Monday Mar 16, 2009

Overhauling the Java UTF-8 charset

Sun engineer Xueming Shen talks about why the UTF-8 charset implementation in JDK 7 now rejects non-shortest-form UF-8 byte sequences, and why you should embrace the change. Two words: security and performance.[Read More]

Wednesday Mar 11, 2009

Closing a URLClassLoader

Sun engineer Michael McMahon describes the new close() method in URLClassLoader, It effectively invalidates the loader, so that no new classes can be loaded from it. It also closes any JAR files that were opened by the loader. [Read More]

Tuesday Aug 12, 2008

Exchanging Data with XML and JAXB, Part 1

In this tip, you'll learn how to to use the Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) in Java SE 6 to exchange XML data between systems without having to delve into the specifics of XML processing. [Read More]

Friday Aug 08, 2008

Where's the State?

What things have state? What things have values that can change? When and how can they change? Can the changes be observed? Who needs to observe changes in state? Read about these questions in this blog. [Read More]

Monday Jul 21, 2008

Distributing a Java Web Start Application via CD-ROM

Learn how to distribute a Java Web Start Application via a CD-ROM. [Read More]

Tuesday May 20, 2008

Source Code Analysis Using Java 6 APIs

In this article, you'll explore the features of each of these APIs and go on to develop a simple demo application that verifies certain Java coding rules on a set of source code files supplied as input.[Read More]
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