May 5, 2000

Generate Audit Table Trigger Code

This code will generate code to do a column-by-column comparison against a table, assuming that you are joining the inserted table (aliased as “i”) with the deleted table (aliased as

Models of Garbage Collectors

If you need a garbage collector, you can either install one or implement it by yourself. Which type of garbage collection should you use? A conservative garbage collector and a

Preventing Memory Fragmentation

Applications that are free from memory leaks but perform dynamic memory allocation and deallocation frequently tend to show gradual performance degradation if they are kept running for long periods. Finally,

Default Arguments in a Template Instantiation

Templates can have default type parameters. The compiler uses these default types when you don’t provide them explicitly in a template instantiation. For example: template < class T1=char, class T2=char

Avoid Hardcoded Literal Strings

Hardcoded literal strings can become a serious maintenance problem. Suppose you have numerous message boxes in your application that display a hardcoded text message and you want to change that

Package Protected Constructor

Question: I need to extend class A which resides in a different package, butclass A has only one constructor which is package protected. I get a compile error in class

Random Integer Generation

Question: How do I write a Java program that generates random numbers withinlimits, such as 1 to 100, or 1 to 1000? Answer: The java.util package includes a Random class

Interplatform Networking

Question: I want to connect a Java client program to a C/C++ server applicationusing sockets. What is the easiest way of doing this? Answer: Java provides the ability to write

Vectors vs. Hashtables

Question: Is there a significant speed advantage to using Hashtables over Vectors? Answer: The answer depends on how you are using those containers classes. Ifyou are only using them for