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Faced with the demands of mission-critical applications, many enterprise developers have pushed the Java language and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to the limit. The most common issue seen in transactional environments is achieving predictable response time or latency - in other words...
Before Java I was a Smalltalk guy. I remember switching from one language to the other and the tipping point that you reach when you've mastered the new language and how many months it takes, not to mention the years, to do really good design and know-how, which patterns to apply and h...
Open source software, while not synonymous with Java, may often be seamlessly integrated with Java code to produce a versatile synthesis that makes developers' lives much easier. In recent years, developers have taken some open source dynamic languages, commonly referred to as 'scripti...
A standard from OASIS called Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) is used so portlets can be decoupled from a portal. In part one (JDJ, Volume. 13, issue 3) of this article, we introduced the relevant standards and specifications and then demonstrated WSRP's capabilities by consumin...
A fast-moving Comet is about to impact the Internet. When it hits, it will wipe away the architecture flaws we have lived with for the past 15 years and allow a new World Wide Web to evolve. This new Web will include applications that are instantly on and always on, applications that a...
Commercial open source software has arrived. There have been commercial sponsors of open source projects for a long time, but the recent spate of high-price (for open source, at least) acquisitions of companies with open source products at the core of their business has made a splash i...
Java developers have had a nice ride the last few years. With ferocious competition in the Java tools space, the tools they use have been getting better and better. Where one tool innovates, such as with quick fixes, the competitors quickly duplicate and expand on that innovation. This...
As I write this the JCP's Program Office staff is busy preparing for this year's JavaOne Conference, to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from May 6 through May 9. As you read this you're probably at the conference, or if you were unable to attend I hope you've had a chanc...