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A character on the TV show 'L.A. Law' once said, 'It was the 60s. Safe sex meant keeping the parking brake on.' In the early days of public networks security carried a similar sense of urgency. In fact, the network was its own best defense. One of the authors remembers accommodating a ...
It's JavaOne show time again. The Java Community Process (JCP) Program and its members have a lot to share from the latest Java specification (JSR) accomplishments showcased in a diversity of forms at the conference, including technical sessions (TS), birds-of-a-feather meetings (BOF),...
We thought it was time that the readers of JDJ had a chance to meet the editors, those individuals behind the scenes who work tirelessly to bring you the best articles about Java in particular and i-Technology in general.
One of the great things about the Java programming language is the Open Source community that provides great applications at little or no cost. An example of this is Apache Tomcat, which provides a solid Web server for development using servlet or JSP technology. Now that Web Service t...
In today's work environment analyzing large amounts of varying data types is paramount. Graphing techniques can be an invaluable tool to understanding and interpreting that data. In many cases two-dimensional graphs, such as XY, scatter, pie, and bar charts, are sufficient. But increas...
Some of the words I dread most in a meeting are: 'What if ?' They're fine in the present tense of 'What if a user tries this option?' or 'What if the database read fails mid flight?', but as soon as the future tense is introduced I begin to worry. 'What if the database and middleware c...
Software development is typically carried out in an opaque environment where progress can be slow and (too often) the resulting build processes lack visibility, transparency, and collaboration. The Apache Software Foundation's Maven project approaches the problem of building software b...
After BEA's announcement regarding their release of the BlueDragon BEA WebLogic Server, SYS-CON Media had the chance to talk with Blake Connell.
Due to the benefits of each, J2EE and .NET have penetrated most markets and companies to the point where 95% of medium and large-scale enterprises support both .NET and J2EE, and 30% or more of new application development will include both by 2009, according to a study published by Gar...
In the article 'Creating Web Applications with the Eclipse WTP' (http://jdj.sys-con.com/read/152270.htm ), we created a Web application using Eclipse Web Tools Project, the Tomcat application server, and the MySQL database server. That application (DBTest) was good, however, it had som...
A typical Java developer knows that when you need to develop a GUI for a Java application, Swing is the tool. Eclipse SWT also has a number of followers, but the majority of people use Java Swing. For the past 10 years, it was a given that Swing development wouldn't be easy; you have t...
We've all experienced it - the 'get it out the door' mentality that seems to be the driving force behind many software application deliveries - a prime example of the software industry's immaturity that favors completion over quality, and an end user's preference for hot new features o...
Robert F. Kennedy once said, 'There is a Chinese curse which says, 'May he live in interesting times.'' The enterprise Java space is 'interesting.' Not too long ago, folks like Bruce Tate, Gavin King, and Rod Johnson were pushing lightweight frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate, and...