Strong Java

Strong JavaDespite Microsoft’s best efforts, Java is well-established in the enterprise. Can it hold its ground?BY D.F. TWENEY THIS YEAR, the programming language-cum-development platform called Java turned 5. It now stands as one of the world’s most popular computer languages—and it continues to grow. The number of Java programmers is increasing by 10 percent per […]

Strong Java

Common Language for the Next-Generation Internet

So-called Web-services applications will soon talk to each other without human intervention. But first everyone needs to agree on how they’ll communicate. In my last column, I wrote about Web services, which are business applications that share data with other programs over the Internet. Instead of people initiating every communication, computers could have virtual conversations […]

Common Language for the Next-Generation Internet

Think Globally, Act Locally

By: Dylan Tweney Issue: November 2001 Adding foreign language versions of your website can easily pay for itself in fresh leads and revenues. Most websites take a Model T approach to overseas marketing: You can access them in any language you want, as long as it’s English. Eighty-five percent of the Web’s pages are in […]

Think Globally, Act Locally