Sun Tightens Java Power/Simplicity Gap

 
 
By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2004-05-03 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Java Studio Creator attempts to give developers a familiar-looking tool set for assembling user-interface and data access components, with a less forbidding learning curve than enterprise Java tools.

Its hard to remember a time before the advent of drag-and-drop application development. In many Java tools, however, a facade of component assembly has done a poor job of concealing the reality of cumbersome and easily corrupted code behind the scenes.



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Peter Coffee is Director of Platform Research at salesforce.com, where he serves as a liaison with the developer community to define the opportunity and clarify developers' technical requirements on the company's evolving Apex Platform. Peter previously spent 18 years with eWEEK (formerly PC Week), the national news magazine of enterprise technology practice, where he reviewed software development tools and methods and wrote regular columns on emerging technologies and professional community issues.Before he began writing full-time in 1989, Peter spent eleven years in technical and management positions at Exxon and The Aerospace Corporation, including management of the latter company's first desktop computing planning team and applied research in applications of artificial intelligence techniques. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, he has held teaching appointments in computer science, business analytics and information systems management at Pepperdine, UCLA, and Chapman College.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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