July 22, 2005

Dates in DB2 and Oracle: Same Data Type, Different Behavior

ost enterprise applications today use database systems to persist data, and they utilize these data for various organizational needs. Often these applications need to store, retrieve, and manipulate date and time values to perform various business processes. Commercial databases, such as IBM’s DB2 Universal Database Ver. 8.2 (DB2) and Oracle

Building 2-D Graphics Applications Using Java and SVG

s Web applications become more sophisticated, developers increasingly need to be able to incorporate dynamic graphics and animation. Unfortunately, Web browsers were originally designed to display static HTML; displaying dynamic or animated content has always been a problem in Web applications. Nevertheless, solutions exist. One way to display dynamic content