As a Java programmer, how can you tackle the disruptive client-server approach to web development? With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how today’s client-side technologies and web APIs work with various Java tools. Author Casimir Saternos provides the big picture of client-server development, and then takes you through many practical client-server architectures. You’ll work with hands-on projects in several chapters to get a feel for the topics discussed.
User habits, technologies, and development methods have drastically altered web app design in recent years. But the Web itself hasn’t changed. This book shows you how to build apps that conform to the web’s underlying architecture.
Learn the advantages of using separate client and server tiers, including code organization and speedy prototyping
Dive into web API design and REST style of software architecture
Understand Java’s alternatives to traditional packaging methods and application server deployment
Build projects with lightweight servers, using jQuery with Jython, and Sinatra with Angular
Create client-server web apps with traditional Java web application servers and libraries
Casimir Saternos has been developing software for more than a decade. He has written articles that have appeared in Java Magazine and the Oracle Technology Network and has collaborated on several projects for Peepcode screencasts. He spends a good deal of time these days creating web applications using Java, Ruby, and any other technology that happens to apply.
A solitary animal, the large Indian civet is most active at night, when it hunts prey like birds, snakes, frogs, and smaller mammals. It will also eat fruit and roots, but its diet is mainly carnivorous. It sleeps in its burrow (often a hole that has been dug and abandoned by another animal) during the day.
Large Indian civets range from 20-37 inches in length, not including their tails. Their fur is gray-brown, with black stripes on the neck and tail. Females are slightly smaller than males, and breed at any time--generally, they have two litters a year, and raise their offspring alone.
Civet is also the name of the musk these animals excrete to mark their territory. Diluted (and most often collected from the African civet), it has been used as a perfume ingredient for centuries. A synthetic version is used in many modern products, but several species of civet are still illegally trapped for their meat and scent glands.
The cover image is from Lydekker's Natural History.