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Changing hosts

Posted by daniel on September 1, 2004 at 7:07 AM PDT

Moving your projects to

If you want to bring your Java based project to, we're happy to have you. If you want to leave it where it is but want us to help you with announcements of releases, we're happy to do that too. You'll notice that core to our mission is to help highlight "all things Java". Since we launched, we have featured two articles each day from other sites on our front page and include information on projects hosted on other sites every day. We aren't competitive. A healthy project ecosystem is good for the Java community and hence good for us. But, if you'd like to move your project to our site, let us know how we can help you.

David Walend has recently moved his JDigraph project to and has just blogged about the experience in Moving JDigraph. His experience leads off today's Weblogs.

In Information architecture,
Malcolm Davis writes "modern web-based applications have complicated usage and data patterns. The inclusion of large amounts of data into application usage, has forced us to think in terms of not only task-oriented, but also information-oriented."

Bob Lee shows you how to create a command line progress bar. Not exactly, but Jazz up your CLI with Progress Tracking provides you with a way of indicating how far you are in a certain process (such as unit tests).

Also in Java Today
, Olexiy Prohorenko looks at a software project with a PHP front end and a Java based back end. In Use SOAP to Access EJB Components with PHP he shows how to expose your EJB components as web services. He takes a stateless session bean, deployes it as a web service using SOAP, and then modifies the PHP front end to use this web service.

Stephen B. Morris has been thinking about the common patterns of software engineering. In Java Patterns and Network Management, he writes "this article briefly introduces Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network management and shows how two Java patterns can be applied to this complex area. You'll see that the use of patterns is quite straightforward and that knowledge of them helps in rapidly solving common application problems."

The discussion of Hackers and painters continues in today's Forums. mardigrasboy writes
"Isn't XFORMS going to take care of the initial part of this? My concern going forward is that the user and server can certify each other. Since we rely so much on JavaScript from the client how I can I verify that a event has really occured to my user on the browser. What I think is the browser could easily be a trojan horse or test program faking request and responses."

JohnM responds "In terms of 'certification', I'm not sure what problem you're trying to solve. You, from the server, cannot, a priori, have any objective confirmation that something sent actually came from a "user".

In Projects and Communities, the Pattern community has a rule that "every pattern should have three known uses". Eugene Wallingford blogs on A new rule of three based on Gerald Weinberg's quote "If you can't think of three things that might go wrong with your plans, then there's something wrong with your thinking."

Distributed Parallel Programming Environment for Java (DPPEJ) is a set of tools and technologies for developing simple, distributed, parallel applications using the Java programming language.

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