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(April 19, 2002) - Sprint, which operates the largest all-digital, all-PCS nationwide network and is the fastest growing wireless carrier, has formed a technology and marketing relationship with Metrowerks, a leading provider of wireless development tools and services, to provide devel...
(May 3, 2002) - When mainstream journals far from Silicon Valley such as The New York Times start referring to you as 'troubled,' even a giant like Sun Microsystems has to pause and take stock. And while on the subject of stock, Sun's has now dropped 90% from a split-adjusted high jus...
(June 5, 2002) - If you're an online merchant, ask a visitor to your site a simple question, and you're likely to get a misleading answer, if you get anything at all. That's the dilemma prompting a new privacy-enhancing data mining technique being developed by Dr. Rakesh Agrawal and Dr...
(June 18, 2002) - Will Microsoft ever carry a truly current and compatible Java Virtual Machine in Windows XP? That's the question that Java developers worldwide began asking themselves today the moment the heard of Ms's announcement that it is reinstating the ability to run Java progr...
(July 26, 2002) - Insignia has begun a search for the world's finest JPDA application developer in a global competition to promote the creation and public availability of Java™ applets and applications designed for use in high-performance Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs).
(August 20, 2002) - Metrowerks, a leading provider of development tools and services for the wireless market, is adding support for the Intel® XScaleTM technology in its CodeWarriorTM Development Tools for ARM® Embedded Systems.
(September 9, 2002) - Fiorano Software Inc. and Pramati Technologies have formed a relationship that will enable enterprises to extend and enhance their IT infrastructure at a reduced TCO. The two companies will work together on technology and marketing initiatives focusing on the glob...
(September 17, 2002) - Linux market leader Red Hat Inc, which is on the verge of posting its summer quarter tomorrow, has nailed a major, multi-year, potentially serious revenue-boosting deal with the mighty IBM Global Services (IGS), according to a highly placed source.
(September 27, 2002) - The jCert Initiative, a consortium of Java-based enterprise development software vendors, and CIW, a vendor-neutral certification program, have agreed to create a single training and certification path. The unified road map covers four job roles -- Web Developer,...
(October 11, 2002) - Often it is necessary to encrypt confidential messages and send them across a stream for better Data veracity. With JCE, you can encrypt streams of data and decrypt them using public/private key pair or using a single signature key file. The technique involves asso...
(October 25, 2002) - To expand iSeries user options for the most popular evolving infrastructures, HiT Software's DB2Motion v3.0 now adds Oracle9i and MySQL databases to its set of supported platforms. These newest platforms are in addition to existing SQL Server, Oracle, and iSeries s...
(Las Vegas, November 19, 2002) – It was a tradition begun just last month in San Francisco, when Sun’s executive vice president for software, Jonathan Schwartz, bet his boss Scott McNealy $2 that McNealy wouldn’t manage to avoid mentioning Microsoft during his speech.
In my previous code stacks, I have used ObjectOutputStream extensively for serializing the state of my objects. This is a method I'm comfortable with, and I presume most of us are. But beware! ObjectOutputStream is not the right way to create a persistent copy of an object. When you se...
(January 23, 2003) - This week at LinuxWorld, IBM announced technology that could help extend the use of open, standards-based Linux and Java software to consumer electronic products such as PDAs and other handheld devices. IBM has combined many of the underlying hardware components u...
(February 13, 2003) - On February 12, Microsoft filed a brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., asking the court to vacate the Jan. 21 preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Md., which would have required Mi...
TransUnion, one of the largest consumer credit reporting companies in the United States, selected Quest Software's JProbe to ensure that its mission-critical credit reporting system delivers superior end-user performance. TransUnion enables businesses to manage financial risk and capi...
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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