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Letters to the Editor

Tips 'N Tricks "Java Tip 133: More on Typesafe Enums" Philip BishopEnumSyntax can provide a solution for integer-based enumsPhillip,It seems like J2SE (Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition) 1.4 supplies EnumSyntax as a generic base class for enumeration types. It implements readResolve() so you don't have to and implements Serializable and Cloneable. This seems like a good base for application specific enums—I don't know why Sun...

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Java Tip 135: Layer and compare property files

Property files offer an elegant solution for storing program settings loaded at runtime. The elegance comes from the hierarchical naming scheme, the ability to override settings on the command line, and the idea of default properties. Earlier generations of settings files like .rc (read command) or .ini (initialize) files lack these features. Default properties are underutilized, however, probably because good examples are rare and no...

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Java Product News (updated February 28, 2003)

Cape Clear updates WSDL EditorFebruary 28 — A new version of WSDL (Web Services Description Language) Editor is now available from Cape Clear Software. Designed for experienced and beginner Web services developers, WSDL Editor provides an environment for creating and editing WSDL. It works with .Net, Java, J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition), and CORBA.http://www.capescience.com/downloads/wsdleditor/Instantiations adds to...

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JSP Standard Tag Library eases Webpage development

The 1996 introduction of Java servlets made Java a reasonable choice for dynamic Webpage development. The subsequent debut of JavaServer Pages (JSP) followed by the inclusion of support for JSP tags were logical evolutionary steps toward fast, maintainable Java Webpage implementation. But the mid-2002 release of JSTL (JSP Standard Tag Library) represents perhaps the biggest step yet in speeding and simplifying the development process...