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From "Gareth Bryan" <garethbr...@fastmail.fm>
Subject Re: User Friendliness
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2003 15:55:10 GMT
Another option is to use JAXB.

I've used this with great success in the past in portlet container
technologies aswell as for the code generation side of a GUI wizard.

On Fri, 08 Aug 2003 10:48:04 -0500, "Michael Remijan"
<remijan@ncsa.uiuc.edu> said:
> I agree that this is an important feature that usually gets put on the
> back 
> burner.  It is
> especially important for application configuration files because the 
> documentation
> on those files is usually weak and it's very difficult to find out what
> can 
> go in a config file.
> 
> I think using the java.beans.XMLEncoder would be a great way to create
> the 
> configuration
> files.  It would be very easy for an administration application and the 
> j2ee server to stay in synch.  Plus, ALL configuration options can be 
> easily documented using Javadocs.
> 
> Mike
> 
> At 08:30 AM 8/8/2003 -0700, Chris Opacki wrote:
> >I could help out with this as well.
> >
> >--- Erin Mulder <meara@alumni.princeton.edu> wrote:
> > > I'd like to see a subgroup dedicated to the overall
> > > user experience
> > > and would be happy to help out in that area.
> > >
> > > In particular:
> > >
> > > 0) A user web site that draws people in and makes it
> > > easy to get started
> > >
> > > 1) Friendly, comprehensive and -free- user
> > > documentation
> > > 2) Working examples of all J2EE and value-added
> > > features
> > > 3) An attractive web console that competes favorably
> > > with WebLogic/Websphere
> > > 4) Good command line tools for easy scripting
> > > 5) Lots of attention to the developer experience,
> > > e.g.:
> > >         - up-to-date DTDs with useful comments
> > >         - robust hot deploy
> > >         - useful error messages
> > >         - preservation of line numbering where
> > > possible for EJBs/JSPs
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Erin Mulder
> > >
> >
> >
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> 
> 
-- 
  Gareth Bryan
  garethbryan@fastmail.fm

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