Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wink 0.1-incubating Release

After almost 4 weeks of delay, I'm happy to announce that Apache Wink 0.1-incubating was released.
Don't let the version name to mislead you, it's actually the second major version of the REST framework that is developed internally by HP team for the last two years.
After this framework was chosen to become an initial code base for the Apache Wink project, the version became "0.1-incubating", but actually it ought to be "2.0". So it's mature enough to be used by any production application.

This release contains the client and server sides with some extensions:
Client: Apache Http Client
Server: Spring, WebDAV

The Server side is JAX-RS (JSR-311) 1.0 compliant and passed the relevant TCK tests.

Download Apache Wink

Feel free to ask any questions at Apache Wink User mailing list. Or at the comments to this post.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Projects at Ohloh

Somebody added the Encoder Tool and tarlog-plugins to Ohloh. It wasn't me, but I've registered and became manager and the only developer for these projects.
I've also put "I use it" buttons on the project sites, so if you are using these projects, you are welcome to click the buttons. It will give me a better indication how many users these projects have.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Apache Wink on Google App Engine

Today I tried to run the Apache Wink on the Google App Engine. It worked quite seamlessly. I only needed to add a slf4j-jdk14 bridge for logging and it just worked.
The only disappointment is about the lack of support of JAXB by the Google App Engine.
JAXB is used quite widely by the Apache Wink and is required by the JAX-RS (JSR-311) spec. We have based some of important functionality on JAXB: for example Atom and Json support is based on JAXB. So these providers won't work. But everything else I tried till now, works quite fine.