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When I was a teenager, my parents taught me never to argue about sex, politics and religion. Later on I also learned that it's never a good idea to argue with drunks. Now I find myself in the unenviable position of having to step into the middle of a "religious" debate.
Pervasive Software has released version 7.5 of its ubiquitous database engine and software development kit. I got the chance to take a look at the database and the various tools using an evaluation copy of the software for Windows NT 4.0.
The next release of the CORBA specification will be a major one, CORBA 3.0. The last time the major release number was incremented - to CORBA 2.0 - it signified the standardization of interoperability. What's new and different enough in this version for OMG to increment the major relea...
JDJ: Joining me from Cyrus Intersoft is Grant Wood, an engineer, and Daniel Berg, the chief technology officer. What is your involvement in the Java industry?
What's all this hype about portability? Portability has been a hot topic since Java's arrival just a few years ago, so I'm going to devote some space toward understanding portability issues centered around the Enterprise JavaBeans architecture and development. This month I'll discuss t...
When we last talked, I promised to finish up the CodeDocument class I'd so abruptly left behind back in July (JDJ Vol. 4, issue 7). Now, due to millions of desperate letters from fans around the globe, I've decided to finish off the series in this article, tackling reflection once agai...
Today's universities are recognizing the desirability of providing many staff functions for their students through a Web interface. Self-service applications allow students to enroll in courses, manage their personal information and examine their class schedules -and save the universit...
JavaMail is a set of abstract classes that create a framework for sending, receiving and handling e-mail, along with implementations of those classes. The package Sun provides contains implementations of IMAP and SMTP, allowing you to get started immediately on sending and receiving ma...
I'd like to start this month's article with some of my impressions of JavaOne '99. Last year was far more exciting with promises of new magic kits and potions handed out in abundance. This year there was a definite touch of reality in the air with less sleight of hand and more live rab...
The conventional way to present up-to-date information is to keep it on your Web site or a Web site you have some access to or control over so you can modify the information as needed. This article describes a way to create newsfeeds using Java applets so that the applet can be embedde...
What a month this one has been! Life has this wonderful way of letting you know that no matter what you're feeling at any given moment, you just can't predict what's going to be round the next corner. One of our chaps is at this precise moment lying flat on his back, bored senseless, i...
In the fast-changing world of Internet-based technologies, perception is everything. Is a business solution implemented in a particular technology truly cross-platform? Is it scalable? Is it robust? Is it easy to use? Does it do what it set out to do? Most times the answers to these q...
E-mail functionality is an important system requirement in areas such as e-commerce, customer care, work-flow management and unified messaging. In addition, some application architectures may need to support not only standard mail protocols but also proprietary ones. If you're charged ...
There are many reasons for Java's success. Although heavily debated and discussed, the "Write Once Run Anywhere" aspect of Java is one of the reasons. A sometimes less-heralded reason is Java's superior object-oriented implementation. I don't view myself as an OO expert, but ...