Jun 132013
 

Oracle has released Java EE 7, the latest version of the popular Java enterprise software development platform. Java EE 7 follows Java EE 6 which saw wide adoption from vendors (18 Java EE 6 compliant application servers) and Java developers (over 50 million downloads).

Java EE 7 facilitates building HTML5 applications with WebSockets; JSON processing and asynchronous RESTful Web Services with JAX-RS 2.0. Java EE 7 also reduces boiler-plate code using dependency injection and default resources and broadens the use of annotations to increase efficiency. Continue reading »

Jun 052013
 

Java-Cloud-Mobile-Conference-Delhi-NCR-250The call for papers / speakers for the 2nd IndicThreads Delhi NCR Conference is now open. The conference will be held on 30-31 August 2013 and look at a wide array of software development tools & technologies in Java, Cloud Computing, Mobile App Development as well as emerging technologies.

Inline with the wide range of developer interests and software demands today, the CFP scope is restricted to three very broad categories. You are welcome to submit any mix of these three categories.

  • Web Technologies
  • Mobile Software Development
  • Serverside + Cloud Development (Of Relevance To The Java Platform)

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May 292013
 

Web and Mobile application interfaces have been going through a massive overhaul over the past couple of years. Web developers around the world have been relentlessly launching one great platform after another – Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery UI/jQtouch, Lungo, Ext JS to name a few. Sencha happens to be one of the most aggressive players in this space having recently launched their flagship Ext JS and Touch offerings. But what exactly is different about these frameworks? What has the nature of this overhaul been? Continue reading »

Feb 252013
 

This talk provides a code-intensive introduction to the updated Java EE 7 platform, including several live demos. The Java EE 7 platform has a changed scope and will now be focusing on Productivity and HTML5. JAX-RS 2 adds a new Client API to invoke the RESTful endpoints. JMS 2 is undergoing a complete overhaul to align with improvements in the Java language. Long awaited Batch Processing API and Caching API are also getting added to build applications using capabilities of the platform itself. Together these APIs will allow you to be more productive by simplifying enterprise development. The Java EE 7 platform is scheduled to release in Q2 2013. Continue reading »

Feb 062013
 

Navin Kabra of Punetech.com was recently presented the IndicThreads CommuKnitterTM award for his exemplary work in building technology communities in India and particularly in Pune.  In this award acceptance talk, Navin talks of his & Punetech’s journey and about building technology communities. He also shares his views on a successful tech career. Continue reading »

Feb 052013
 

Software solutions have become increasingly graphic over time. This has resulted in an explosion of visualization packages, ranging from basic charting to 3D, big data and GIS visualization. However, these packages still treat each visualization as a separate entity, and struggle to have common behavior across visualizations and platforms. Varying requirements may also lead to the adoption of multiple visualization tools across products in a suite.

The Grammar of Graphics approach allows us to define a language for all types of visualization. This language provides a compromise between the complete flexibility of a graphics package, and the constraints of a charting package with customizable attributes. It provides standardization in configuration and behavior, and at the same time allows us to define representations of the data by simply changing the specification. The language approach to specifying visualization provides much more control to adopters while maintaining consistency. The language approach also allows the same specification to be interpreted across platforms to give consistent appearance and interaction across devices. Continue reading »