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Is Sun justified in their use of the Java brand for something that is clearly not very Java!
This month I'll discuss the evolution of the JCP, J2SE 1.5 or 'Tiger', Java portlets, and a new JSR from Nokia and Siemens.
When Sun was designing Java, it omitted multiple inheritance - or more precisely multiple implementation inheritance - on purpose. Yet multiple inheritance can be useful, particularly when the potential ancestors of a class have orthogonal concerns.
The Location API (JSR 179) was accepted by the Executive Committee for Micro Edition of the Java Community Process in June 2003. It provides an abstract interface for access to location-based information, such as the current coordinates of the mobile terminal independent from the u...
At a training session I recently attended, a presenter mentioned that his cell phone crashes whenever he runs a simple MIDlet that he wrote. While it may have been inevitable that poor-quality environments would make it onto J2ME platforms, it's still distressing to see some J2ME d...
In the 1990s, I worked extensively with the Winsock 2 interface and encryption when it first came out from Microsoft in Beta form; it was exciting in those days of networking because it allowed you to easily encrypt data through the networks.
Part 1 of this series appeared in the August issue of Java Developer's Journal (Vol. 8, issue 8), and Part 2 appeared in the September issue (Vol. 8, issue 9).
A few months ago I wrote an editorial on the touchy subject of proper testing (Vol. 8, issue 6). Thanks to you there was much support (and a volume of information from Parasoft and how JTest linked with unit testing; this opened my eyes!).
As the capabilities of our distributed applications increased, so did our consumption of bandwidth. In 1998, our server sent objects no larger than 50K to a group of users on a local network.
To provide the best application performance, reliability, scalability, and security for J2EE applications, many large organizations utilize network load-balancing appliances and application switches.
Every month we're told again and again how Java is on its way out. A multibillion-dollar company tells us that, while hiring other large companies to say the same thing.
Reports of Java's death on the desktop may be somewhat premature. A recent Giga group report, 'Return of the Rich Clients', predicts that in the next three years browser-rich clients will grow by 350%, stand-alone clients by 250%, while HTML will decline by 50%.
At JavaOne, Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of Sun's Software Group, outlined his mission to increase the number of Java developers from 3 million to 10 million. The hope is to attract these extra seven million from the legions of Visual Basic (VB) developers.