Using the Jakarta Commons, Part 1 (24 tags)
Ever find yourself thinking "Someone's surely solved this problem before?" That's the beauty of open source. In this first of three articles, Vikram Goyal explores the Jakarta Commons, mature and well-defined reusable Java components.
The Hidden Gems of Jakarta Commons, Part 1 (12 tags)
The Jakarta Commons has a wide-ranging collection of handy classes that can save you the trouble of reinventing the wheel yet again. In this new series, Tim O'Brien looks at some of the more overlooked parts of the Commons and what you can do with them.
Learning and Using Jakarta Digester (3 tags)
Turning an XML doc into Java bean objects is a common task, but the SAX and DOM APIs are too low-level. Jakarta Digester uses a series of rules to simplify this important task.
A Look at Commons Chain, Part 1 (2 tags)
In part one of a two-part series, Bill Siggelkow covers the basics of Chain, a promising new framework from the Jakarta Commons subproject that lets you integrate Chain into the Struts build process. In part two, Bill will cover how Chain is being applied to Struts and other projects. Bill is the author of O'Reilly's Jakarta Struts Cookbook.