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Eulogy for the Mimeograph

Software Development, Software Solutions

The proliferation of copying machines sounded the death knell for the purpley scented handouts and exams still smudgy from their birth on a mimeograph. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, Google “mimeograph.”[...]

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Portlet Basics: Passing Objects

Software Development, Portal, Software Solutions

HOW TO PASS OBJECTS FROM ACTION TO RENDER LIFECYCLES

Hello and welcome to another short portlet lesson. This one is aimed at beginning portlet developers! I will concentrate on one of the basics of portlet development:[...]

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Developers & Designers: A Match Made in Heaven

Software Development

By David Wierbiki

Mindset of the Two Groups

Developers and designers have two distinct goal sets in software development. The developer is concerned with databases, platform code and meeting the business requirements[...]

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Practical Liferay Series: Liferay on AWS

Software Development, Software Solutions

By Robert Hall

This is the second in a series of discussions on Liferay deployment environments and other practical issues. In this discussion, we look at using Amazon Web Services for building Liferay environments.[...]

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Balancing the Door

Development Process, Software Development

Great things can be achieved with the judicious placement of a fulcrum. When properly utilized, a fulcrum allows massive objects to be effortlessly moved. This principle is what makes commercial fire doors so effective.[...]

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The Real Process Of SEO

Software Development, Software Solutions

By Christian Goetzman

Making a site SEO friendly is all about quality content and keyword research. Writing content around your targeted keywords, not just weaving keywords in, and then building high ranking links to[...]

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Go Ahead — It Really is Ok to Do It Your Way

Development Process, Software Development, User Experience, Software Solutions

Don't get stuck.

For all open-source CMS platforms or portals, there may be some preferred ways of doing things. Some libraries and methods may even be "invented" by the developers of these platforms in attempt to[...]

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How Isos Technology Fights the War for Talent and Retention

Culture

Finding, hiring and retaining top talent in any industry can be tough. In the information technology industry this is especially true. The finding and hiring parts of this trio are where many companies focus 100% of[...]

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Quick Conversion to SpringMVC Portlets

Software Development, Portal, Spring, Software Solutions

WANT MVC?

Are you still using plain vanilla portlets and want to catch up with the rest of the modern web development world? Then it's time to move on to using a Model-View-Controller framework. SpringMVC is one of the[...]

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Struts 2 vs SpringMVC - Battle of the Frameworks

Spring, Software Solutions

By Justin Freeman

Over the years in my work as a consultant, I’ve worked with several companies that were looking to convert their legacy systems to a web-based solution. Once they selected Java (great choice!) as their[...]

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