Rolling with Ruby on Rails (8 tags)
The Ruby community is abuzz about Rails, a web application framework that makes database-backed apps dead simple. What's the fuss? Is it worth the hype? Curt Hibbs shows off Rails, building a simple application that even non-Rubyists can follow.
POJO Application Frameworks: Spring Vs. EJB 3.0 (5 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.
Enterprise Streaming (2 tags)
The Java Message Service is a lynchpin of J2EE, but is in some ways more difficult and less flexible than more basic forms of communication, like the stream model of the java.io package. However, as Amir Shevat writes, the two are not mutually exclusive--you can write to JMS topics and queues with streams.
Catalyst (2 tags)
MVC frameworks are hot again in the web development world. Perl has a rich array of choices. One new contender is Catalyst, an elegant platform for database-backed applications. Developers Jesse Sheidlower and Sebastian Riedel explain the design goals and build an Ajax-powered wiki in 30 lines of code.