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We'll be coming to the rescue and offering the training program virtually, yes, from the JCP.org site itself starting this September
The PDF file format has become the gold standard of document distribution and archiving. It's therefore virtually certain that data critical to your organization is sitting quietly in PDF documents somewhere. This situation means you have to get serious about integrating PDF content in...
When MailReader - an example application bundled with the Struts Action framework - was created six years ago, most Java developers had yet to discover unit testing. Consequently neither the Struts framework nor the MailReader were created test-first. Since then, we've bolted a few uni...
Nearly a decade ago, when Java was still a fledgling portable software platform and the Tumbling Duke applet was considered cutting edge, the members of the newly minted Swing team, including yours truly, took in a packed JavaOne session given by Sun's JavaSoft president, Alan Baratz. ...
In 1996, Sun created Java and the terms under which it is distributed. Since then, the Java Community Process (JCP) has emerged, allowing companies to participate in shaping language changes, but the ownership of trademarks, licensing agreements, branding, and other fundamental product...
Apache James is a full-featured SMTP, POP3, and NNTP server built using 100% Java and more importantly it's been designed from the ground up to be a mail application platform
With software architecture evolving toward SOA, many projects in this space have encountered challenges associated with accessing data.
Sun Microsystems recently announced its intentions of finally publishing Java under an Open Source license. But what does that actually mean? We'll take a quick look at what it means to be 'Open Source,' how the Java language specification compares to other more formal language standar...
One of the 2006 Soccer World Cup highlights must surely be the Trinidad and Tobago versus Sweden game. The underdogs Trinidad and Tobago managed to push off the onslaught from the Swedish team. The game ended 0-0, which was for the people of Trinidad and Tobago a divine experience - th...
On June 26, 2006 the Eclipse Foundation announced the availability of new releases of 10 Open Source projects. This simultaneous release event, named Callisto, garnered a lot of attention for the 10 projects involved. But, meanwhile, on the same day and without much fanfare, not even a...
Open Source means different things to different people. For some it's a business model. For others it's a way of collaborating. Some see it as a way of reducing costs. And some are out to change the world.
Finding and buying Java books online is great...as long as you know what to look for. The thing is in many cases it's not obvious from the book title what the book about (I'll give you some examples below). So visiting a real bookstore can be a much better experience. I'm lucky to work...
In a previous wave of this study conducted in April 2006 by independent research company NPD Group Research, Flash Player 8 was at 69% penetration six months after its release, a considerable jump in the numbers from Flash Player 5 and 6, which were at 53% penetration during the same p...
Since most any two words can and will be put together in this world, what with us being Homo Loquens and all, it's easy just to shrug when you hear new colloquies like 'social software,' 'social networking,' or 'social computing' and dismiss them as just three more inevitable permutati...