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.

RE: A Better Way to Validate

Hmmm, Patrick seems to be doing the same thing I am - generating ActionForms from POJOs with XDoclet. I wonder if he's using my patch or if he's found another way?

Also, he asks if there's a better way to validate:

My ideal way to validate would be to add xdoclet tags right to my domain model to handle validation.

I guess I'm here to brighten your day then - this is exactly what I'm doing with struts-resume. Check it out: contains @struts.validator tags that are pushed into the generated ValidatorForm via a custom struts_form.xdt (xdoclet) template. Enjoy!

Posted in Java at Feb 28 2003, 10:14:32 AM MST Add a Comment

No Fluff, Just Stuff - I'm In!

If I play my cards right, I'll be either (1) flying back from Florida for this conference, or (2) moving to Florida shortly afterwards.

Confirmation number: 338104
Name: Matt Raible

Rocky Mountain Software Symposium 2003: Spring Edition

Date: Friday, May 16, 2003 - Sunday, May 18, 2003

Sheraton Denver West
360 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO  80228

Posted in Java at Feb 28 2003, 09:16:25 AM MST Add a Comment

Struts-Resume 0.6 Released!

After spending the last two nights burning the midnight oil, I have finished struts-resume 0.6. Not much new and exciting, but it definitely a more solid application now. Hopefully, I'll have a demo running in short order. [Project Homepage]

Posted in Java at Feb 28 2003, 07:39:46 AM MST Add a Comment

Ant Rocks (but you already knew that)

I have a few different side projects I'm working on right now. The first two, struts-resume and security-example are for the Wrox chapters and the third, AppFuse is the kindling I'm using to build these projects. Basically, I'm using AppFuse as a starting point for developing webapps. I think I've got most of what I want done for a baseline, so I'll be removing some struts-resume specific code from appfuse and calling it 1.0. For security-example, I'll be removing even more code.

The slick thing, and the reason for this post, is that I've been doing all my development on one project - appfuse. When I want to update struts-resume or security-example, I simply execute an ant command, and it updates whatever files have changed since I last updated. Ant figures out automagically which files have changed. I love it. I did a few updates and I'll be uploading the struts-resume 0.6 release tonight. Here's what I did to update the app from appfuse.

$ant new
Buildfile: build.xml

     [echo] Cleaning build and distribution directories
   [delete] Deleting directory D:\source\appfuse\build
   [delete] Deleting directory D:\source\appfuse\dist

     [echo] Creating new application named 'struts-resume'...
     [copy] Copying 17 files to D:\source\struts-resume
     [copy] Copied 1 empty directory to D:\source\struts-resume
     [copy] Copying 1 file to D:\source\struts-resume

Total time: 27 seconds

Now all I have to do is commit it to CVS (BTW, you can get struts-resume from SourceForge CVS) and execute and dist. I could FTP to SF using Ant too I suppose (I have Erik's book sitting right here), but I'll just hope someone sends this task (or page number) to me. ;-)

Posted in Java at Feb 28 2003, 12:25:30 AM MST 1 Comment