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In Bernard J. Baar's book 'A Cognitive Theory of Consciousness,' he describes the brain as having a single conscious area that can be occupied by one thought at a time. The unconscious part of the brain stores memories and experiences and, like the conscious brain, is capable of perfor...
We live in a relational world - which is too bad since we develop with objects. Since most non-trivial applications require information to be persisted and retrieved in what is generically called a database, we need to find efficient methods for persisting our objects and retrieving th...
The WebRenderer Swing Edition changes the face of Java Swing applications and the rendering of Web content within Java. Before we jump into that, let's take a look back at Web content display in Java desktop applications including the generational changes and Java's very own 'Browser W...
Every year the process of choosing the community's best starts with nominations in five categories: Member of the Year, Most Outstanding Spec Lead for Java Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition, Most Outstanding Spec Lead for Java Micro Edition, Most Innovative JSR for Java Standard Edit...
Building a robust regression suite is the best way to identify poorly implemented requirements, and performing negative testing is the best way to identify confused user errors. However, finding missing requirements is difficult because it's not clear what you're looking for. Flow anal...
The hope of using any persistence framework is absolute database independence. Database independence means that you can focus on your job as an application developer and not a DBA. However, no framework can fully make this claim. There's much more to running an application on a databas...
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width' was the title of a British TV sitcom in the late 60's (yes, I really am that old), which has nothing to do with Java software development. Or does it? The more I talk to people about the issue of Java software quality, the more I am reminded of t...