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Since 2004, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has become a forefront user of Eclipse RCP (Rich Client Platform). As explained by Jeff Norris in the foreword of the “Eclipse RCP” book, this choice was driven by the UI-level features as well as the modularity offered by Eclipse’s plug-in architecture : Equinox. The usage of Eclipse RCP […]

- May 05, 2008
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Last week, we met Outerthought, the creators of Daisy CMS. We use Daisy to run our Restlet community wiki and we found it very powerful and flexible. For example, there is an integrated book publishing feature, with table of contents edition, clean PDF and HTML generation and complete user management. Outerthought has also been a […]

- April 07, 2008
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It’s just over a month since 1.1 M2 and we have again made tremendous progress towards our final release. Main changes: Licensing scheme changed to CDDL 1.0 or LGPL 2.1 or LGPL 3.0 New JAX-RS extension implementing the draft JSR-311 New OAuth extension as a pluggable authentication scheme New XDB extension providing integration with Oracle […]

- April 01, 2008
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An innovating start-up called RunMyProcess is proposing a SaaS (Software as a Service) product that can: model your business processes using an intuitive and graphical tool host and execute your business processes manage them and generate reports connect to various on-line applications such as Google Apps, Zoho, FreshBooks, BaseCamp or SalesForce A RESTful platform has […]

- April 01, 2008
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After two months of intense work we are finally releasing our next milestone. In addition to the numerous bug fixes and API enhancements, we would like to underline the following features: Addition of a HTTP server based on the Grizzly NIO framework. This connector is the first to provide end-to-end NIO support, for example with […]

- February 29, 2008
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Last year, I saw a presentation from Guillaume Laforge (Groovy‘s project manager) on Domain Specific Languages (DSL). I was intrigued by the idea of DSL and eager to understand how easily the Groovy scripting language could support their development. The demonstration was quite convincing and clearly showed the potential of Groovy, as a dynamic language, […]

- February 29, 2008
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With the recent release of the Oracle 11g, Oracle has added support for Java 5 to OracleJVM. This lets database developers write Java Stored Procedures and execute their Java code right inside the database. This embedded JVM also supports their XML DB feature which provides the storage and manipulation of XML right inside Oracle databases. […]

- February 22, 2008
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We have been very busy over the past 8 months with consulting work, supporting our users and the preparing the next Restlet version. Fortunately, the Restlet community has kept growing, some users becoming technical leads of new extensions : Stephan Koops is actively implementing the JAX-RS API (specified by the JSR-311 experts group) on top […]

- February 21, 2008
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