Intallation of JLCA 3.0 Beta on Visual Studio .NET 2003

While installing the JLCA 3.0 beta release for Visual Studio .NET 2003, we have heard back from some customers that there are errors such as the following being thrown “The VJU.EXE Process ended unexpectedly”“Microsoft.JConvert.Extensions.dll not registered. Please reinstall the JLCA”“Conversion failed:  Main engine couldn’t be instantiated due to Security restrictions or setup problems” The reason…

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Moving from JDBC to ADO.NET

One of our customers who wanted to move from JDBC to ADO.NET wrote to us that he was unable to find any article, white pages or case studies about migration database applications from java to .NET i.e. JDBC to ADO.net.  He wanted help in finding the relevant information. A> Data access technologies have been continuously…

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Accessing Java Objects from within C#

We often hear back from customers regarding this interesting problem. I am just throwing a perspective on this. Here is what we heard from one of our customers: I’m trying to get my organization to move to C# as the primary development tool, but I have to work with another group who insists on using…

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Availability of JLCA with Visual Studio Express SKUs

The Java Language Conversion Assistant tool is not available as a download with the express editions of Visual Studio 2005. You would need to install Visual Studio .NET 2003 or Visual Studio 2005 to use Java Language Conversion Assistant. For Visual Studio 2005, the JLCA tool is available with the following Visual Studio SKUs    – Visual…

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java.lang Vs primitive types (i.e. int vs java.lang.Integer) in J#

Here are a set of questions that one of our customers asked us recently. They were concerned that our library is not friendly to Java wrapper types (java.lang.Integer, java.lang.Character, java.lang.Boolean and so on). They asked us to explain. Q>  Why supporting primitive types as int, bool as well as their arrays is not enough in…

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Microsoft’s IDC Developer Tools Group celebrates Whidbey Launch

Here is an article that was published in the IDC Samachaar, the monthly newsletter of Microsoft’s India Development Center regarding the IDC Developer Tools Contribution to the product. Here Comes Whidbey The world of software development is poised to take a big leap ahead. Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 a.k.a. Whidbey had its worldwide release on…

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JLCA 3.0 is now SQM Enabled

With the launch of Visual Studio 2005 and JLCA 3.0, we are a step closer to the customers. In today’s blog I am going to discuss about the Software Quality Metrics (SQM) feature that is now enabled in JLCA as a part of this release. Here are a few excerpts from James Lau’s Blog about…

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Custom Attributes and Generics support in Visual J# .NET 2005

J# is an imperative language, but like most imperative languages it does have some declarative elements. For example, the accessibility of a method is specified by declaring it public, protected, etc. “Custom attributes” generalizes this capability, so that programmers can invent new kinds of declarative information, attach this declarative information to various program entities, and…

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Type-Safe enumerations in Visual J# .NET 2005

An enumeration type defines a type name for a related group of symbolic constants. Enumerations are used for “multiple choice” scenarios, in which a runtime decision is made from a fixed number of choices that are known at compile-time. The use of enumerations is superior to the use of integer constants (or classes with static…

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Value Types and Passing Method Params by Ref in Visual J# .NET 2005

A value type is similar to a class in that both represent an aggregate that can contain data members and function members. However there are a few key differences: (1) unlike classes, instances of value types do not require heap allocation (2) a variable of a value type directly contains the data of the type,…

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