DevX Special Report: Judging Java

Special Report: Judging Java

DevX is pleased to conclude its special enterprise report on Java. Part III of our series includes a candid two-part feature by analyst and author Andrew Binstock on the increasing importance of the Java Messaging Service and how to select the right vendor for your needs; reviews of new tools announced during JavaOne; a cache of DevX articles on J2ME and wireless Java; and insightful perspectives from expert John Zukowski.
Part One: The Arrival and Survival of Java

As part of our comprehensive analysis of the past, present, and future of a breakthrough development technology, we asked Java developers where they stand on the tools and technologies that make Java work for them.

There’s a lot to love in Java, but it can be far from a cakewalk. Find out why, in some scenarios, Java scores only a middling B-. DevX’s Brian Maso offers a sharp analysis.

From its conception circa 1991 to the present-day integration of Java in new development frameworks, weve documented every tick of Java’s rise to greatness along the way.
Part Two: Distilling Hype from Hope

Senior Editor Chris Preimesberger tracked down Dr. James Gosling, Sun’s project lead for Java and creator of the JVM and compiler, for a candid one-to-one discussion about how Java came to be, where it is now, and where’s it’s going. You might be surprised to find out how Java got its name.

It’s a wonderful thing to see Java further entrenched in enterprise business development, but is this shift beginning to create a skills gap in the job market? Find out why some analysts, IT managers, and HR specialists think the bar is being raised on Java development and leaving many developers far below par.

Visit this page throughout the week of June 4, 2001, to get daily coverage of the sixth JavaOne Conference from San Francisco. Get all the day’s highlights in one convenient spot!
Part Three: Fulfilling Java’s Future Promise

In “Why You Can’t Ignore the JMS,” analyst Andrew Binstock explains why Sun Microsystems’ Java Message Service (JMS) is about to have an even more important impact on the messaging middleware business. In his second part, “Get the Messaging Right the First Time,” our middleware expert discusses selection criteria for your own system and the pros and cons of major implementations.

Here’s a great new resource for you: DevX’s Sourcebank. At the moment, there are tons of pieces of Java code?including applications, classes, routines, beans, applets, and much more?in the bank for you to use now. Get in there and download away!

Guest columnist and Java expert John Zukowski says that Microsoft probably misled programmers by not being upfront about Visual J++.

Here’s a cadre of reviews of key new Java tools announced during the time frame of the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco in June.
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