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You see personalization and targeted marketing all over the web. Almost every commerce site offers you the opportunity to set up your own favorites, rearrange their home page to suit your tastes, and be remembered when you come to their site. Every site I visit allows me to set up ...
Dot-coms are crashing and burning all around us. Yesterday's 'hot' companies are seeing their stock values plummet, triggering massive layoffs. Even 'sure bet' companies seem to be going out of business everywhere you look.
Using charts makes complex data easier to comprehend. Unfortunately the decision to add charts to a Web site or an application doesn't necessarily make life easier for the designers and programmers responsible for displaying them. Depending on the complexity of the data, developers...
Smart card, Java workstation, and cryptography: these are all growing areas of interest in the computing world. There are programmers - from novice to expert - who know each of these technologies. But as the technology world becomes more intertwined, so too do these seemingly dispa...
In Part I of this article (JDJ, Vol.6, issue I) we discussed solving legacy data integration problems with VisualAge for Java and WebSphere Studio. In Part 2 we'll discuss using the MQSeries Integrator and some of the steps for creating data translations and data flows.
When Sun released J2EE to capture the growing e-business market, it changed Java from a language to an enterprise platform.
As I write, it's the day after Boxing Day. I was supposed to have this written yesterday, but to tell the truth I just couldn't find my muse...so today will have to do. As I wake up this morning I see in horror the latest on a madman who let loose with a firearm on his work colleagues....
In May and July of 2000, Java Developer's Journal (Vol. 5, issues 5 and 7) ran a two-part article on how business rules can be implemented in Java. To recap, business rules are a formalized representation of the policies, practices, and procedures of an organization, describing how bus...
This article outlines how organizations can build and maintain an integrated system infrastructure to support their business needs using open industry standards, such as CORBA, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), and XML. In doing this, they can maximize investments in existing techn...
If you were to consider all the surface clutter in my life, you might find it strange to know, deep down inside, I like things simple. I mean really simple, because I'm not very bright and have trouble with basic concepts, like getting out of bed and getting the car pointed in the ...
It's a pleasure to be writing this article in the beautiful, high-tech, Mediterranean city of Netanya, Israel. It's the evening after the first day of the workweek here - Sunday, of course - in my current consulting engagement. But working Sundays isn't the only thing I've had to g...
In EJB/CORBA integration, complexity can range from simple to complex and depends in part on the direction of the communication. From EJB to CORBA, communication is relatively simple because the EJB bean invokes CORBA as it does any external resource. CORBA-to-EJB communication, h...
Last month in JDJ (Vol. 6, issue 1) we looked at the advantages of downloading servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP) from a repository, for example, the same way a browser downloads applets. We described a simple implementation of this concept based on a service servlet and a custom ...
How many times have we pulled out our hair trying to find a proper way to deploy high-end graphics and animation over the Web? The answer is perhaps a bit embarrassing. In DHTML concepts, with the help of JavaScript and layered components, we could render interactivity with graphic...
Macromedia's mission is to improve the user experience on the Web. While it's best known for its Web authoring and media playback solutions, it's also committed to the viability and importance of Java as a platform for servers and has invested heavily in Java technology for two of ...
Last year Sun came out with a new set of design guidelines for building enterprise applications using enterprise Java APIs. These APIs are available as a set of documents called the J2EE Blueprints. They include architectural design guidelines for developing enterprise applications...