deploying J2EE applications on JBoss: they have trouble getting the many J2EE and JBoss deployment descriptors to work together; they have difficulty finding out how to get started; their projects don't have a packaging and deployment strategy that grows with the application; or, they find the Class Loaders confusing and don't know how to use them, which can cause problems.
JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide helps developers overcome these challenges. As you work through the book, you'll build a project using extensive code examples. You'll delve into all the major facets of J2EE application deployment on JBoss, including JSPs, Servlets, EJBs, JMS, JNDI, web services, JavaMail, JDBC, and Hibernate. With the help of this book, you'll:
- Implement a full J2EE application and deploy it on JBoss
- Discover how to use the latest features of JBoss 4 and J2EE 1.4, including J2EE-compliant web services
- Master J2EE application deployment on JBoss with EARs, WARs, and EJB JARs
- Understand the core J2EE deployment descriptors and how they integrate with JBoss-specific descriptors
- Base your security strategy on JAAS
Written for Java developers who want to use JBoss on their projects, the book covers the gamut of deploying J2EE technologies on JBoss, providing a brief survey of each subject aimed at the working professional with limited time.
If you're one of the legions of developers who have decided to give JBoss a try, then JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide is your next logical purchase. It'll show you in plain language how to use the fastest growing open source tool in the industry today. If you've worked with JBoss before, this book will get you up to speed on JBoss 4, JBoss WS (web services), and Hibernate 3.
Web frameworks are playing a major role in the creation of today's most compelling web applications, because they automate many of the tedious tasks, allowing developers to instead focus on providing users with creative and powerful features. Java developers have been particularly fortunate in this area, having been able to take advantage of Grails, an open source framework that supercharges productivity when building Java–driven web sites. Grails is based on Groovy, which is a very popular and growing dynamic scripting language for Java developers and was inspired by Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk.
Beginning Groovy and Grails is the first introductory book on the Groovy language and its primary web framework, Grails.
This book gets you started with Groovy and Grails and culminates in the example and possible application of some real–world projects. You follow along with the development of each project, implementing and running each application while learning new features along the way.
What you’ll learn
- Understand the fundamentals of the open source, dynamic Groovy scripting language and the Grails web framework.
- Capitalize upon Grails’ well–defined framework architecture to build web applications faster than ever before.
- Improve your web application with cutting–edge interface enhancements using Ajax.
- Use Grails’ object–relational mapping solution, GORM, to manage your data store more effectively than ever before.
- Take advantage of Groovy to create reporting services, implement batch processing, and create alternative client interfaces.
- Deploy and upgrade your Grails–driven applications with expertise and ease.
- Discover an alternative client in Groovy as well.
Who this book is for
Java and web developers looking to learn and embrace the power and flexibility offered by the Grails framework and Groovy scripting language.
Thoroughly rewritten for today's web environment, this bestselling book offers a fresh look at a fundamental topic of web site development: navigation design. Amid all the changes to the Web in the past decade, and all the hype about Web 2.0 and various "rich" interactive technologies, the basic problems of creating a good web navigation system remain. Designing Web Navigation demonstrates that good navigation is not about technology-it's about the ways people find information, and how you guide them.
Ideal for beginning to intermediate web designers, managers, other non-designers, and web development pros looking for another perspective, Designing Web Navigation offers basic design principles, development techniques and practical advice, with real-world examples and essential concepts seamlessly folded in. How does your web site serve your business objectives? How does it meet a user's needs? You'll learn that navigation design touches most other aspects of web site development. This book:
- Provides the foundations of web navigation and offers a framework for navigation design
- Paints a broad picture of web navigation and basic human information behavior
- Demonstrates how navigation reflects brand and affects site credibility
- Helps you understand the problem you're trying to solve before you set out to design
- Thoroughly reviews the mechanisms and different types of navigation
- Explores "information scent" and "information shape"
- Explains "persuasive" architecture and other design concepts
- Covers special contexts, such as navigation design for web applications
- Includes an entire chapter on tagging
If the projects you manage don't go as smoothly as you'd like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that's priceless, gained through years of trial and error. This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips -- whether you're dealing with software or non-IT projects -- from some of the world's most experienced project managers and software developers. You'll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more.
While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry. You can read the book end to end or browse to find topics that are of particular relevance to you. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know is both a useful reference and a source of inspiration.
Among the 97 practical tips:
- "Clever Code Is Hard to Maintain...and Maintenance Is Everything" -- David Wood, Partner, Zepheira
- "Every Project Manager Is a Contract Administrator" -- Fabio Teixeira de Melo, Planning Manager, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht
- "Can Earned Value and Velocity Coexist on Reports?" -- Barbee Davis, President, Davis Consulting
- "How Do You Define 'Finished'"? -- Brian Sam-Bodden, author, software architect
- "The Best People to Create the Estimates Are the Ones Who Do the Work" -- Joe Zenevitch, Senior Project Manager, ThoughtWorks
- "How to Spot a Good IT Developer" -- James Graham, independent management consultant
- "One Deliverable, One Person" -- Alan Greenblatt, CEO, Sciova
All true craftsmen need the best tools to do their finest work, and programmers are no different. Java Power Tools delivers 30 open source tools designed to improve the development practices of Java developers in any size team or organization. Each chapter includes a series of short articles about one particular tool -- whether it's for build systems, version control, or other aspects of the development process -- giving you the equivalent of 30 short reference books in one package.
No matter which development method your team chooses, whether it's Agile, RUP, XP, SCRUM, or one of many others available, Java Power Tools provides practical techniques and tools to help you optimize the process. The book discusses key Java development problem areas and best practices, and focuses on open source tools that can help increase productivity in each area of the development cycle, including:
- Build tools including Ant and Maven 2
- Version control tools such as CVS and Subversion, the two most prominent open source tools
- Quality metrics tools that measure different aspects of code quality, including CheckStyle, PMD, FindBugs and Jupiter
- Technical documentation tools that can help you generate good technical documentation without spending too much effort writing and maintaining it
- Unit Testing tools including JUnit 4, TestNG, and the open source coverage tool Cobertura
- Integration, Load and Performance Testing to integrate performance tests into unit tests, load-test your application, and automatically test web services, Swing interfaces and web interfaces
- Issue management tools including Bugzilla and Trac
- Continuous Integration tools such as Continuum, Cruise Control, LuntBuild and Hudson
Scala is an exciting, modern, multi-paradigm language for the JVM. You can use it to write traditional, imperative, object-oriented code. But you can also leverage its higher level of abstraction to take full advantage of modern, multicore systems. Programming Scala will show you how to use this powerful functional programming language to create highly scalable, highly concurrent applications on the Java Platform.
The increasing popularity and availability of multicore processors is creating a whole new set of challenges--although you can enjoy true concurrency, you're now faced with higher contention and synchronization issues. Deploying an existing application on a multicore processor may bring out previously hidden concurrency issues. Java's multi-threading facility by itself isn't enough---it's a very low level abstraction. Instead, you need a paradigm that provides a higher level of abstraction to deal with concurrency. It's time to embrace Functional Programming.
Scala is a hybrid Object-Oriented/Functional Programming language on the JVM. Using Scala, you can create traditional imperative programs, intermix them with Java code, and at the same time take advantage of higher levels of abstraction. You can use features that lead to concise, highly expressive code that remove the pain of dealing with concurrency.
Programming Scala will show you the fundamentals of functional programming using Scala. Very quickly, you'll learn how this statically typed language can give you dynamic capabilities to create concise, scalable, highly capable concurrent code.
Pragmatic programmers always use the right tool for the job. For concurrent programming on the Java VM, Scala is the tool, and Programming Scala by award-winning author Venkat Subramaniam is your guide.
The Definitive Guide to JavaServer Faces 2.0
Fully revised and updated for all of the changes in JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0, this comprehensive volume covers every aspect of the official standard Web development architecture for JavaEE. Inside this authoritative resource, the co-spec lead for JSF at Sun Microsystems shows you how to create dynamic, cross-browser Web applications that deliver a world-class user experience while preserving a high level of code quality and maintainability.
JavaServer Faces 2.0: The Complete Reference features an integrated sample application to use as a model for your own JSF applications, with code available online. The book explains all JSF features, including the request processing lifecycle, managed beans, page navigation, component development, Ajax, validation, internationalization, and security. Expert Group Insights throughout the book offer insider information on the design of JSF.
- Set up a development environment and build a JSF application
- Understand the JSF request processing lifecycle
- Use the Facelets View Declaration Language, managed beans, and the JSF expression language (EL)
- Define page flow with the JSF Navigation Model, including the new "Implicit Navigation" feature
- Work with the user interface component model and the JSF event model, including support for bookmarkable pages and the POST, REDIRECT, GET pattern
- Use the new JSR-303 Bean Validation standard for model data validation
- Build Ajax-enabled custom UI components
Extend JSF with custom non-UI components
- Manage security, accessibility, internationalization, and localization
- Learn how to work with JSF and Portlets from the JSF Team Leader at Liferay, the leading Java Portal vendor
Ed Burns is a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems and is the co-specification lead for JavaServer Faces. He is the co-author of JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference and author of Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers.
Chris Schalk is a developer advocate and works to promote Google's APIs and technologies. He is currently engaging the international Web development community with the new Google App Engine and OpenSocial APIs.
Neil Griffin is committer and JSF Team Lead for Liferay Portal and the co-founder of The PortletFaces Project.
Ready-to-use code at www.mhprofessonal.com/computingdownload
There is a hidden revolution going on: geography is moving from niche to the mainstream. News reports routinely include maps and satellite images. More and more pieces of equipment cell phones, cars, computers now contain Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. Many of the major database vendors have made geographic data types standard in their flagship products.
GIS for Web Developers introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in simple terms and demonstrates hands-on uses. With this book, you'll explore popular websites like maps.google.com, see the technologies they use, and learn how to create your own. Written with the usual Pragmatic Bookshelf humor and real-world experience, GIS for Web Developers makes geographic programming concepts accessible to the common developer.
This book will demystify GIS and show you how to make GIS work for you. You'll learn the buzzwords and explore ways to geographically-enable your own applications. GIS is not a fundamentally difficult domain, but there is a barrier to entry because of the industry jargon. This book will show you how to "walk the walk" and "talk the talk" of a geographer.
You'll learn how to find the vast amounts of free geographic data that's out there and how to bring it all together. Although this data is free, it's scattered across the web on a variety of different sites, in a variety of incompatible formats. You'll see how to convert it among several popular formats including plain text, ESRI Shapefiles, and Geography Markup Language (GML).
With this book in hand, you'll become a real geographic programmer using the Java programming language. You'll find plenty of working code examples in Java using some of the many GIS-oriented applications and APIs. You'll be able to:
Learning HTML5 Game Programming: A Hands-on Guide to Building Online Games Using Canvas, SVG, and WebGL
Get Started Fast with HTML5 Online Game Programming!
HTML5 will transform web and mobile gaming. As new browsers rapidly adopt it, HTML5 will do everything “legacy” technologies such as Flash and Silverlight have done—and much more. In Learning HTML5 Game Programming, pioneering developer James L. Williams gives you all the knowledge, code, and insights you’ll need to get started fast!
Williams combines detailed explanations of HTML5’s key innovations with examples, including two case study applications that address the entire development process. He guides you through setting up a state-of-the-art HTML5 development environment; making the most of HTML5’s canvas tag, SVG vector graphics, and WebGL 3D; and targeting diverse mobile and social platforms. It’s all here: from the essentials of online game design to the nitty-gritty details of performance optimization.
About the Website
All code samples and answers to chapter exercises are available for download at www.informit.com/title/9780321767363 and on Github at https://github.com/jwill/html5-game-book.
· Understanding the HTML5 innovations that make it possible to create amazingly rich games
· Setting up a state-of-the-art open source HTML5 game development environment
· Building basic games fast, with the prototype-based Simple Game Framework (SGF)
· Generating movement and gameplay with the canvas tag and surface
· Using Three.js to build powerful WebGL 3D games with far less complexity
· Building a complete multiplayer game server using Node.js and WebSockets
· Planning and choosing tools for mobile game development with HTML5
· Optimizing game performance with offline cache, minification, and other techniques
Learning HTML5 Game Programming is the fastest route to success with HTML5 game development—whether you’re a long-time game developer or a web/mobile programmer building games for the first time.
If you're up on the latest Java technologies, then you know that Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0 is the hottest news in Java this year. In fact, EJB 3.0 is being hailed as the new standard of server-side business logic programming. And O'Reilly's award-winning book on EJB has been refreshed just in time to capitalize on the technology's latest rise in popularity.
This fifth edition, written by Bill Burke and Richard Monson-Haefel, has been updated to capture the very latest need-to-know Java technologies in the same award-winning fashion that drove the success of the previous four strong-selling editions. Bill Burke, Chief Architect at JBoss, Inc., represents the company on the EJB 3.0 and Java EE 5 specification committees. Richard Monson-Haefel is one of the world's leading experts on Enterprise Java.
Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition is organized into two parts: the technical manuscript followed by the JBoss workbook. The technical manuscript explains what EJB is, how it works, and when to use it. The JBoss workbook provides step-by-step instructions for installing, configuring, and running the examples from the manuscript on the JBoss 4.0 Application Server.
Although EJB makes application development much simpler, it's still a complex and ambitious technology that requires a great deal of time to study and master. But now, thanks to Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition, you can overcome the complexities of EJBs and learn from hundreds of practical examples that are large enough to test key concepts but small enough to be taken apart and explained in the detail that you need. Now you can harness the complexity of EJB with just a single resource by your side.
JBoss Seam is an exciting new application framework based on the Java EE platform that is used to build rich, web-based business applications. Seam is rapidly capturing the interest of Java enterprise developers because of its focus on simplicity, ease of use, transparent integration, and scalability.
Seam in Action offers a practical and in-depth look at JBoss Seam. The book puts Seam head-to-head with the complexities in the Java EE architecture. The author presents an unbiased view of Seam from outside the walls of RedHat/JBoss, focusing on such topics as Spring integration and deployment to alternative application servers to steer clear of vendor lock-in. By the end of the book, you should expect to not only gain a deep understanding of Seam, but also come away with the confidence to teach the material to others.
To start off, you will see a working Java EE-compliant application come together by the end of the second chapter. As you progress through the book, you will discover how Seam eliminates unnecessary layers and configurations, solves the most common JSF pain points, and establishes the missing link between JSF, EJB 3 and JavaBean components. The author also shows you how Seam opens doors for you to incorporate technologies you previously have not had time to learn, such as business processes and stateful page flows (jBPM), Ajax remoting, PDF generation, asynchronous tasks, and more.
All too often, developers spend a majority of their time integrating disparate technologies, manually tracking state, struggling to understand JSF, wrestling with Hibernate exceptions, and constantly redeploying applications, rather than on the logic pertaining to the business at hand. Seam in Action dives deep into thorough explanations of how Seam eliminates these non-core tasks by leveraging configuration by exception, Java 5 annotations, and aspect-oriented programming.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
Your co-workers' resistance to new technologies can be baffling. Logical arguments can fail. If you don't do politics, you will fail. With Driving Technical Change, by Terrence Ryan, you'll learn to read users' "patterns of resistance"-and then dismantle their objections. Every developer must master the art of evangelizing. With these techniques and strategies, you'll help your organization adopt your solutions-without selling your soul to organizational politics.
Finding cool languages, tools, or development techniques is easy-new ones are popping up every day. Convincing co-workers to adopt them is the hard part. The problem is political, and in political fights, logic doesn't win for logic's sake. Hard evidence of a superior solution is not enough. But that reality can be tough for programmers to overcome.
In Driving Technical Change: Why People On Your Team Don't Act on Good Ideas, and How to Convince Them They Should, Adobe software evangelist Terrence Ryan breaks down the patterns and types of resistance technologists face in many organizations.
You'll get a rich understanding of what blocks users from accepting your solutions. From that, you'll get techniques for dismantling their objections-without becoming some kind of technocratic Machiavelli.
In Part I, Ryan clearly defines the problem. Then in Part II, he presents "resistance patterns"-there's a pattern for each type of person resisting your technology, from The Uninformed to The Herd, The Cynic, The Burned, The Time Crunched, The Boss, and The Irrational. In Part III, Ryan shares his battle-tested techniques for overcoming users' objections. These build on expertise, communication, compromise, trust, publicity, and similar factors. In Part IV, Ryan reveals strategies that put it all together-the patterns of resistance and the techniques for winning buy-in. This is the art of organizational politics.
In the end, change is a two-way street: In order to get your co-workers to stretch their technical skills, you'll have to stretch your soft skills. This book will help you make that stretch without compromising your resistance to playing politics. You can overcome resistance-however illogical-in a logical way.
Clojure is a dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine, with a compelling combination of features:
Clojure is elegant. Clojure's clean, careful design lets you write programs that get right to the essence of a problem, without a lot of clutter and ceremony.
Clojure is Lisp reloaded. Clojure has the power inherent in Lisp, but is not constrained by the history of Lisp.
Clojure is a functional language. Data structures are immutable, and functions tend to be side-effect free. This makes it easier to write correct programs, and to compose large programs from smaller ones.
Clojure is concurrent. Rather than error-prone locking, Clojure provides software transactional memory.
Clojure embraces Java. Calling from Clojure to Java is direct, and goes through no translation layer.
Clojure is fast. Wherever you need it, you can get the exact same performance that you could get from hand-written Java code.
Many other languages offer some of these features, but the combination of them all makes Clojure sparkle. Programming Clojure shows you why these features are so important, and how you can use Clojure to build powerful programs quickly.
Lucene powers search in surprising placesWhat's Inside
- How to integrate Lucene into your applications
- Ready-to-use framework for rich document handling
- Case studies including Nutch, TheServerSide, jGuru, etc.
- Lucene ports to Perl, Python, C#/.Net, and C++
- Sorting, filtering, term vectors, multiple, and remote index searching
- The new SpanQuery family, extending query parser, hit collecting
- Performance testing and tuning
- Lucene add-ons (hit highlighting, synonym lookup, and others)
Hiring The Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets & Science Of Hiring Technical PeopleGood technical people are the foundation on which successful high technology organizations are built. Establishing a good process for hiring such workers is essential. Unfortunately, the generic methods so often used for hiring skill-based staff, who can apply standardized methods to almost any situation, are of little use to those charged with the task of hiring technical people.
Unlike skill-based workers, technical people typically do not have access to cookie-cutter solutions to their problems. They need to adapt to any situation that arises, using their knowledge in new and creative ways to solve the problem at hand. As a result, one developer, tester, or technical manager is not interchangeable with another. This makes hiring technical people one of the most critical and difficult processes a technical manager can undertake.
Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets & Science of Hiring Technical People takes the guesswork out of hiring and diminishes the risk of costly hiring mistakes. With the aid of step-by-step descriptions and detailed examples, you’ll learn how to
* write a concise, targeted job description
* source candidates
* develop ads for mixed media
* review résumés quickly to determine Yes, No, or Maybe candidates
* develop intelligent, nondiscriminatory, interview techniques
* create fool-proof phone-screens
* check references with a view to reading between the lines
* extend an offer that will attract a win-win acceptance or tender a gentle-but-decisive rejection
* and more
You, your team, and your organization will live with the long-term consequences of your hiring decision. Investing time in developing a hiring strategy will shorten your decision time and the ramp-up time needed for each new hire.
Rails is large, powerful, and new. How do you use it effectively? How do you harness the power? And, most important, how do you get high quality, real-world applications written?
From the latest Ajax effects to time-saving automation tips for your development process, Rails Recipes will show you how the experts have already solved the problems you have.
- Use generators to automate repetitive coding tasks.
- Create sophisticated role-based authentication schemes.
- Add live search and live preview to your site.
- Run tests when anyone checks code in.
- How to create tagged data the right way.
- and many, many more...
Owning Rails Recipes is like having the best Rails programmers sitting next to you while you code.
JBoss RichFaces is a rich JavaServer Faces (JSF) component library that helps developers quickly develop next–generation web applications. Practical RichFaces describes how to best take advantage of RichFaces, the integration of the Ajax4jsf and RichFaces libraries, to create a flexible and powerful programs. Assuming some JSF background, it shows you how you can radically reduce programming time and effort to create rich Ajax-based applications.
What you’ll learn
- Quickly learn how to build rich Internet applications with out–of–the–box RichFaces components.
- Discover best strategies for implementing Ajax applications using RichFaces.
- Find out when best to use the two libraries.
- Create new skins for your app in no time.
Who this book is for
Java developers with knowledge of JSF looking to build next–generation web applications using RichFaces, JSF users, Java programmers wishing to add Ajax to their existing programs, and old users of Ajax4jsf.
Table of Contents
- Quick Start with JBoss RichFaces
- RichFaces Basic Concepts
- More a4j: Tags, Concepts, and Features
- Input Components
- Output Components
- Data Iteration Components
- Selection Components
- Menu Components
- Scrollable Data Table and Tree
The Definitive Guide to Apache MyFaces and Facelets is an ideal reference if you're looking to develop real–world applications with the open-source lightweight Apache MyFaces and Dojo (the Ajax API). The book focuses less on theory and more on aspects like scalability, design, optimization, and configuration.
This book emphasizes meeting real–world requirements for performance and scalability. It includes lucid code samples that reflect the pattern being described. The “In the Trenches” sections in each chapter give you advice and recommendations based on actual experiences with each pattern. What’s more, the “Extreme Extensions” section at the end of each relevant chapter is dedicated to a “freestyle” expression of taking a particular pattern or set of patterns to the max. (This is a great way for you to learn because of the magnification effect.) This is also the first book to embrace the Dojo framework for Ajax.
Table of Contents
- An Introduction to JavaServer Faces
- The Tomahawk Project
- The Trinidad Project
- Conversations and Scoping with Orchestra
- Layouts and Themes with Tobago
- Anti-patterns and Pitfalls
ThoughtWorks is a well-known global consulting firm; ThoughtWorkers are leaders in areas of design, architecture, SOA, testing, and agile methodologies. This collection of essays brings together contributions from well-known ThoughtWorkers such as Martin Fowler, along with other authors you may not know yet. While ThoughtWorks is perhaps best known for their work in the Agile community, this anthology confronts issues throughout the software development life cycle. From technology issues that transcend methodology, to issues of realizing business value from applications, you'll find it here.
What you’ll learn
- Where CSS, HTML, and the DOM fit into modern scripting, and how to use them together effectively
- How to build effective form validation into your applications using Ajax
- How to create mashups using APIs
- How to build dynamic user interfaces
Who this book is for
Table of Contents
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Ajax and Data Exchange
- Visual Effects
- Case Study: FAQ Facelift
- A Dynamic Help System
Spring Web Flow is an exciting open-source framework for developing Java web applications. The framework improves productivity by addressing three major pain–points facing web application developers: user interface navigation control, state management, and modularity.
The Definitive Guide to Spring Web Flow covers Spring Web Flow in detail by explaining its motivation and feature set, as well as providing practical guidance for using the framework to develop web applications successfully in a number of environments.
What you’ll learn
- How to get started with Spring Web Flow
- Leveraging Spring Web Flow’s powerful features
- Extending the framework to take it beyond its out–of–the–box feature set
- Best practices and real–world use cases
- Insights into the design and implementation of the framework
Who this book is for
This book is for Java–based web developers looking to build web applications using Spring Web platform. It is also for those looking to integrate other Java web frameworks and applications with Spring.
Much of the early hype surrounding Ajax centered on its use by Internet powerhouses such as Google and Amazon. However, just because the initial forays into Ajax were pioneered by leading software development firms doesn't mean your application wouldn’t also benefit from these techniques. You already know how to develop Web applications, so this book uses specific, focused examples to teach the Ajax tools and techniques you’ll need to bring your applications to life. Armed with this book and your existing development expertise, you too will be able to apply Ajax techniques to your application to enrich the end users experience.
When we first saw the potential of Ajax, we knew we had to start leveraging it for our own applications. Along the way weve learned some hard-earned knowledge that we thought needed to be shared with the rest of the development community. With this book, you’ll be able to easily extend your own applications with Ajax and have fun while doing it. We hope that someday well be reading about your great Ajax-enabled application!
If you're interested in JRuby, you probably don't need a turorial on Ruby, Rails, or Java -- you just need to know how to get things done. This Cookbook offers practical solutions for using the Java implementation of the Ruby language, with targeted recipes for deploying Rails web applications on Java servers, integrating JRuby code with Java technologies, developing JRuby desktop applications with Java toolkits, and more. Using numerous reusable code samples, JRuby Cookbook shows you how to:
- Install and update JRuby on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and IDEs such as NetBeans and Eclipse
- Package and deploy Rails apps on Java Servlet containers and Java EE application servers, including JBoss, Tomcat, and GlassFish
- Integrate Ruby and Rails applications with popular Java EE technologies such as JMS, JMX, JPA, Spring, and Hibernate
- Develop desktop and client applications with cross-platform Java UI technologies and toolkits such as Swing, SWT, and Java 2D
- Maximize the flexibility of your testing and build environment, using both existing Java-based tools such as Ant and Maven and newer Ruby-based tools such as Rake, Raven, and Buildr
The JRuby interpreter combines Ruby's simplicity and ease of use with Java's extensive libraries and technologies, a potent blend that opens new possibilities for Ruby, Rails, and Java. This Cookbook helps you take full advantage of JRuby's potential.
"The JRuby Cookbook is an excellent book for any polyglot who is trying to bridge the gap between Java and Ruby. It provides solutions to specific problems developers face in both their development and testing environments, along with the applications they're building." -- Bob McWhirter, Research & Prototyping, Red Hat Middleware
Grails is a full stack web development framework that enables you to build complete web applications in a fraction of the time and with less code than other frameworks.
In Grails: A Quick-Start Guide, you'll see how to use Grails by iteratively building an unique, working application. By the time we're done, you'll have built and deployed a real, functioning website.
Along the way, we'll learn about domain classes, controllers, and GSP views. We'll see how Grails allows us to use powerful frameworks like Spring and Hibernate without even knowing it.
Using this hands-on, pragmatic approach, we'll explore topics such as AJAX in Grails, custom tags, and plugins. We'll dig into Grails' powerful view technology, Groovy Server Pages, and see how we can easily leverage the help given to us by scaffolding to create custom user interfaces faster than you would have thought possible.
With Grails, you can get a lot done with little effort. With this book, you'll get a lot done as well. It's time to bring the fun back into web programming. Get started with Grails today.
In many ways, Graphic Java 2 is a cookbook. You search the table of contents or index for a reference to the kind of problem you want to solve, then examine the author's examples for the solution (or at least some clues to it). This is the book to turn to if you're wondering how to implement the JComboBox.KeySelectionManager interface (which enables users to select items in a combo box) or compare the various ways of making the JTree component into a file browser. Those are just two of hundreds of examples in David Geary's book.
While most examples don't serve any practical purpose by themselves, they do clearly illustrate how a specific aspect of Swing works. It's easy to adapt the details presented here into your own programs. Geary shows consideration for the reader by presenting all his examples as programs that can be compiled and including them on the enclosed CD-ROM. --David Wall
This is the first comprehensive guide to cover JSP 2 and 2.1. It supplies you with the tools and techniques to develop web applications with JSP and Java servlets. You’ll learn to choose and implement the best persistence option for your web applications, and how to secure web sites against malicious attack and accidental misuse. You will improve the performance and scalability of JSP pages, as well as architect reliable, stable applications.
The authors describe all of the rich JSP 2 features, and explain JSF integration with JSP. Completing the thorough package, this book examines how integration with open source projects like Ant, Struts, XDoclet, JUnit, and Cactus can make web development even easier.
Discover how JRuby on Rails can be used to create web applications faster and more efficiently while still taking advantage of the vast power of the Java platform.
Ruby on Rails is proving itself to be one of the most efficient and powerful agile web development application frameworks available and has had a profound influence on the Java community. The JRuby project offers Java developers the best of two worlds: the flexibility of Ruby on Rails coupled with the enterprise-level power and maturity of the Java platform.
JRuby core developer Ola Bini covers everything you need to know to take full advantage of what JRuby has to offer, including:
- Full coverage on how to use JRuby to create web applications faster and more efficiently, while continuing to take advantage of the vast power of the Java platform
- Several real-world projects that illustrate the crucial specifics you need to know about the interaction of Java and Ruby
- Helpful, practical instruction and discussion on how web applications can be deployed using a variety of popular servers such as Apache and Mongrel
What you’ll learn
- Create a Rails application that uses JDBC to talk to legacy databases
- Use Java Management Extensions (JMX) to more effectively manage your application
- Deploy a Rails application within a Java Enterprise web container (Tomcat)
- Create interoperable applications involving EJBs and Rails-driven web services
- Securely integrate XML processing into your Ruby applications
- Build cutting-edge Web 2.0 web sites using Rails, Prototype, and script.aculo.us to provide a pleasing user experience
- Build four important projects: Store, CMS, Admin tool, and a web library project
Who this book is for
You'll get the most from this book if you have medium-to-advanced skills in Java web development, with a little Ruby experience, and are interested in taking Web development to the next level, both in terms of speed and features and in interoperability with existing infrastructure.
Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- Introduction to Rails
- Store Administration
- A Database-Driven Shop
- Java Integration
- A Rails CMS
- Content Rendering
- A JRuby Enterprise Bean
- An EJB-Backed Rails Application
- Web Services with JRuby
- JRuby and Message-Oriented Systems
- The LibLib Rails Application
- Coda: Next Steps
Solutions covered include
• Building custom GWT widgets, including both high-level composites and low-level components
• Implementing a viewport class that includes iPhone-style automated scrolling
• Integrating web services with GWT applications
• Combining Hibernate and GWT to implement database-backed web applications
• Extending the GWT PopupPanel class to implement a draggable and resizable window
• Creating a drag-and-drop module, complete with drag sources and drop targets
• Deploying GWT applications to an external server
• Dynamically resizing flex tables
• Using GWT widgets in legacy applications developed with other frameworks, such as Struts and JavaServer Faces
Complete Sample Code Available at www.coolandusefulgwt.com
All of the code used in this book has been tested, both in hosted and web modes, and in an external version of Tomcat (version 5.5.17), under Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. For Windows and Linux, we used 1.4.60, and for the Mac we used 1.4.61. NOTE: There are three separate versions of the code. Please download the correct JAR file for the operating system you are using.
About the Authors xix
Solution 1: GWT Fundamentals and Beyond 1
Solution 3: Custom Widget Implementation 71
Solution 4: Viewports and Maps 103
Solution 5: Access to Online Web Services 133
Solution 6: Drag and Drop 167
Solution 7: Simple Windows 199
Solution 8: Flex Tables 237
Solution 9: File Uploads 283
Solution 10: Hibernate Integration 303
Solution 11: Deployment to an External Server 325
Solution 12: GWT and Legacy Code 343Index 371
The Definitive Guide to Terracotta: Cluster the JVM for Spring, Hibernate and POJO Scalability (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
Get the definitive guide on all the fundamentals of Terracotta as well as user secrets, recipes, and prepackaged frameworks.
Written by Terracotta's chief technology officer Ari Zilka and his team, The Definitive Guide to Terracotta: Cluster the JVM for Spring, Hibernate and POJO Scalability covers the following:
- High Availability (HA) nth degree scaling and clustering for traditional J2EE and Java EE 5 applications (using Seam or other application) as well as Spring–based enterprise applications
- Everyday Terracotta using its prepackaged frameworks and integration recipes, including configuration and customization for your application tuning, no matter the scale
- Power user secrets available, including config modules, customized advanced performance tuning, SDLC, Maven, and more
What you’ll learn
- See how Terracotta works fundamentally, and the user pieces and parts necessary for using Terracotta and its open source options
- Learn and apply case studies involving distributed cache, Hibernate, Master/Worker, and HTTP Session
- Understand thread coordination and advanced performance tuning
- Use more advanced case studies involving Spring, POJOs, FOO, and more
- Configure and create your own modules using the software development and deployment life cycle
Who this book is for
This definitive book from the Terracotta team is for both developers and architects who want to learn the “whats, wheres, whens, and whys” of the Terracotta scaling engine.
Table of Contents
- Theory and Foundation: Forming a Common Understanding
- History of Terracotta
- Jumping Into Terracotta
- POJO Clustering
- Hibernate with Terracotta
- Extending HTTP Sessions with Terracotta
- Clustering Spring
- Integration Modules
- Thread Coordination
- Grid Computing Using Terracotta
- Visualizing Applications
The fastest route to true HTML/CSS mastery!
Need to build a web site? Or update one? Or just create some effective new web content? Maybe you just need to update your skills, do the job better.
Welcome. This book's for you. We'll leverage what you already know about the web, so you'll go further, faster than you ever expected. You'll master today's best practices: the real nuts and bolts, not theory or hooey. You'll learn through dozens of focused HTML, XHTML, and CSS examples: crafted for simplicity and easy to adapt for your own projects.
Need specific solutions? This book's modular, visual, high-efficiency format delivers them instantly. Molly E. Holzschlag draws on her unparalleled experience teaching Web design and development. No other HTML/CSS guide covers this much, this well, this quickly. Dig in, get started, get results!
All you need to succeed with HTML, XHTML, and CSS in real-world projects
Learn how to build web pages that'll work in any environment, on virtually any contemporary browser
Construct templates that simplify every page you develop
Structure and tag text so it's easy to work with and manage
Add images, media, and scripts–quickly and reliably
Discover the right ways to use HTML tables
Build easy-to-use forms and validate your users' input
Use CSS to take total control over your site's look and feel
Master core CSS techniques: color, images, text styles, link effects, lists, navigation, and more
Control margins, borders, padding, positioning, floats, even Z-index
Design efficient, compatible, easy-to-manage CSS layouts
Includes concise XHTML and CSS annotated references: quick help for every language element
Spring Into... is a new series of fast-paced tutorials from Addison-Wesley. Each book in the series is designed to bring you up to speed quickly. Complex topics and technologies are reduced to their core components, and each component is treated with remarkable efficiency in one- or two-page spreads. Just the information you need to begin working...now! And because the books are example-rich and easy to navigate, you'll find that they make great on-the-job references after you've mastered the basics.
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BlazeDS enables you to easily connect to back-end distributed data and push data in real time to Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR applications in order to garner more responsive Rich Internet Application (RIA) experiences. It is a scalable option for Flex and Java integration and allows you to create excellent RIAs with both Flex and Java.
This informative resource provides you with detailed examples and walkthroughs that explain the best practices for creating RIAs using BlazeDS. You'll begin with the essentials of BlazeDS and then more on to more advanced topics. Along the way, you'll learn the real-world concerns that surround enterprise-based Java and Flex applications.
- BlazeDS enables you to connect to back-end distributed data in order to garner more responsive Rich Internet Application (RIA) experiences
- Begins with an introduction to BlazeDS, and explains the necessary features for integrating new and existing Java data sources and applications with Flex-based RIAs
- Provides hands-on examples and addresses real-world concerns surrounding enterprise-based Java and Flex applications
- Serves as a comprehensive walk through for creating RIAs using BlazeDS
If you're looking to create rich, productive, and engaging applications, then this book is for you.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
On the surface of things, that is an intuitively obvious statement, given the title of this book. However, despite the apparent redundancy in saying it aloud, the sentence above elegantly describes what this book is about: The authors are not attempting to teach developers how to accomplish tasks from other languages in this one, nor are they attempting to evangelize the language or its feature set or its use "over" other languages. They assume that you are considering this book because you have an interest in learning the F# language: its syntax, its semantics, its pros and cons, and its use in concert with other parts of the .NET ecosystem.
The intended reader is a .NET developer, familiar with at least one of the programming languages in the .NET ecosystem. That language might be C# or Visual Basic, or perhaps C++/CLI, IronPython or IronRuby.
A-list Programmers Reveal How to Develop Breakout Skills
Find out what it takes to push your programming chops to the next level and design killer software by getting inside the minds of today's rock star programmers:
- Rod Johnson, Inventor of the Spring Framework
- Adrian Colyer, Pioneer of Aspect Oriented Programming Tools, Project Lead of AspectJ
- Java Posse--Tor Norbye, Joe Nuxoll, Carl Quinn, and Dick Wall
- Chris Wilson, Lead Architect of Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Nikhil Kothari, Architect of ASP.NET AJAX
- Hani Suleiman, Author of "The Bile Blog"
- James Gosling, Father of Java
- Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Creator of the Hudson Continuous Integration Tool
- Herb Schildt, The World's Bestselling Programming Author
- Floyd Marinescu, Co-founder of ServerSide.com; Founder and Lead Editor of InfoQ.com
- Andy Hunt, Co-founder of the Pragmatic Programmers
- Dave Thomas, Object Oriented Software Pioneer
- Max Levchin, Co-founder and Former CTO of PayPal
- Libor Michalek, Co-founder of Slide.com
- Weird Al Yankovic, The Programmer's Rock Star
Griffon in Action is a comprehensive tutorial written for Java developers who want a more productive approach to UI development. After a quick Groovy tutorial, you'll immediately dive into Griffon and start building examples that explore its high productivity approach to Swing development.About the Technology
You can think of Griffon as Grails for the desktop. It is a Groovy-driven UI framework for the JVM that wraps and radically simplifies Swing. Its declarative style and approachable abstractions are instantly familiar to developers using Grails or JavaFX.About the Book
Griffon in Action gets you going quickly. Griffon's convention-over-configuration approach requires minimal code to get an app off the ground, so you can start seeing results immediately. You'll learn how SwingBuilder and other Griffon "builders" provide a coherent DSL-driven development experience. Along the way, you'll explore best practices for structure, architecture, and lifecycle of a Java desktop application.
Written for Java developers—no experience with Groovy, Grails, or Swing is required.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.What's Inside
- Griffon from the ground up
- Full compatibility with Griffon 1.0
- Using SwingBuilder and the other "builders"
- Practical, real-world examples
- Just enough Groovy
=======================================Table of Contents
- Welcome to the Griffon revolution
- A closer look at Griffon
- Models and binding
- Creating a view
- Understanding controllers and services
- Understanding MVC groups
- Multithreaded applications
- Listening to notifications
- Testing your application
- Ship it!
- Working with plugins
- Enhanced looks
- Griffon in front, Grails in the back
- Productivity tools