Java News from Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Sean Meiners has released JabberWookie 1.0, an open source Java implementation of the Jabber protocol (aka XMPP). JabberWookie is published under a BSD license.

Websina has released BugZero 3.2.3, a $999 payware Web-based bug tracking system that supports multiple projects, group-based access, automatic bug assignment, file attachment, email notification, and metric reports. Bug Zero is written in Java and can run on top of various backend databases including MySQL. 3.2.3 fixes bugs and imporves performance when used with Microsoft SQL Server.

The Big Faceless Organization has released the Big Faceless PDF Library 2.0.4, a $400 payware (more if you want support) Java class library for creating PDF documents. The $1000 Extended Edition adds the AcroForms support, digital signatures, and the ability to import and edit and existing PDF documents. Version 2.0.4 improves support for right-to-left languages suvch as Hebrew and Arabic. Java 1.2 or later is required.

IBM's alphaWorks has updated their Focus code coverage tool. "FoCuS is a tool that implements the functional coverage methodology and improves testing of applications by providing detailed coverage information on the areas in which testing is lacking. Functional coverage refers to testing the performance and functionality of an e-business application and making sure that the design of the test is complete and covers every aspect of what the application is meant to do." It's not obvious what changed since the release last month.