Java News from Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Java Apache Project has released the Java Apache Mail Enterprise Server (JAMES) 2.3.0. It's a 100% pure Java Mail Server which introduces Mailets. The idea is to do for email what servlets do for the Web. You can use maillets to automatically process and reply to email messages using the full power of Java. James is published under the Apache 2.0 license.

Sun has released NetBeans 5.5. According to the web site, "NetBeans 5.5 generates JAX-WS 2.0 artifacts for Java SE 6 and Java EE 5 projects. We included Java Persistence support and support for Enterprise Java Beans 3. Additionally, there is a preview of the new Subversion support module available on the 5.5 Beta Update Center"

Bare Bones Software has released version 8.5.1 of BBEdit, my preferred text editor on the Mac, and what I'm using to type these very words. New features include support for support for Ruby, SQL, and YAML; code folding; HTML Format, Translate and Tidy; and autosave. BBEdit is $199 payware. 8.5.1 is a bug fix release. Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later is required.