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Ka-Ching! That's the sound of Sun's cash registers ringing every time a cellular phone, pager, set-top cable box or host of other electronics equipment is sold. Java is an excellent enterprise software platform. It is the first real competition to the Wintel dynasty in over ten years,...
In many companies, Web site statistics must be analyzed by many people throughout the organization. Your consulting division may want to know how often its page has been hit and by whom, while your software products division will want to know how often a particular page has been visite...
SuperCede has a picture of a man that resembles the comic book character Flash'. This character is highly representative of the SuperCede development environment and SuperCede Flash Compiler' technology that allows the developer to modify the code of a running application. This Java de...
"Java is the language of network computing," said Lawrence J. Ellison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Corporation. Basically, there are two main reasons as to why Java is the language of choice for network computing:
Organizations are implementing Internet strategies to speed up business cycles and gain a leg up on their competition. They are relying on the Internet "dial tone" - or Webtone - to enable global Web-based computing and provide them with the capabilities to run their day-to-d...
Distributed object solutions to date have relied on pass by reference for method arguments. However, pass by value results in a much more scalable solution in some applications which manipulate numerous, fine-grained objects. This article examines how to pass by value with CORBA. Then,...
Last month, we started this column by looking at the development tool, Visual Café Pro. Visual Café Pro makes the perfect companion for the developer, giving instant access to the editor, on-line help and runtime environments. The main goal of this column will be to teach the reader t...
One thing I really love about Java is the built-in support for multi-threading and thread synchronization. This multi-threading support is built straight into the Java Virtual Machine specification and it's built right into the Java language. Where in C++ you would have to use an OS-sp...
I want... I want... I want... Seems like those childlike wants of ours never disappear, they just change slightly to match our changing environments! If you have to build a Web site, whether for internal use on an Intranet or for publication on the Internet, you want a complete set of ...
A New Buzzword The Java security community has begun to use a new buzz phrase, mobile code', to describe Web executable content like Java, JavaScript and ActiveX. The name is meant to distinguish it from non-Web forms of executable content, such as Microsoft Word macros and PostScript....
Many people consider Push an application specifically for the Internet. In fact, there is a growing number of corporations using Push as an Intranet application at the departmental level as well as corporation-wide. The Forrester Group predicts that by the year 2000, the enterprise mar...
Since Push technology is making such a big splash with the Internet community, naturally we wanted to take a closer look at the emerging technology. Java Developer's Journal recently had a chance to interview Mark Bowles (bowles@tibco.com) of Tibco. Tibco recently released the latest v...
Since the inception of the Internet, there has yet to be a topic as controversial as "Push". In fact, it's hard to pick up a trade journal that doesn't talk about it. So, without writing a dissertation on the value of "Push", let's explore an extension of this idea....
Foundations This month I wrap up my two part review of the Application Foundation Classes with a closer look at the user interface controls it provides. In my past two columns, I've showed you how to install and use the Java SDK 2.0, which includes the Application Foundation Classes, a...
Introduction What if you built a Web site and nobody came? Or they came once and forgot to check in again to see all the latest stuff you built? One of the problems with the Web is that it has been hard to get people to become regular users of your site. You're either on the Favorites ...
Java has gained a considerable amount of attention and excitement in the software development and information technology communities during the last year, driven by its promise to fundamentally transform and simplify the way in which we develop and deploy applications. Software develop...
It was a tough day in the Valley. My mouth tasted like 20 miles of bad road, which is what my rear end was feeling as I drove up the winding road to Mt. Hamilton. High above the Santa Clara Valley, I was on a mission to see the Source of All Knowledge. The Chosen One used to be a consu...