In a recent battle of increasing free storage quotas on free web mail accounts, Google’s controversial GMail service has raised the bar far beyond anyone else so far (Lycos, 1GB, Yahoo – 100MB) and is offering a trial configuration of 1,000,000MB or a terrabyte of free storage with some email accounts.
Just quite what people are going to use that amount of storage for is still questionable. With that amount of storage you could back up 4 of the largest hard drives (250GB?) to your email account.
More info online here.
JavaWorld have a good article on their site this week covering the basics of tuning a J2EE application. They only scratch the surface (in 3 pages) but give some pointers of where to start looking.
They briefly describe server tuning, environment tuning, and database tuning.
TheServerSide.com have a good introductory article on using the Commons Digester to consume data in XML and instantiate object representations of the data on their site here.