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In my earlier article 'Moving to SOA in J2EE 1.4' published in the February issue of JDJ I introduced you to the new object distribution model based on Web Services that became available to Enterprise Java applications with the advent of Java EE 1.4. In this article I want to look at t...
You're six-feet, 190 pounds and can type System.out.println faster than most people can say AJAX. You're a person who dreams about the Milwaukee Brewers winning the World Series and the correct data structure to be used when talking about a baseball player. You've spent five years of y...
Application security - the art of applications defending themselves - represents an important line of defence in an overall in-depth security strategy. Web applications that follow the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture can, and should, have security implemented on all three laye...
The WebLogic-Eclipse plug-in is designed to run the WebLogic Server from the Eclipse IDE. With the WebLogic-Eclipse plug-in, the WebLogic Server gets started and stopped from Eclipse. An application deployed in the WebLogic Server can be debugged from Eclipse with the plug-in. By insta...
Last month I introduced to you the winners of the 4th JCP Program Annual Awards. But the story is only half told. To get the full picture and understand how tight the competition was, I'm inviting you to meet the runners-up for the JCP Program awards - those who came very close to winn...
By nature Web Services is a distributed technology. With distribution comes great flexibility for architectural topologies. Components can be strategically placed in different physical locations to optimize performance, maintenance and business processes. In large organizations one phy...
I'm going to share my experience of enabling a graphics-oriented GIS visualization module with a C++ rendering engine for a Java desktop application using JNI technology. The solution was implemented in the GIS library TerraLib as part of the TerraLib Develoment Toolkit (Tdk), applying...
By now, you've probably heard about Eclipse as 'the Open Source Java IDE' (). Today, several companies have looked past the Java IDE plug-ins provided as part of Eclipse, and are creating products that use Eclipse as a tool integration platform, both inside and outside of the Java aren...
One of the phrases that has always puzzled me is 'business logic'. It seems to crop up a lot in presentations, articles, sales pitches and so forth. The one I saw it in most recently was a talk about how great web servers are because they keep all of the business logic on the server w...
Testing Java code is increasingly a task taken on by developers rather than separate teams to which the programs are handed. Many Java developers are now familiar with JUnit and know the different between unit tests and integration tests. This has been driven largely by the focus on te...
Callisto is the simultaneous release of 10 major Eclipse projects at the same time. An important thing to note about Callisto is that even though it's the simultaneous release of 10 projects, it doesn't mean these projects are unified. Each one remains a separate Open Source project op...
Eclipse RCP is a very important strategy and future for us. We are seeing a lot of uptake, in particular ISVs, from organizations adopting RCP as the platform for building their next-generation products. That being said, Eclipse as a community is focused on a number of different areas ...
After getting a head of gray hairs and a quickly receding hairline, I have learned that the simplest solutions are often the best. Having worked with Java since 1995 and various software development lifecycle methodologies over the years, I have seen things grow complex in these areas....
In one of my (several) former professional lives, I used to publish books about the future, including, for example, the world's first full-length book about groupware. Unless we can first capture and thereafter harvest - asynchronously, as and when it is most needed and most relevant -...
I bet you thought agile development was supposed to be easier than a traditional, prescriptive process! That I would wax evangelical that agile development is the answer to everything, and it simplifies your life. Yeah, just like UML and model-driven architecture and XML and SOA and We...