Web Services

Building Responsive Image Sliders

by Gilberto Crespo | November 2013 | Web Services Open Source

The image slider has been used a lot and has become a very popular web element. On a website, with beautiful transitions and animations, captions and descriptions, and the use of custom timings, an attractive business presentation is delivered online. Also, a good image slider can display a product showcase, catches the user's attention, and improves its sale.

In this article, by Gilberto Crespo, the author of Responsive Web Design with jQuery, we will learn about:

  • Different types of responsive image sliders
  • Introducing touch gestures in user experience
  • Implementing touch events with JavaScript plugins
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RESTful Web Services – Server-Sent Events (SSE)

by Sunil Gulabani | November 2013 | Web Services Open Source Web Development

In this article by Sunil Gulabani, author of the book Developing RESTful Web Services with Jersey 2.0, we will learn about how to create a connection between the client/server and maintain the connection at the server's end. This is needed to push the data from the server to the client without any new request initiated by the client. This type of mechanism is basically used for applications such as chatting, stock market, or any real-time data-providing applications.

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Creating an Application from Scratch

by Isaac Rabinovitch Matthew Nohr | November 2013 | Web Services

In this article by Matthew Nohr and Isaac Robinovitch, we will learn how to create an application using Appfog. The AppFog console is a very useful tool, but you can also create applications completely from the command line. In this article, we will create a simple application directly from the command line and publish it as a new application to AppFog.

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Understanding WebSockets and Server-sent Events in Detail

by Bhakti Mehta Masoud Kalali | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles Web Services Java

In this article by Masoud Kalali and Bhakti Mehta, the authors of Developing RESTful Services with JAX-RS 2.0, WebSockets, and JSON, we will cover the following:

  • Encoders and decoders in Java API for WebSockets
  • Java WebSockets Client API
  • Sending different types of data such as Blob and Binary using Java API for WebSockets
  • Security and WebSockets
  • Best practices for WebSockets-based applications
  • Developing Server-sent Events clients using Jersey API
  • Best practices for Server-sent Events
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RESS – The idea and the Controversies

by Jerzy Kurowski Joanna Krenz-Kurowska | October 2013 | Web Services PHP Web Development

This article by Joanna Krenz-Kurowska and Jerzy Kurowski, authors of RESS Essentials, covers the concept of RESS and talks about the controversies related to it.

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Creating different font files and using web fonts

by Kharrat Jaouher | September 2013 | Web Services Web Development

In this article by Kharrat Jaouher, the author of Instant-HTML5 Fonts and Typography, the Creating different font files recipe will explain how to generate our own font and other cross-browser font files and the Using Web fonts recipe will cover web hosted fonts.

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Building an app using Backbone.js

by Thomas Hunter II | July 2013 | Web Services Open Source Web Development

In this article by Thomas Hunter II author of Instant Backbone.js Application Development, we will develop a simple application using Backbone.js. Backbone is a JavaScript library with a RESTful JSON interface, and is based on the model-view-presenter (MVP) application design paradigm. Backbone is known for being lightweight, as its only dependency is on one JavaScript library, Underscore.js. It is designed for developing single page web applications and for keeping various parts of web applications (for example, multiple clients and the server) synchronized.

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Fundamental Razor syntaxes

by Abhimanyu Kumar Vatsa | June 2013 | Web Services Web Development

This article is by Abhimanyu Kumar Vatsa, the author of Instant Razor View Engine How-to, we will look at inline, code block, and mixed expressions.

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Web Services Testing and soapUI

by Charitha Kankanamge | November 2012 | SOA Web Services Open Source

Quality is a key to success of service-oriented projects. Utilization of proper tools is important to the outcome of web service testing methodology. Being the leading open source web services testing tool, soapUI helps to build robust and flexible automated tests in a productive manner.

In this article by Charitha Kankanamge, author of Web Services Testing with soapUI, we will cover:

  • Overview of some of the key characteristics of web services
  • The role of web services in SOA
  • Approaches of testing web services
  • Web services testing challenges
  • Introduction to soapUI
  • Installing soapUI

Web services are one of the key building blocks of service-oriented solutions. Because of their usage and importance in the enterprise applications, the project teams are expected to be knowledgeable and familiar with the technologies which are associated with web services and service-oriented architecture(SOA).

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Introduction to Web Experience Factory

by Chelis Camargo Helmar Martens | September 2012 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles IBM Web Services

In this article by Chelis Camargo and Helmar Martens, the authors of IBM WebSphere Portal 8: Web Experience Factory and the Cloud we will introduce Web Experience Factory (WEF) as a rapid application development tool. We will focus on WEF's capability to build portal applications to run on IBM WebSphere Portal.

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