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Vol. 13 Iss: 7

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An applet, a Java program that runs in a browser, often has to access the client resources. However, the security manager prevents an applet from accessing client resources. To access client resources, the applet has to have the proper permission. With this permission the applet can th...
What's the key to team and individual developer productivity in maintaining and extending a large application? Let’s start by making the following assertions: A developer's knowledge of an application code base is likely the single biggest factor of individual productivity. Correspondi...
Government intervention and direction has long been critical to the development of the computer industry. The Internet, after all, was derived from the ARPANET, developed in the early 1970s from a U.S. government-sponsored research project by the Advanced Research Projects Agency. Toda...
With the rapid evolution that Java and open source frameworks have made since the release of J2EE, enterprise Java IT seems to be producing too many Java dinosaurs. Developers, technical managers, or architects who no longer pursue their technical skills don't understand the evolution ...
The finest programmer I've ever worked with told me recently that she was giving up coding altogether. The reason – a succession of inept and incompetent managers had just destroyed her faith in software development. Recounting her experiences over the past couple of years, she categor...
Java developers use a variety of tools to diagnose performance problems. These tools provide deep visibility into an application's runtime behavior, including an in-depth view into problem areas with exact line numbers and object values. However, these tools have traditionally been lim...