Vol: 7 Iss: 11
Have you noticed lately how the word pattern seems to be creeping into general musings and dialogue more and more? Like name-dropping, it's consciously woven into the fabric of the conversation as a way to assert a certain level of understanding and credibility.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 26,438 Replies: 48
You're a senior Java engineer who's been working with J2EE on enterprise systems software and applications. You've got a résumé that reads like a who's who and what's what of current technologies.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 13,721
I do believe the center of Java development is the programmer who is creating object-oriented Java code. But how do you achieve this when developing Web applications? In the Internet scenario the client and server sides are disconnected: the front end is shown to the user miles away fr...
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 11,593
Widely referred to as the 'Oscars of the software industry,' the JDJ Readers' Choice Awards program has become the most respected industry competition of its kind.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 12,158 Replies: 2
The latest version of Adaptive Server Anywhere (ASA) marks a major turning point in the history of this product. Prior to version 8 the most important design goals were ease of use, small footprint, and cross-platform support, with high speed taking a back seat.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 19,389
As most Java developers know, the standard GUI components provided with the Java platform are barely adequate for most applications. We've all had to extend the base Swing (JFC) components and AWT components to develop the rich user interface components that users expect today.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 17,986 Replies: 3
Several years ago Motorola, Inc., and Sun Microsystems, Inc., recognized a potential new market for the Java programming language. Small mobile devices, such as cell phones, were becoming more powerful but did not provide a common programming platform.
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I have the dubious honor of having written one of the very first implementations of the RSA cryptographic algorithm in Java some years ago, and very badly I wrote it too.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 16,500 Replies: 2
It's just as well I'm not a gambler. After pessimistically deciding that it would be a clichéd 'cold day in hell' before I saw a Java-enabled phone arrive on these shores, our local Vodafone launched the excellent Nokia 7650.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 15,209
There are many facets to consider when implementing even the most basic software configuration management (SCM). For Java, with its import mechanism, these simple goals often become unmanageable when the source code tree grows beyond a certain point of complexity.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 22,327 Replies: 6
There are several textbooks and Internet articles that dwell on the performance and scalability benefits of using a thread pool versus creating new threads in a multithreaded Java application.
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In my last few editorials I've been looking back in order to look forward; for example, how to encourage and empower new programmers, how to learn, and how to create better requirements and user expectations. Now I feel it's time to look forward.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 21,311 Replies: 3
You may have to dig beneath the hype a little, but at any gathering of 40 Java vendors there's bound to be some treasure buried in there somewhere. It's just waiting for you to find it.
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Ant is very similar to the standard Unix tool 'make' that just about every experienced C programmer is familiar with. It does its work based on a build file, typically called build.xml, that tells Ant how and what to build.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 21,061 Replies: 9
Microsoft has been making major plays in the industry regarding Java with their .NET strategies, and a lot of disinformation has been floating around. Microsoft granted JDJ access to ask questions, offering you, the reader, the opportunity to find out, straight from the horse's mouth, ...
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 16,043 Replies: 7
When I first started programming, it was with a small company. Life was simple. I understood all the requirements, and knew all the aspects of the application and how to pull everything together. If I was working with a team of programmers, the projects were small enough that the team ...
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 22,388 Replies: 1
I've been actively involved with Java development in one way or another since 1996, including working with some of the original issues of the servlet specification, the early adaptation of the EJB spec, and migration to JSP not long after it became an official part of the J2EE spec.
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 19,445 Replies: 12
Since I'll be presenting sessions throughout the week, I should really be reviewing them to make sure I have my message straight or at least make sure I don't goof up too badly. I'm still trying to live down that episode when I credited Sir Francis Bacon, of all people, with the invent...
Nov. 1, 2002 Reads: 16,783