Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Control OS X with your T68i

The Sony Ericsson Clicker - Clicker lets you remotely control your Macintosh from a compatible Sony Ericsson phone. Further, Sony Ericsson Clicker has a built in "proximity sensor", allowing you to trigger actions when you leave or come back to your Mac. Downloading now...

After trying it: That is a cool fricken app! On the T68i, the controls are at Connect -> Accessories -> Macintosh.

Posted in Mac OS X at Feb 24 2003, 10:22:51 PM MST Add a Comment

XDoclet now supports Hibernate 2.0 (almost)

I finished patching XDoclet to allow for Hibernate 2.0 support. I say almost in this post's title because someone still has to commit it. Seems to work pretty good on struts-resume. I can't get one of my unit tests (UserManagerTest) to run, so I won't be releasing tonight (though I was hoping to). Maybe tomorrow. Here's a rough draft of features and plans in the coming 0.6:

Features in 0.6
- Upgraded to Hibernate 2.0 ( and 
  Struts 1.1RC1 (
- Fixed Validation issues when attempting cancel validation and using
  LookupDispatchAction (document in Struts 1.1RC1 link above).
- Moved opening Hibernate sessions from being at a method level to being passed
  in to each method on the business/persistence tier.  Sessions are now obtained
  via the ActionFilter.getSession() method.
- Added SMTPAppender to to e-mail errors that occur in log 
- Added "Remember Me" feature - for details see
- Added "Current User" count as a demonstration of a Tiles Controller.

// TODO for 0.7 
- Add Skills, SkillGroups, Education, Experience to the mix.  Make them 
  all editable when editing a resume using the Struts Nested Tag Library.
- Figure out a way to display resumes to anonymous users.  Do I create XML 
  versions of a resume in "resources/${username}" or use a servlet that maps
  to something like /struts-resume/view/${username}.  I like the servlet 
  idea better, then it's dynamic.  However, how often does a resume really
- Complete tests for all Action classes using StrutsTestCase.
- When Tomcat 5 become stable, or I figure out how to install an app on Resin 3,
  figure out a way (using Ant) to create JSP 2.0-compliant distribution.
// TODO for 0.8
- Add Transformers and XSL for transforming an XHTML document to XML or Text.  
  PDF will be covered in a later release.
- Allow a way for users to register (similar to Roller).
- Create User Administration interface with sortable/pageable list of users.
- Complete tests for all JSPs using Canoo WebTest.

Posted in Java at Feb 24 2003, 10:07:04 PM MST


The XDoclet team was doing some musing yesterday over who purchased I guess someone was listening (and wanted to help), because it was pointing a company yesterday and now it's pointing to XDoclet's homepage. Very cool. Is next?

Soon after: According to an e-mail on the list, and should be working too.

Posted in Java at Feb 24 2003, 03:38:19 PM MST Add a Comment

Struts Update: 1.1 beta 3 to 1.1 RC1

While upgrading Hibernate last night and this morning, I also upgraded Struts. Now I'm having some issues there, so I'd better document those too. First of all, the following line doesn't seem to be rendering any client-side JavaScript anymore:

<html:javascript formName="resumeForm"
      dynamicJavascript="true" staticJavascript="false"/>

Update 1: Nevermind, it seems my Internet connection went dow while starting Tomcat. Since the Digester couldn't validate the Struts' XML configuration files with their respective DTDs, it stopped them from loading.

Update 2: This turned out to be a legitimate issue. Adding cdata="false" to the above tag enabled the browser to see the JavaScript by removing the "<![CDATA[" after <script type="text/javascript">

Revisiting the Hibernate upgrade, I needed to add dom4j.jar to WEB-INF/lib to solve java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/dom4j/Node.

Now I'm getting:

	at net.sf.hibernate.cfg.Configuration.buildSessionFactory(

What the @#$*%#? hibernate2.jar is in WEB-INF/lib??

Update 3: I had to add cglib.jar to WEB-INF/lib as well. Now back to an issue I'm having with the Validator where client-side validation is working when I click "cancel" (as in, it's disable), but server-side is kicks in. Argghhhh!

Update 4: I found an issue (via the struts-user list) about using the Validator with LookupDispatchAction. It basically doesn't allow you to control validation on a method level, so I've hacked the following workaround.

I changed <html:cancel> to be <html:button> and added onclick="cancel()", where cancel() is the following JavaScript method:

<script type="text/javascript">
function cancel() {
    location.href = '<html:rewrite forward="cancelUser"/>';

The "cancelUser" forward points to "/", which is an action-mapping that doesn't have validation (validation="false") and this hits the "cancel" method on UserAction and routes appropriately.

Phew - I'm beat. I never realized being an upgrade-happy-keyboard-monkey could be so much work!

Posted in Java at Feb 24 2003, 11:10:46 AM MST 4 Comments