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I was introduced to Java in the Fall of 1995 when most of the industry viewed Java as a language to be used for developing applets. At the time, several colleagues of mine were looking at Java with great excitement but not as an applet development platform. These were developers workin...
You've just finished up that Java program you've been working on for a while. You sit back in your chair and feel proud of yourself. It's now time to show your finished work to the boss. Half an hour later he calls you into the office. "What's this?" he asks as he holds up on...
Even two years after its public debut, the Java juggernaut shows no sign of slowing. In fact, more than two years after its public debut, its popularity is still increasing. Businesses are in a headlong rush to move to Java to take advantage of the cost savings that applications runnin...
Data is one of those housekeeping duties that has to be performed by everyone who uses a computer. Whatever level they are on, somewhere along the line data is stored, files are created and directories are made.
Scripting languages provide a powerful tool for easily gluing together components of a system. The CORBA community has recently begun work on a CORBA Component framework which incorporates many of the architectural insights of JavaBeans. This article explores how JavaScript could serve...
The introduction of Java brought several advances to the discipline of software development. Based on lessons learned from years of building software in C++, the Java language was designed to simplify the development of object-oriented, network-aware applications. It brimmed with poten...
Coding style means nothing to a compiler; it will happily accept any legal code, no matter how badly formatted. Not so for us humans. Our ability to read and understand a program written by another is extremely sensitive to format. Imagine trying to read this article if every letter wa...
Introduction With wider acceptance of component development and distributed object technologies, applications can be 'assembled' as a set of collaborating components. For non-visual business components, where delivery time, integration costs and maintainability are the determining fact...
Java enables us to embed miniature applications called Applets within Web pages which can process data, perform graphical animations and access databases, among other things, in a dynamic fashion. In addition, these Applets work fine on several different types of computers accessing th...
My last column covered Components, Containers and Events. The material discussed Java's different kinds of Components, the class structure, how Components generate events and how those events can be handled. We discussed the differences between Components and Containers. To recap, Comp...
A question I have been asking myself lately is whether high-profile alliances of large corporations are actually the best way to advance the technology initiatives that shape our development environment and the products we build and use. It's fine and well that Sun, IBM, Netscape, Orac...
JDJ: For those readers who aren't familiar with Schlumberger Electronic Transactions, could you please give us a short history of your corporate background and structure plus your own responsibilities? TL: Schlumberger has been in business since the late 1920s. The company was founded ...
Personal Java PersonalJavaª is a new Java Application Environment for network-connectable applications on personal consumer devices for home, office and mobile use. It is designed specifically for resource limited environments.
It's a funny thing, public opinion and the media and how they determine the direction of so many things. Presidential elections, foreign policy, the stock market, and yes, even Java. Java has survived 1997, but its coat doesn't have the same shine and sheen that it enjoyed in 1995, whe...
I have been waking up in the middle of the night, palms sweating, heart pounding, eyes wide open. It is THAT dream again. The end is near... Armageddon for the personal computer industry. Apple is below 5 percent market share. SGI is on the ropes. Even the 'Last Warrior', Sun, is port...