Open source Java projects: JFXtras

Jeff Friesen shows you how Stephen Chin's JFXtras project fills the gaps in JavaFX, with dialog boxes, layouts, a unit-testing framework, and asynchronous thread support.


Open source Java projects: Terracotta

Get a primer on clustering, including its typical failure points in serialization and redundancy. Then find out how Terracotta overcomes these challenges in JavaWorld's hands-on introduction to enterprise clustering with Terracotta. ...


Open source Java projects: Java Caching System

Caching frequently accessed objects is a sure way to improve application performance. Steve Haines joins the OSJP series to introduce Java Caching System, a full-featured, easily configured tool for enterprise-level caching.


Open source Java projects: Java Binding for OpenGL (JOGL)

If you're planning to develop a game engine or other Java software that requires 3D graphics, you'll want to know about JOGL. Learn how to use this low-level API to introduce OpenGL's high performance and powerful features to your...


Open source Java projects: AnimatingCardLayout

Take another path to filthy rich clients -- AnimatingCardLayout is a free, open source layout manager that you can use to create animated transitions for your Java GUIs.


Open source Java projects: Java Native Access

The Java Native Interface offers a complex and potentially error-prone approach to accessing native code from your Java programs. This month Jeff Friesen introduces JNA: an open source Java project that lets you take what you need...


Open source Java projects: Balloontip for Java

Get clued in to lesser known open source Java projects that can save you time and money -- starting this month with Bernhard Pauler's balloontip project for Swing GUI development.


Web apps in a snap

WebWork is an open source Web application framework designed to simplify Web application development. This column provides an introduction to WebWork and illustrates the process of login page creation using WebWork and two different...


Chart a new course with JFreeChart

JFreeChart is a powerful and flexible open source charting library. JFreeChart allows you to easily incorporate advanced charting capabilities into Java applications. This article introduces you to the JFreeChart library and explains...


Simplify XML file processing with the Jakarta Commons Digester

The Jakarta Commons Digester is a popular open source utility that facilitates XML file processing. This article provides an overview of Digester, followed by an example that uses Digester to parse an XML configuration file.


Reports made easy with JasperReports

JasperReports, a popular, full-featured open source report-generating library, uses XML report templates to generate reports you can display on the screen, send to a printer, or save as a PDF document. In this inaugural Open...


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