Script JavaBeans with the Bean Scripting Framework

Sometimes a problem you'd like to solve in Java has already been solved in some other language. Or sometimes you'd like to use some of your great Java code from another language. The Bean Scripting Framework (BSF) from IBM's...

03/17/00

Process XML with JavaBeans, Part 3

Last month's JavaBeans column showed you how to use XML JavaBeans to create a simple XML editor. This month, Mark Johnson demonstrates the XMLConvenience bean set, which simplifies building visual XML processing applications with XML...

01/21/00

Bean Markup Language, Part 1

The past three installments of the JavaBeans column have dealt with XML JavaBeans, a Java package that allows encoding and decoding of JavaBeans hierarchies between XML and JavaBeans instances in program memory. This month, Mark looks...

08/20/99

XML JavaBeans, Part 3

The two previous JavaBeans columns presented the XMLBeans package that reads and writes JavaBeans objects to and from XML documents. This month's article extends and completes the XMLBeanReader and XMLBeanWriter classes. Mark Johnson...

07/24/99

XML JavaBeans, Part 2

In last month's cover story -- part one of a three-part series -- columnist Mark Johnson discussed XML, the eXtensible Markup Language, which some say will soon replace HTML for many applications. He also developed a class for...

03/01/99

XML JavaBeans, Part 1

The buzziest of buzz words these days is XML, the acronym for the Extensible Markup Language. But it's more than buzz. This rapidly developing technology is well-suited for use with JavaBeans -- and nicely complements Java, whose...

02/01/99

BeanLint: A JavaBeans troubleshooting tool, Part 2

Last month, Mark looked at some of the problems that can prevent Java class files from operating as JavaBeans. He also discussed a tool, BeanLint, that analyzes class files in order to point out some of these danger spots. In this...

01/01/99

BeanLint: A JavaBeans troubleshooting tool, Part 1

Too often, JavaBeans containers refuse to load some of your beans, but provide little or no error information. At best, they print a cryptic exception message, and at worst they silently ignore the bean, leaving you in the dark about...

12/01/98

A fistful of values

With JavaBeans, simple properties correspond to a single value within a bean -- such as a color, an integer, or a string. JavaBeans may also have indexed properties; that is, properties whose values are arrays. This month, we'll see...

11/01/98

A beginner's guide to Enterprise JavaBeans

The original JavaBeans specification describes the standard behavior and properties of Java components that run primarily on the client side of a client/server system. The introduction of the Enterprise JavaBeans Specification Version...

10/01/98

Turn Java classes into JavaBeans

Java has been around long enough that you probably have quite a few classes under your belt. How do you turn these classes into JavaBeans? It's amazingly easy. In fact, there's very little to do. In this month's column, Mark Johnson...

06/01/98

JavaBeans book review

There are many books on the market about JavaBeans, and new ones turn up every month. But how are you to know which one(s) to buy? This month, Mark Johnson runs down three of your best bets: JavaBeans by Elliotte Rusty Harold (IDG...

05/01/98

Serialization grab bag

The past three JavaBeans columns on object persistence and serialization have inspired some interesting questions from readers. This month we'll answer a few of those questions, with a detailed exploration of JavaBeans...

04/01/98

It's in the contract! Object versions for JavaBeans

As we've seen in the past two months of the JavaBeans column, object persistence lets a Java developer convert a Java object into a bytestream that can be saved to disk or transported across a network and recreated in another time and...

03/01/98

Serialization and the JavaBeans Specification

Last month we talked about how and why to "freeze-dry" JavaBeans by serializing them. The JavaBeans Specification gives you all the serialization control you need for your application. This month, we'll look at serializing whole...

02/01/98

Do it the "Nescafe' " way -- with freeze-dried JavaBeans

Making software components mobile is a crucial part of any software component technology, and JavaBeans component technology is no exception. The ability to "freeze-dry" and then "reconstitute" software components (such as JavaBeans)...

01/01/98

The trick to controlling bean customization

JavaBeans-aware Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) know how to "dissect" a bean class file and generate a dialog box full of properties, which a developer can then use to customize the bean. But these "standard" customization...

11/01/97

"Keep listening for upcoming events"

JavaBeans communicate with other software components by using events -- objects that encapsulate data about something that has occurred. This article will show you how to use Java's new event structure to wire Beans together to...

10/01/97

"Double Shot, Half Decaf, Skinny Latte" -- Customize your Java

Customizable components allow you, as a developer, to "have it your way." Customizable JavaBeans have properties that an application developer can modify -- for example, changing the appearance and/or operation of a particular bean....

09/01/97

A walking tour of JavaBeans

The success of rapid application development (RAD) systems like Borland's Delphi and Microsoft's Visual Basic have brought a great deal of attention to the concept of software components. Java has now entered the ring with its own...

08/01/97

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