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Our new effort to improve and change the Java Community Process through JSR 306 is still young; however, developers and all those interested have already started to provide valuable feedback and share their opinions generously. One such place where opinions were expressed early was the...
Ted Nelson, inventor of, among other things, hypertext, once lamented that software development today is at the same evolutionary stage film making was at 100 years ago. Back in the 1900s, when the technology of film production was in its earliest stages, the cameraman was the person i...
It's been over three years since the JDBC Expert Group held its first meeting to gather requirements, requests, and pipe dreams for the JDBC 4.0 specification. In that meeting, we discussed a wide variety of topics, including performance enhancements, clarifications on the existing JDB...
Object-oriented software engineering (OOSE) without design patterns is like cooking without a recipe. Patterns guide us with ingredients and step-by-step instructions for assembling the solution to a recurring problem. In the same way we rely on recipes in cooking, we experience patter...
Functional testing, or integration testing, is concerned with the entire system, not just small pieces (or units) of code. It involves taking features that have been tested independently, combining them into components, and verifying if they work together as expected. For Java, this te...
Do you know what's the main goal of any gas station owner? To get lots of trucking accounts. Business from small car drivers is worth pennies, and it gets on my nerves to hear them ask again and again, 'Five dollars of regular, please.' Trucks are different. They usually pump in a coup...
Applying XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language for Transformations) to XML documents can be done using the Java EE (formerly J2EE) Servlet filters model and Java Server Pages (JSP) technology. Servlet filters can be invoked before or after the invocation of a particular servlet or JSP, ...
In terms of unit testing and code compliance, Jtest is a real heavyweight in the arena. For those who haven't come across Jtest before, it's an application that will analyze your Java application code for you. At present Jtest has 700 built-in rules and 100 security rules and it will a...
In the beginning there was nothing: no Java and no data. Then someone said, let there be data and relational databases with SQL were born. And someone said, let Java talk to databases, and JDBC was born. And someone saw that JDBC was good, but someone else saw that JDBC was bad, and EJ...
The question that forms the title of this editorial was recently asked by a young observer of the Web 2.0 scene, Skinner Layne, who contends that the key thing to determine about Web 2.0 is whether it is best characterized as a revolution in Web development or as a rebellion against We...