An Introduction to IKVM
Publish Date: Aug. 18, 2004
Java and .NET are two different worlds, but they can live within one process with IKVM. This "JVM for .NET" allows .NET (or Mono) to leverage Java code, and vice versa. Avik Sengupta provides an introduction to this important new environment.
Reading and Writing Excel Files with POI
Publish Date: Apr. 16, 2003
The Jakarta POI project provides a nice Java API for reading and writing Microsoft file formats. After learning about the project, most people ask, "How can I write a spreadsheet?" Andrew C. Oliver and the POI folks demonstrate how to read and write Excel files using the Horrible SpreadSheet Format class.
Opening Microsoft File Formats to Java
Publish Date: Jan. 22, 2003
Microsoft's file formats were once black arts to developers on non-sanctioned platforms. Thanks to Jakarta POI, however, it's possible to read and write them from Java. Apache's Andrew C. Oliver and Avik Sengupta explain the basics of the project in the first of a series of three articles.
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