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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during August 2006

David Herron posted a clarification of "what it means to be Java" on his blog, and the examples that he used got me thinking... David made it clear that anyone can add whatever they like to their version of the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) and still call it Java... but if they leave anything out then it is most certainly not Java. The example he sited was the hypothetical incusion of SWT (the...
This morning I came across a whitepaper from GigaSpaces entitled: Space-Based Architecture and The End of Tier-based Computing Perhaps the most widely adopted style of software architecture is the N-Tier architecture... the separation of concerns based on stacked tiers of functionality. The "Three-Tier" architecture is perhaps the best known N-Tier approach, with functionality separated into...
There is a huge paradigm gap between writing a desktop application with something like Swing, and writing a browser-based application with something like Java Server Faces. Frameworks like NextApp's Echo2 go a long way towards narrowing the gap, but there are still underlying disconnects that just won't go away... Just from the practical standpoint of learning how to program, this is a big deal...