The Abacus Formula Compiler (AFC) compiles computations defined in spreadsheet files directly to Java byte code. Users can thus customize an application using Excel or OpenOffice Calc. AFC compiles against your own Java interfaces to obtain input values and compute output values (it essentially generates strategy implementations for you), and supports internal computations with either double or BigDecimal (for financial applications).
Velocity is a Java-based template engine. It permits anyone to use the simple yet powerful template language to reference objects defined in Java code. When Velocity is used for Web development, Web designers can work in parallel with Java programmers to develop Web sites according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) model, meaning that Web page designers can focus solely on creating a site that looks good, and programmers can focus solely on writing top-notch code. Velocity separates Java code from the Web pages, making the web site more maintainable over the long run and providing a viable alternative to Java Server Pages (JSPs) or PHP. Velocity also provides template services for the Turbine Web application framework, making a template service that allows Web applications to be developed according to a true MVC model.
Better ASN is a Java ASN.1 API that focuses on speed and efficiency rather than extended functionality. This strategy prescribes one-pass decoding and near 100% encoding efficiency for typical ASN.1 usage patterns. Although BASN was developed for use by a Certificate Authority, the release comes packaged with an ASN.1 to Java compiler, which can be used to generate Java implementations of ASN.1 structures. This allows the API to be used for any Java application that may require ASN.1 decoding/manipulation/encoding.
Classfile Reader & Writer is a Java package that makes it easy to read and write Java class files. It does not provide any help with displaying the contents of a class file (besides debug output) or disassembe the byte codes, but can read "obfuscated" class files such as those generated by Crema.
Cut The Crap Software radically simplifies the task of java-based system development. Packages focussed on such problems as persistence, object model representation and XML processing contribute to the encompassing goal of viable model-based system generation from simple descriptions.
Dexter is a tool that allows users to define extended attributes which can be associated with descriptors and editors. These attributes can be embedded into any well-formed XML document. The resulting embellished document, the 'source', is then input to the dexter engine. This will generate one or more XSLT stylesheets describing the input document interpolating editor modifications and any instructions specified by the descriptors. As dexter's operations are specified exclusively with extended attributes, all but the most unforgiving of XML content viewers will continue to see the decorated source exactly as the designer saw it before.
Druidedb is a simple XML file database API in Java to manage an XML database file system without database complexity (no server or client, and stores only strings). This API creates both the access DAO sources files and the DB filesystem. It can handle auto-increments and primary keys.
EJBWizard is a GUI Java app that allows you to fill in forms to create the prototype code for an Enterprise Java Bean. All 4 types of EJBs are supported, and if you have an existing database connection in your JOnAS server, it will allow you to log in to the DBMS and pull field definitions into the bean-generating process.
The "Faster Java Serialization" project aims to provide faster Java serialization by inspecting classes and generating tailor made serialization code on the fly. This serialization code is reused for every object of the same class. Objects are serialized to a NIO ByteBuffer, eliminating the need for numerous memory copies that take place during normal serialization to files or network. Currently, there are some limitations on the kinds of objects that can be serialized.