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As the old saying goes, 'It never rains, but it pours.' Our esteemed J2ME editor, Jason Briggs, and I have been sparring for the best part of a year now on what we are looking for when it comes to mobile computing. We have differing opinions on the matter and while Jason wants somethin...
We work in the IT services department of a large insurance company and were asked to rewrite an old PC-based finance application using a Web-based Java solution. The project development team's background was based on mainframe technologies with some client/server and Web experience (HT...
The need for wireless security is often motivated by the image of a teenage hacker driving by and stealing your data with a mobile scanner. While such sensationalist ideas make good copy, the simple fact is that, wireless or not, serious business applications do not get deployed on the...
Some of the more commonly asked questions on the various forums for J2ME seem to be 'What is J2ME?' and 'Is <so-and-so-product> a part of J2ME?' Here is where you will find all the APIs that fall beneath J2ME's umbrella, and the packages you will find within those APIs.
Thanks to the nice folks at Metrowerks, I finally have a smart phone to play with. As some of you may well be aware, I was suffering from an affliction of round-the-corner-itis that had prevented me from investing in a Java phone. However, when one is provided for you, this unfortunate...
Java 3D is not a newcomer to the Java API world; however, it has suffered from slow acceptance due to the general resistance to client-side Java. Now that machines are faster, hardware 3D accelerators are a dime a dozen, and newer JVMs rival native code, client-side Java and 3D graphic...
It's a situation nearly every Java developer faces - Murphy's Law strikes at the most inconvenient moment: a critical application upon which everything depends suffers from an elusive heap memory leak and begins throwing OutOfMemoryErrors.
Since last month's JDJ was the Linux focus issue, I didn't get a chance to inflict my goals for the year. I call them goals, as I hate the term New Year's resolutions as resolutions are always broken by the end of the first week of the new year. In fact, I think it's more of a custom i...
JMS-based enterprise messaging has emerged as the ideal backbone for mission-critical and business-sensitive data across the extended enterprise. As the need for more robust security measures arises, SSL is frequently used to secure messaging communications.
Don Ferguson is IBM's lead for the EJB and J2EE specification evolution. His work has focused on CORBA-based SM solutions and frameworks, and evolved into an effort to define frameworks and system structure for CORBA-based object transaction monitors. The early design and prototype of ...
If you wanted a home theater system, would you buy a shrink-wrapped solution - a preconfigured system from a single brand? Or are you one of those folks who would like to buy a TV from here, a receiver from there, and speaker from hither, and the amplifier from yonder? Because you can ...
Lately it's been easy to dislike Sun. Their JVM is slow; Sun ONE is certainly nowhere near the fastest J2EE application server; Forte, while capable, is far from what coders actually want to use if they want to write code in a reasonable amount of time; MS's constant marketing and tech...
There have been lots of reasons bandied about lately about why Java is good or bad or indifferent. I'm afraid I've been too busy to follow the discussions closely, but that rarely stops me from chiming in. Others find my ignorance entertaining; perhaps you will, too.