Java programmers, like C++ programmers, expect that static instances (namely, static fields) are unique within the JVM. While true for most Java code, the real story behind the "static" keyword is more complex than that. What's worse, it can rear its head to bite Java programmers in very sensitive areas in complex environments like a servlet container or EJB server.Download the paper and/or the associated code. NOTE: This paper is copyright (c) Neward & Associates, LLC, and is free to use for non-commercial purposes with appropriate attribution; it is available for use under an "Attribution Non-Derivs Non-Commercial Creative Commons License".
25 August 2013