Mai, 2004


31
Mai 04

Atom format for syndicating news and more

The Web has always included sites that present series of articles, events, and other postings which are meant to be shared and cross-referenced. With large parts of the Web becoming conversational communities, many in these communities have come together to work on an XML-based standard for such interchange and cross-reference. Atom is the product of this effort — a format and API for exchanging Web metadata. In this article, Uche Ogbuji introduces Atom.


31
Mai 04

dW Articles about FindBugs tool

Static analysis tools promise to find existing bugs in your code without requiring much effort on the part of the developer. Of course, if you’ve been programming for long, you know those promises don’t always pan out. Even so, good static analysis tools are a valuable addition to your toolbox. In this first of a two-part series, Senior Software Engineer Chris Grindstaff looks at how FindBugs can help improve the quality of your code and eliminate bugs lying in wait.

Read Part I at developerWorks, the second article is also already available and describes how to write your own bug detectors.


27
Mai 04

JMeter Tutorial

A nice tutorial about Load Testing Applications with Apache JMeter is available from javaboutique which also covers stress testing SOAP web services.


26
Mai 04

Hammurapi: Open source Java code inspection tool

Hammurapi is an open source code inspection tool. Its release comes with more than 100 inspectors which inspect different aspects of code: Compliance with EJB specification, threading issues, coding standards, and much more.

Detected through an news at TSS.


26
Mai 04

Flow4J vs. enfinity pipelines

Alex Greif has released version 0.8.1 of Flow4J-Eclipse. This release implements the feature request „friendly labels“ which adds the possibility to declare a description for Decision Flowlets for more human like readability of the if-statements.

Flow4J is an Eclipse Plug-in for modeling process flows in a drag and drop manner. A process flow can contain process steps (I call them flowlets), which can be linked together to a complex flow. All flows can contain the following types of flowlets:

  • Control Flowlets like Start-, Decision- and Jump-Flowlets which are configurable in Eclipse, and tell „how“ the process should flow.
  • Task Flowlets accomplish a specific task that is wrapped in a java class. The wrapped functionality can be everything like an EJB call or even JNI call.

25
Mai 04

JAlbum

After looking for a program to manipulate the photos at my powershot camera, I found by incident JAlbum which generates web albums of digital images.

The claim: JAlbum aims to be the easiest to use and most powerful tool in this category – and free!

… and yeah it’s written in Java. I think that the time has come to try something new for bins (album.nava.de). Nice things are: any number of folders can be nested, can use BeanShell for scripting, a lot of skins available as starting point.


25
Mai 04

Some practical details about JDK 1.4 Logging

When trying to solve Informa’s logging granularity (and log4j is not available on the CLASSPATH) it is important to know some details how the logging.properties of JDK 1.4 has to be written. There is a nice article
Looking into the JDK 1.4 Logging API by Keld H. Hansen which explains the subleties.