Well, unlike other popular ‘web’ languages like PHP/RoR, Java has the legacy of being cumbersome to deploy and maintain in an web server. All this time, only enterprises had the effort to use the Java stack on their web tier. Freelance developers never (or rarely) opted for Java.
But the development of cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine has changed the landscape dramatically. Cloud providers managed the hard part of deployment and server management while the developers focused on the application that they are developing. Now pushing a Java app to the wild is just a click-away; at least in GAE it is!
Even though I’ve not used Heroku before, I’ve read some good reviews about it in Hacker News. With Heroku, all you need to deploy your app is to do a git push! Cool, isn’t it? And, it is not just Java – you can even run the JVM languages like Scala and JRuby.
Moreover, I’m a big fan for the design of their How it works page.
So, if you are developing your app in Java, you have one more hosting provider to consider!
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition is a widely used platform for enterprise server programming in the Java programming language.
This book covers exciting recipes on securing, tuning and extending enterprise applications using a Java EE 6 implementation.The book starts with the essential changes in Java EE 6. Then they will dive into the implementation of some of the new features of the JPA 2.0 specification, and look at implementing auditing for relational data stores.They will then look into how they can enable security for their software system using Java EE built-in features as well as using the well-known Spring Security framework. They will then look at recipes on testing various Java EE technologies including JPA, EJB, JSF, and Web services.Next they will explore various ways to extend a Java EE environment with the use of additional dynamic languages as well as frameworks.At the end of the book, they will cover managing enterprise application deployment and configuration, and recipes that will help you debug problems and enhance the performance of your applications.