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I recently attended a technical conference and sat in on an interesting discussion concerning moving from traditional testing to testing of object-oriented systems. As many of you know, testing and quality assurance is one of my pet peeves. All too often, groups of otherwise intelligen...
Last month we discussed the use of Swing's Document model to create a syntax-highlighting Document model that we could just plug into JTextPane and use. This month we'll continue with that and add complete support for comments, strings and numbers. We'll also cover how easy it is to ac...
What Is RMI? RMI, the acronym for Remote Method Invocation, is part of the core Java API. The central idea behind this technology is the ability to call the methods of a remote object, shielding the programmer from mundane Socket handling while promoting a cleaner software architecture...
The assignment was enough to make any neophyte Java developer bolt for the door: to provide a remote method for use by an applet that invokes a native method that wraps a function in an existing legacy library. Mentally calculating the odds of making it to the parking lot, I discarded ...
This is the second in a series of articles focused on using some of the prominent Internet and Java technologies to develop a Ticket Store application. In the last issue of JDJ we defined the APIs and technologies and the network topology that would be used to develop the Ticket Store....
Last week a friend of mine who lives in Hong Kong was telling me how advanced the business environment is there. Folks that have Internet access actually use the business facilities the Internet offers. For example, people use the Internet for their regular grocery shopping. They place...
Thirteen ­ or as I prefer it ­ 26 over 2. Yes, this is article number (26 over 2) in the series, and the more superstitious of you will know this isn't the luckiest of numbers. So with fingers crossed, let's delve into this month's rants and raves and see what pops out.
I've spent over a decade working with Oracle technology to develop and deploy applications. In the process I've developed an area of expertise: the Oracle PL/SQL language.
Developing distributed components with Java and DCOM (distributed component object model) simplifies developing distributed applications. If you know CORBA or RMI, DCOM is easy to learn. Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine makes developing COM and DCOM components painless.
Based on published research by industry analysts, over 400 million special-purpose electronic, non-PC embedded devices will be sold this year ­ and over 1.2 billion units by the year 2001. By 2002, analysts predict shipments of smart handheld devices such as PDAs, Palm Pilots and smart...
Java is the fastest-growing programming language today. The main reason this object-oriented language is so popular is that it's simple, easy to learn and portable.