Recently I was working on a proof-of-concept web application that I wanted to deploy to a public cloud for a quick demo. I decided to use Amazon as I already had experience with it. Amazon offers several different ways to deploy a Java web application. Amazon EC2 EC2 gives us the flexibility to install and configure whatever we want to on the box. This… Read More

This is the 5th post on publishing the results of the java survey I ran recently where I asked developers on tools/frameworks they used in the last 12 months. Respondants had the option to choose from a predefined list of options or select Others and provide any other choice. Here’s the list of topics covered in the… Read More

I ran a survey a while ago to find out the most popular tools/frameworks in the Java ecosystem for building web applications. Many thanks to everyone who participated in this from all over the world! The survey received around 120 responses and these results may give you some good ideas on what technologies to learn next.… Read More

The Storm framework is an open-source distributed and fault-tolerant real-time processing system used by many companies including Groupon, Twitter, Alibaba, Klout, etc. It’s the Hadoop of real-time processing and it can be used for real-time analytics, online machine learning and parsing social media stream, just to name a few. This post will help you getting started with Storm via… Read More