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Wednesday, December 18, 2002
       
oxygen XML editor
Oxygen is a Java-based XML editor with support for XML, XSL, TXT, XSD, and DTD documents. It has FOP and Unicode support and the interface messages have been translated to English, French, German, Italian, and Romanian.
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Millstone
Millstone provides a new way of creating server side applications for the Java environment, bringing the ease of use and modularity of component-based development to Internet development. The leading idea in Millstone is to provide a full featured user interface component framework that is not restricted to any terminal type, , enabling any terminal to present the Millstone components using specific terminal adapters.


ASP.NET for Java. Unfortunately, ASP.NET sucks too. #


       
Make Exceptions Smarter
This simple error code scheme cuts down on the number of exception classes while retaining the ability to react to different failure conditions.
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URLFetch Java 0.9.2b
URLFetch Java is a small library that handles HTTP and HTTPS transactions, including support for GET and POST requests, basic authentication, setting and retrieving HTTP headers, tracking cookies, proxy servers, and automatically following redirects.
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Monday, December 16, 2002
       
Linux: Linus Says, Linux Not Designed; It Never Was
"Engineering does not require science. Science helps a lot but people built perfectly good brick walls long before they knew why cement works." - Alan Turing

"And don't EVER make the mistake that you can design something better than what you get from ruthless massively parallel trial-and-error with a feedback cycle. That's giving your intelligence _much_ too much credit." - Linus Torvalds
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Java Aspect Components
JAC is a Java framework that provides some facilities to achieve Aspect-Oriented Programming and to separate concerns when programming (distributed) applications (for instance, the persistence or authentication aspects can be considered independently from what the application is doing). It provides a runtime execution environment that supports Aspect-Oriented applications written with the JAC framework that provides visualisation, administration, and configuration tools for the applications and for their aspects.
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Sunday, December 15, 2002
       
Why JSP Sucks So Hard
I've been working (again) on taking a project from HTML to JSP, and doing so reminds me (once again) how completely horrible JSP is.


After spending a lot of time with JSP and ASP.NET I've got to say they both suck. More and more the thin,light rich client i.e. terminal client seems more and more appealing. #


       
The Swing Tutorial Updates
A new version of the JavaTM Tutorial trail Creating a GUI with JFC/Swing, also known as The Swing Tutorial, was recently released. The authors are updating this trail from version 1.1/1.2 to version 1.4 of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SETM). This article highlights some of the changes you'll find now and in the near future.
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Jabber Journal #5 :: 2002-12-13
sum, the Jabber community continues to grow. Relative newcomers are contributing JEPs and coding up new uses for Jabber like Ulrich Staudinger's business data interchange gateway with support for ebXML, SAP iDoc, and EDIFACT. Relative oldtimers continue to contribute things like Chris Pile's PAM authentication patch for jabber 1.4.2. And I've seen quite a bit of discussion and development occurring on other projects as well, such as the AIM Transport and the Nitro client for OS X. It's great to see more developers getting involved with Jabber, especially since December is usually a quiet time of year in the open source world. Now if only more folks would step forward to help out with things like the MSN Transport. Personally, I think we will see a lot more contributors join the Jabber world in 2003 -- when well-known personages like Dave Winer casually mention that Jabber support is among their coolest new features and major corporations start using Jabber (word is that the Sprint IM service is the latest major adoption), people notice. So get ready for a busy New Year!


Go Jabber, go. #




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