Vol. 10 Iss: 12
Whether writing code for a small, single-platform environment or contributing to a sophisticated cross-platform, multi-language application, one truth remains consistent: a disorganized or poorly implemented build management strategy will adversely affect a developer's workflow.
Dec. 29, 2005 Reads: 32,125 Replies: 1
A lot depends on J2EE applications - your company's future, for instance. Ensuring the performance of complex enterprise applications built on the J2EE architecture can be difficult. To meet that challenge, managing these strategic assets needs to be looked at as a process that spans t...
Dec. 22, 2005 Reads: 47,371 Replies: 1
As the complexity of enterprise applications grows with the increased offerings in the Java platform, the management of the different building blocks that constitute the application also becomes very complex. The challenge in managing applications in the enterprise is posed from many f...
Dec. 19, 2005 Reads: 31,035 Replies: 4
In this month's article I introduce TableLayout, a robust but easy-to-use LayoutManager for use in any Java Swing application. It's based very loosely on the HTML TABLE paradigm, where components are placed in table cells in row-major order. Vertical and horizontal alignment for the co...
Dec. 16, 2005 Reads: 76,555 Replies: 21
Ever hear the phrase 'the interface IS the system?' It implies that what people perceive a software system to be is largely determined by how the system looks and how they rate their experiences interacting with it. Is the system aesthetically pleasing? Were simple operations simple an...
Dec. 16, 2005 Reads: 15,610 Replies: 1
Sometimes people ask me what it takes to run a successful business and I, who know only the media business, am always hesitant to reply. What could someone who has 'merely' spent the past 25 years exclusively in publishing and broadcasting via radio, TV, print and, most recently, onlin...
Dec. 15, 2005 Reads: 27,502 Replies: 1
AJAX and JMX are at opposite ends of the Systems Management stack. However, the emerging ubiquity of the AJAX model for rich browser clients has obscured the benefits the model provides in the architectural space for enhancing support patterns within the problem resolution pipeline.
Dec. 14, 2005 Reads: 119,643 Replies: 7
Oct. 19, 2005 Reads: 26,965