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The saying goes, "Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door." The world rewards innovation and improvement. It likes new things. This month's focus is on new Java technology. Given the rapid pace of development in our area, that's not quite the oxym...
If you haven't tried it yet, Swing is Good. For those of us who've had to wrestle with the java.awt to build GUIs, Swing is a much simpler and more powerful alternative. With its "coming soon" status in the com.sun.java.swing classes in JFC 1.0 upgraded to "officially bl...
The JavaBean component model presents entirely new ways of developing software. Once a component interface is specified, the actual implementation can be accomplished by another programmer down the hall, across the country or anywhere in the world. This allows outsourcing of software d...
JDJ: Let's start off with your product, Voyager Pro. Can you give us an idea of what it is, what it does and what makes it appealing to the consumer? David: Voyager is a product line that is focused on building distributed applications. It provides work for the different standards that...
When Novell, a global leader in networking, sought to implement powerful new Java-centric object request broker (ORB) technology in its products, the company forged a strategic partnership with ObjectSpace, Inc.,Êan emerging leader in the distributed computing market. ObjectSpace's Voy...
Recently I had the opportunity to work with Sedona Geoservices' SpatialVision, an end-user application for performing geospatial data querying, data visualization and analysis. SpatialVision is designed to help your organization harvest information from your data using a geospatial foc...
Most Java application developers would like to create pure Java implementations that provide solutions for their users. In practice, however, the fact that most hardware products are shipped with legacy software negates that lofty purity goal. With Java you can design your cross-platfo...
Now that Swing (a k a JFC) has been officially released, an abundance of electronic and print material is available to serve as both tutorial and reference. The problem with the books and articles I've seen thus far is that they devote the same amount of space to each Swing component. ...
Is it me, or are the months flying past? It seems like only last week I was sitting down writing this column, hoping to bring a little happiness into your lives. This month, fortunately, I have a lot to tell you about the wonderful world of Java as seen through the eyes of a European ...
Hello, and welcome to electronic Java! In this column we'll examine the role of Java in the fast-growing world of electronic commerce. We'll also look at how the different components of the Java 2 Platform fit together to create complete enterprise-level e-commerce applications. This c...
JavaBeans, now in its third year, is proving to be a powerful component model. Whether it's the Java e-commerce framework or the Java platform for the enterprise, JavaBeans is at the heart of many new and exciting technologies. The JavaBeans model provides a framework to build, customi...
Data-driven - or data-aware - components are objects that listen for changes in the data and notify other data-driven components that have requested to listen. This design is a powerful means of maintaining an application throughout not only the first development cycle, but also subseq...
Last month I came to you as a developer as opposed to a CEO. Well, this time I'm moving up the social ladder and I'm writing in the capacity of a user. I'd like to tell you a little story that scared the living daylights out of me. Continuing on the "Ally McBeal" theme from l...
What I want most for Java developers is opportunity! I don't mean just the opportunity for a steady job in the corporate world that any competent Java developer should enjoy with confidence. Rather, I mean the awe-inspiring opportunities that come from the sense that Java developers ca...