Hello from a sunny Thursday afternoon in Portland, Oregon. We've several good articles in the can for the next few weeks, so let's get right down to business.
The always-busy Daniel Steinberg recently took some time out of his super-secret, to-be-announced-at-JavaOne, plans to pen Transforming iCal Calendars with Java. Up for a little Mac OS X and Java? Check out his example.
The hard work of programming isn't usually writing code. Let's face it, most of us are slinging information to and from databases. It's the after-the-fact maintenance and optimization that's tricky, particularly with a complex J2EE application. JBoss' Sacha Labourey and Juha Linfors demonstrate some real-world performance issues that are fixable just by tweaking configuration settings in JBoss Optimizations 101.
OOP promised reusable code. In some ways, it delivered. Decades later, AOP (Aspect-Oriented Programming) promises to go one step better. Bill Burke and Adrian Brock explore the ideas of AOP and demonstrate their support in JBoss 4.0. Read more in Aspect-Oriented Programming and JBoss. Is it practical? Is it practicable? We'll all be asking those questions soon.
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Next week, we'll return to our QTJava series and we'll explore the beautiful mess that is Java date handling.
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