In a preceding blog "A Fool's Errand" (and also "Java is all you'll ever need") I alluded to using Java for "small tasks" eg. file and system "tasklets" rather than the usual shell scripts. This article presents a basic design for that purpose.
This is a follow up blog to my earlier "All you'll ever need is Java" and serves to introduce an upcoming series of blog articles "Bin Bash Java" which is my fool's errand to build a library for using Java for file/system tasks rather than bash scripts or some other scripting language (or the Vista C#/.Net command shell).
NetTool 4.5.0, a Web & Network Debugger, has been released (http://nettool.org). The TCP Tunnel tool now has support for both server and client SSL sockets, and can run in headless (non-gui) mode. The HTTP Client now has more fully featured "browser-like" support, including following redirects and managing cookies.
There are many discussions around: which is the best IDE? From my current point of view: take any of these and be happy!
In his blog, Damien Katz wrote on "Signs you are a crappy programmer, and don't know it." At the top of the list is, "Java is all you'll ever need." Since i'm guilty of that, here is my response - why i choose not to add other languages to my toolbox.
I've updated the maven java.net plugin to keep up with the recent enhancements in the maven java.net repository.
I just posted Hudson 1.28. Today I'm going to recap what's been happening to Hudson since my last blog, which was about 1.19.
Today was Netbeans Day in Johannesburg, South Africa, introduced James Gosling, woohoo! Here is a quick report on the my perspective of the event. This is Part 1, focussing on Geertjan Wielenga's first talk, entitled "What makes Netbeans Best?" Part 2 will follow about his talk on "Plug-in Development and Rich Client Platform."
I'm sure I'm the last Mac Java developer here to figure this out so I'm posting it not so much for you but for future generations intrepid googlers to find.
How to get Netbeans code completion with Javadocs to work in Mac OS X
Netbeans is a great IDE and I'm really starting to warm up to it (starting to warm up to IDEs in general, actually). One of my big complaints so far has been the lack of...
I was going through old email, and my friend Jesse had pointed up my friend Jarda's commit log message as a candidate "Most Poetic Commit Log of the Year Award". What's the most amusing commit message you've read but neither incited nor written yourself?
A host of key topics for app development!
NetTool is a useful utility for debugging web apps and web services, allowing the developer to manipulate and view HTTP and TCP traffic. While it was first released several years ago, major changes have been made in the last few months with a slate of new features.
Not only free, but also open!
I released Hudson 1.19, which can distribute its workload to remote computers, allowing even larger number of projects to share resources for continous integration.
I just posted a new version of Hudson. The main improvement in this version of Hudson is the ability to record and track JUnit test result reports.
I just posted a new release of Hudson (a continuous build engine) with improved GUI.
I posted a new release of args4j, an annotation-driven command line parser
Learn how to utilize a Maven repository from NetBeans 5.0 saving you from storing libs in CVS.
I'm working on automating the java.net project approval process, and during this work I posted another version of Dalma, a continuation-based workflow engine.
I posted the first version of JNITL, a template library for developing C++ JNI application.