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Have you ever pulled at a small thread, hoping to stop it before it eats into the very heart of the fabric and dismantles the whole garment? What started out as small, insignificant issue has suddenly turned into a major showstopper! I think this may be happening in the J2EE space and ...
Welcome to this first installment of the JCP column! Here you can read about the Java Community Process program: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP program. Like any self-respecting IT industry effort, the JCP program proud...
The EAI Industry Consortium, global voice for the industry leaders in enterprise application integration, announced its alliance with BrainStorm Group Inc., DCI, Gartner Inc., Giga, and SYS-CON Media in a drive to showcase its member companies' competitive edge in the industry.
Pop quiz: you're writing a standalone cross-platform application that needs to handle a large number of data files. The data may be disparate in type but it has some qualities in common. You want the user to be able to browse or search the data and, of course, you want your application...
Creating cross-platform applications has always been a challenge. Java can insulate us from much of the hassle during application development, but often the particulars of each platform become painfully acute when distributing the application to a host of varied platforms. Most commerc...
The Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 1.0 was designed to make it easier to design software for mobile devices (the applications are called MIDlets). The idea was great but Java's mantra,'Write Once, Run Everywhere,' didn't quite come true since MIDP 1.0 was very restricted. Man...
What is a killer app for J2ME? Well, if I had a specific answer to that question I'd be slaving away over it during all my free time, dreaming of the riches and life of ease ahead of me.
The first part of this article (JDJ, Vol. 8, issue 4) introduced the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT), and showed how graphical user interfaces can be created using some of the basic widgets found in SWT. In addition, layout classes were described that allow widgets to be arbitrarily posi...
Whether you like it or not, you're part of the Java community. Just by reading this publication you're declaring that you're a part of the Java way of life, maybe not by choice but you're still here. We have a network of developers all programming in the same language; there are many a...
Design patterns are a familiar resource and using them is a routine matter. Here are other ways to make them work better, especially in large-scale applications. The Java Value Types (JVTs) design pattern targets the use of 'managed entities.'
Developing interesting and effective Java Web applications requires simple, robust, and manageable frameworks and the tools that complement them. If you design and develop Java applications for a living, it could be quite a challenge to stay abreast of all the software developments and...
Here is your chance to get the inside track on WebLogic: Eric Stahl of BEA answered readers' tough questions about BEA products and where they're headed in the coming year. Eric has spent the last three years at BEA Systems and is currently the director of product marketing for WebLogi...
In a large project, designing for performance often turns out to be a chicken or egg situation. In a J2EE project, this is even more evident. Typically when business and functional requirements are handed down to the technical team, the first step is to map the functional subsystems in...
It's with continued amusement that I constantly read about how Java should be defended from .NET, and how .NET will destroy Java. I understand the invective used by both sides, but the shine is starting to wear off; it's time to stop hurling insults, and examine what the future really ...
Sun has asked for feedback in a 'J2SE Client developer survey,' Scott Violet himself went onto javalobby.org asking for input and my initial thoughts were, 'Fantastic - finally Sun is taking Java seriously on the client.' I got myself a fresh latte coffee and sat down to complete the s...