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Picture this. You sit down in your recliner, tell it to go to the "TV watching position," then address your desire to your new 81-inch TV - "Find me a rerun of I Dream of Jeanie" -and sit back to watch Barabara Eden confound Larry Hagman yet again. Sounds far-fetche...
This article tries to take the mystery out of the black art of developing layout managers. Much of the coverage in books and magazines typically centers on trying to wrench the complicated GridBagLayout into submission or demonstrates the development of a layout manager with virtually ...
Progress Software recently released the second version of its ProtoSpeed distributed application debugging and monitoring tool for testing and deploying Internet or intranet applications. ProtoSpeed is actually a combination of three related but distinct components: a protocol interact...
When Sun Microsystems introduced the Java programming language in May 1995, it handed developers the programmer's equivalent of the holy grail. Java's promise of write once, run anywhere proved real. For the first time, developers could write their source code just once, run it across ...
Our dreams of having the world at our fingertips have been realized in large measure by the advent of the World Wide Web and Web browsers. The Java Platform gained much of its popularity due to its inherently distributed nature and its implicit support for the Web. The Java-based prod...
Software developers invest a great deal of time, effort and money to bring a product to market. Whether it's a complete Java application, an applet for a Web site or a JavaBean component that performs some cool new function, you as a developer have a right to protect the inner workings...
It's widely known that an applet isn't allowed to create a network connection to a computer that's not the one from which the applet itself was loaded. This has led to the idea that two applets aren't allowed to communicate directly with each other unless they're located on the same ho...
Java brought garbage collection to mainstream programming. Never before have commercial software developers been so aware of the need and benefit of using a collector. Notwithstanding, the benefits of garbage collection in Java are far from being completely realized. As larger and more...
The year isn't long, is it? Time seems to be whipping along at a tremendous pace. It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that we were at JavaOne talking over all things Java with anyone prepared to listen. We spoke to Sun, IBM and Oracle, to name but a few of the big boys. Now, Oracl...
I'm starting my computer. I'm waiting for the operating system to be loaded. Now I can see the icons of my favorite applications. They're aligned on my desktop and in the same positions I left them.
The Widget Factory is a series of articles (a regular column) dedicated to showing you how to develop sophisticated user interface components for your Java programs. We build on the foundation provided by Swing and the Java Foundation Classes, so the only assumption we'll make is that ...
In recent issues of Java Developer's Journal you may have noticed a new "feel" to the magazine. The editorial team at JDJ is dedicated to continually improving its content and providing its readers with cutting-edge, informative material. I have come aboard JDJ as managing ed...
Version 1.0 offered developer productivity, ease of use and powerful features. Now, with a new high performance compiler, connections to more enterprise systems, team programming support and exploitation of the latest in Java technology, VisualAge for Java, Version 2.0, looks like a gr...