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RSS 101
By Bob Reselman
May 20, 2005
Have you ever wondered what those XML and RSS icons on a web page mean? Have you ever been asked to aggregate somebody? Do you have too many blogs to read and no way to organize them? If you've answered yes to at least one of these questions, take a look at Bob Reselman's article on the fundamentals of RSS for the answers.
The Most Common Questions About Eclipse: Answered!
By Chris Laffra, John Arthorne
May 12, 2005
Find out the answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding Eclipse in this sample chapter from Chris Laffra and John Arthorne.
XDoclet: Entity Bean Relationships
By Marcus Zarra
Apr 8, 2005
Entity bean relationships are some of the most difficult parts of developing an EJB application, but help is on the way. Marcus Zarra tells you how the popular XDoclet tool can help define different relationship possibilities.
Web Services: A Realization of SOA
By Frank Leymann, Francisco Curbera, Donald F. Ferguson, Tony Storey, Sanjiva Weerawarana
Apr 1, 2005
This chapter provides a high-level overview and understanding of the structure and composition of a Web services platform. This platform represents the basic core of a new Web-based distributed computing platform that overcomes some of the problems of earlier distributed computing technologies.
XML Performance and Size
By David Megginson
Mar 25, 2005
XML has a reputation for being big and unwieldy, but the reputation isn't entirely deserved. Many of the size and processing requirements for XML files are the result of inefficient development tools. This chapter provides an explanation of the issues involved in file size and execution requirements, and how to streamline those to bring XML in line with other file formats.
Saving Money with Legacy Data
By Stephen B. Morris
Mar 11, 2005
Migrating legacy source code is a time-consuming and complicated business. The same is often true for the migration of legacy data, but there are some useful techniques that can reduce the cost. In this article, network management software specialist Stephen Morris discusses the migration (or upgrading) of legacy data into XML format. This process proves to be surprisingly straightforward and low in cost.
Configuring an Eclipse Java Project
By David Carlson
Mar 4, 2005
Eclipse includes a wide assortment of configuration options that control project compilation or enhance productivity. This sample book chapter will keep you from getting overwhelmed by the number of choices.
UML Interaction Diagrams
By Craig Larman
Mar 4, 2005
This chapter introduces the notation used in the UML for two common types of interaction diagrams (sequence and communication interaction diagrams). This chapter is an overview
Writing a Story in PHP-Nuke
By Don Jones
Feb 18, 2005
At its base, a website's function is to provide information to users, and the most simple way of doing this is a news story. This chapter explains how to format and build a news story on PHP-Nuke.
Saving Money with Legacy Source Code
By Stephen B. Morris
Feb 4, 2005
A happy marriage between legacy and new source code helps to reduce the cost of development. Network management specialist Stephen Morris discusses the way in which mixed language techniques and software design patterns can help to ease the inevitable migration of source code.
The Web Services Build Specification Framework
By Rajal Shah, Naresh Apte
Jan 21, 2005
In the final article of their series on web services, Rajal Shah and Naresh Apte provide framework sample code that utilizes the architecture and best practices discussed in previous articles.
Building N1™ Grid Solutions: Realizing the Vision
By Paul Strong, Jason Carolan, Scott Radeztsky, Ed Turner
Jan 14, 2005
This chapter builds on the fundamental basics of the N1 Grid solution to explore the nature of an N1 Grid operating environment, especially some of the mechanisms that are already extant and are leveraged by the N1 Grid solution.
Changing Software and Legacy Code
By Michael Feathers
Jan 14, 2005
The old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," doesn't necessarily apply in the case of technology. Projects continually require alterations, updates, and enhancements. This chapter outlines the nature of code change, and suggests some of the challenges to be faced when making these changes.
J2EE Schema Management with Hibernate
By Will Iverson
Jan 14, 2005
One of Hibernate's most useful features is the automatic generation of schema manipulation commands. This chapter outlines the ways this feature can be used to greatest effect.
Introduction to SOA with Web Services
By Greg Lomow, Eric Newcomer
Jan 7, 2005
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) provides a commmon coding foundation for various applications, in order to simplify and streamline IT development.
Clean HTML from Word: Can It Be Done?
By Laurie Rowell
Dec 30, 2004
Laurie Rowell's short answer to the question above: Yes, with a bit of effort. With a number of utilities available at relatively low cost, you can finagle Microsoft Word's output to something that resembles clean HTML. You might need to roll up your sleeves and dig around in the code or the formatting (depending on the application you choose), but you should end up with something you can put on the web without shame.
The Basics of Cascading Style Sheets
By Matthew Pizzi, Zak Ruvalcaba
Dec 30, 2004
CSS, if used correctly, can greatly extend your ability to create attractive Web designs. Learn how you can use styles to enhance your Dreamweaver MX 2004 web page.
Converting XML Nodes into Objects
By Paul Kimmel
Dec 10, 2004
Paul Kimmel explains a seldom-documented but useful technique for reconstituting an XML node in a web.config or app.config file into an object. This technique is used by Microsoft programmers in valuable tools such as the Exception Management Application Block (EMAB) to permit you to treat an XML node as a persisted XML object.
Service Oriented Architecture: Inventory of Distributed Computing Concepts
By Dirk Slama, Karl Banke, Dirk Krafzig
Dec 10, 2004
Today's enterprise application landscapes are characterized by a variety of different technologies and concepts for distribution. This chapter provides an overview of this variety and how choosing the correct type of distribution can make or break your project.
Transaction Processing in Distributed Service-Oriented Applications
By Jon Maron
Nov 24, 2004
The ACID transaction model has served the industry well in the past, but Jon Maron points out that it has some major drawbacks when applied to the loosely coupled service domain.

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