Java News from Friday, May 7, 2004

Quick question: the NCSA used to run a service at that would accept any input sent using HTTP POST and return a list of the name-value pairs in the query. This service appears to have been discontinued. Is there any similar service still online anywhere which one could use to test forms? Replies to please. I could set something like this up myself, but I'd rather not reinvent the wheel. Thanks!

Update: A couple of people sent me programs to do this. I appreciate the effort, but I'm looking for a reliable service that does this. I am not looking for software to do this myself. I need to use this as for examples in a book, and I can't easily rely on myself or a reader to set this up to run the client side examples. If it comes to that, I'll probably code it up in PHP and host it here on Cafe au Lait, but I'd rather not have to do that.

Novell has posted the first beta release of Mono, an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework that runs on Linux, Unix and Windows. Mono includes "a C# compiler, an implementation of the Common Language Infrastructure and two stacks of APIs: a Unix, Linux, GNOME, Mono stack for APIs that takes the most advantage of your Unix server and desktop and a set of APIs compatible with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 that provides support for ASP.NET (web services and web forms), ADO.NET and many other components."

Sebastiano Vigna has released version 4.2 of fastUtil, a collection of type-specific Java maps and sets with a small memory footprint and faster access and insertion. The classes implement their standard counterpart interfaces such as java.util.Map and can be plugged into existing code. However, they also contain type-specific methods. For instance, the CharList class has not only the usual add(Object o) method but also an add(char c) method. Version 4.2 makes the arrays returned by various methods more type-specific. fastUtil is published under the Gnu Lesser General Public License (LGPL).