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Java Enterprise

One interesting concept that I forgot to mention in my review of Beyond Java is that of a Web Continuation Server. Web continuations can change the way we think about web applications. In the servlet world, we develop web applications with a callback paradigm. i.e when a user clicks a link, the servlet container calls the doGet() method of our servlet. Web Continuations invert control (The...
on Nov 24, 2005
Hot news for application developers in Europe: Sun will premier Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 at JavaPolis 2005. That convention, dubbed the European Java climax of the year, will be held between December 12-16 in Antwerp, Belgium and promises to attract an impressive attendance at a low entry fee of only 300 Euro.In the program for Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 will be a keynote speech by Sun VP...
on Nov 21, 2005
Off the press recently is the first Technology Preview Release of the next-generation Sun Java Studio Enterprise IDE, complete with an installer, code samples, and README. This new series of releases focuses on service-oriented architecture (SOA), which is all the rage in the IT community nowadays.Courtesy of Chris Webster of the Sun Java Studio Enterprise development team, the TPRs include two...
on Nov 21, 2005
Ask the Experts Transcript Read the transcript of the Nov. 14-18 Ask the Experts session on Project GlassFish.
on Nov 21, 2005
In a newly published article, Namespaces in XML Schemas, Part 1: An Introduction, Chris Webster, a Sun Java Studio Enterprise engineer, and I explain the basic principles with examples. Given that you can graphically edit and analyze XML schemas in the first Technology Preview Release of the next-generation Sun Java Studio Enterprise, we believe that developers would find a primer on namespaces...
on Nov 16, 2005
Now that Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 is free to Sun Developer Network members, it should be even more of a matter of course for version 7 users to upgrade to version 8. This short article, More Reasons to Upgrade From Sun Java Studio Enterprise 7 to Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8, tells you why in no-nonsense terms.That article also points you to a newly published upgrade guide, in which are...
on Nov 16, 2005
Application developers, here's a wonderful opportunity to showcase your cool apps and win big: Join the InsIDE Stories Developer Contest for applications that are built with Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8. That IDE is now free from Sun!In addition to having their apps featured on developers.sun.com, the top 10 winners will be awarded a Sun Ultra 20 Workstation, which delivers 64-bit and 32-bit...
on Nov 14, 2005
I'm a huge fan of IRC, as anyone that knows me knows. Inside Sun, we have a large and vital IRC network and the JSF team uses the #jsfaces channel to provide telepresence. In the past, I've blogged requesting that java.net provide an IRC server as part of their offerings, and subsequently recommended people use JXTA to provide this feature. This is currently in progress and I still advocate...
on Oct 30, 2005
If you plan to attend JavaOne Tokyo between Tuesday-Thursday, November 8-10, don't miss the many activities associated with the launch of Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8. Here are a couple of highlights. Keynote presentation by Sun VP Jeff Jackson, accompanied by a cool demo Sessions by Sun technical luminaries, among them Charles Beckham, Todd Fast, Mike Frisino, and Dan Roberts, on numerous...
on Oct 28, 2005
Early this week, I published an article, Mutual Authentication for Web Services: A Live Example, cowritten with Mark Basler, a senior staff engineer at Sun. The example application is Adventure Builder, an open-source project that's well-known within the Java community. The article starts with explaining the philosophy behind setting up mutual authentication among Web services for the purpose of...
on Oct 26, 2005
As intuitive as Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 is, learning a few tips about that IDE would smooth out your work life even more. You may find the tidbits below helpful. As before, Nathan Fiedler of the Sun Java Studio Enterprise engineering team helped me screen a technical FAQ and interpret the fine points. Hats off to him.Q: Why does my CD not perform an autorun on UNIX systems? A: This...
on Oct 26, 2005
Yesterday, Sun shipped the final version of Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8, only two months after the Early Access release. To the IDE's engineering team--the people who made the IDE a reality--it was a momentous day. I asked them for their take on what in that IDE appeals to them the most. Here's what six members of the team have to say."Enterprise Application Profiler in the IDE is truly...
on Oct 19, 2005
Over the past weeks, in collaboration with Nathan Fiedler, a Sun Java Studio Enterprise developer, I posted a six-part blog series, Nifty Capabilities in Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 Early Access. Now that the final release is out, I've consolidated the series here, given that all of those characteristics apply to the final version of the IDE. A handy reference for you, I hope. Be sure to visit...
on Oct 18, 2005
A few weeks back, I worked feverishly to get an article ready for this months' (November 2005) edition of the Sys-con's Java Developer Journal, or as many people refer to it, the JDJ. Check out your pigeon hole mailbox, or head to JDJ online to read the article. For this article, I delve into the details of matching your JDBC driver against the many choices in the Object-Relational-Mapping (ORM)...
on Oct 17, 2005
The Sun Java Studio Enterprise Software Forum is the place for you to congregate with fellow developers and the Java Studio Enterprise engineering team online: You can ask questions, post comments, discuss bugs or issues, share your thoughts about the UI, offer suggestions. Not a participant yet? Just join Sun Developer Network--for free--and then sign in and post away. This is part 3 of a series...
on Oct 10, 2005
Sometimes a single word can really wreak havoc, and "Bean" is one such word. My enthusiasm for Java took a distinct nose dive the first time I encountered the implementation details for the dreaded Enterprise Java Bean. It was quite a shock, and I did everything that I could to avoid using them. Now that EJB3 has significantly lessened the learning curve, many of my initial complaints have...
on Oct 6, 2005
James Gosling's recent blog asks the question: "SOA: Buzzworld Whiplash or Real Meat?" The answer probably requires a change of perspective. Jame's falls into the same trap that I fell in... SOA isn't really about a programming paradigm, it's about a product paradigm. Let me rush to explain.... To programmers SOA looks a lot like OOP (especially a lot like OOP as promoted by the SmallTalk...
on Oct 5, 2005
The Sun Java Studio Enterprise Software Forum is the place for you to congregate with fellow developers and the Java Studio Enterprise engineering team online: You can ask questions, post comments, discuss bugs or issues, share your thoughts about the UI, offer suggestions. Not a participant yet? Just join Sun Developer Network--for free--and then sign in and post away. This is part 2 of a series...
on Oct 3, 2005
The Sun Java Studio Enterprise Software Forum is the place for you to congregate with fellow developers and the Java Studio Enterprise engineering team online: You can ask questions, post comments, discuss bugs or issues, share your thoughts about the UI, offer suggestions. Not a participant yet? Just join Sun Developer Network--for free--and then sign in and post away. In this series, I'll recap...
on Sep 26, 2005
This is part 6 of a blog series on the superb capabilities new in Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 EA. As indicated in part 1, input from Nathan Fiedler of the IDE's development team was what made this series possible. Thanks a million, Nathan. UML Modeling: A Sleek Redesign for Clarity and Simplicity A redesign of the UML diagram editor and toolbar has resulted in their assuming a similar look and...
on Sep 26, 2005