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Brian Maso

Brian is a member of the JSR 225 (XQJ) Expert Group. He has been a full-time Java developer and advocate for 9+ years. He is a DevelopMentor Certified Java Master and Certified Java Master Instructor, has authored 3 books, numerous articles and whitepapers on Java APIs and programming, and was the original Tip and Techniques editor for the Java Developer's Journal. Brian graduated in 1992 with a BSEE from Johns Hopkins University. He works as a consultant through his company


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Can't Go to the 1.5 Bleeding Edge? Bring it Back to 1.4!

Posted by jdcmember on May 19, 2005 at 5:05 PM PDT

Retroweaver 1.1 is a post-compile bytecode fixup tool. With it, Java 5 language features (enum types, varargs, auto-boxing, generics) will run on any 1.4 VM. Neat trick brought to you by Toby Reyelts.

JAX-RPC + JAXB Article

Posted by jdcmember on April 25, 2005 at 11:31 AM PDT

I wrote an article, that was just published by DevelopMentor, titled "Schema-driven Web Services".

WS Authors: You Can't Hide from XML Schema

Posted by jdcmember on April 7, 2005 at 4:15 PM PDT

XML Schema is THE type system of web services. Learn it, use it, live it; don't hide behind Java->WSDL tools. More to the point: JAX-RPC Java->WSDL mechanical translation tools should never be used.

Java-to-WSDL is a stunningly poor choice when you want to exchange data with another organization through web services.