BlueJ is an interactive Java development environment. It provides a unique user interface that presents a graphical display of the application classes and their relationships, and it lets users interactively create objects of any class. Once objects have been created, users can interact with them directly. This interaction mechanism allows for much greater testing and experimentation than in conventional environments. BlueJ is suited for teaching and learning OO and Java.
JWAA is a software framework for building dynamic Web applications as networks of first-class Java objects. XML is used for representing information normally coded as HTML. The XML files are automatically reloaded when they change. It has a "persistent forms" feature in which form data automatically persists in the database such that fields behave like pieces of paper that automatically preserve what's written on them. This default behavior is easily overridden. Invalid links are reported at XML load time via the browser, and are also recorded in log files.
OpenIsis provides a library and tools to access CDS/ISIS databases, which are mostly used for bibliographic data (ISO2709, Z39.50) but also well suited for other catalogues due to the very flexible indexing mechanism. Based on a C library, there are also bindings for Perl and Java (Tcl to come).
The Oculus Layout System supplies a Java layout API, and an easy-to-use visual builder, which works with both Swing and AWT. Main features include a proprietary stretching model, which enables the system to automatically infer how to properly stretch almost any user interface, and a cursor-based layout paradigm which dramatically improves the readability and maintainability of the layout code.
NetCharts Pro is the chart generation solution of choice for Java programmers. It can be used to chart-enable Java based web applications and stand-alone applications. It can create images of charts in Web formats such as PNG, JPG, and WBMP, making it ideally suited for server-side use in chart enabling servlets or JSP pages. NetCharts Pro applications can also be implemented as applets.
FireStorm/DAO is a Java Code Generator that can import existing database schemas (from a SQL script or from a live JDBC connection) and can then generate a complete persistence tier. It generates Java source code and configuration files that developers would otherwise have to write by hand, and that is compliant with the Data Access Object (DAO) design pattern.
Ice is a modern alternative to object middleware such as CORBA or COM/DCOM/COM+. It is easy to learn, yet provides a powerful network infrastructure for demanding technical applications. It features an object-oriented specification language, easy to use C++ and Java mappings, a highly efficient protocol (including protocol compression), asynchronous method invocation and dispatch, dynamic transport plug-ins, TCP/IP and UDP/IP support, SSL-based security, a firewall solution, and much more.
Sval is a Web service which charts the closing price of a stock listed on the American Bourses versus the closing values of the DJIA, NASDAQ, and S&P500 over a given period of time. The chart is returned to the user as a SOAP message attachment in PNG, JPEG, or SVG format. This project is a testbed for investigating a wide variety of Web service technologies by implementing the same Sval Web service using different architectures.