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In the mobile world, there are no excuses for any user experience that isn’t instantaneous, dynamic, and safe. A cool way to develop these types of apps is with the use of a growing technology standard, WebSocket.  This standard has been around since 2011 and allows you to add nifty real-time features to a mobile app. Let’s use the Kaazing WebSocket Gateway and build our first real-time mobile app.  Download the  JMS Edition of the Gateway to get started.  Included are a collection of Web, native and hybrid JMS demo apps for both iOS and Android to learn from.  But why not just build one yourself? All of the demo apps involve the same major programming steps (and model–view–controller pattern).  All you have to do is simply import the Kaazing WebSocket Gateway client libraries and then add the following methods: Event listeners for the user actions in the Touch Use... (more)

Why Should the Internet of Things Be Central to Your IT Strategy?

Not since the Web began has there been an era of disruption like the one ushered in by the Internet of Things. An IoT connected world is fast becoming a reality that promises to link our homes and business and improve efficiency. By the year 2020, the number of Things connected to the Internet will be 6X the number of humans. With the explosive growth of connected things, an IoT world brings both tremendous risks and enormous opportunities. Join KAAZING and Gigaom Research for “The Internet of Things: Making it Happen in Your Business,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Tuesday... (more)

Creating AJAX and Rich Internet Components with JSF

This article is based on, and contains excerpts from, the book Pro JSF: Building Rich Internet Components by Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows, published by Apress. Book is available on fine bookstores and Amazon. In our previous article - "Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces" (JDJ, Vol. 10, issue 11) - we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to p... (more)

Performance Monitoring for HTML5 WebSockets

Apica, a performance testing and monitoring company teamed up with Kaazing to bring performance monitoring to apps using WebSockets. Kaazing customers moving applications to HTML5 and WebSocket extensions will now be able to validate response time and function with Apica’s real-browser monitoring to improve the end-user experience – Press Release. Apica also published an excellent blog post about the Apica-Kaazing partnership, and some insight into WebSocket monitoring. The snippet below discusses the layers you need to think about when it comes to monitoring. For a full read, hea... (more)

AJAX and Mozilla XUL with JavaServer Faces

In our previous JDJ article - Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces - we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to provide application developers with rich, interactive and reusable components. In order to use AJAX and Mozilla XUL with JSF, component writers have to make sure to provide any resource files need by these technologies, such as images... (more)