July 15, 2005

Bring Java’s System.currentTimeMillis() Back into the Fold for Transaction Monitoring

any developers who work on high-volume transactional software (such as real-time financial or accounting systems) are skeptical of using Java’s System.currentTimeMillis() method for capturing transaction times. You’ll often hear the suggestion to avoid it due to fear that it will introduce unwanted delay in transaction response time, especially in multi-threaded

Building XML Applications with the .NET Framework 2.0

tandard applications, of course, use a database, but if you’ve ever investigated the idea of building an application using only XML files as a data store, you know that it has been rather challenging. The .NET Framework 1.x lacked some basic XML-enabling features, which made it difficult to build applications