White Paper – Predicting the Future: Microservices and SPA

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A Discussion of Architectural Styles to Mitigate Technology Shift: Microservices and Single-Page Applications If you’re in the enterprise, it is common to wonder how long your current technology stack going to last. We encourage our clients to assume that change is going to happen, and to proactively put in place a decoupled system architecture that provides a smaller surface area of …

JavaScript Wave

The Journey From Java EE to SPA

John Hoestje Java, JavaScript, Single-Page Application 2 Comments

While pulling down an existing Backbone.js project that I was helping with, I felt confident enough with JavaScript that I figured I could start cranking out JavaScript fairly quickly. What could have changed since I rolled my own AJAX framework in the mid-2000s? Sure, there have been some changes to the Ecma specification, but JavaScript is still JavaScript, right? I’m …

Keyhole Managing Partner Publishes Web Development Essentials Book

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We are pleased to announce that Keyhole Software Managing Partner David Pitt has published his latest book: Modern Web Essentials using JavaScript and HTML5. The book is available for free download from publisher InfoQ: http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/javascript-html5-essentials. Book Abstract: Single page applications allow the enterprise to provide users with rich, responsive applications through the browser. This creates extensive cost savings for the enterprise; gone is the necessity …


Partitioning SPA Resources and API Implementations in Separate WAR Components

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Single Page Applications are quickly gaining traction as a way to implement rich, robust, and mobile friendly web-based applications. Essentially, this requires a shift in application architecture where the entire application user interface is implemented using JavaScript and the server side code supplies a RESTful, JSON-based API for  server side application logic and data access. This model is shown below: …

Responsive Design

Tutorial – Responsive Design

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Enterprises are feeling the pressure of the need to develop applications that allow users to use their own devices to access enterprise applications. What options do enterprises have to solve this problem? If an organization has one homogenous device, then native, non-browser applications could be an option. But most enterprises would have to develop capabilities in multiple mobile platforms (for …

HTML5 Essentials

Tutorial – HTML5 Essentials for Enterprise SPA Development

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Single Page Application architectures allow rich, responsive application user interfaces to be developed. Enterprises have the ability to expand applications to more devices by implementing browser-based SPAs with JavaScript and HTML5. But developers need a deep understanding of JavaScript and HTML5 features to fully take advantage of SPA. This tutorial will describe the new features of HTML5, making an attempt to …

JavaScript Essentials

Tutorial – JavaScript Essentials

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If you’ve been developing enterprise web applications, it’s likely that you have applied JavaScript in some fashion – probably to validate user input with a JavaScript function that validates a form control, manipulate an HTML document object model (DOM) for a user interface effect, or even to use AJAX to access the server to eliminate a page refresh. Single Page …


Introducing Marionette-Require-Boilerplate for Your Single Page Application

Brett Jones HTML5, JavaScript, Technology Snapshot 1 Comment

Marionette-Require-Boilerplate (MRB) is a simple boilerplate I created to help get Single Page Applications off the ground with a small starter project. It incorporates a number of great tools and best practices to save time in the early stages of a project. MRB integrates such cutting edge libraries as Backbone, Marionette, Require, Grunt, Jasmine, Bootstrap, and jQuery Mobile, among others. These libraries work together to help you start your …