Tuesday, December 23, 2008

QDox 1.7 released

QDox is lagging a little in respect of Java 5 compatibility.  Yesterday saw the release of 1.7, and before that it lagged quite a lot.  See the changelog for details of the fixes and improved annotation support.

You would use QDox to parse Java source and make an object model.  It is pretty neat, but perhaps will be sidelined by Sun-sponsored equivalents that tap into the javac tool-chain. For now though this pioneering technology still serves a niche, and will push forward with releases in years to come.

If anyone wants to see an elegant code-base, that is was perfectly test-driven-designed and also see a simple use of BYacc/J & JFlex, this Joe Walnes project is one to look at.

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