Java News from Monday, March 28, 2005

NEW! Ewan Mellor has released the CHIP Code Highlighter 2.5.2, a syntax colorer written in PHP and designed to be used on Web servers. It supports C, C++, Java, Lisp, Python, PHP, HTML, and JavaScript code. CHIP is released under an MIT/X license.

The Jakarta Apache Project has posted version 5.5.9 of the Tomcat open source servlet container and the official reference implementation of the Java Servlet API 2.4 and Java Server Pages (JSP) 2.0. The version numbering is funky but this is basicaly an alpha release that mostly fixes bugs. "Tomcat 5.5 is designed to run on J2SE 5.0 and later, and requires configuration to run on J2SE 1.4....In addition, Tomcat 5.5 uses the Eclipse JDT Java compiler for compiling JSP pages. This means you no longer need to have the complete Java Development Kit (JDK) to run Tomcat, but a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is sufficient. The Eclipse JDT Java compiler is bundled with the binary Tomcat distributions. Tomcat can also be configured to use the compiler from the JDK to compile JSPs, or any other Java compiler supported by Apache Ant."

YourKit, LLC has released YourKit Java Profiler 4.0.3, a 295€ payware tool for detecting memory leaks and memory consumption bottlenecks. It features memory leak detection, an object heap browser, JUnit integration, IntelliJ IDEA, Borland JBuilder, and Eclipse 3.1 integration. Version 4.0.3 is a bug fix release.