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Java is successfully making inroads into the enterprise market worldwide. But what is the right way to use Java in the enterprise? Many businesses are using Java to build serious business applications that have moved well beyond the applet model in terms of functionality, size and stre...
If you've been struggling, trying to work around Java's lack of an installation toolkit, then you should probably take a look at Setup Factory 4.0 by the Indigo Rose Software Design Corp. Most Java programs or packages require an installation which might involve something as easy as pl...
In December 1995, Bill Gates mobilized his company into a war to dominate the Internet. Every product would now require an Internet strategy. Also, Microsoft would "embrace and extend", especially in regard to the threat of Sun's Java. To this end, Microsoft developed Visual ...
NET-Install, from 20/20 Software Inc., allows software to be distributed over the Internet. It combines downloading, decompression and installation into a single step which is accomplished from within a browser. NET-Install currently supports Netscape Navigator 2.0 and above by way of ...
With the release of the Java 1.1 API, Java developers have even more tools to work with. Two important abilities that were added to the Java 1.1 API include the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) objects and objects to handle Serialization. JDBC provides developers with the means to con...
Java has caused great excitement with its ability to animate Web pages. However, Java is a full-fledged programming language that is arguably the only language suitable for net-centric business applications. The vast majority of business applications require database access and we can...
Paul ([email protected]) ([email protected]) writes: I can't use File.list( FilenameFilter ). How do you use FilenameFilter?
I'm going to try to do two things in this month's column. As always, I'm going to show you a Java trick that you may find useful, or at least wildly entertaining. Second, I'm going to show you my interpretation of a (gasp) Microsoft technology after migrating to Java.
The following excerpt is from "Inside Java WorkShop," by Lynn Weaver & Bob Jervis. Sun Microsystems Press/Prentice Hall PTR book. (ISBN 0-13-858234-3; $39.95US) Copyright Sun Microsystems Inc., 1997.
Introduction Java developers are constantly becoming frustrated because of unexpected encounters with Java security features. For example, a recent posting on comp.langs.java.security complained about difficulties in being able to open a network socket with Java. After reading the secu...
JDJ: Could you introduce yourself and tell JDJ readers about your role promoting Java in Japan? ST: My title is Manager of ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Marketing at Nihon Sun, and my mission is to support ISVs in addition to enterprise and other related consultants. Nihon Sun sel...
"Variables have types, objects have classes." This phrase, borrowed from the Java Language Specification, succinctly answers several questions that, judging by the frequency of their appearance in the Java news groups, are a common source of confusion for many Java programmer...
Why Test Applets? Why do we test an applet? What are we trying to show when we test? This article is addressed to the developer/tester, someone who is testing their own Applets. Nonetheless, all but a very few of the observations and techniques apply to the problem of testing someone e...
Java is a programming language. Nothing complicated so far. And just like all other computer languages, it will not make a bad programmer into a good programmer. All the same techniques picked up while coding in, say, C or C++, generally can be applied to the same program in Java. But ...
The evolution of Java has been truly mind-boggling, and quite unlike anything we have ever seen before in the computing domain. Seldom does a day go by without yet another software vendor pledging allegiance to the Java paradigm. Today, few among us will question the power and flexibil...
Sun Microsystems Sun strongly supports the open standards process -- open access to technology is what JavaSoft is built on. Not only do standards bodies make great contributions in keeping technologies stable and accessible to all comers, they enable a viable clone market. As Scott M...
While at the Computer Electronics Show (CES) in January, two trends really stood out: 1.I saw Web browsing TV and telephone products everywhere, but I didn't see Java anywhere. 2.Almost everything PDA-related was based on Microsoft CE.