Sunday, December 28, 2003

Jakarta Lucene 1.3 released

Jakarta Lucene 1.3 has just been released on December 26th.
It is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.

Monday, December 22, 2003

Greg Wilkins: Servlets must DIE! Slowly!!

Greg Wilkins has has written an interesting article named Servlets must DIE! Slowly!! concerning servlets and "contentlets".

I don't agree in all terms but I think he has some valid points.

TimeCore - Freeware Timetracking Software

TimeCore is an award winning time tracking tool combining an elegant and intuitive interface with an industrial strength recording engine.
For people who need to track their time but find existing solutions overly complex or too lightweight, TimeCore Solo is free, delivering full round-trip functionality without any restrictions.

This is really one of the most usable time tracking software which allows great flexibility, is open (plain text and Excel export) and is easy to use - and this all for free!

Friday, December 19, 2003

Linux 2.6.0

Some hours ago Linus Torvalds released the long awaited Linux 2.6.0.
As always with an unspectacular mail.
Download Linux 2.6.0 from your nearest mirror.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

JAMon - Java Application Monitor

The Java Application Monitor (JAMon) is a free, simple, high performance, thread safe, Java API that allows developers to easily monitor production applications. JAMon can be used to determine application performance bottlenecks, user/application interactions, and application scalability. JAMon gathers summary statistics such as hits, execution times (total, average, minimum, maximum, standard deviation), and simultaneous application requests. JAMon statistics are displayed in the clickable JAMon Report.

To use JAMon you simply plugin the jar file and:

import com.jamonapi.*;
Monitor mon=MonitorFactory.start("myFirstMonitor");
...Code Being Timed...

Monday, December 08, 2003

XQuark - open source information integration components based on XML and XQuery

The XQuark project consists of open source information integration components based on XML and XQuery.
Found through Sylvain Wallez on the Cocoon Developers Mailinglist.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Almost Free Text

Almost Free Text is a document preparation system. It is mostly free form meaning that there is little intrusive markup. AFT source documents look a lot like plain old ASCII text.
AFT has a few rules for structuring your document and these rules have more to do with formatting your text rather than embedding commands.
Right now, AFT produces pretty good (weblint-able) HTML, XHTML, LaTeX, lout and RTF. It can, in fact, be coerced into producing all types of output (e.g. roll-your-own XML). All that needs to be done is to edit a rule file. You can even customize your own HTML rule files for specialized output.

Bossa - Lightweight Java Workflow Engine

Bossa is a workflow engine written in Java. The engine is very fast and lightweight, uses a very expressive Petri net notation to define workflows, does not require a RDBMS and is very simple to use and to integrate with java applications.