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Micromata GmbH, specialist for tailor-made software engineering, headquartered in Kassel, presents the first Java interface for easy access to KML (Keyhole Markup Language). Micromata will release JAK (Java API for KML) to the community as open source software. The open source project is now available to download at: and
on Aug 13, 2009
It has been a while since my last post, but I'm back :) I worked hard on new features that will bring GWS Deployer to another level. You can check the features that were there before 1.9.17 in my previous post here It will be easier to list the new features by looking at the command line parameters. [prettify]
Usage: com.sun.grizzly.http.servlet.deployer.GrizzlyWebServerDeployer&#10...
on Aug 7, 2009
InfoBrasil - TI & Telecom InfoBrasil is the second biggest Information Technology fair in Brazil, with main focus on business opportunities and industry networking. In 2009 the event is celebrating its 15th edition with a special program and the participation of entrepreneurs, academic researchers and students. InfoBrasil also includes a technology congress with prizes to the best papers....
on Jun 3, 2009
Recently, I caught up with Lee Bieber, a Sun engineering manager in charge of, among other projects, Drizzle, Sun's open-source project for a lightweight, optimized SQL database for cloud and Web applications. He mentioned a demo application being developed by his team to create a highly scalable search engine that retrieves, indexes, and searches for data. The application will be a key demo at...
on May 27, 2009
I did some enhancements to DisplayTag. You can start by reading my previous post on DisplayTag. There were some features that I needed and Displaytag didn't have them. I took the source code and I did it. The enchancements are not in Displaytag trunk, you will have to take my build or add it your self to the trunk. I didn't see recent activities on DisplayTag, but I would like to see them...
on May 4, 2009
Few days ago Tushar Joshi asked me how to use the Footprint Library to publish certificates with Marathi characters. This was a nice challenge since I had never realized Footprint was released without support for TrueType Fonts, but everything worked and now the library supports unicode characters. The major change was in the config file, where a new element arose: <fonts> ...
on Apr 26, 2009
The little baby : Grizzly http-deployer just moved from contrib to modules since release 1.9.11. Grizzly Http-Deployer evolve since my previous post New Grizzly enhancement : Servlet AutoDeployer. There are few new options. Let's describe the new command line params. Support multiple paths for application deployment -a warfile1;warfile2 or --application=warfile1;warfile2 ";" is File....
on Apr 8, 2009
A recent article in The Guardian presents an informative analysis of how the recession is affecting adoption of open-source software. Bottom line: The cost factor matters, but of course, and more companies are experimenting with the adoption of open-source software as a cost-saving alternative. Tough choices abound. However, continuing improving open-source software, such as Sun-sponsored...
on Mar 31, 2009
What is Fotprint Project? Footprint is a publisher and distributor of certificates of participation in conferences - signed PDF documents that prove you attended a conference or a course. Usually the companies have some formal process to manage education budget and universities also require some formal documentation in order to accept a participation in an event as part of their...
on Mar 25, 2009
I created a little demo to show how easy it can be to create a kit of classes from DTD and XSD using Maven and JAXB. To generate from XSD schemas In your pom.xml, you will have to add this. [prettify]
on Mar 22, 2009
Yesterday, in a short video interview, Open-Source Technology in Emerging Markets, on The Wall Street Journal, Simon Phipps, Sun's chief open source officer, starts by defining open-source technology and describing its benefits. He then explains why Brazil and South Africa have been assuming a leadership role in open-source technology in government, education, and other areas, mainly for cost-...
on Mar 18, 2009
LinuxWorld's recent interview with Sun VP Jim McHugh is full of enlightening observations on the Solaris OS, which is now open source as the OpenSolaris Project. You'll read about the advantages of Solaris over other platforms, the number of Solaris shipments in the last five years, the latest status of the OpenSolaris Project, the future versions of Solaris and OpenSolaris, and other...
on Mar 11, 2009
Jazoon Rookie freed your voice, and give you a chance to win a fully sponsored Jazoon'09 conference, including voucher + air ticket + accommodation expenses. Some criteria for the competitors: Aged 26 or younger (on 22 June 2009) 20 minutes technical talk Submission Deadline: 15 March 2009 Companies are invited to assist their Jazoon Rookies. Procedure: Submit until 15 March...
on Mar 10, 2009
Few days ago I was prospecting collaborators to my open source project when Björn Jensen - JUG leader of Hamburg - called my attention to the Google Summer of Code 2009 . After a brief reading of the program rules, my teacher vein started to pulse - yes, that's exactly what I was looking for. How it works? I strongly suggest you to visit the program web page and check the official...
on Mar 8, 2009
ZDNet Australia recently published a Q&A with Sun Open-Source Officer Simon Phipps, in which he commented on the following topics: Sun's acquisition of MySQL and its fit in the company's new structure The growth of ("35 million downloads since October" for version 3.0) and the impressive number of plug-ins The developers, Sun and non-Sun, who are hard at work on the "core code...
on Mar 3, 2009
OpenOffice reached a minor milestone in late January by releasing version 3.0.1. No new features, but two enhancements—more robust grammar checks and an increase in the limit of personal word lists—are terrific. OpenOffice has long engendered kudos. About a year ago, version 2.3 was named "the best download of 2007" by CNET. There have been many significant strides since.
on Feb 26, 2009
The TOTD #64 describes how to install Open Solaris 2008/11 using Virtual Box. This Tip Of The Day (TOTD) is going to explain how to install non-global zones (aka Solaris Containers) on this Open Solaris image. Containers provide an operating-system level virtualization technology. Thanks for the extensive discussion at zones-discuss forums, Bill Walker for lots of off-line support, and last...
on Feb 10, 2009
Thanks to Sun technology evangelist Brian Leonard, we now know how to install JavaFX on the OpenSolaris OS: Just follow his five-step procedure, complete with screen shots. Looks simple and intuitive to me. Have a try yourself. Incidentally, The Observatory, on which Brian and his fellow evangelists blog frequently, is full of gems regarding the OpenSolaris OS. Excellent job by those...
on Feb 6, 2009
This time I will show you how to run PHP applications on GrizzlyWebServer using 100% pure java solutions. I used Caucho Quercus to handle the PHP and GrizzlyWebServer as my WebServer. The first implementation that I did was really simple. I used the demo that I did for JSPOnGrizzly and replace the servlet by Quercus. You can see what the code looks like : [prettify]
public void launch...
on Feb 3, 2009
eWeek just published an illuminating two-part series, Sun Enhancements to OpenSolaris Take Aim at Linux. The author, Jason Brooks, starts by writing, "The updates to the free Solaris-based OS [show] that Sun will not follow IBM and HP in letting Linux take over the platform space once dominated by [UNIX]." He then describes the benefits of the major capabilities in OpenSolaris 2008.11 and the...
on Jan 31, 2009