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Deploying and migrating JavaEE applications is hard work. Specifically, it's work that's error-prone, repetitive, and time consuming because of the complexity of setting up or tweaking Web application servers. The result is lost man/hours, soaring costs, and potential problems associat...
Imagine you are a contestant on a TV game show and your grinning quiz master pops the question: 'Name the one thing you most associate with Google?' Think about your answer - write it on a card (don't show me yet). Turning your card over, it's likely to be one of the following...Great ...
The turn of the year provides an opportunity to review the events of the past and to think about what lies ahead, so I'll address these themes in this month's column. But first I'd like to wish you all a peaceful and successful New Year. It's been a year of steady progress for the JCP....
The term Software Archeology has been used in various forms since early 2001. The concept of Software Archeology is an approach or methodology that helps individual team members or entire teams to understand exactly what they have in the code they're going to be working on. The approac...
You're paying your application developers to write code. But are they doing what you're paying them to do? In most IT organizations, the answer is no. Industry analysts estimate that developers spend only about 20 percent of their time designing and coding. How do they spend the bulk o...
The Solaris Container typically can be categorized as an operating-system virtualization, which means the virtualization is done by enabling multiple isolated and secured systems in one physical server (operating system for operating system). The Solaris Resource Management and Zones a...
OpenEJB has been around for seven years and is one of the few standalone and embeddable EJB containers. Useful mainly for unit testing EJB beans (embedding the containers in unit tests), OpenEJB is also available as a Tomcat plug-in. Which means you can call EJB beans from your Web app...
NetBeans 6.0 brings a host of new features to Java and Ruby developers, including a totally rewritten editor, support for local file history, a new graphical file comparison utility, and support for the new Swing desktop framework. One area of particular emphasis is its profiler, which...