JAX-WS: Web Services reinvented?

Along with Java SE 6 slowly getting finished, SDN provides a series of articles on how to use JDK 6 and JAX-WS 2.0 to build SOAP-based web services: Part 1 outlines a few basics and introduces the use of NetBeans to create a simple Web Service based application; Part 2 is more in-depth explaining how to use the eBay Web Services API with JAX-WS. Both documents are well-written and definitely

JEE 5 – having a „first cup“

So here we go… JEE 5, the web application framework / environment / platform /whatever based upon the Java programming language, is slowly gaining speed, and indeed it is a technology worth spending some time with. Compared to earlier versions, JEE 5 basically aims at making enterprise application development faster and easier, removing a lot of „overhead“ especially to be found in „old“ EJB specification (which made creation and especially

Bildverarbeitung für Geeks

Nachdem ich ja bekennender Digital-Imaging – Fetischist bin (und diese Leidenschaft bevorzugt mit dem GNU Image Manipulation Program, kurz „Gimp“, auslebe), hab ich mich nunmehr doch entschlossen, das bisweilen eher auf „Trial and Error“ basierende Arbeiten mit Bildverarbeitungssoftware mit etwas mehr theoretischem Fundament zu unterfüttern, um die Dinge, die man dort so im alltäglichen Einsatz tut, nicht nur nutzen, sondern auch etwas mehr verstehen zu können. Empfehlenswerte Lektüre der Wahl:

Verwundbare Mono-Kulturen

Was sich in den letzten Tagen den Weg durch die Regionalnachrichten gebahnt hat, hat den Technik-Interessierten aufhorchen lassen: Offensichtlich war das EDV-System im Landratsamt Aue-Schwarzenberg so weitreichend von Viren befallen, die die Arbeit der Behörde gelähmt und insgesamt eine deutlich dreistellige Zahl von Rechnern befallen haben. Mittlerweile ist aber zumindest der (auf Microsoft IIS 5.0 gehostete… ) Web-Bereich des Hauses wieder erreichbar, wenngleich auch verschiedene Rubriken, nun ja, noch etwas


If there’s a technology I’m starting to, well, hate lately, then it’s the Auto-Responder feature provided by many of the current e-mail and groupware systems. Basically, the very idea seems to be good: No matter whether someone is on vacation or just out of office to get some external project done (and, thus, unable to read mail for a while), each of the messages to hit the inbox is about

heading for Callisto.

The years after being released as Open-Source by IBM, the Eclipse environment has made its way from a good Java IDE to being an all-integrating developer tool, with plugins and extensions available for almost everything you might want to do while developing software of any kind. Besides providing support for most of the programming languages available besides Java (including Python, Ruby, Perl, C(++) and even C# atop Mono/.NET), right now


Lately there have been quite some discussions about the so-called Windows Genuine Advantage components to be installed with recent update packages of the Windows operating system, most of them caused by the fact that tools like this, intented to check whether your computer runs „pirated“ or „legal“ software, actually are little more than just nasty spyware to manifest on your machine and transmit information without leaving you an option of

Where Windows Vista fails…

Even though several pre-relase (beta as well as technological preview) versions of Vista, the latest (and shiniest?) incarnation of the Microsoft Windows operating system have been around for quite some time, the software itself won’t be sold much before early 2007. That’s not new. Months before that date, there is an article writtten by technology journalist Paul Thurrott on the new operating system, provokingly titled „Where Vista fails. This also

join(‚SOAP‘,’AJAX‘ )

Well, what have we here? A series of tutorial to include not just one but even two buzzwords of nowadays IT world? Now this has just to be absolutely amazing. 😉 Seriously: IBM DeveloperWorks once in a while features some good tutorials, and currently there’s a tutorial series on how to access SOAP-based web services using AJAX technology, an idea that somehow seems reasonable given that web services are quite