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At a presentation a number of years ago given by Josh Bloch he made a comment that Java as a language hit the 'sweet spot' of programming. His metaphor was based around the fact that the language was straightforward to learn and that rather than containing many esoteric coding construc...
Highway and Java enterprise application projects have much in common. Both can suffer from design flaws, stalled flow, and unforeseen performance glitches. But in the case of Java enterprise applications, performance management tools can help developers highlight potential problems bef...
In the first article of this series (see http://java.sys-con.com/read/108260.htm), I 'bought' a gas station with a convenience store and a repair shop and started to think about automating this small business using various Java technologies. This time, I'm getting a crash course on ope...
We've all heard about the simplicity and power of the EJB 3.0 specification. And because this has proven to be true, we can't help but think that performance must be rather poor. After all, all that simplicity must come at a price.
Back in the '90s, we became accustomed to receiving half-inch thick glossy brochures from various training companies. Five days of such instructor-led training would cost more than $2,000. For corporate employees this was 'other people's money,' and usually employees were entitled to a...
September is here and since the name comes from the Latin septem, for 'seven' - September having been until 153 BCE not the ninth but the seventh month of the Roman calendar - I have no hesitation in saying that it's an appropriate month to pluck just seven items from the wealth of inf...