A Small CruiseControl Fix, and a Critique of Spring

I quite like the new Dashboard that was added to CruiseControl last year. It has a certain style that makes it appealing to the end users who may be watching the build status, and is a step up from the old reporting JSPs. Until today, I had never really looked into how it was implemented. … Continue reading A Small CruiseControl Fix, and a Critique of Spring

AFP Renderer 1.1.0 Released

(The following announcement is taken from the release notes) The AFP Renderer development team (that's Pete and I) is pleased to announce the release of AFP Renderer 1.1.0. This latest release can be downloaded from http://afp-renderer.sourceforge.net/download.html. The important changes since the last release (1.0.2) are: added support for outline fonts added sample fonts with distribution … Continue reading AFP Renderer 1.1.0 Released

AFP Renderer

As part of a project that we're working on together, my friend Pete Townsend developed some library code to generate prints for insurance policy applicants. Input data comes from an XML document, and is converted to an AFP print stream (AFP is a MO:DCA print format used on mainframes). Leveraging available open source tools, Pete … Continue reading AFP Renderer