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Last month, we started this column by looking at the development tool, Visual Café Pro. Visual Café Pro makes the perfect companion for the developer, giving instant access to the editor, on-line help and runtime environments. The main goal of this column will be to teach the reader t...
Welcome to Your New Language One can assume that if you're reading a journal devoted to Java you've taken the first steps into this relatively new and emerging language that has filled up many columns in every major trade magazine since its release only a couple of years ago. You've se...
Java is a programming language. Nothing complicated so far. And just like all other computer languages, it will not make a bad programmer into a good programmer. All the same techniques picked up while coding in, say, C or C++, generally can be applied to the same program in Java. But ...
Introduction Just when you thought it was safe to start learning Java, along comes yet another new technology from the those clever boffins at SunSoft, to confuse and dazzle the developer. Fortunately, it's not as complicated as it sounds. Jeeves is the name of the new Java Server API ...
Sun and Oracle caused a stir with their introduction of the network computer (NC) this past spring. Their idea is that the total cost of ownership of today's PCs is too high, opening the door for a low-cost, low-maintenance data appliance. So strong was the reaction of the industry tha...
With the continual onslaught of the Internet and the World Wide Web, surfers are now getting bored with just flat, lifeless pages. Over the past year, many tools have emerged for the Web developer to experiment with. For example, Netscape's support of the Gif89a graphic standard allowe...
'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...