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by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, May 29, 2007 1 message
In today's installment of JavaOne 2007 interviews, Fortify Software's Barmak Meftah and FindBugs creator Bill Pugh talk about what makes a security-conscious developer, and what developers can do to write more secure code.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, May 28, 2007 1 message
In today's episode of Artima's JavaOne interviews, Krugle's Laura Merling and John Mitchell discuss how code search can help with impact analysis of a code change that you are considering doing, and to what extent code search can be used to faciliate code reuse inside an organization.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, May 25, 2007 5 messages
In today's episode of Artima's JavaOne interviews, RogueWave's Patrick Leonard discusses the challenges of scaling an application on multicore CPUs, automatically applying concurrency to a business application, software pipelines, and why good design dictates the separation of an application's concurrency model from the rest of an application's code.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, May 24, 2007 Submit comment
Sun's biggest announcement at JavaOne 2007 was its renewed interest in the client and, specifically, a client-side framework the company dubbed JavaFX. Obligatory keynote demos notwithstanding, many conference attendees were buffled just what JavaFX meant. In this interview with Artima, Jacob Lehrbaum, Sun's client systems group product line manager, describes the mobile version of JavaFX, and provides the big picture of where JavaFX fits in with other client-side Java technologies.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, May 23, 2007 1 message
Sun's grid computing utility, Network.com, has evolved in the past year into an on-demand hosting platform for batch-oriented applications. In this interview with Artima, Network.com product manager Rohit Valia describes the kinds of applications Network.com is suited to serve, and how developers can publish and rent out their applications to others through Network.com.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, May 22, 2007 Submit comment
Yesterday, Sun's Greg Bollella and Dave Hofert made the case for real-time Java in enterprise applications where the exact timing of an operation is important. Today, Bollella and Hofert focus on the details of how real-time requirements are achieved in the JVM with the real-time garbage collector, a new feature of Sun's latest real-time Java VM implementation, RT 2.0. They also explain the concept of no-heap real-time threads (NHRT) that are never impacted by the garbage collector.
by Frank Sommers, May 21, 2007 Submit comment
JSR 203 promises more new I/O APIs for Java, including several new I/O abstractions and a new I/O programming model. In this interview with Artima, JSR 203 spec lead Alan Bateman explains how JSR 203's file API solves current shortcomings with java.io.File, the new Watchable interface, and asynchronous I/O programming. Bateman is an engineer in the SE Core Technologies team at Sun.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, May 21, 2007 1 message
Today's installment of JavaOne mini-interviews focuses on real-time requirements, or "soft real-time," in enterprise applications. Sun Distinguished Engineer Greg Bollella, and Dave Hofert, manager of Sun's Real-Time Java Marketing, talk about why real-time requirements are increasingly a concern for developers looking for predictable application behavior.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, May 18, 2007 1 message
As part of our ongoing mini-series of interviews from JavaOne 2007, today we speak with Steven Harris, Vice President of the Java Platform Group at Oracle. In this brief interview, Harris points out why developers should consider application performance from the very early stages of architecting an application, and about the architectural implications of performance-oriented design.
by Frank Sommers, May 17, 2007 Submit comment
Terence Parr released today ANTLR 3.0, the latest version of the popular Java parser and code generator. In this interview with Artima, Parr discusses the most significant new ANTLR features: a new parsing strategy, a new technique for building syntax trees, integration with StringTemplate, and re-targetable code generation.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, May 17, 2007 12 messages
In today's installment of Artima's JavaOne interview series, Tangosol founder and CEO Cameron Purdy talks about the importance of design in preventing future problems, the role of design reviews, and about the trade-off between designing something up-front versus diving into the implementation.
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners, May 16, 2007 4 messages
At the 2007 JavaOne conference, Bill Venners and I interviewed developers and companies about important ideas behind their projects and products. In today's installment of this Artima mini-series, BEA architect and JSR 289 spec lead Nasir Khan explains the importance of the SIP protocol and SIP servlets.
by Bill Venners, Martin Odersky, and Lex Spoon, May 9, 2007 32 messages
In this article, you'll follow twelve steps that are designed to help you understand and gain some basic skills in the Scala programming language.
by Boris Kolpackov, May 4, 2007 20 messages
XML processing has become a common task that many C++ application developers have to deal with. Using low-level XML access APIs such as DOM and SAX is tedious and error-prone, especially for large XML vocabularies. XML Data Binding is a new alternative which automates much of the task by presenting the information stored in XML as a statically-typed, vocabulary-specific object model. This article introduces XML Data Binding and shows how it can simplify XML processing in C++.
by Frank Sommers, May 3, 2007 3 messages
In the concluding part of this two-part interview with Artima, Adobe Flex evangelist James Ward describes the Flex programming model, the MXML user interface language, and the Flex developer's toolset.

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