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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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Creating Global Beans

There are about five billion people on earth, and you want as many of them as possible to use your beans. You can create global beans: beans that display information to users in their preferred language and according to their customs.

Programs are often written with one language and one culture or set of customs in mind. In fact, this is usually done without any planning. Program developers use their own favorite language and adopt their own customs. This was fine when software was distributed locally for the most part, but now software is released and distributed over the Internet and used globally.

The pool of potential users or buyers of your software component or application is expanded through Internet access. However, ...

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