Vol: 8 Iss: 11
I want a wireless handheld device that works with me and doesn't make me jump through hoops just because I want to use Java. I don't even want to know Java is running; I just want it to do its job and make my life easier.
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 14,760 Replies: 3
Welcome to the November edition of the JCP column! Each month you can read about the Java Community Process: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP.
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 25,109
The JRockit engineers made two assumptions when they first designed JRockit. First, server VMs run for a long time and, second, memory is cheap and plentiful.
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 38,090
What do you get if you cross an early 21st century visionary CTO with a late 19th century employee of the Edison Electric Light Company? Answer: a fantastic keynote address at Web Services Edge 2003 West, held in Santa Clara last month.
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 17,515
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 Ecli...
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 28,508 Replies: 1
Samuel Johnson said, 'When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.' While Sun's current situation may not be dire enough to be considered analogous to facing the hangman's rope, it is clear that economic distress is forcing Sun to change its...
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 23,451
The Java Sound API, first introduced in J2SE 1.3, includes the package javax.sound.midi, which contains everything you need to be able to send and receive messages to and from any MIDI device visible to your operating system.
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 39,070 Replies: 2
Recently, Jason Bell had the opportunity to talk with Bruce Eckel, noted author of Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++.
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 24,030 Replies: 2
Have you heard? Generics will be in the next release of the Java SDK (code named Tiger, aka JDK 1.5). You might be wondering 'What is a generic?' or 'Why should I care?' or even 'Cool! How do I use them?'
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 47,241 Replies: 4
Having ridden the storm of the dot-com decline, it's nice to see the worldwide press having a semi-upbeat tone about the tech economy. Java, as a language, rode the crest of the wave; it could do no wrong and Java developers were the geeks among geeks.
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 23,880 Replies: 2
How J2EE Connector Architecture and JTA specifications can be implemented to build such an adapter, XAFileConnector.
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 30,948 Replies: 6
The promise of J2EE was to build more robust, scalable, and secure enterprise systems. J2EE promised that we could do it quickly and easily since J2EE is supposed to take the complexity out of building powerful distributed systems.
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 36,306 Replies: 1
We tend to see the United States through a lens made up of its major population centers: New York; Los Angeles; Washington, DC; Miami; Atlanta; Chicago; and a few others. That's because these are the places that have things 'going on,' and as a result we get a skewed picture not only o...
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 21,420
Many of the problems related to software development are at the individual level, with those who create bad code rather than with any specific technology issue. Therefore the goal of anyone staffing a project is to attract employees most likely to ensure success.
Nov. 3, 2003 Reads: 20,253 Replies: 2