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A recent review of Sun's Java Desktop System came up with less than stellar results. When my colleague-in-print attempted to take the OS through its paces, he found that he was unable to even complete a simple installation. In his review, he identified the culprit as Sun's poor support for ultra-modern hardware. (Although many have commented that it may have been due to bad CDROM media.) Given that Sun has often claimed that JDS is targeted at corporations users who wish to reuse existing hardware, I will attempt to provide a second look based on slightly older hardware. Configuration For this test I am using a PIII 733 w/512 MB of RAM, a GeForce2 GTS, an AWE32 sound card, an Intel Etherexpress NIC, two 40 GB Western Digital ATA100 drives, a Creative 40x/8x/4x CDRW, a standard PS/2 keyboard, and a Microsoft Intellieye Optical Mouse. This machine was custom built a few... (more)

Reflection & Introspection: Objects Exposed

One of the salient aspects of the Java language is the control it gives to developers for dynamically generating and reusing code. This allows the language to offer Java programmers the ability to write code in which the actual behavior is determined at runtime. Of the eleven buzzwords used to define Java, this article is going to focus on the dynamic nature of the Java programming language. One of the salient aspects of the Java language is the control it gives to developers for dynamically generating and reusing code. This allows the language to offer Java programmers the ability to write code in which the actual behavior is determined at runtime. Of the eleven buzzwords used to define Java, this article is going to focus on the dynamic nature of the Java programming language.Introspection Uses Reflection Reflection and introspection are very closely related. Refle... (more)

Automated Software Inspection

The design of the Java language has done much to overcome the limitations of C and C++. However, testing and debugging continue to account for much of the cost of developing Java applications. Once you've deployed a Java application, it's even more difficult and costly to fix software faults. Unfortunately, most conventional test methodologies assess only about 60% of the code in any Java application. And as applications become larger and more complex, even less code is covered by conventional test methodologies. So the challenge facing Java developers remains: How do you effectively debug applications before you deploy them? New automated inspection techniques are becoming available from independent QA providers that make it practical to inspect and evaluate source code before you test. In fact, inspection at various stages of development can isolate critical, cras... (more)

Jini Surrogate as a Platform for J2ME Games

In Part 1 of this article (JDJ, Vol. 7, issue 3) I introduced the idea of using the surrogate architecture within Jini as a platform for J2ME games. I also showed how to start Madison, Sun's reference implementation, and how to connect to it with the provided device simulator. This article continues the surrogate architecture tour and introduces a method through which a J2ME device can use it. To briefly recap, the architecture allows any device, in our case a J2ME one, to connect to a Jini network through a surrogate object that represents the device in the network. The surrogate host provides a mechanism for the devices to register themselves and obtain a context that enables access to the underlying Jini infrastructure. Another important reason for choosing the surrogate architecture is that it allows us to view the device as a single object from the network persp... (more)

Life Outside The Sphere: Building Palm Applications with WME

Debugging, profiling, packaging - whatever you want, WSDD can do it all. IBM's WebSphere Device Developer (WSDD) is a sophisticated development platform for IBM's WebSphere Micro Environment (WME, also known as J9). Based on Eclipse, it's just right for those who like to work with Eclipse. The problems start if you prefer to use some other IDE or you believe in automated, continuous integration. This article will show you how to master using WME without WSDD. WSDD uses Ant build scripts, but effectively hides the implementation of its special tasks for the SmartLinker jxelink and other tools. If you want to build a WSDD project outside of WSDD, you can't rely on automatically generated Ant build files. This makes it hard to build a project from the command line and therefore rules out automatic builds. The necessary tasks are simply not accessible. On top of projec... (more)

Commentary: Sun’s Oracle Merger

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer With only the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ custom to follow, the Oracle/Sun marriage (or dare I say Sun/Oracle) is now finally complete. After months of legal wrangling which has caused nothing but embarrassment and dwindled Sun’s stature within the market sphere, reports also came out that half of Sun's 27,000 staff will be made redundant. Thus initial indications are clear that Oracle, known for its past agnosticism to open source has an eye for the merger being based on maximizing profit. In the meantime Sun’s competitors are probably smiling wryly as the delay of the merger played into their immediate interests but what threats and challenges does this partnership now pose to the once great open source vendor which did so much for developing the tech and e-commerce industry. One thing which Oracle will most probably do is addres... (more)

The Next Chapter in the Virtualization Story Begins

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoting at the event. His theme will be "An Open Cloud Ecosystem - the Gathering Storm." Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Abiquo was also Platinum Plus Sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Expo held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City Cloud Computing Journal: How would you define the difference between Private clouds and Public Clouds, and why is the distinction so important in the context of Cloud Computing? Pete Malcolm: Actually, I think people get rather too hun... (more)

Personal Java and Inferno for Today's Consumer Devices

Personal Java PersonalJavaª is a new Java Application Environment for network-connectable applications on personal consumer devices for home, office and mobile use. It is designed specifically for resource limited environments. PersonalJava is designed to be highly scalable and configurable while requiring minimal system resources - a key factor in embedded software applications. It is targeted at developers writing applications for consumers who may not be computer-savvy. PersonalJava supports robust user interfaces and the downloading and execution of applets. These applications, like the JavaCard, are upward-compatible and will run on "enterprise" Java platforms. Inferno Infernoª is an operating system for creating distributed services and is intended for use in a variety of network environments, including hand-held devices, set top boxes and inexpensive networked ... (more)

J2SE 1.5

The beta release of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.5, started gaining momentum in the developer community due to its potential improvements to the language and its convincing feature set. J2SE 1.5, code named "Tiger," is being developed under the Java Community Process (JCP). The umbrella Java Specification Request (JSR) for this release is JSR 176. This article outlines the major features that are shipped with J2SE 1.5.0 Beta 1, which was released in February 2004. The final RI and TCK are targeted to be released in the summer of 2004. Component JSRs in Tiger JSR 176 defines the release contents of Tiger. There are at least 15 component JSRs that are developed under the JCP program and targeted toward the Tiger release. Table 1 details the JSRs along with their status as of this writing. Detailed information about these JSRs is available at www.jc... (more)

Sun Releases JDS 2 For Solaris

Sun made good on its promise to bring a JDS interface onto Solaris. An x86-compatible version of JDS 2 based on Solaris 9, has been released by Sun; providing the look and feel of JDS, which was only available for Novell's SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0. Sun debuted its Linux-based JDS 2 this past June. This latest release is part of a concerted Sun initiative to maneuver itself into the world of desktop Linux systems. The company points to its recent settlement of patent disputes with Microsoft that will give Sun access to proprietary Microsoft interfaces and extensions. Sun claims that it can offer a better Linux deal to consumers; and says it has done a better job over its competitors in integration efforts between applications, interfaces, and operating systems. The Solaris JDS 2 announcement is being met with some reservations by those analysts who view the move a simp... (more)

SYS-CON Media Readers Cast More Than 4,000 Votes In First Week Of Voting

This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, as more than 4,000 votes have already been recorded in just the first seven days of voting, and more than 50,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. The winners of this years awards will be announced in November at Web Services Edge 2005 West - International Web Services Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The list of companies heading the various polls reads like a "Who's Who" of the most active and enterprising players in the i-technology space - including all the industry's top software and hardware vendors, services providers, and technical publishers. Highlights after just one week's voting include: 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards: There are 26 categories in this year's JDJ awards. In the coveted "Best Java Application Server" categor... (more)

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