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Blog Archive for jhook during November 2006

I've been working a bit on extending EL, but found that the API is missing a few features desired to fully make the language pluggable by third parties. First is method invocations. Caching reflected data is so difficult to do without causing some kind of memory leak. I really wish JSE had some kind of ClassLoader listener API as a safer alternative to statically scoped data in web containers...
I use Eclipse both at home and at work, but finally decided to give NetBeans a spin. Overall, the IDE is solid, but some of the features seem too 'literal'. For lack of a better word, let me use an example instead. When I'm writing test cases, I'll constantly comment and uncomment lines. Instead of providing one comment toggle control, NetBeans has two different ones: ctrl+shift+T to comment...
Updated 11/17/2006 with JEXL and upgraded MVEL and added Serialized size I decided to test the following EL libraries available today: Commons EL (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/el/)Implementation of the JSP EL API that's existed forever. This library can be found in many JSP containers (Tomcat for example) or used as a foundation for within many vendor's J2EE servers. OGNL (http://www.ognl...