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I may be somewhat unusual, but I've never bought anything at an online auction. I've seen eBay, and one of my friends sold some of his collection of valuable magazines (okay, comic books) on eBay, but I've never gone the whole route and come home with the goods. I've thought about it ...
RTP and RTSP: Protocols that address the transportation of multimedia content over IP. The Internet is strewn with multimedia minefields. Lost or out-of-sequence packets and transmission delays can create havoc in your applications. Fortunately, you can overcome these problems by usin...
Enterprise JavaBeans are being promoted as the component architecture for the new decade. The word Enterprise in the name would imply that EJBs are to the server environments what JavaBeans are to client computing. Both are component models, both are for Java, both try to deliver on th...
The Java servlet API specifies a very lightweight framework for developing Web applications. Although servlet technology is just one of the building blocks in the J2EE architecture, developers often use servlets to build full-fledged Web applications. Today several vendors and organiza...
What This Series Is About. This article is Part 2 of a series that discusses the many languages that compile and/or run on the Java platform. This is an interactive series. Java Developer's Journal invites you to vote for your favorite non-Java programming language in the JDJ Forum. Yo...
JFCSuite is a collection of visual beans based on JFC and complementing it. It fills in missing pieces in the JDK/JFC GUI libraries, namely, masked (number-only, all upper case, etc.) entry fields, date/calendar controls, various extensions (sorting) on JTable and more. All components ...
The recent issuance of an RFP for "Unreliable Multicast" in CORBA got me thinking about the many network semantics available in a combined CORBA/Java environment. There are at least five already, not counting Unreliable Multicast: Java RMI invocations; CORBA synchronous invoc...
JClass LiveTable from KL Group proved to be the ideal solution for building an intuitive and dynamic graphical user interface for the Vanguard product family from Integrated Measurement Systems Inc., a global leader in the development of engineering testing systems.
When I started working with Java, I mentioned my move to a colleague of mine, a Microsoft devotee. He wasn't willing to move to the Java platform until supporting integrated development environments (IDEs) were as powerful and easy to use as Visual Basic. Although at the time nothing ...
JDJ: What has Flashline been up to since JavaOne? Stack: We've been enhancing our marketplace and still offer several hundred software components for resale, primarily JavaBeans. Now we also have some Enterprise JavaBeans available. We expect to add a significant number of those in th...
The use of Java in Web browsers has had mixed results. Applications that run in browsers rather than locally find a host of different hurdles. They're more restricted, run slower at times and take a long time to load, thus making complex applications more difficult. Advances in securit...
When I sat down to write this month's column I tried desperately to come up with something. I was beginning to panic, as nothing seemed to come to mind. Then I took a wee walk and munched down on some pizza. Suddenly, BANG! The whole month's activities came flooding back to me. So kick...
Exception chaining (also known as 'nesting exceptions'), is a technique for handling exceptions. A list is built of all the exceptions thrown as a result of a single originating exception as it's converted from lower to higher levels of abstraction. It can be used in both client and se...
Portals, e-commerce sites, B2B commerce and so on...we're witnessing unprecedented demand for e-business solutions of every stripe as companies rush to put their businesses on the Web. With Y2K now out of the way, this has become the top IT priority.
I'd like to introduce you to a new JDJ series consisting of selected excerpts from my current book, Java Servlets: By Example. I've put a number of chapters into article format, hoping they'll give you some insight into the world of servlets and the sort of things we have to do at the ...