Today I’ve been working on getting a community-based XSLT development, test, and module library set up, and as much XSLT code that seems ready enough to be checked in, as well as existing vendor XSLT extension modules such as Dimitre’s FXSL library (both FXSL 1.2 for XSLT 1.0 and FXSL 1.1 for XSLT 2.0), as well as Russ and my AspectXML project, and pieces of my own AtomicXML code base.
The above is a result of spending part of the afternoon writing a web feed aggregator out of frustration due to the discovery earlier today that another main stream OSS hosting provider went to all the effort of providing a web feed aggregator interface for external web feeds (nice!) only to discover that this so called aggregator doesn’t provide support for ANY OTHER format other than RSS 2.0 — FOR A WEB FEED AGGREGATOR!– Please tell me I’m not the only one who finds that to be a bit strange?!
Anyway, as mentioned, it did spur me to start to roll my own which I am in process of finshing out at the moment, a side effect of which led me to spending the last few hours readying the repository with a bunch of other code, which led me to the GoogleCode site (where this particular project will be hosted) which then led me to the following, [Sorry to have put you through all of the above — but I needed to vent — Venting now complete :)]
Google Web Toolkit Update
By Eric Case - 2:35 PM
The Web Toolkit team just released a huge update, here are a few of its new/updated features:
* Localization - Easily localize strings and formatted messages
* XML - An XML library based on the W3C DOM
* JSON - JSON is moving into gwt-user.jar, and it’s much faster than 1.0.21
* FileUpload widget - The much-requested file upload widget
* FormPanel widget - Easily submit traditional HTML forms from GWT apps
* JUnit enhancements - Unit tests are much, much faster than 1.0.21, and you can now test RPCs and timers
* gwt-servlet.jar - Deploy this jar to add RPC to your servlet-based webapps without having to manually crack open gwt-user.jar to remove the servlet API classes
* Javadoc-style API documentation
* Better, automatic management of browser caching of the .nocache.html and .cache.html files for your module
The GWT Blog has further details, and you can download the update here.
I’ve never even played with this code base before, but it seems pretty cool, so maybe I’ll give it spin at some point in the future.
But no matter what I might choose to do, my guess is that there are some of you out there who would be immediatelly interested in this — as such, the post.