When I recently embarked on Java development for some telecommunications
clients, I quickly learned that pure Java code is not a PR fad, it is a
technical necessity. A few short months after Sun announced the 100% Pure
Java initiative, I was grappling with development tools and third-party code
that was itself in transition. Here are some tips and comments based upon my
real-world experience at producing and verifying pure Java code.
The rationale for committing to Java in the first place was very clear. I
worked for a firm that was growing nearly 100 percent each year as it
developed both a professional services organization (PSO) and a practice
specializing in call centers solutions (CSC). The PSO, among other things,
targeted building Web-enabled client/server applications that linked
databases to the Internet and corporate intranet.
I was refining the client sof... (more)