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01 Jul 2010
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"Rich Applications for Billions of Devices: What's New in LWUIT?" [23270]
Open-source, Platform-independent UI Toolkit for Mobile Developers

Developers of applications for mobile devices have traditionally faced a built-in limitation to the widespread deployment of their solutions, writes Terrence Barr in "Rich Applications for Billions of Devices: What's New in LWUIT?" According to Barr, the limitation results from the platform-specific nature of the graphical user interface (GUI) aspect of applications and its UI-related code, which typically makes up the bulk of the application. The answer, as he sees it is a well designed, highly portable, open source, and platform-independent UI toolkit with lightweight memory and resource requirements. LWUIT, in a word.
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22 Jun 2010
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"Optimizing Applications with Oracle Solaris Studio Compilers and Tools" [23239]
Oracle White Paper Demonstrates Resulting Performance Gains

"Optimizing Applications with Oracle Solaris Studio Compilers and Tools" is an Oracle white paper that offers an overview of Oracle Solaris Studio 12 Update 1 software. It includes recommendations for selecting the compiler flags, options, and development tools necessary for the optimal compiling and tuning of the high performance SPARC and x86 processors commonly found in current server product lines.
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11 May 2010
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"Parallel Programming with Oracle Developer Tools" [23114]
Oracle White Paper Examines Programming Model with Emphasis on OpenMP and MPI

"Parallel Programming with Oracle Developer Tools," an Oracle White Paper, addresses the audience of developers interested in learning about parallel programming. The white paper explains that OpenMP provides for parallelization of applications running within a single multicore-based system, while MPI provides for parallelization of applications running across many such systems, often referred to as a compute cluster.
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29 Apr 2010
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Java Applets and the Java SE 6 Update 19 or 20 [23077]
Know How to Mix Signed and Unsigned Code

If you upgraded to Java SE 6 Update 19 and/or 20 and are having issues with JavaFX applets, then you might be having trouble with a mix of signed and unsigned code. Not only is this bothersome but it also could potentially be unsafe unless the mixed code was intended by the application vendor. A Java SE document explains the issue and how to ensure application and applet security.
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13 Apr 2010
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HTML5 Server-Push Technologies [23016]
HTTP, AJAX, Comet -- Milestones Along the Way

A recent article in java.net details information on two important components of the upcoming HTML5 specification, Server-Sent Events and WebSockets. Author Gregor Roth begins his piece, which is Part 1 of a series, with a review of the technologies that have served web users over the years, beginning with Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and then moving to both AJAX (useful for pulling data requests from the server) and Comet or "reverse AJAX" (which defines the architecture for pushing data from the server to the client).
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07 Apr 2010
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Java Champion Offers Developers Expert Perspective on Java EE [23010]
'Just Write the Code that Makes Sense'

In yet another installment of her series on Java Champions, Janice J. Heiss interviews Yakov Fain, long-term toiler in the enterprise technology vineyards and Managing Director at Farata Systems, which sells consulting services specializing in the development of enterprise rich Internet applications that utilize Adobe Flex on the client and Java EE on the server side. At Farata, Fain's duties include offering sales support without sales, which he does by producing technical materials, writing blogs, speaking at technical conferences, conducting trainings, mentoring client teams, managing offshore developers, and participating in development and promotion of open-source products.
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