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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)