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Upgrading to Java 7 on Google’s AppEngine

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If you are still running a Java 6 application on Google AppEngine, you’re about to get into serious trouble. Any moment now, the AppEngine team is going to release version 1.8.9, which will no longer support deployment of Java 6 applications. Existing applications will keep on running. But you should probably upgrade your application with the necessary urgency, as you will ...

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Vaadin App on Google App Engine in 5 Minutes

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In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create your very first Vaadin web application, how to run it on a local AppEngine development server and how to deploy it to the Google App Engine infrastructure. And all of that in about 5 to 10 minutes. Yes, if you have the necessary prerequisites installed, you’ll be up and running straight away. ...

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Taking over the Codebase, Solving the Spaghetti Crisis

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We’ve all been there. Somebody asks if you can take a look at their website that has been stagnant for a while. Something small needs to be changed. You feel up for a challenge, so you dive in. What you find is a mess. It’s really nobody’s fault. Things evolved over time, different developers and designers have done their thing ...

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Google Appengine Staging Server Howto

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Out of the box, Google’s App Engine supports versioned deployments. You can switch back and forth between revisions very easily, which is a great feature for properly testing an application before going live. There is one major problem: All versions of the application share the same datastore. So if you’re migrating your data you run a serious risk of influencing ...

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Java Web Hosting Options Flowchart

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One question I get asked a lot, is where and how to host your Java web application. It’s all fine to create it inside Eclipse with an embedded server, but how do you get it to the people? For a long time, there was no answer for enthusiast programmers. There were only expensive and way oversized options. Things have changed ...

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