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Whether it's a prescriptive environment like the JCP or a less prescriptive one like OpenJDK and other open source software forums, communities have a lot in common.
The Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) is the GUI toolkit used by Eclipse. The same folks that worked on the Common Widget (CW) library for IBM/Smalltalk developed it, this time for Java. Now, it's maintained as part of the Eclipse Platform project and distributed under an open source licen...
In my previous article, 'Enterprise Mashup Services: Real-World SOA or Web 2.0 Novelties?' (JDJ Vol. 11, Issue 12), I discussed how a Java-to-AJAX library such as Direct Web Remoting (DWR) can bridge the gap between mashup services implemented with JavaScript and business services writ...
The key to successful build management in distributed environments is a foundational commitment to consistency, repeatability and portability. This is just as true for small, homogeneous development environments using in-house, scripted build systems, as it is for large, complex envir...
Across the BEA product family, the principle mechanism for meeting the twin requirements of scalability and availability for business-critical applications is clustering WebLogic application servers. So clustering WebLogic application servers plays a foundational role across all BEA pr...
In late 2002, Javier Soltero, Doug MacEachern, Ryan Morgan, Jon Travis, and I (the eventual co-founders of Hyperic) began designing and architecting an application management system that was to become Hyperic HQ. We wanted it to be the management system that bridged the gap between ope...
These are curious times just now for Java. In one and the same month, Steve Jobs stands up, and declares - referring to language support on the new Apple iPhone - 'Java's not worth building in. Nobody uses Java anymore. It's this big heavyweight ball and chain.' And in the same month a...