February 23, 2019
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Adding Pop-up Menus to Your GUIs

Pop-up menus can add a professional touch to your Java software, as well as making software easier for end-users. Here's how to employ them in your Java apps.

Automatic Code Documentation with javadoc

Automatic generation of code documentation doesn't have to be a long and arduous process. Using a free tool that all developers using JDK will have at their disposal, you can create sophisticated looking HTML pages for all your classes.

First Impressions of C#: A Language Overview

C# bears all the hallmarks of a great language. Like Java, it includes some of the best attributes of modern object-oriented languages, as well as adding a few new tricks of its own. In this follow-up, we cover some of the important new features of C#, along with some of its drawbacks.

First Impressions of C#: Java Killer or Java Wannabe?

As part of recent announcements about the Microsoft .NET platform, came the debut of C#, a new language derived from C++. Though Microsoft is careful not to mention Java in relation to C#, the gauntlet has been laid down for competition. Here we look at C# as a language in general.

Understanding Automatic Garbage Collection

One of Java's coolest features is automatic reclamation of memory space, a technique known as garbage collection.

Debugging in Java: Techniques for Bug Eradication

Part two of a two-part series. Locating bugs can be tough, but trace debugging and logging can help you track them down.

Debugging in Java: Debugging Theory and Strategies

Part one of a two-part series. Debugging can be monumentally frustrating for the developer. However, a good understanding of debugging theory can make this task easier to face.

Improving Thread Management with Thread Groups

Handling multi-threaded code can be made simpler by using thread groups to apply changes to a large number of threads at once.

Introducing the Java 2 Enterprise Edition

Here's how developers, from major licensees to the average programmer, can contribute to and shape the future of Java by helping define its APIs.

A Look Behind the Java Community Process

The JCP defines the way a Java API change moves from idea to implementation. Here's a look at how this important process works.

Java and Y2K: Will Your Code Still Run?

By installing the latest software updates to your Java Virtual Machine, to Java APIs and JavaBeans, external systems which a Java system may rely on, and finally your development tools, the only Y2K headache you may face is a New Year's Eve hangover.

The Java Collections Framework: Implementations

We conclude by looking at the data structure implementations the new framework provides, as well as some examples.

The Java Collections Framework: Introduction

With Java 2, developers have a good suite of data structure implementations and interfaces for building classes.

State and session tracking with Java servlets Part 2: Securing data

In this part, we examine the security implications of storing state data in cookies and the HttpSession class.

State and session tracking with Java servlets Part 1: Using cookies

Cookies make it easy for servlets to track user activity. Learn how to put cookies to work in your servlet.

Serving it with Style Part II

So you know the basics of working with Java servlets, now it's time to jump in the deep end of the pool.

Serving it with Style Part I

Server-side Java is hot, here's how to get started with one of its primary technical features.

The new features of JDK 1.3 - "Kestrel"

While still in its infancy, Java 2 Platform Standard Edition Version 1.3 offers significant advances in functionality - here's how.

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