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It has been a very busy month. SYS-CON Media recently began its complete overhaul of the LinuxWorld.com Web site, which we now publish as the online counterpart to LinuxWorld Magazine, which we're launching this month at LinuxWorld in San Francisco.
Welcome to the August edition of the JCP column! This month I'll cover a few J2ME-related JSRs and two new JSRs in the J2SE/J2EE environment, but first out of the block is the program office's own JSR, number 215.
One of the key challenges facing Java developers is that their object-oriented applications use data stored in relational databases. The result: time- and cost-intensive mapping between the two paradigms. InterSystems' Corporation develops and markets a post-relational database managem...
Java specialist Aplix is joining with Bluetooth vendor Rococo Software for an integrated Java-Bluetooth platform targeted at mobile phone OEMs and integrators.
Because today's software development climate is so fiercely competitive, only those developers, architects, and technical managers who meet the needs of their clients and embrace change can hope to survive.
Broad ranges of deployment choices are available to developers as they engage in new projects that will leverage the power of wireless communication platforms. While deploying services through third-generation (3G) and second-and-a-half generation (2.5G) wireless terminals presents cha...
I'm just back from vacation, and after six days of sun on the beach in the morning and on the tennis court in the afternoon, sun addled is a good description of my frame of mind. Also account for liberal quantities of beer throughout the week, and I'll be happy if I'm somewhat coherent...
In early 2002 Intel became the first chip manufacturer to release a processor incorporating a new technology known as Simultaneous Multithreading, or SMT. Intel's SMT implementation (dubbed Hyper-Threading or HT) has been available in their Xeon processor line for over a year, with lit...
I recently had a hankering to play an older (not ancient) PC game that I used to enjoy. Since I've moved my entire desktop over to Linux (for almost a year ago now) that meant stealing my wife's Windows laptop and trying to install the game on that.
The JavaOne conference passed me by this year, as did the previous seven. I never get the time to attend these things since I'm in the UK and it's a long journey. So I sat back in my big developer's chair and watched the Java world pass by like Weblogs in the night.
When choosing among the different types of authentication mechanisms offered by J2EE Web containers, form-based authentication is almost always selected ahead of its alternatives: HTTP basic authentication and HTTPS client authentication.
The Java platform was designed to be robust, secure, and extensible in order to support the mobility of code and data. The Java ClassLoader in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is a key component in the realization of these goals.
Chaos. Anthropomorphically speaking, it wants to go everywhere. Order. It wants to be everywhere too, and is willing to fight chaos to do it. Michael Moorcock used to write lots of fundamentally depressing books about this very idea, and you can see it everywhere today ­ politically sp...
Up till now, changes to Java have been pretty much constrained to APIs and the inner workings of the Java 2 platform. All of this will change once the JDK 1.5 has been released. The extent of these changes was revealed in a recent interview with Joshua Bloch.
Software is created by programmers who write code, testers who try and break the code before users do, and analysts who are incapable of either task. Analysts know this and like a congressman's PR agent on their lunch break, they must constantly adapt to find new ways to remain on the ...