Java News from Sunday, December 3, 2006

The Apache Jakarta Project has released Commons DbUtils 1.1, an open source class library that abstracts "out all of the cleanup tasks from your code leaving you with what you really wanted to do with JDBC in the first place: query and update data." According to Henri Yandell, "DbUtils 1.1 is a bugfix release resolving most of the issues raised over the last couple of years. "

The Apache Jakarta Project has released Commons Validator 1.3.1, an extensible open source framework for defining validation methods. Although it uses XML to define the validation rules, this component is intended for general data validation, not specifically or even primarily XML validation. This is a bug fix release. It is published under the Apache 2.0 license.