Ever since Sun Microsystems (aka "the dot in dot−com") came up with Java, the geeks have been screaming
themselves hoarse about the wonders of this technology. Terms like "platform−independent code" and "write
once, run anywhere" have been given so much airplay that even novice Java developers are aware of them,
and the language is also popular with talk−show pundits and Internet consultants, who tout it as the solution to
almost all problems of cross−platform compatibility.
Now, we're big fans of Java − we've used it in the past, and will do so again in the future − but this series of
tutorials isn't about Java. It's...