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Ajit Sagar

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Welcome to XML-J 2001! Thanks to your support and readership we've successfully completed the first year of this magazine - our circulation has doubled every month since our first issue in March 2000. This validates several beliefs on which this magazine was started. One was that there was a need in the market for a single source that could offer the latest information on XML - a technology that has facilitated more unification in the computing community than many previous technologies combined. Indeed, it seems that the giants of the industry, including Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Sun, are agreeing on some emerging universal standards as XML has evolved. Let's hope this trend continues. Another premise was that based on the loyalty our readers have shown for our other publications, such as JDJ and CFDJ, we were sure we'd be able to aggregate and present invaluable... (more)

Electronic Java

Hello, and welcome to electronic Java! In this column we'll examine the role of Java in the fast-growing world of electronic commerce. We'll also look at how the different components of the Java 2 Platform fit together to create complete enterprise-level e-commerce applications. This column will also focus on how these technologies relate to the world of Java and vice versa. Before we get into the specifics of how Java contributes to the world of e-commerce, I'd like to set the stage by briefly introducing e-commerce and how it relates to the Internet. Of course, once we get to the... (more)

Java and XML in the World of E-Commerce

In last month's e-Java we discussed the technologies and APIs offered by the Java platform that play specific roles in e-commerce solutions for the enterprise. We also took a high-level glance at how they fit in an n-tier commerce application. Java provides substantial support for e-commerce­based applications; however, Java alone doesn't provide an end-to-end solution for e-commerce­based businesses. Components of the Java platform integrate with complementary technologies to offer complete Internet commerce solutions. Nowadays the acronym "XML" is found lurking in almost any lite... (more)

An Introduction to EJBs With Lots of Code

This was actually the first book on Enterprise JavaBeans that came into the market. Enterprise JavaBeans was released in June and made its debut at JavaOne this year. This is a pretty good book for developers who like to see a lot of code. The examples in the book are used to develop a fairly complex application and the code isn't meant for novices. Tom Valesky presents many examples. I like the fact that the book takes an example and builds its complexity in successive chapters. There's good coverage of distributed architectures and transactions. The author has also dedicated a ... (more)

So What? - It Seems That JavaOne Isn't Just Nerd Nirvana Anymore... This Is A Good Sign.

Yes, I was in San Francisco last month - but unlike the other 25,000 pilgrims, I wasn't fortunate enough to pay full homage to the Mecca of Java: JavaOne 2000. Instead, I was trapped in somewhat less than invigorating business meetings. I was also in a hurry to get back to Dallas to my wife and my brand new (two-week old) baby boy. However, I did manage to sneak out for a few hours on two separate days to the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco to sip from the Java technology cup.... Although my impressions of JavaOne this year are based mainly on this brief interlude, I've... (more)