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Web sites were originally static. Later dynamic content came about through CGI scripts paving the way for the first true Web applications. Since HTTP was entirely stateless, it became necessary to invent ways for requests to be linked together in a sequence. At first state was added to...
Norman Richards along with the Austin Java Users Group got a first hand demo of the Sun Java Desktop System from Sun. Was he impressed? He has kindly shared his blog entry with us here at JDJ.
The Austin Java User Group recently sponsored a contest to create the smallest Java Hello World! program. The rules were simple: create the smallest Java class that when executed will display the text 'Hello World!' (and only that text) to the console.
Releasing Java applications can be a real challenge. Fortunately, Java provides a rich set of features for packaging and deploying applications that can simplify the release process significantly.
Java is often criticized for its performance, particularly in comparison to equivalent code written in languages such as C and C++. Advances in runtime performance have silenced many critics, but still there are times when no matter how fast Java is, it's just not fast enough. Fortunat...