Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
I've been looking for weblogs that cover Java and J2EE and not finding much. So, I was happy to find out about Rebelutionary and even happier to find the rebel talking about J2EE weblogging software. Here is what the he had to say:
Rebelutionary is right, all the parts for building a pure-Java Radio knockoff are out there. For example, you could start with the Netbeans Platform (just the framework, not the IDE), embed the Tomcat Servlet-engine/web-server to run Roller, integrate the JOE Outline editor, add Jython scripting, add the Hypersonic SQL database, throw in the Xindice XML database for good measure, and include the all-important ability to publish a static site via FTP. Sounds like fun. The type of fun that would make my beautiful wife want to kill me.
Sam Ruby pointed to me and advised checking out Roller. It looks light a good start, and I might try hacking on it. I like client side blogs though, and it seems very server side. Perhaps embedding Jetty in Roller, and communicating via XML-RPC with Charles Miller's RCS implementation would be an interesting project (basically we could recreate Radio using Open Source Java technologies). I wonder if Dave Winer would like that very much.