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Linux is one of the operating systems I run in my basement in what my wife likes to call the computer lab from hell. That may be because the heat from all the obsolete equipment I collect is reducing my fuel bill and keeping the place toasty and warm. Linux is one of three UNIX variant...
(Troy, MI) - Idetix Software Systems Inc. has introduced a Revize 3.0 content management system (CMS) based on a completely new and robust architecture. This major upgrade includes two new products - the Revize 3.0 Web application and the Revize 3.0 Developer's Tool. Built in 100% Pur...
If you think Linux is the choice of geeks only, think again. Many of the large software vendors are now shipping Linux versions of their software. In this article I'll take you through some of these product offerings. Be prepared, though: if you're new to this Linux world you're going ...
JServ for me represents the best-value servlet engine on the market today. 'Why?' I hear you ask. Well, that's easy. It's free, of course. To this day, the fact that I can download the Apache Web server and JServ for Linux and have the beginnings of an excellent enterprise server for n...
ParaSoft's WebKing 2.0 Web testing software is a tool to assist developers in testing and deploying dynamic Web sites. It applies traditional C/C++ and Java testing techniques to the Web environment to identify a multitude of potential errors in a site. WebKing also provides a publishi...
JDJ: Paul, tell us about some of the things going on at Computer Associates.
One of the first things that crossed my mind after being asked to review JRun 3.0 was this: How could I objectively evaluate this product without being biased by my own experience working with a competing product? To give you a little background, all but one of the major Internet appli...
Who are you writing beans for? Like most bean developers, you probably think your customer is someone just like you, a Java programmer. You design your beans with yourself in mind, adding features that would help you as a programmer. Seems reasonable. But what if you could reach a wid...
Several patterns exist for generating primary keys for your EJB application. This month I'll provide a pattern for generating PKs that's scalable, generic, and portable.
Since this issue of JDJ is devoted to Linux, it's only appropriate to focus on architectural issues. In our case this means examining the various software architectures that use databases in Java applications as well as some details of the low-level operations that occur between a data...
Linux from its inception was written by programmers for programmers. In the years since, the GUI interfaces and other user-friendly items have raised the warm and fuzzy quotient to make Linux accessible to the casual user. However, the core idea remains: provide maximum support and usa...
A forecast by International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that by the end of 2002, there will be more wireless subscribers capable of Internet access than wired users. In fact, IDC predicts that almost 1.3 billion people worldwide will be plugged into Web-capable phones by 2004, comp...
I've had an interesting month, I can tell you. This was the month we had our annual n-ary Halloween party. The time of year when we go a little wild, dress up stupidly, and generally make a right tit of ourselves. This year I decided to don a genie outfit as opposed to the eighteenth c...
The world is abuzz with the promise of embedded systems, and hopes are riding high on the immensely popular Linux operating system. Its open-source model, easy customization, and popularity with developers make it an ideal choice for embedded systems. The recent flurry of Linux-powered...
By the time you read this, the J2EE revolution will be gaining significant momentum. Most large companies will have some type of new development around it; many more existing and new e-businesses that leverage this technology will have emerged. Many platform providers will have delive...
The Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE technology) v1.3 for Linux means that Linux users and developers can take advantage of thousands of Java technology-based applications, from enterprise e-commerce infrastructure to client-side applications. It also opens up a huge emerging ma...
Unless you've been stranded on a re- mote government testing station in outermost Mongolia, you'll know that the new kid on the block is sticking around and making some serious inroads on corporate America. I am, of course, talking of Linux, and with that, welcome to the Linux Focus Is...
Sun, in case you don't know - and there's no reason you should - has quietly gone and gotten one of its many licenses (Sun has licenses the way Imelda Marcos has shoes) admitted to the tiny pantheon of official open source licenses worshiped by the Linux community.
JDJ: The latest version of JBuilder is being released today, so that's exciting news. Tony, why don't you go ahead and talk a little bit about what Borland is doing with JBuilder and also with Java.