by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, July 5, 2007, 3 comments
Rich clients can not only provide more interactive, desktop-like, user interaction, but also have the ability to cache significant amounts of application data on the client and perform processing on that data. In this interview with Artima, Xoetrope CTO Val Cassidy explains how client-side data processing can help scale an enterprise application.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, July 3, 2007, 5 comments
In this interview with Artima, Gemstone chief architect Jags Ramnarayan discusses the limits of database throughput, and what developers can do when their applications reach those limits.
Pervasive Software recently introduced a new Java parallel dataflow framework, DataRush. In this interview with Artima, Pervasive's CTO Mike Hoskins explains how dataflow parallelism helps speed up data processing by taking advantage of multi-core CPUs.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, June 29, 2007, 6 comments
Business managers often rely on developers to obtain custom reports, or to implement business logic that operates on some enterprise data. Assisting management in such piecemeal projects is tedious and unrewarding for developers, argues Enterprise Wizard CEO Colin Earl in an Artima interview.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, June 28, 2007, 7 comments
In this interview with Artima, Loren Corbridge, manager of Sybase's Eclipse-based IDE, talks about developers' increasing involvement in a variety of business and management tasks, such as data and business analysis, and about developers' changing roles in the enterprise.
by Bill Venners with Frank Sommers, June 27, 2007, 15 comments
In this interview with Artima, Andrius Strazdauskas, Gary Duncanson, and Daniel Brookshier of No Magic discuss the goals of Model Driven Architecture, or MDA, and explain why they think it can improve programmer productivity and software quality.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, June 26, 2007, 2 comments
In this interview with Artima, David Intersimone, Vice President of Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist at CodeGear, discusses the role of designing software using visual tools as opposed to coding.
Portlets define a streamlined way to aggregate content from several sources into a single Web application. In this interview with Artima, Brian Chan, chief architect of open-source portlet vendor Liferay, describes the use-cases for portlets.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, June 22, 2007, 2 comments
Using Ajax toolkits is a popular way to make JSF components more interactive. But multiple Ajax toolkits on the client can produce unintended consequences, explains ICESoft's Steve Maryka in this interview with Artima.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, June 20, 2007, 1 comment
In this Artima interview, JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey explains the concept of a virtual database tier, and how virtual database tools can help access data from multiple legacy databases.
In this interview with Artima, Parasoft's Nada daVeiga talks about choosing the right combination of testing tools for Web application testing.
In this interview with Artima, Appistry's Kevin Haar describes the difference between explicit and implicit state in an enterprise application, and how implicit state plays a role in providing scalability and fault-tolerance.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, June 15, 2007, 10 comments
Virtualization has often been touted as a means to achieving better utilization of available hardware. In this interview with Artima, DataSynapse's Shayne Higdon talks about another possible virtualization benefit: The ability to outsource application scaling to the virtualization layer.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, June 14, 2007, 1 comment
As developers build rich, application-like Web interfaces, some find the HTTP protocol's stateless request-response paradigm limiting. In this interview with Artima, TIBCO's Kevin Hakman describes a new tool that provides persistent HTTP connections in a scalable manner, allowing for event driven application protocols to be used on the Web.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, June 13, 2007, 7 comments
Web applications routinely depend on artifacts other than source and compiled code: images, tag libraries, XML configuration files, localization resource bundles, and other types of files are integral parts of a Web application. In this interview with Artima, BEA's Bill Roth discusses ways to manage dependencies on those artifacts.