Which Open Source Wiki Works For You? (9 tags)
An old idea--user-writable web pages--has taken off again recently. Wikis are becoming more popular as tools for communication and collaboration. There are also several dozen packages to create them. Shlomi Fish compares features of several popular open source Perl, Python, and PHP Wikis.
POJO Application Frameworks: Spring Vs. EJB 3.0 (6 tags)
Spring and EJB 3.0 are both reactions, in their own ways, to the complexity of EJB 2.1 and the complaints piled upon it. Both support developing with Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs) and give the framework responsibility for handling transactions, security, persistence, etc. But the two use substantially different approaches. In this article, Michael Yuan puts the two frameworks up against one another to see how they stack up.
Improving JSF by Dumping JSP (3 tags)
JSF is a great technology for complex web application interfaces. But Hans Bergsten urges you not to give up on JSF just because the JSP layer is flawed; using a custom
ViewHandler resolves all of the issues.
How Does Open Source Software Stack Up on the Mac? (2 tags)
Apple does a great job of providing elegant software for its platform. But there are plenty of good offerings beyond the fruits of Cupertino. In this amazing survey of proprietary and open source software, Matthew Russell attempts to organize what's available on both fronts and even dares to assign grades. Has he missed anything?
The PHP Scalability Myth (2 tags)
Java scales ... but so does PHP. That's the argument Jack Herrington puts forth in comparing how each can be used to create web applications with modern architectures.