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AFC

AFC

(1) (Application Foundation Classes) A class library from Microsoft that provides an application framework and graphics, graphical user interface (GUI) and multimedia routines for Java programmers. AFC Enterprise Libraries include support for data access, directory services, transactions and distributed objects. AFC is compatible with AWT and runs in Windows and other JVM environments. See JFC, AWT and IFC.

(2) (AntiFerromagnetic-Coupled) A hard disk technology from IBM that uses a ruthenium layer three atoms thick sandwiched between two magnetic layers. The magnetic layers allow for thinner bits, and the bit above and below are polarized in opposite directions. This technology pushes the superparamagnetic limit once again. The ruthenium layer, which is a precious metal, has been coined "pixie dust" for its magical properties by IBM engineers. See superparamagnetic limit.


AFC Layers
In antiferromagnetic-coupled storage technology, the bits are created in pairs with opposite polarities above and below the ruthenium layer.
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Microsoft Application Foundation Classes for Java allow developers to build higher-quality applications to meet customer needs and, at the same time, be more productive.
A developers preview release of the Application Foundation Classes GUI and Fx libraries is currently available for download on the Microsoft Web site at http://www.
Microsoft demonstrated the Application Foundation Classes and solicited feedback at a design preview last week with more than 80 independent Java developers.
Stingray Software is extremely excited about Microsoft's Application Foundation Classes for Java, and we are already working on products that build upon them," said Scot Wingo, co-founder of Stingray Software Inc.
Microsoft is clearly listening to the development community and helping us write great applications more quickly in Java with the new Application Foundation Classes.
The Application Foundation Classes offer a comprehensive set of cross- platform, value-added class libraries to help developers build richer, more sophisticated cross-platform Java applications.
We've received an amazingly positive response to the Application Foundation Classes and great technical feedback from the Java developers who attended the design preview," said John Ludwig, vice president of the Internet client and collaboration division at Microsoft.
These enhancements to the Microsoft virtual machine as well as the Application Foundation Classes are expected to be delivered along with the beta and final releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.
We look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship by providing the Microsoft Application Foundation Classes as part of the CodeWarrior product line.

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