November 7, 1998

Constants in Java

Even though Java does not have a constant type, you can achieve the same effect by declaring and initializing variables that are static, public, and final. After the variables have

Interoperable Dates and Times in SQL Queries

Many developers using ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, and ADO are unaware that there is a standards-compliant solution for expressing dates, times, and timestamps in SQL statements. When writing queries in

ODBC and JDBC Compliance

“ODBC-compliant database” and “JDBC-compliant database” are nonsequiturs. ODBC and JDBC clients can connect to databases that store behavior in the form of methods, triggers, constraints, and stored procedures. The ODBC

Starting NT Services for SQL Databases

The Windows NT installation process for SQL servers from Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Sybase, and Informix installs NT services. Not all products include a graphical tool that enables you to start

Make HTML File Management Easier

This tip works equally well in both the Windows NT and Windows 95 browsers, and makes managing HTML files a bit easier by adding some file-type specific menu items to

Namespaces do not Incur Additional Overhead

Namespaces do not incur runtime or memory overhead. The technique used to represent namespaces is called name mangling. This same technique is used to create unique names for overloaded functions