Juni, 2004


30
Jun 04

Web Services performance: J2EE vs. .NET

Sun has released a white paper which aims to compare the Web Services performance comparision of J2EE and .NET. They claim that in all of their tested cases J2EE outperformed .NET. In some cases J2EE offers 2-3X better Web Services performance than .NET. The usual disclaimer on benchmarks applies: test it for yourself.


30
Jun 04

Emma – Code Coverage Tool

EMMA measures and reports Java code method, block and line coverage. EMMA distinguishes itself from other tools by providing support for large-scale enterprise software development while it simultaneously keeps individual developers‘ work fast and iterative. Every developer can now get code coverage for free — and they can get it fast. EMMA is so lightweight developers can use it during the process of writing tests instead of waiting for a „test build“. Roubtsov, who developed this code on his own, apart from his Trilogy duties, said this puts code coverage where it belongs: in design and implementation, before the code is checked in.


27
Jun 04

Python Plug-In for Eclipse.

I missed for a long time better Python support for Eclipse, today I found a very nice plug-in called pydev. And even better there is some documentation about it at a recently published article at IBM developerWorks.


27
Jun 04

New Ant 1.6 Features for Big Projects

This article explains the new features of Ant 1.6 and discusses how they might impact the way you structure your build process.


16
Jun 04

Announcement of the 3rd Topic Maps meeting

The programme of the 3. Kongress „XML Topic Maps“ (taking place in Darmstadt) is available, it will take place on 21st of June, 2004.

Nine presenters (users, vendors, academics) will provide an introduction into the Topic Maps paradigm (Steve Pepper and his famous TAO talk), present how Topic Maps work in practical use (key note by Andreas Mittrowann, Bertelsmann Foundation), explain the methodological development of Topic Maps (Prof. Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe), and talk about the Topic Maps Query Language TMQL (presented by Hans Holger Rath). The one-day congress will finish with a moderated panel discussion giving the attendees the opportunity for a lively Q&A session.


8
Jun 04

RuleCore

The ruleCore Engine is an event-driven rule engine that manages and executes reaction rules. The ruleCore Engine provides capabilities for detection of complex patterns of events, called situations. Events can be combined with logical and temporal operators in order to describe complex situations. When a situation is detected, the ruleCore Engine can execute an action to alert external applications or users of the situation.


6
Jun 04

Java Open Source Software Directory

A very useful thing to have at hands, is the link to the Java Open Source Software Directory. Run by a guy from Brasilia this seems to be maintained with respect to a lot of libraries and tools in the open-source java scene.


6
Jun 04

Article about Arch (for CVS users)

Not ever heard of arch before, I was quite supprised to read about yet another GNU project which tries to get over the disadvantages from CVS. Read in this article about a practical introduction.

In addition there seems to be a lot of discussions these days about how to future of version control systems could look like, a quite interesting comparison of features of open-source tools.


6
Jun 04

W3C Note: Photo RDF

Another travel through the web which started when looking for a program for manipulating EXIF headers ended with a surprise at: Photo RDF. Which is a W3C note for describing and retrieving photos using RDF and HTTP (jigsaw server).

Note for windows users: you might be interested in having a look at the exifer (freeware) for playing aorund with EXIF information in your picture album.


2
Jun 04

Generation of Java class diagrams

Found a nice ant doclet tool, which as a side-effect creates graphics (as PNG) for a given bunch of java classes. Definetively a thing a handy thing when enriching your documentation.