Java News from Friday, September 10, 2004

Jason Hunter has released JDOM 1.0, an open source, tree based API for processing XML with Java. The API is unchanged since beta 10. A few bugs have been fixed. Java 1.2 or later is required.

Sleepycat Software has released Berkeley DB Java edition 1.5.3. Berkeley DB JE is a non-relational embedded database written in Java. The data is exposed through "a Java Collections-style interface, as well as a programmatic interface similar to the Berkeley DB API." This is a bug fix release. Licensing is unclear, but it seems to be some weird form of semi-viral open source license. Java 1.4.2 or later is required.

From the "I thought this died years ago deparment", I'm pleased to note that the Alpha Cabal has posted beta 16 of AlphaX 8.0, a Mac OS X native text editor that Tcl/Tk as a scripting language and supports Java, Perl, Tcl, TeX, HTML, C, C++, Fortran, and Pascal. It includes syntax coloring, grep search/replace, unlimited undo/redo, and other features.

IBM's alphaWorks has released the Resource Bundle Inspector For Java, a tool that "enables initial verification and inspection of translated messages in resource bundles before product testing is done. These translated messages have come from different geographical translation centers. This tool helps testers to speed up the verification of messages before integrating them into any product. Bugs found in translated messages can be detected at early stage of product testing cycle; this helps in increasing the testing cycle efficiency."