Webtester is an application which is intended to be used in the testing and validation of Web-based applications. By reading an XML configuration file, the application is able to call URLs and use regular expressions to examine the results. Features include support for SSL, cookies, and variable assignment/substitution when sending and examining data.
Expresso Framework is an open standards-based J2EE architectural framework that allows the developer to concentrate on application logic. It is a library of extensible Java Server application framework components for creating database-driven Web applications based on open standards. Expresso integrates with Apache Jakarta Struts, which emphasizes presentation and application configuration, and bringing a powerful tag library to Expresso. Expresso adds capabilities for security, robust object-relational mapping, background job handling and scheduling, self-tests, logging integration, automated table manipulation, database connection pooling, email connectivity, event notification, error handling, caching, internationalization, XML automation, testing, registration objects, configuration management, workflow, automatic database maintenance, and a JSP tag library.
RvSnoop is a Swing-based GUI that provides developers and operations support personnel with a sophisticated, feature-rich interface for tracing TIBCO Rendezvous messages. Benefits include the ability to filter out subjects that you are interested in, and the ability to reduce the time required to locate specific messages. Features include real-time subject filtering, a customizable logging table view, a subject tree with navigation and filtering, full text searching of logged messages and subjects, the ability to save configuration for later sessions, the ability to configure the number of log records to be displayed simultaneously, customizable record colors, configurable font face and size, customizable log table column layout, integration with Tibco rvscript, saving a table to HTML, and display and filtering of MTrackingInfo tracking IDs.
mod_backhand is a load balancing module for Apache. It provides per-request HTTP redirection within a heterogeneous Apache server cluster. Each request is processed and run through a set of "candidacy functions" to determine which server is best suited to respond. The request is then proxied to that server. Facilities are in place to allow you to write your own dynamically loadable decision making algorithms. Everything about the request and the current availability of resources can be used in the decision-making process.
miniLogger is a very small (4 classes and a 10KB jar) and easy to use logger. It uses a logging API that is a subset of JDK 1.4 logging but works on all Java 2 versions. It has been tested on Windows, Solaris, IRIX, and Linux for versions 1.2 and 1.3 of the Sun JDK. It supports logger control from the command line. Logger names are hierarchical separated by dots, and selecting any name automatically selects all names below. If logger_name is an empty string, it will affect all loggers. The loggers and level options are evaluated from left to right. It prints the thread name, source file name, and number line by default, and output can be redirected from System.err to file or any PrintStream. Finally, the logger hierarchy can easily mirror a package/class hierarchy or can be arbitrarily defined by the user.
This small tool connects to the P6Spy JDBC logger and displays in real time the queries going to the database. It uses an integrated SQL parser to build statistics on the most accessed tables and columns to enable database index creation. Other information is also gathered and displayed, such as the request time for a single request, for a class of request, and for all the requests. Sorting may be done on these views to detect database problems efficiently.
Furies is a Java-based Web site testing tool which relies on many Jakarta components. Its goal is to ensure a Web page is "correct" by running one or more conditions on it. The Furies distribution supplies some conditions and it is very easy to program your own. For accessing Web sites, Furies relies on HttpClient and configuration may be done programmatically or via Digester.
State is a suite of tools for monitoring a network of machines. You tell State how your network looks and should behave, and State warns you when things start to deviate from that rhythm. Many different aspects of a network can be monitored, from disk space and load average to machine connectivity and service availability.