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'So where is it all going?' It's the question every technology sage is always asked, and yet, of course, it's the question that's the most difficult to answer. Here at JDJ we decided nonetheless to ask a welter of the brightest and most prescient i-technology professionals what they ar...
With this January issue, JDJ is entering its ninth successful year of publication, and we have achieved this success by serving the most influential readers - like yourself - around the globe.
Welcome to the January edition of the JCP column. In the time-honored New Year's tradition of offering a perspective of the past year, I have written a different column on the JCP than in other months.
If you are an enterprise or XML developer and wish you had a tool that could make your life easier, check out this review as it discusses two of the most useful tools in the industry.
Microsoft is redefining the application interface around rich clients, and if Java does not have an answer, it faces being cut off from end users. The answer lies in matching Microsoft's richness while trumping it on security.
Java is enjoying a renaissance on the desktop, yet developers are still frequently required to invent methods for dealing with application management tasks within J2SE. One common problem involves the design decision regarding whether an application should adopt a Single Document Inter...
A problem encountered by any GUI is - if the user resizes the application window at runtime, how should this be handled? The most desirable effect is that the controls flow into the new space to make the best use of it (lists and trees grow while buttons remain a fixed size), and an ov...
JDJ's Alan Williamson caught up with the well-known Java luminary Richard Monson-Haefel just after his recent appointment to the JCP Executive Committee. Alan asked Richard a broad range of questions including his view on how Java as a language has matured and what we are likely to see...
Complex enterprise applications are generally hard to maintain, and risky and difficult to change. As a new developer on a team, a large legacy code base is often difficult to understand, especially when the code has evolved over a long period and new functionality has been grafted ont...
Individuals just starting out with Java and object-oriented (OO) programming often feel overwhelmed by not only having to learn a new language syntax but also having to comprehend the unfamiliar concepts of OO programming. For those individuals, building a strong foundation on the key ...
Javassist is a powerful new library in the field of bytecode engineering. It allows developers to add a new method to a compiled class, modify a method body, and so forth. Unlike other similar libraries, Javassist enables this without knowledge of Java bytecode or the structure of a cl...
Depending on who you talk to, the response you get when you mention the words 'Web' and 'services' in the same sentence can vary from a big smile to an amazingly serious frown. It's easy to develop an application or Web site that uses the Amazon API and the Google API to great effect.
'Network computing is at a tipping point, as the race to connect everything of value is driving widespread adoption of innovations like Java technology, and hundreds of millions, and soon billions, of devices get on the network and need to share information securely and reliably.'
Enterprise Information Integration (EII) represents a new category of software that enables disparate data silos to be integrated into a single virtual database for applications. This approach gives developers a powerful tool for simplifying data integration and building flexible appli...
In today's society, it's second nature to contact family, friends, and colleagues via e-mail. E-mail has become so integral to our daily ritual that we cannot stay away from it as we make use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other pervasive devices to have it readily available...
There's a J2EE tie-in. I promise. A fellow user mentioned something the other day about using libraries in Java. He said, and I paraphrase, that he simply didn't feel comfortable using a library if it couldn't be explained in one page.
In the fall of 1991, when mobile computing involved a hand truck and an extension cord, the idea of an everything-connected world was a leap of faith to some and a really crazy idea to most. But Sun's engineers were already working on notebook computers, and Peter Deutsch, one of Sun's...
All change on the JDJ front, eh? What's going on? It's all gone topsy-turvy! 'Alan at the back, a whole host of new faces, and a new front cover.' Don't panic; it's all under control. JDJ has undergone a major renewal process, taking us into version 3. We do this every so often so we d...