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Dynamic Web Pages

Posted by daniel on June 23, 2003 at 7:07 AM PDT

It's easy to get caught up in the latest conferences and news announcements. Much of the news and weblogs on Java Today serve to keep you up-to-date on these items. Today, our newest feature article is Budi Kurniawan's "Accessing Databases from Servlets and JSP Pages." Budi provides a quick introduction to JDBC taking you through the steps of accessing the database, creating a query, and then executing it. He then pulls it together in a JSP example that talks to a database. Enjoy this introduction to creating more dynamic web sites.

In today's featured Weblogs Simon Phipps has two posts on patents. "Solving the Patent Problem" explains why fighting patent law is a necessary but not sufficient step in protecting open source and "F/OSS on Patents" points to research that Software patent research may not be having the intended consequences. Chris Adamson presented a media hack at last week's MacHack conference. In "Java Sightings at MackHack 2003" he talks about his own Java based hack as well as other sessions and hacks with Java at their core. James Duncan Davidson also blogged from MacHack. He stepped out of the Hack show at four in the morning to post "The Mood Hack".

In Also Today, we feature an ONJava article that describes how to generate PDFs in "Dynamically Creating PDFs in a Web Application. We also point to a developerWorks interview in "Sam Ruby looks at the future of Web Services."

Steve Mallett, the Java Today news editor has gathered the following Java Today News Headlines: "Q&A: Sun's Jonathan Schwartz on Java's future as Open Source","Threat to 10 million Java Goal is from Microsoft, Says Gosling", "Mysterious Net traffic spurs code hunt" and "Japple 2.3.1 Released".