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On August 2, 1996, JDJ interviewed David Spenhoff, Director of Product Marketing for JavaSoft JDJ: Could you give a little history of JavaSoft, its relation to Sun Microsystems and your own position and responsibilities? DS:JavaSoft was formed in January of 1996 as an operating unit of...
Most of us have seen a standalone Java application of one sort or another. But few of us have seen any commercial applications of serious merit yet... until now, that is. CADIS has just released Krakatoa, the object-oriented client/server search and retrieval development program. Kraka...
On July 23, 1996, JDJ interviewed Mansour Safai, General Manager, Internet Tools Division, Symantec Corp. JDJ: Could you please introduce yourself and your organization to our readers? MS: I am the General Manager of the Internet Tools Division at Symantec Corporation. Symantec has ...
When I read about the opportunity to submit articles to Java Developer's Journal one of the first topics that came to mind concerns the desire to be able to record or log data from a web page on the server. Every day I hear questions about outputting data to the server, be it to simply...
Like most web surfers, I just love Java Applets. I love what people are doing with them, and all the nifty new content being developed. Week to week, the number of original and creative applets being added to the Gamelan site, for example, is increasing exponentially (http://www.gamela...
An AWT event has a life cycle something like the Pacific salmon. The salmon is born in a stream, migrates to the sea, then, if it isn't killed in the ocean, returns to the stream where it was born, and dies.
In early March of this year, Sun Microsystems' software company, JavaSoft, specified a standard SQL database access interface, the JDBC API. Java developers everywhere were finally given a tool to connect their applets and applications to databases, via the JDBC API. The API provided J...
Since the introduction of Java and Sun's Java Development Kit over nine months ago, Mac users have been left out in the cold waiting for their turn to get the slick GUI development environments. Sun finally came out with the JDK for the Mac, and now Metrowerks, whose CodeWarrior develo...
A common occurrence on comp.lang. java is a post questioning the ability to create growable data structures in Java. The common belief tends to be that pointers are necessary to implement a growable data structure. This obviously stems from experience with languages like C or Pascal, w...
With the continual onslaught of the Internet and the World Wide Web, surfers are now getting bored with just flat, lifeless pages. Over the past year, many tools have emerged for the Web developer to experiment with. For example, Netscape's support of the Gif89a graphic standard allowe...
"Well, Jim, the Web pages look pretty good, but they remind me of a food line at a delicatessen. Lots of food, but nothing looks like it belongs with anything else." "But boss, I put in all the information that you wanted!" "Yes, but I want our pages to have a ...
Java programs can be classified as either Java applications or Java applets, based on the modules' execution content. While applets require the presence of a Java-enabled browser (or an AppletViewer), applications are designed to run on the client machine on the top of the Java interpr...
Introduction Scriptic is an experimental extension to the Java language. Why is this new language on top on another brand new one? What problems does it solve?
But an equally compelling story can be told about the virtues of building the server-side of a web application in Java as well. This article will outline the major design issues of creating a server-side Java solution, and though I promise not to make this an infomercial, a number of e...
A Capsule History of Active Webs The runaway success of the Web's HTML display language made everyone in the software community stop and take note. What was so exciting about this new technology? Was it the markup language itself? Couldn't be! HTML is just a stripped down version (DTD)...
PERC is the embodiment of the technologies described in last month's article. PERC is a commercial clean-room implementation of Java designed specifically to address the needs of developers of embedded and real-time systems.The PERC acronym stands for Portable Executive for Reliable Co...
As the dust from Java One settled, I ran into an old friend who has been writing code for a LONG time (he started on an HP 2115 minicomputer). He remarked that Java was interesting in that it was a pure software movement. My friend said he had always worried about hardware, but the you...