Archive for November 2008
I just researched some bridging technologies for calling Win DLL/Com objects from Java. I stumpled upon those two very usefull sites:
The first one shows how to write a COM DLL with VisualBasic, using other Com-Objects and accessing this new DLL from within Groovy and/or Java. This is something for making my Optimus Mini Three really usable from groovy/java I hope. The second one provides native functions via APIs to Java for creating IE, floating windows and retrieving system informations. Bringing this all together into an usefull application I will try 🙂
Just a quick link again: http://www.playframework.org/
Quote from the page:
Discover a clean alternative to bloated enterprise Java stacks. Play! focuses on developers productivity and targets RESTfull Architectures
I just read the examples and it looks really cool for use at home, building some simple home services, for example a media album for all family members and such things. I’ll take a look when I’m finally done with my hardware…
Only a quick reminder to look at: Google Translation Api for Java
Makes i18n for example a no brainer, because for Menus, Buttons and little instructions, automatic translation should work well. When combined with automatic saved properties files, even offline mode for applications can do well.
just found this page: For.example
This is a nice way of getting into JavaC for making a java pre-processor. Along with Compiler Annotations and Groovy this is a real good change to realize uncommon Java solutions for DSLs, shortcuts, code generation and many other things. I really should fire up my eclipse @ home for my pet projects and give it a try.