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Awards and opinion polls are funny things, don't you think? In general, you read them with interest and suddenly you find yourself believing what they're saying. You then go and tell others about them, disseminating the information as the gospel truth. How many times have you found you...
As the world's leading publication targeting Java professionals, Java Developer's Journal announced at JavaOne the results of its annual awards recognizing the best software products providing business solutions with Java.
Java Developer's Journal announced its first annual Readers' Choice Awards program three years ago as a patented and copyrighted innovation. JDJ's Readers' Choice Awards program became the first true, openly monitored media awards program of its kind. As happens with every innovation,...
The buzz at JavaOne 2000, in my opinion, was definitely the solidification of Java in the wireless market. As radio host for SYS-CON Radio at JavaOne, I had the pleasure of interviewing CEOs and CTOs of leading application server vendors. Many of them focused, not on J2EE support, but...
Enterprise system developers have embraced the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) development model and the collection of Java APIs for developing standard, component-based, multitiered enterprise solutions. These APIs provide a standard mechanism for accessing pertinent system...
Polymorphism is an often-misunderstood concept within the developer community. Outside the community it's often a buzzword used to create an image of intellectual capital accumulating in a vault somewhere.
Yes, Virginia, there are still people who think you can build a complex B2B e-commerce Web site using HTML. The good news is, these people are mostly harmless; they'll learn the error of their ways quickly and probably before their projects are too far down the road. There are far more...
It wasn't long ago that many developers didn't know what an application server did. These days it's become part of our common vocabulary. The main reason for this shift has been the rapid growth in the importance of the Internet as a platform for business applications. Without applicat...
Every day more organizations are embracing CBD (component-based development) for its promise of code reusability and, as a result, reduced development effort and faster time-to-market. In addition, Java is quickly being adopted as a standard for Web development.
I'll be the first to admit I was a little reluctant when JDJ approached me about reviewing the newest release of Sun's Java 2 Standard Edition platform. It's a little like asking a Jim Morrison fanatic to review the Doors Greatest Hits CD. Since I spend most of my days working and thin...
Java-based technologies such as servlet and JavaServer Pages enable the effective development of component-based, server-side Web applications. Although servlets can be self-contained programs, it's more common that JavaBeans handle the business logic, JSP components handle the present...
JDJ: Allaire has recently been in an acquisition and partnership mode. Can you give us a brief history of the events over the last couple of years and the rationale behind these decisions?
The extensive suite of Object Management Group (OMG) standards will, ultimately, unify computing from analysis and design through development, deployment, runtime and support.
During the last couple of years there have been several developments in the application server environment. Nineteen ninety-nine truly was the 'Year of the Application Server.' The evolution of the application server market has been influenced by several factors. The term application ...
The advent of J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition), a market-revolutionizing industry specification that standardizes the way that application servers work, sets the stage for a collision of two markets: content management/personalization and back-end data access/transactions.
'J2EE is to Java what SQL was to databases.' That's a direct quote from one of my conversations with software vendors during JavaOne. And I tend to agree with the statement. I spent most of the show talking with people regarding their products, their visions and their strategies. It wa...
Yes, I was in San Francisco last month - but unlike the other 25,000 pilgrims, I wasn't fortunate enough to pay full homage to the Mecca of Java: JavaOne 2000. Instead, I was trapped in somewhat less than invigorating business meetings. I was also in a hurry to get back to Dallas to my...