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Sometimes I think no one reads the editorial. Normally I receive maybe no more than fifty comments concerning any editorial. I kid myself that I do a good enough job lining up the content for the magazine that no one has any complaints, and that they post each month's editorial on a wa...
Help has arrived! I've have been using RoboHELP for about four years. I first bought it as a special at a Powersoft trade show in 1995. The price was right, it sounded like a cool product and I didn't know anything about creating help files. I create help files, mostly as technical hel...
XML has been touted to the point where you may think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. As a technology, it's certainly achieved a level of respectable hype. However, does XML have what it takes to solve the problem of seamless business-to-business communication? To answer th...
To those of you familiar with Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), deployment descriptors are nothing new. Essentially, a deployment descriptor's purpose is to collect declarative information that can be modified during deployment of an enterprise bean. Deployment descriptors are a key element ...
Cerebellum Software Inc. recently announced the latest release of their innovative data access middleware and query application development environment ­ Cerebellum 1.3, which replaces the tedium of coding SQL queries with a drag-and-drop visual programming approach. Using Cerebellum, ...
Creating software can be considered an art form, requiring all of the characteristics associated with an artist, such as creative style. Most artists, however, aren't required to modify their creations after the work has been purchased. Software, on the other hand, needs to be maintain...
JDJ: Let's start off with XML in relation to IBM, Bob. Can you tell us why XML is important to the market and to IBM? Sutor: XML provides a standardized, flexible and powerful method for exchanging data among many different platforms and applications across the Internet. IBM is a lea...
Every now and then the computer industry gets swept up in a wave of enthusiasm for some new silver bullet that's apparently going to solve everyone's problems overnight. Actually, these days the wild surges of millennial euphoria seem to come at annual intervals. Usually the technology...
This is the third in a series of articles focused on using Java and ColdFusion technologies to develop an Online Ticket Store application. In the July issue of JDJ we went through the ticket reservation system for our online store. We took a look at how the actual protocol used for com...
A few months ago, at JavaOne, I discussed the possibility of starting an XML publication with the folks at SYS-CON Publications. Two questions came up: "Is it as big as Java?" and "Are there any real products out there?" Both are valid.
A year ago developers were just learning that XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language. Six months ago CIOs started taking an interest in XML and smart developers started buying "Introduction to XML" books. Now "XML for Managers" books are becoming popular and it ...
Every time I come around to writing this, I have this fear: What the hell am I going to write about? Then I sit back and have a think of what has happened in the last month and what is likely to happen in the forthcoming month and something usually presents itself. Fortunately, Mother ...
Tango 2000 is a singularly powerful and easy-to-use tool for creating dynamic, intelligent Web sites that are integrated with popular database systems. Unlike other application servers that take a simplistic "mail-merge" or page-centric approach to page generation, Tango 2000...
Today the technical media talks a great deal about the Java platform and its importance in creating a ubiquitous Internet execution environment. While most of us have bought into this concept, other technologies that are emerging rapidly promise to smooth out the road to the computing ...
I have to agree with JDJ's editor-in-chief, Sean Rhody. The word XML seems to spark technological fires. The JavaOne Conference issue of JDJ(Vol. 4, issue 6) featured three articles on XML. Having written one of them, I share the experience of the flood of e-mails regarding this obviou...
Write once, run anywhere" is probably the single-most repeated description of what Java is supposed to be about. It has been one of the cornerstones of Java's massive edifice of hype. However, like all hype, there's both truth and fiction to WORA.