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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