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(August 9, 2002) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. and other members of the OSS through Java™ Initiative have announced the final release of the OSS Common API and of the Common Design Guidelines. These deliverables help ensure that all applications developed according to OSS through Java s...
Source Control. The bane of software developers; if only because you have to interrupt your thought processes in order to make sure you've safely backed up those preceding thought processes. That fact doesn't change whether you're a J2EE, J2SE, or J2ME developer... or working in any ...
(September 12, 2002) - Nextel Communications Inc., Sun Microsystems, Inc., and Motorola, Inc. are offering more than $45,000 in scholarships or grants, wireless handsets, and prizes to students who develop the best J2ME applications tailored specifically to making university life easie...
(September 23, 2002) -- SpiritSoft and Softwired, leading providers of open-standard messaging technologies, have announced an alliance that enables customers to benefit from the industry's best open-JMS frameworks and robust J2ME solution for connectivity to the mobile enterprise. S...
(October 8, 2002) - esmertec has expanded its Jbed product line with Jbed i-ME. The Jbed Micro Edition CLDC virtual machine supports both the DoJa Profile 2.0 from NTT DoCoMo and the MIDP 2.0 profile, in parallel. esmertec is the first company in Europe to offer a compact, portable Jav...
(October 18, 2002) - Setting up a J2EE™ development workstation or test server is no easy task, but a new product from Communix just might make the job easier. Communix Limited, a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) of e-business infrastructure products and services, has just introduced AppSy...
(November 1, 2002) - The Java Community Process Program Management Office (PMO) has launched a new version of the program, JCP 2.5, enabling a wider variety of contributors to participate, and making the process of creating compatible implementations of Java technology more flexible.
(November 15, 2002) - Accessed through an easy-to-use Web browser interface, Compuware's new DevPartner Java Edition 3.0 suite of software development productivity tools uses analysis and profiling techniques to help Java developers understand how their code performs before an applicat...
(November 26, 2002) - Metrowerks plans to support the JCP's recently published J2ME Mobile Information Device Profile 2.0 across its family of products and services. Metrowerks CodeWarrior Wireless Studio 7, which supports virtually every J2ME handset, personal digital assistant, and ...
(December 17, 2002) - When I was teaching Java, many of my students asked me if they could draw pixels directly on the screen bypassing the default Windowing System. While I knew this technique could greatly help a Java game programmer in page flipping and stereo buffering, I was cluel...
(January 17, 2003) - IBM and MontaVista Software Inc. have combined their technologies to significantly extend battery life in consumer electronic products. The companies have shown that pairing the IBM PowerPC 405LP embedded processor with MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition...
Sun Microsystems, Inc. has introduced major new enhancements to the Java platform, including additional support for key Web services technologies, in the upcoming release of J2EE version 1.4. Sun is working through the Java Community Process (JCP) to make J2EE technology the standard f...
(February 18, 2003) - Motorola, Inc. has just introduced MotoFolio, a Web-based wireless content publishing and sourcing system providing access to Motorola's library of digital content, featuring J2ME-based applications
(March 10, 2003) - Six Sun Microsystems, Inc. employees have been named as recipients of the company's highest technical honor in engineering: the appointment to Sun Fellow. This prestigious Fellowship, held by only six others companywide, has been awarded to Nick Aneshansley, Whitfiel...
(March 20, 2003) - At Web Services Edge East in Boston this week, ObjectVenture Inc., developer of ObjectAssembler, the J2EE integrated development environment, announced the launch of PatternsCentral ( www.patternscentral.com), a portal website and supporting e-newsletter aimed at the...
(April 7, 2003) - IronGrid, Inc., has unveiled IronEye Cache, the company's latest product designed to tune application performance on the fly with no source code changes. Building on the momentum of IronEye SQL 1.0, which the company released on Feb. 1, IronEye Cache enables Java deve...
(April 16, 2003) - Pramati Technologies has entered into an enterprise license deal with ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank. The agreement is for three years, during which ICICI Bank can deploy Pramati Server software as its preferred application infrastructure across mult...
(May 22, 2003) - Fair Isaac Corporation has released Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor 5.0, the latest version of its business rules management software. Blaze Advisor 5.0 allows greater control and security for team-based development and maintenance of business rule applications, offers new op...
'Ever more energy and passion and wisdom comes from Java developers,' Sun's software czar proclaims (June 10, 2003) - The top tier of Sun Microsystems' Software Group was mobilized at the opening General Session of this year's JavaOne conference and expo - and that word 'mobilized' is...
(June 19, 2003) - netomat is the first broad consumer-facing, user-friendly set of tools to author, message, update, and monitor multimedia e-mails, Websites, and blogs as well as interactive multimedia spaces or bulletin boards. netomat's technology also allows users to embed tools so...
The discussion about software engineering in the special environment of startup companies continues with a focus on the software life cycle model and the tracking of requirements.
A question I have been asking myself lately is whether high-profile alliances of large corporations are actually the best way to advance the technology initiatives that shape our development environment and the products we build and use. It's fine and well that Sun, IBM, Netscape, Orac...
Explaining Java computing to a group of business people reminds me of explaining client/server to a similar group just five years ago. In fact, I realize that they are the same people. The same business people, the same business problems - trying to cut costs by implementing an archite...
Netscape and Sun Broaden Collaboration on Intranet Technologies Netscape Communications Corporation and Sun Microsystems, Inc. are extending their strategic relationship to incorporate support for Sun's WebNFSTM Internet file system in Netscape products, and to assure interoperability ...
Motivation One nice feature of the Java language is having many useful programming facilities (or APIs) built into its core language packages. To write a client/server application, one can use the socket classes in the java.net package by modifying from any existing client/server code...
As images come in different sizes and formats, image loading is often a complex and time consuming process. Image loading usually consists of fetching the image file, reading the header, decoding the compressed pixels' values, and then delivering the pixels. Java currently supports two...
When I read about the opportunity to submit articles to Java Developer's Journal one of the first topics that came to mind concerns the desire to be able to record or log data from a web page on the server. Every day I hear questions about outputting data to the server, be it to simply...
'If the USA and China can have healthy economic trade despite significant ideological differences, then there's a possibility that those of us in the freedom-loving Java world can engage in healthy economic trade with the many millions who will be locked into Windows and .Net.' Rick R...


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