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JAX Magazine March – augmented reality, Eclipse M2M and Vaadin 7

Chris Mayer

Available as a PDF, on iPad and on Android, the latest edition of our free JAX Magazine is now ready to download.

In the future, will we be seeing life through Android-powered Google Glass headsets?

Perhaps, but with a couple of JSF components existing smartphones can already do augmented reality pretty well. As Ted Goddard demonstrates in this month’s issue of JAX Magazine, using ICEmobile to create an augmented reality web app is surprisingly simple.

Similarly futuristic is the “internet of things” (or “machine to machine”, if you prefer) movement, in which your fridge, your thermostat and your front door will be networked and remotely controlled. In Eclipse in the M2M Universe, we take a look at the Eclipse Foundation’s latest efforts to ensure that the internet of things is defined by open standards, and how it all fits in with the M2M universe.

A more practical bit of software out of the Eclipse Foundation is the Business and Intelligence Reporting Tools Project, which can integrate with a whole host of applications to produce handy reports. As Jason Weatherby and Ray Gans explain on page 16, twelve million downloads can’t be wrong.

Almost six months later than expected, web framework Vaadin 7 finally arrived last month. We spoke to the company’s CEO, Joonas Lehtinen, to ask what caused it to take so long, and its integration of the GWT framework.

Rounding off the issue is an introduction to Clojure, an exclusive extract from the new book by Heroku community developer John Stevenson.

As always, you can download your free copy of JAX Magazine (and the full archive, too) as a PDF, on Google Play or on iTunes.

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