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Java Enterprise

It is hard to believe that JavaOne is fast approaching. It seems that I just got back from last year's. I am now preparing for this year's event (including finishing my presentation!) and there is a lot to think about: Where do I stay (and not blow my budget)? What sessions do i attend in person? Where should I go to eat? and of course which parties should i attend? It looks like another...
on Jun 4, 2004
We've been doing some prototyping over the past week and wanted to put together a simple enterprise application to prove some of the characteristics of JMS message processing via message-driven beans. The application server we're using is WebSphere Application Server 5.1 and for the purposes of our testing, we've been using the embedded messaging server. Although WSAD isn't my favourite tool, it...
on Jun 3, 2004
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is the new buzzword in the world of enterprise development these days. What does it really mean and why is it important? To me, it is just the evolution of software development trying to find the optimum unit of reusability. What exactly is being reused is what is being refined over the years. First, the rage was structured programming epitomized by the C...
on Jun 2, 2004
With the official release of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform) 1.4 in November 2003 and with the growing success of the Java Desktop and Web Services and XML communities on java.net, a number of us at Sun thought "hey, wouldn't it be great to have a community on java.net centered around J2EE applications, components and tools?" Crawling through the java.net project areas and...
on Jun 1, 2004

Java Web Services and XML

I have volunteered to moderate a recurrent technical forum on Web and XML technologies. My current thought is to have a presentation - perhaps a white paper, perhaps a set of slides - on a given topic from one or more speakers, and then to do a bunch of Q & As as threads. A given forum would run for a week or two and the speakers would commit to participating in the discussion through that...
on Jun 4, 2004
XML has some very nice properties, but the textual encoding is verbose. That is not a problem in many applications, but it is a real issue in some others, specially when dealing with large documents that are transmitted across a slow communication link, or when many of them are sent. For instance, traditional Web Services are sent encoded as textual XML over HTTP; as WS are being adopted more...
on Jun 4, 2004
Sun has announced that it will release JWSDP 1.4, the release 1.4 of the Java Web Services Developer Pack, in the very near future. The JWSDP groups together implementations of the key technologies in the areas of WS, XML and Web Applications. The actual pack is not out there yet, so don't look for it. And don't ask me why the PR went out ahead - I think somebody pushed the button a bit too...
on May 27, 2004
We have been doing some Spring cleaning and I want to give you a report on where we are, tell you about some future directions, and ask for feedback. Home Page: The three panels in the Community Home Page now have different types of content: general news on the right panel, community news on the center, and community resource links on the left pane. We are trying to update the right pane...
on May 22, 2004
With the proliferation of java server side technologies, this tutorial from Sun is very well laid out and quite refreshing. Unlike the title this tutorial actually covers servlets, jsp, tags, web services, jaxb, soap, xslt, jsf, localization, tomcat. Essentially everything that is needed to create real world server side applications with the exceptions of EJBs. I am not complaining on that...
on May 20, 2004

Java Desktop

"JDIC will enable applications written for the Java platform (Java applications) to integrate more seamlessly with their native desktop environment." I wish it did. I really wish it did... but it doesn't. I, and other Swing developers, have spent hours upon hours under the magnifying glass -- literally -- using the Windows zoom tools to make sure all of the layouts and components are aligning...
on Jun 3, 2004

Global Education and Learning

The other day I was taking with my friend Kent who works for Agitar Software, a vendor of a really cool unit test automation tool called Agitator, and he was saying that they found an interesting bug for one of their clients using the tool. Have you ever searched google for a way to replace a regular expression with another string in Java? I did with this search and found some interesting...
on Jun 3, 2004
Education and Research Becomes JELC Every once in a while you have something that someone else is looking for. You learn a skill and someone wants to hire you for that skill. You have a spare room, and a good roommate shows up. Well the Education and Research Community at java.net has the skills and the spare room and guess who shows up? How about the rest of the world? Europe to China and...
on May 27, 2004

Java User Groups

I have been discussing for a long time how only open source is not enough for Governments. Although open source is a strong point of freedom it allows you to end up tied to a product, what may be not as bad as being tied to a vendor, but may bring you the same types of problems, specially if you are the government. But this is true for companies also. In November 2002, me and several others from...
on May 31, 2004

Java Patterns

Working with ServletRequest's setCharacterEncoding for UTF-8 form submissions Aspire, the product that I developed over the last few years while I was working with java, servlets, jsp and XML, is being used on some SBIR projects involving JetSpeed and a few other open source tools. I have got a call the other day indicating that one of the forms is not accepting Vietnamese input. They are getting...
on May 21, 2004
City of Heroes Update Well CoH has launched and I've been playing for a few weeks. Here's my rundown of the game so far. I have to say I'm very impressed with CoH. Although it has some pretty severe limits they've done an awful lot of things right. One of the first things you notice on entering CoH is the vast array of choices for your character's look. I really have yet to see 2 players that...
on May 10, 2004
One of the first tasks that I performed for my employer was to diagnose and resolve a several minutes long CPU spike on the database server for one of our J2EE applications. All of our servers were well monitored, and without much ado we were able to pin the spike on a specific use case. As it turns out, the culprit was a use case for exporting Loan Application records from our company to a...
on Apr 26, 2004

JXTA

We are taking baby steps at present but I for one can not wait to turn over the deployment process, code analysis, etc. entirely to the very able hands of Maven. Here's a brief project how to to which we are actively seeking guidance from any and all the mavens out there in the crowd: MyJXTA Maven How To Java == platform independence XML == application independence JXTA == network...
on May 10, 2004
Cross Gender Roleplay. I've been playing pen and paper role play games fairly consistently for almost 30 years and online RPGs on and off since Ultima Online. As someone who plays both male and female characters today I often find myself called on to answer the question. "why would a guy want to play a girl?" Well there are probably as many reasons as there are cross gender players. Although I...
on May 3, 2004
Google + FreeTTS + JNLP = 15s of Fame If you are feeling "lucky," go for this one and accept the certificates ... you do, after all, trust me don't you: Google + FreeTTS + JNLP = 15s of fame Java == platform independence XML == application independence JXTA == network independence Secure End-to-End Computing in my ears: Lamb/What Sound (deluxe)/Small
on Apr 27, 2004

Java Communications

To borrow words from my good friend, Professor Henry Higgins, "Have you ever met a programmer of good character where XML is concerned? Well, I havent. I find that the moment a programmer learns XML, he/she wants to invent his/her own dialect. " OK we all have our language exploits and I have invented a few XML dialects of my own (which have a grand following of but one user). Despite my...
on Apr 25, 2004