New Features in Java 5.0


1) Introduction Java 5.0 comes with a bunch of useful features. In this article, we are going to have an overview of the features like Enhanced for-loop, Variable Arguments, Static Imports and Enumerations. Apart from these features, we have already published other notable features in Java 5.0, auto boxing, generics and annotations. If you are […]

AutoBoxing in Java 5.0


1)Introduction In the latest version of J2SE 5.0 released by Sun, Autoboxing is one of the new feature. Before J2SE 5.0, working with primitive types required the repetitive work of converting the primitive types into wrapper classes and vice – versa. Sometimes the purpose of conversion is just for some API call, after which the […]

Annotations in Java 5.0


1) Introduction Annotations in Java is all about adding meta-data facility to the Java Elements. Like Classes, Interfaces or Enums, Annotations define a type in Java and they can be applied to several Java Elements. Tools which will read and interpret the Annotations will implement a lot of functionalities from the meta-information obtained. For example, […]

Introduction to Google Guice


1) Introduction Google Guice is a Dependency Injection Framework that can be used by Applications where Relation-ship/Dependency between Business Objects have to be maintained manually in the Application code. Since Guice support Java 5.0, it takes the benefit of Generics and Annotations thereby making the code type-safe. This article provides an overview about the Guice […]

Introduction to Spring Web Framework


1) Introduction Today, the Principle of Inversion of Control has gained much popularity and Spring is a Light-Weight Framework that adopts this principle extensively for Building Java or J2ee Applications. In most of the times an Application never wants to gain access to all the services provided by the heavy-weight J2ee Container, but still will […]

Google Web ToolKit(GWT)


Introduction : AJAX applications with Frameworks Normally an Ajax application is built by creating XHTML pages and JavaScript code with a suitable integrated development environment (IDE). A number of different libraries and frameworks exist by which programmers can use pre-designed JavaScript classes to implement otherwise time-consuming dynamic behaviors, such as drag-and-drop or sophisticated visual tree […]

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Introduction to J2ME


1) Introduction J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition) is an advanced technology in Java, developed with the help of Java Community Process Program. J2ME is a reduced version of the Java API and Java Virtual Machine that is designed to operate within the limited resources available in the embedded computers and microcomputers. also read: Writing JSF […]

How to write Eclipse Plugin?


This article will guide you in creating Eclipse Plugins using the Eclipse Plugin Development Environment (PDE). Because the Plugin Development Architecture is vast, this article will only provide brief information about the various components that fits into the PDE. It starts off in creating a Simple Plugin and they will try to explain the various […]

Programming Web Services using Apache Axis


The article titled Programming Web Services using Apache Axis shows how Axis Framework has simplified the creation of Web Services. It will start with the definition of Web Services and its related terminologies like SOAP and WSDL. Following that the ease with which Web Services are published are explained. The later section explores about the […]

Introduction to Struts Actions


1) Introduction Action classes will be defined to handle requests. Actions exists between the Model and View of an application. This article will cover all of the standard actions and the helper methods of the Action class. The struts-config.xml file designates the Action classes that handle requests for various URLs. The Action objects do Invoke the […]