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Welcome to 2002 J2EE. The year 2001 has been a learning experience for all of us in the Java technology universe. The lesson has been a painful one - focus on the business problem and apply technology to ensure the right ROI. About a year ago, several folks were riding out the fantasy of paper money; options would change their entire lifestyle. They were going to take a year off and get back to work when they felt like it. Their requirements for cars and houses had taken on a whole new dimension. They were asking the world to excuse them while they kissed the sky. Then the bubble burst, and we're all back to basics again; living a fairly good life, but with no drastic changes. Last year, in anticipation of this revolution, the industry introduced several products to support it. These products are now on the shelves of discount stores. For the past few years there h... (more)

'Tis the Season for Amalgamations

By the time you get this issue, Christmas will be around the corner. From the J2EE arena, what is on your wish list for the coming year? More sophisticated tools? All-encompassing solutions for your business? More J2EE-related jobs next year? A utopia where J2EE and .NET can live together happily ever after? Better, cheaper, faster environments to build your solutions? For me, one of the most significant developments this year has been the tighter relationships that open source products have developed with commercial J2EE or related technology vendors, and vice versa. At JDJ, we'v... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interviews Greg O'Connor, Sonic Software Corp.

  SYS-CON Radio Host Ajit Sagar interviews Greg O'Connor, President, Sonic Software Corporation Click here to listen {interview in MP3 format} ... (more)

Java for the Enterprise

Hello and welcome to Java's Karma - The Cosmic Cup. The word Karma originates from Hinduism and means fate or destiny; or the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person's deeds in a previous incarnation. In this column, we will examine Java's Karma - Java in its rapid incarnations; new and upcoming Java technologies that are going to determine Java's role in the computing world. Indeed, Java has already moved beyond the realm of a programming language and holds the promise of uniting enterprise computing under... (more)

The Java Programming Language Trade-offs

So I get to the office in the morning and see Mr. Job Prospect's résumé lying on my desk. That gives me about 20 minutes to think of interview questions I'd like to ask him. A quick scan of the résumé reveals that he's done some serious work in Java that includes programming with JFC, JavaBeans, Java threads, Java Applets - the works. As usual, I decide to play devil's advocate. That always throws them for a loop. After the regular stuff, which Job passes with flying colors, I ask, "What's so great about Java?" He gives me the look I've received from several candidates - a look t... (more)