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The elegance of Java stems from how the language addresses a number of highly complex software engineering issues in a seemingly consistent and easy-to-use paradigm. While there are a few potholes that you need to be mindful of, most caused by the differences between primitives and obj...
The Star Trek universe has inspired many technology ideas but I'm disappointed I don't have a transporter yet. One Star Trek technology that has been available for sometime is the particle system. No, this is not an exotic propulsion system for your flying car. The particle system was ...
Property files are frequently used in systems built using Java whether it's a thick Java client, a servlet, or a business component. Java specifies the format for a property file and provides the Properties class to read from and write to these files. However, Java is silent on the asp...
The hardest single part of building a software system is deciding precisely what to build. No other part of the conceptual work is so difficult as establishing the detailed technical requirements?Therefore the most important function that software builders do for their clients is the i...
Since Eclipse's first release in 2001, it has become a popular environment for Java development. In the period between March 10 and May 11, 2005, users downloaded over 17,000 copies of one of the production SDK releases and over 3,500 copies of one of the stable (milestone) SDK builds ...
Technology birthdays come and go, but Internet technologies, by their very nature, aren't old enough to allow yet for centenaries, or even diamond anniversaries. So it is fascinating to see how people are reacting to the fact that popular technologies like Java, ColdFusion, and Flash h...
I'm really jazzed about Java 5.0! We've been treated over the years to incremental improvements in JVM performance. JDK 1.2 brought us the collections framework as well as Swing, the thread context class loader, and improvements in RMI. JDK 1.3 and 1.4 continued in the same vain with l...
If we consider JavaOne as the event when Java was born, then June 27-30, 2005, will mark its tenth birthweek. A lot has happened since the language that was trademarked with dancing dukes made its appearance into the world of computing. In its current incarnation, the Java platform is ...
Java Technology completed its 10-year anniversary recently. Sun announced that there are over 4 million developers using the Java language, with thousands more joining their ranks. While a small percentage of developers can be called experts or skilled in the complete software developm...
This past month the JCP Executive Committees met in Nice, France, in concert with the TeleManagement World conference, where the worldwide telecommunications industry gathered to address technical, operating, and business issues related to the back office systems that they use to run t...
I witnessed a recent BOF conversation in which the general feeling was that the browser GUI and its accompanying plethora of back-end frameworks had let people down by delivering a poor return on investment and a weak user-interface experience.
This year will be the first time in 10 JavaOnes that I haven't been a Sun employee. As I am now fairly local to the show I should be able to attend again this year. I've met many developers from around the world who make the annual trip to San Francisco. Many still see it as the Java e...
The vast majority of corporate developers truly believe that application security is not their concern, assuming that network and engineering groups will build their environment in a secure way. But what about application security? Are you ready for the code audit?