/Brett McLaughlin

About Brett McLaughlin

Brett McLaughlin has been working in computers since the Logo days ( remember the little triangle?). He currently specializes in building application infrastructure using the Java language and Java-related technologies. He has spent the last several years implementing these infrastructures at Nextel Communications and Allegiance Telecom, Inc. Brett is one of the co-founders of the Java Apache project Turbine, which builds a reusable component architecture for Web application development using Java servlets. He is also a contributor of the EJBoss project, an open source EJB application server, and Cocoon, an open source XML Web-publishing engine.

All about JAXP, Part 1

2010-05-25T23:12:13+00:00 July 15th, 2005|Java|

The Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) lets you validate, parse, and transform XML using several different APIs. JAXP provides both ease of use and vendor neutrality. This article, the first of a two-part series introducing JAXP, shows you how to take advantage of the API's parsing and validation features. Part 2 will cover XSL transformations using JAXP.

Getting Started with Enumerated Types

2010-05-26T11:29:53+00:00 April 22nd, 2005|Java|

One of the great new features in Tiger is the enumeration construct, a new type that allows you to represent specific pieces of data as constants, all in a type-safe manner. Tiger expert and frequent developerWorks contributor Brett McLaughlin explains what an enumeration is, how you can use it in your programs, and why it will allow you to dump all that old public static final code.

JSP Technology — Friend or Foe?

2010-05-26T17:17:42+00:00 March 7th, 2003|Java|

An old Java technology hand and new Enhydra partisan, the author urges developers to consider alternatives to JavaServer Pages (JSP) servlets when choosing an approach to coding Web applications. JSP technology, part of Sun's J2EE platform and programming model, serves as a solution to the common dilemma of how to turn drab content into a visually appealing presentation layer. The fact is, Web developers aren't uniformly happy with JSP technology. Since many variations on the Sun technology are now available, you can choose from a number of presentation technologies. This article takes an in-depth look at JSP coding and explores some attractive alternatives.