Sunday, February 29, 2004


RDQLPlus is a tool for querying RDF graphs, featuring graphical results in a zoomable user interface (ZUI). It can work with existing RDF files, Jena2 RDF databases, and a native-Java database called Mckoi (included).

Saturday, February 28, 2004

IBM Challenges Sun to Team on Open-Source Java

The eWeek article "IBM Challenges Sun to Team on Open-Source Java" has some interesting news about a possible Open Source Java implementation.

This would be a very gentle step form Sun, if they really would do it and would give Java an even better chance to compete against the MS .NET framework.

Sunday, February 22, 2004

One Year Blogging

It's been exactly a year since my first blog entry.

I'm happy, that I still find some time to write some lines for it, though much has changed in my life: I married my love, Maria, in July 19th (her birthday) after living together with her for over 6 years and now we're awaiting our first child in the following weeks. If you want to know what happens around this great event take a look at "Spring 04" (in german), where our son tells the story with his own words ;-).


Andreas Hochsteger

Saturday, February 21, 2004

MySQL Administrator

MySQL Administrator: "MySQL Administrator is a powerful visual administration console that enables you to easily administer your MySQL environment and gain significantly better visibility into how your databases are operating. MySQL Administrator now integrates database management and maintenance into a single, seamless environment, with a clear and intuitive graphical user interface."

Monday, February 16, 2004


Momento is an XML document object model. It is designed to permit large XSLT transforms and XUpdate queries, larger than in memory document object models will allow. In addition, it stores transaction based modifications to XML documents that are recoverable in the event of a system failure.
It was designed with Cocoon in mind and fits nicely in Cocoon pipelines.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Eclipse 3.0 M7 released

Eclipse 3.0 M7 has just been released with yet again many new features.

ESR: Let Java Go

Eric S. Raymond has written an Open Letter to Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun, responding to remarks at Sun's February 2004 analyst meeting.
The essence of the letter is: Let Java Go

Saturday, February 14, 2004

formsPlayer has just been released. It's a 100% XForms compatible XForms processor plugin for Internet Explorer.

Sunday, February 08, 2004


htmlArea is a WYSIWYG editor replacement for textarea formfields. It supports IE 5.5+ and Mozilla 1.3+. It is written in Javascript and works with any server-side software.
It is now also available from within Cocoon as a special widget for the Cocoon Forms framework.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

JFig - Java Configuration Solution

JFig gives developers a simple yet powerful tool to manage their applications’ configuration. It allows them to:
* Store application configuration in one common repository of XML files
* Access configuration data using one common, convenient interface
* Easily define multiple configurations, dynamically modifying those variables that need to change in different situations
* Eliminate the error prone practice of defining the same configuration variables in multiple locations
* Ease the management, deployment, and control of configuration files

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.


phpFormGenerator is an easy-to-use tool to create reliable and efficient web forms in a snap. No programming of any sort is required. Just follow along the phpFormGenerator wizard and at the end, you will have a fully functional web form!

KDE 3.2 Final Released

The final version of KDE 3.2 has been recently released. Here's the announcement.
It has many new features and integrates even more into the enterprise environment.
I've already installed it on my Linux machine at work and can recommend it to everybody else.

Eclipse Plugin Central

There's a new Website about Eclipse Plugins:
* The Eclipse Plugin Central
Until now I only used this eclipse plugin site.
Let's see how they will compare.

Update: The number of plugins currently compares 57 (for Plugin Central) to 471 (for Eclipse Plugins).