In response to a feature request from L. M. Orchard I've just spent a couple of hours packaging up the FOAF-a-Matic Mark 2 as a Java Web Start application. Actually creating the requisite JNLP file was straight-forward; the specification is clear and the format simple. I very quickly had the application launching from a web … Continue reading Java Web Start and Signing Jars
I'm very pleased to say that my latest tutorial for IBM developerWorks is now up on their site: Enity Management in XML applications It covers the XML catalog specification and using the Apache XML Resolver classes to add catalog support to your XML applications. Why would you do that? Read the tutorial and find out...
I've just uploaded the beta-1 of my shiny new Java API onto the MusicBrainz RDF web service. If you're not familiar with MusicBrainz, it's similar to CDDB: it stores lists of artists, albums and tracks that can be used to add metadata to your music collection. Aaron Swartz wrote a nice article on it a … Continue reading MusicBrainz Java API beta-1
A while ago I bemoaned the fact that there wasn't an independent JBoss documentation project. I was pleasantly surprised to discover via a comment left under that posting that there is now such as beast: JBoss Documentation Wiki There's even some initial content in there. If this gets some serious attention from you Java bloggers … Continue reading JBoss Documentation Wiki
Thanks to Danny this morning I came across RDFX, an RDF plugin for Eclipse. The howto document includes some interesting screenshots, based around exploring a FOAF document. To install the plugin I found that I had to follow a few different steps (I'm currently using an Eclipse 3.0.0 integration build; 200309100800 to be precise) that … Continue reading RDFX
Hello Java people, can anyone recommend a decent open source PGP API for Java? Basically I need something to help me implement signing and encrypting FOAF files from a Java application. Recommendations most welcome. I'll provide a summary of anything I find (either through your kind help gentle reader, or as a result of the … Continue reading Java and PGP?
Here's something I came across whilst looking for a Java API into WinAmp. Why was I looking for a such a beast? Well mainly because I'm a Java weenie and can't be bothered to dredge up the bits of C/C++ I know to write WinAmp plugins properly. The plugin I'm thinking about would be used … Continue reading MP3 GPS
I've been meaning to have a play with the POI API for some time now. So, when a colleague mentioned how easy it is to work with, I decided it was high time I had a look. Whilst thinking of a suitable utility it occured to me that Office documents have metadata stored in them … Continue reading More, More, MORE
Has anyone considered starting a collaborative, open source JBoss documentation project? The current JBoss documentation is out of date. Even the "for fee" documentation is lagging behind the current release which is a pretty poor state of affairs anyway, but for a company thats trying to make money out of an open source project it … Continue reading The JBoss Documentation Project. Why Doesn’t It Exist?
Ant is rapidly becoming my favourite Java and XML processing tool. It features heavily in my next tutorial for IBM developerWorks (working title "Code Generation using XSLT") which describes how to use XSLT as a code generation tool using an Ant based build framework. Basically using Ant + Jalopy takes all the hard work out … Continue reading Ant Fan