Java EE 7 Cloud Computing Support

Anil Gaur, Vice President of Software Development at Oracle, explains how Java EE 7 includes cloud computing support to build Java applications on PaaS platforms. It provides the API for developing PaaS based applications as well as the support for multi-tenancy, capacity on demand, and auto-provisioning of cloud services. Java …

Crafting a Vulnerability Mitigation Policy for SaaS-oriented Web Application

When deadlines loom, you sacrifice security features in order to move the application more quickly into production. This reaction often results in a substandard application. A more proactive solution is to establish a Software as a Service (SaaS)-oriented web application vulnerability mitigation policy that anticipates application trouble spots and contains …

Implementing Pub/Sub Applications with SignalR in Windows Azure

This article by Bruno Terkaly will show you how SignalR enables you to implement asynchronous scalable pub/sub applications with real-time, persistent and long-running connections more easily than you’ve ever imagined. SignalR, a new technology from Microsoft that makes long polling practical and scalable, is the solution you’ve been waiting for …

Software Architecture for High Availability in the Cloud

This article from Brian Jimerson discusses how to engineer enterprise applications to ensure the highest level of availability and fault tolerance in the cloud. Recent events suggest that most cloud-based applications are not designed for traditional data center architectures, and when inevitable failures occur, these applications are unable to survive …

Managing Virtual Machines in the Cloud with the Open-Source libvirt API

This article explores one important area of virtualization: operating system-level virtualization. This variant allows for a complete operating system to be created inside a virtual machine (VM). The management of such VMs is an important problem that has not yet been solved in the general case. The article presents the …

Using Couchbase on Azure

This article presents how to use Couchbase in a Windows Azure context. It covers the following features: create a Virtual Network with two subnets for the Couchbase cluster and ASP.NET web application; create Virtual Machine images for the Couchbase servers; install and configure the Couchbase cluster; deploy the TapMap Couchbase …