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Last month I wrote on the Microsoft issues with their impending release of Windows XP. I intended to go a whole editorial without mentioning that software company, but because of the amount of e-mail I received, I have to do something.
The performance of J2EE-based applications sometimes doesn't live up to users' expectations. Usually it's impossible to quantify exactly where the bottlenecks are. Many developers spend time searching for articles on the Internet only to find the same old tips about using the synch...
(Berlin, Germany) - i-net Software has introduced Crystal-Clear version 2.0, a Java report engine that enables the cross-platform usage of Crystal Reports. This new release comes in two flavors: an EJB version and a standard version, and both support runtime design components and c...
Since most of our past articles have dealt with Java jobs from the engineer's perspective, we decided to write this month's column from the hiring manager's point of view.
Life happens at a dizzying pace. It seems like yesterday that I was writing my first Cubist Thread, in which my abundance of personal failings was first publicly perused. One that didn't make the list at the time, but for which I should be roundly criticized, is vanity.
As Java technology has matured over the last few years so have we. We've learned that building complex enterprise applications that respond to change requires more than standardized APIs and virtual machines. Fortunately, we're now starting to see the widespread adoption of best pr...
Convergence. A word loved by PR companies and feared by nontechnical consumers. If you believe industry pundits, we'll all be carrying combination mobile phone-PDA-TV-toasters in the next few years. You'll be able to make a phone call, write a memo, watch the morning news, and cook you...
It's becoming more obvious to me every day that Java technology is the platform of choice -- in more ways than one. In the traditional sense of the phrase, it's the answer to the questions all developers ask themselves: Which platform should I develop to? Which has the biggest market, ...
Roedy Green's article in the June issue of JDJ is not worth the paper that it's printed on. His beginner article on Dates and Calendars doesn't fit in with the rest of the stellar content in an otherwise fantastic issue. As a beginner in the field of Java, I look to JDJ to help me alon...
The Java development and runtime environment, with its 'write once, run anywhere' paradigm, brings enormous advantages to the embedded industry. Java code is highly reliable, easily ported, and includes features such as Internet readiness, security, and the ability to download code...
The JavaBean Component Architecture provides a means to reuse software and, when combined with tool support, can dramatically increase developer productivity. This model has been realized primarily in graphical display applications with AWT and Java Swing components. Recent advance...
I've come to the conclusion that Japan is the place to live. Not that I really want to move to a country that by all reports is an extremely crowded and busy place, but the Japanese always seem to get the best gadgets.
As the EJB 2.0 specification has entered its final stage, many companies are in the process of building server-side J2EE applications. The final draft of the specification has made container-managed persistence (CMP) of entity beans complete and more powerful.
Patterns are expert solutions - recurring designs that have proven effective over time. This month's article will provide you with a bit more detail on the subject.
Despite the 'slowdown' in technology, the developers and project managers who I speak with continue to be under enormous pressure to deliver new applications and technology at a frenetic pace. It can be incredibly difficult to juggle all the various development tasks when team memb...
While J2EE technology is designed to support portability, it's always possible to write nonportable code. In Part 2 of this series, we (the BluePrints development team) offer recommendations on how to avoid specific design, implementation, and deployment pitfalls that can compromis...
Java has come a long way in its short life. Linux just celebrated its 10-year anniversary; for Java that milestone is still more than three years away. Who really understood, seven years ago, that Java would become the standard platform for delivering content over the Internet and ...
One of the outstanding things about Java is that it facilitates building internationalized programs, programs that work in various languages and regions. Java has used Unicode as its internal character set since version 1.0. In Java 1.1 another important feature was introduced - an...
In June 2001, Borland released the latest version of the JBuilder series. Borland is an ever-popular presence in the Java IDE market, but with most IDEs now offering the same functionality, is there anything to set JBuilder apart?
Unlike the doctor that works for your HMO, Doctor Java is here to help you with all of your Java problems. The good Doc will not require a copayment for each visit nor ask you to fill out long arduous forms. The Doctor is here to help the readers of Java Developer's Journal find a cur...
I recently got the security card for entering our Pennsylvania offices. The badge attaches to a hook that's linked to the string that goes around my neck so I can carry the badge at all times. I'm sure you know the type of setup I'm talking about. The JavaOne badges handed out this yea...