One of my newest articles just got published!
IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal: The top Java EE best practicesOver nearly the entire last decade, much has been written about Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) best practices. There are now dozens of books and hundreds (perhaps more) of articles that provide insight into how Java EE applications should be written. In fact, there are so many resources -- often with contradictory recommendations -- that merely navigating this maze has itself become an obstacle to adopting Java EE. Therefore, to provide some simple guidance for customers entering this world, we have compiled this best-of-the-best list of what we feel are the most important and significant best practices for Java EE. Despite our earnest attempts, however, we weren't able to capture everything that needed to be said in a neat top-ten list. Thus, in order to avoid omitting critical best practices -- and also to honor the growth of Java EE -- our list instead is an essential "Top 19" best practices for Java EE.