- Client/Server Programming with Java and CORBA
CORBA and JavaBeans are merging in cyberspace. Here?s your completely updated guide to navigating this previously uncharted territory.
Whether you?re a seasoned Java programmer, a distributed objects expert, or looking to be a little of both, this Second Edition of the enormously popular Client/Server
Programming with Java and CORBA gives you the programming know-how you need to combine these two technologies into workable client/server solutions for the Object Web.
Full of working code, tutorials, and design trade-offs, this one-of-a-kind book:
* Includes over 250 new pages on JavaBeans, CORBA Beans, and Enterprise JavaBeans. Shows you how to invoke CORBA objects from JavaBeans tools such as Visual Cafe, JBuilder, and Visual Age for Java
* Covers everything from simple ORB programming to exciting new areas such as CORBA 3.0?s POA, Object Pass-by-Value, IDL-to-Java, and RMI-to-IIOP
* Uses tutorials and client/server benchmarks to compare CORBA and its competitors including Java/RMI, Java/DCOM, Sockets, HTTP/CGI, and Servlets
* Covers in detail Netscape?s ORB: VisiBroker for Java 3.X; it shows you how to use Caffeine to write CORBA/Java applications without IDL
* Provides a Debit-Credit benchmark for JDBC databases to compare 2-tier vs. 3-tier client/server solutions
* Provides a JavaBeans version of Club Med-a Web-based, 3-tier client/server application that uses CORBA, Java, and JDBC
* Shows how to use CORBA?s dynamic facilities such as callbacks, dynamic invocations, object introspection, and the interface repository
* Comes with a CD-ROM containing over 16 Java-based client/server applications (and other goodies).
They have written numerous bestselling books including Instant CORBA,The Essential Client/Server Survival Guide, Second Edition, and The Distributed Objects Survival Guide. The two Survival Guides both won the prestigious Software Development/Jolt Award for best computer books.
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- Overcoming Underachieving: An Action Guide to Helping Your Child Succeed in School
Help your child succeed!
If your child is falling behind in school, you know what heartache is --watching the struggle, feeling the frustration, yearning to help --but what can you do?
You can do a lot! In Overcoming Underachieving two nationally recognized experts in children?s school problems show you how to become your child?s advocate, coach, and guide through the educational process. Using numerous case examples, they help you pinpoint your child?s unique learning patterns and the problems that interfere with learning, behavior, and achievement.
This information-packed book provides dozens of creative, parent-tested tools to help your child overcome difficulties with reading, math, handwriting, study skills, memorization, attention span, and many other problems that affect school success. With the help of Overcoming Underachieving, you can:
* Learn proven methods of assessing your child?s patterns of learning and behaving
* Describe learning and behavior problems clearly to teachers and other educators
* Develop strategies that use strengths to overcome weaknesses
* Set goals your child really can achieve
* Find out how to improve your child?s behavior and self-esteem
Emotional support is important, but you can give your son or daughter even more. Find out how in Overcoming Underachieving.
- J2EETM Best Practices: JavaTM Design Patterns, Automation, and Performance
Learn how to apply robust application design to your J2EE projects
There are a number of best practices you need to consider to build highly effective J2EE components and integrate them into applications. These practices include evaluating and selecting the right set of software components and services to handle the job.
In this book, Darren Broemmer supplies you with a set of best practices for J2EE development and then teaches you how to use them to construct an application architecture referred to as the reference architecture. The design and implementation of the reference architecture is based on a set of guiding principles that are used to optimize and automate J2EE development.
In addition to the author?s thorough discussions of the latest technologies for J2EE implementation-including EJB 2, Jakarta Struts, Servlets, Java Server Pages, UML, design patterns, Common Business Logic Foundation components, and XML-Broemmer addresses such topics as:
- Understanding J2EE application architecture
- Building business applications with J2EE, a business object architecture, and extensible components created with design patterns
- Designing and implementing a sample banking Web application
- Integrating proven performance-engineering and optimization practices in the development process
- Using metadata-driven, configurable foundation components to automate much of the development and processing of Web-based business applications
The companion Web site contains the source code for a Common Business Logic Foundation and sample applications from the book, including a Jakarta Struts project and a banking application. Links to the Jakarta Struts frameworks and J2EE application servers such as BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere are also provided.
- Industrial Safety is Good Business: The DuPont Story
High productivity, high quality, high morale, and associated lowabsenteeism are all products of a strong safety program. In thecompany?s operational meetings, from the office of the chairmandown through the daily reports from manufacturing plants, the firstitem of business is always safety performance. Behind DuPont?scommitment to safety is a series of principles and beliefs:
* Management at every level is responsible for preventing injuriesand illnesses.
* Safety must be a part of every employee?s training.
* People are the most important element of a safety and healthprogram.
- Programming with JFCTM
Using the JFC?s Swing API you can quickly create familiar or unique GUIs for your applications and applets using numerous components including trees, tables, lists, and HTML text elements. A library of powerful user-interface components that feature pluggable look-and-feel, Swing lets you build Java programs that can either change dynamically to match the look and feel of any platform they?re run on, or remain platform-neutral. In addition, Swing provides a new framework for creating your own components, as well as designing your application code.
In this book, authors Scott Weiner and Stephen Asbury take a hands-on approach to mastering JFC. Using tons of working examples, complete tested source code, and a library of ready-to-use GUI components, they:
* Give you a complete breakdown for each Swing component
* Provide detailed style guidelines for each class
* Show you how to build your own custom JFC components
* Demonstrate Swing programming techniques in the context of a large application
* Cover advanced topics, such as the Undo framework, animated icons, GUIs for the disabled, and more.
On the CD-ROM you get:
* Over 100 basic and advanced example Java programs focused on specific components or techniques.
* Ready-to-use Java components
* Two useful, complete Swing-based applications with source code that demonstrate multiple techniques in a single program.
* JavaSoft?s JDK 1.1. x and Java Foundation Classes version 1.1
* Alchemy?s GifBuilder