Thursday, July 29, 2004

Spring 1.1rc1 - java/j2ee Application Framework

Spring - java/j2ee Application Framework: "Spring is a layered Java/J2EE application framework, based on code published in Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development by Rod Johnson (Wrox, 2002)."

Version 1.1rc1 has just been released.

G-System - The Evolving Universe

G-System: "Ever dreamed of a nice piece of software that actually tries to simulate the evolution of an universe? Ever thought it would be possible?
The G System tries to do exactly this. It is both a free framework for simulation as well as a virtual reality itself which is growing to an universe in which life's evolution takes place."

JaxMe 2 Apache Projects

Welcome to JaxMe 2: "JaxMe 2 is an open source implementation of JAXB, the specification for Java/XML binding."

There are the first official releases since incubation from Apache available:
* JaxMeXS 0.3 (JaxME XML Schema Parser)
* JaxMeJS 0.3 (JaxME JavaSource generation framework)
* JaxMe 0.3 (Java/XML binding framework)

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

IPv6 added to root server

Internet News Article | "Vinton Cerf of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said the next-generation protocol, IPv6, had been added to its root server systems, making it possible for every person or device to have an Internet protocol address."

Monday, July 19, 2004

Twister - Open Source Business Process Management

Homepage - Twister: "Twister's aim is to provide a new generation, easily integrable, B2B oriented workflow solution in Java, based on the latest specification efforts in this field. The process engine is based on the BPEL business process specifications and Web Services standards."

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Maven 1.0 released!

Maven: "Maven is a Java project management and project comprehension tool. Maven is based on the concept of a project object model (POM) in that all the artifacts produced by Maven are a result of consulting a well defined model for your project. Builds, documentation, source metrics, and source cross-references are all controlled by your POM. Look here to see the full list of Maven's features."

Friday, July 16, 2004

Jakarta Lucene 1.4 released

Jakarta Lucene: "Jakarta Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform."

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

PHP 5 Released

PHP 5 has just been released.

Some of the key features of PHP 5 include:
* The Zend Engine II with a new object model and dozens of new features.
* XML support has been completely redone in PHP 5, all extensions are now focused around the excellent libxml2 library
* A new SimpleXML extension for easily accessing and manipulating XML as PHP objects. It can also interface with the DOM extension and vice-versa.
* A brand new built-in SOAP extension for interoperability with Web Services.
* A new MySQL extension named MySQLi for developers using MySQL 4.1 and later. This new extension includes an object-oriented interface in addition to a traditional interface; as well as support for many of MySQL's new features, such as prepared statements.
* SQLite has been bundled with PHP.
* Streams have been greatly improved, including the ability to access low-level socket operations on streams.
* And lots more...

phpLDAPadmin: LDAP browser to manager your LDAP server

phpLDAPadmin: LDAP browser to manager your LDAP server: "phpLDAPadmin is a web-based LDAP client. It provides easy, anywhere-accessible, multi-language administration for your LDAP server. Its hierarchical tree-viewer and advanced search functionality make it intuitive to browse and administer your LDAP directory. Since it is a web application, this LDAP browser works on many platforms, making your LDAP server easily manageable from any location. phpLDAPadmin is the perfect LDAP browser for the LDAP professional and novice alike. Its user base consists mostly of LDAP administration professionals."

ReadySET - Ready-to-use Software Engineering Templates

"ReadySET is an open source project to produce and maintain a library of reusable software engineering document templates. These templates provide a ready starting point for the documents used in software development projects. Using good templates can help developers work more quickly, but they also help to prompt discussion and avoid oversights."

Butterfly XML 1.1 - Elegant XML Editor

Butterfly XML - Elegant XML Editor: "The Butterfly XML IDE is built on top of a new real-time incremental XML parsing algorithm. The DOM is updated in real-time as the user types and not in a separate thread. The editor features syntax and error highlighting, incremental validation, intelligent code completion (based on XML Schema, DTD, or document analysis), XSLT pipelines, DTD and Schema Generation, and side by side DOM and source viewing. Built-in support for XHTML, XSL, XForms, XMLSchemas, XSP, and Cocoon sitemaps is included. Support for other XML types can also easily be added. The editor is capable of parsing XML documents that are not well-formed and showing the source of the errors. Errors in documents are highlighted in the source as well as marked inthe DOM view. This allows for easy conversion of HTML to well-formed XML. The side by side DOM and source viewing allows for the tree view ofthe XML to be instantly updated as the user types. The source can also be navigated and updated from the DOM tree. XSLT pipelines make building up and visualizing complex transformations easy."

Version 1.1 has just been released.

OpenChange Project

OpenChange Project: "Openchange intends to provide an Open-Source implementation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 under Unix Platforms. The Openchange Project is developed in C language under the BSD license, and will primary work on NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Linux platforms. The project time line has been defined to approximatively one year, and we believe the project will be in a complete stable state at this time. Openchange wishes to integrate the enterprise working environment and to substitute to an Exchange Server in a transparent way, so final users may continue to use Outlook, or any other mail client."

XMLStarlet Command Line XML Toolkit

XMLStarlet Command Line XML Toolkit: Overview: "XMLStarlet is a set of command line utilities (tools) which can be used to transform, query, validate, and edit XML documents and files using simple set of shell commands in similar way it is done for plain text files using UNIX grep, sed, awk, diff, patch, join, etc commands."

Monday, July 12, 2004

ActiveBPEL Engine - Open Source BPEL Server

ActiveBPEL Engine - Open Source BPEL Server: "ActiveBPEL, LLC is an open source software organization that licenses and distributes the ActiveBPEL? engine technology. The ActiveBPEL engine is a robust runtime environment that is capable of executing process definitions created to the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS, or just BPEL) 1.1 specifications."