Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
Russell Beattie has released SimpleWeb, an open source Wiki written in Java.I've browsed Russell's MiniBlog code and the code for SimpleWeb. I don't really like lots of Java code in JSP pages and there are very few comments in his code, but there is something special about Russell's style. Russell calls it his keep-it-simple, just-to-get-it-done style. He keeps dependencies to an absolute minimum, uses the power of JSP code-on-page to his advantage, and writes code in a clear and easy to follow style. Even if you don't use MiniBlog or SimpleWeb, they are nice code examples to have on hand.
Hey!, that is my Relay-IRC client running inside the IntelliJ IDEA IDE. What the hell is going on! Here is a screenshot on Mike Cannon-Brooks' site.The write-up on the IntelliJ site is correct, Relay-IRC is one of those ghost projects. I had so little feedback on Relay-IRC that I eventually lost interest myself. If you are interested in working on (or even taking over) Relay-IRC please let me know.
I've been using the review copy that was posted on The Server Side for quite some time. From what I've seen, this book is going to be a valuable resource for both Struts newbies and veterans.