The Newest java beans

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The Newest java beans

The newest use of Beans is to create a bridge between Java and ActiveX. Several software companies are working on methods of quickly converting ActiveX controls to Java Beans (IBM's Visual Age, for example, is leading the pack in this area). Whereas Microsoft hoped to encompass Java into ActiveX, it appears that developers have different ideas and are churning out a wide variety of conversion tools to pull ActiveX into Java.

           Java Beans are not a cure for all your programming ills, though. Beans are great for developing interfaces and basic applications, but for working with JDBC and SQL, text-based hand coding is your best bet.

           If you're a visual developer looking to migrate to Java, you'll find that Java Beans will make the transition much easier. With Java Beans, Sun is proving that Java is poised to grow and become a powerful force in application development.

For more information about Java and Beans on the Web, try:

           Applets - An applet is a mini-application developed in the Java language. Applets are commonly downloaded from the Internet and run on the user's machine. Lately, even full-scale Java applications have been referred to as applets.

IDE - Integrated Development Environment. Usually a visual-style programming application. Common IDE's include Visual Basic, Delphi, and Symantec's Visual Café

Java - A programming language, developed by Sun Microsystems, which is designed to be run on any type of operating system. Applications developed in Java are "Written once, run anywhere".

JDBC - Java Database Connectivity. This allows Java applets/applications to read/write/modify data in any of the supported JDBC database formats.

SQL - Structured Query Language. SQL is a language used to "ask questions of" a database. Through SQL, an application makes specific requests for information, and the database relays that information back to the application.

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