Don't be misled, Xindice is dead
by Tim O'Brien
Today on OnJava, there are two articles. The first, by OnJava's Editor, Chris Adamson, is a good article - "What is Java?". Basic, to the point, meeting a need that continues to exist as people continue to adopt Java. Contrary to what you might have been led to believe by recent high-profile blog posts. People continue to adopt Java for new systems, and there is a need to continually refresh introductory material.
The second article is innapropriate and misleading. It is titled "Storing an XML Document in Apache Xindice" by Deepak Vohra. Every once in a whlie, an article slips thorugh the "Radar", and you'll see an article that just doesn't cut it. To publish a article about Xindice at this point is criminal negligence, it is like publishing an article about Apache JServ in 2006 and calling it new. Once upon a time, "Xindice" was considered "new" and "promising", now the only appropriate term is "dead". Want more convincing? Read more in this entry.
|I can't say that this posting surprised me because when I took a quick look at the Xindice article yesterday I saw a link to http://www.xmldb.org/xapi in the article. xmldb.org has been domain squatted for months and months. What author writes and article and links to a site that was dead almost a year before the article is published?|
We are developing a very healthy group of bloggers over at java.net, as well has some pretty active forums... at least the beginnings of a community.
|Somebody recently told me Jakarta/POI/HSSF is dead as well. Can anybody confirm?|