Jetty: Open Source Servlet Container & HTTP Server

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I’ve recently become interested in Microservices and Jetty is a good choice of servlet container for running and serving microservices.

From the Jetty homepage:

Jetty provides a Web server and javax.servlet container, plus support for SPDY, WebSocket, OSGi, JMX, JNDI, JAAS and
many other integrations. These components are open source and available for commercial use and distribution.


  • Full-featured and standards-based
  • Open source and commercially usable
  • Flexible and extensible
  • Small footprint
  • Embeddable
  • Asynchronous
  • Enterprise scalable
  • Dual licensed under Apache and Eclipse

Sonatype Nexus: Repository management tool that proxies remote repos and allows sharing of artifacts between teams

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The Sonatype Nexus webpage says:

Sonatype Nexus sets the standard for repository management providing
development teams with the ability to proxy remote repositories and share
software artifacts. Download Nexus and gain control over open source
consumption and internal collaboration.

At work, we’re using Ant to manage our builds. We store artifacts from other teams in a common module. It would be nice to manage those external dependencies in a tool like Nexus.

Monogame: Open source implementation of Microsoft’s XNA 4.x Framework

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I came across this on the FLOSS Weekly Podcast episode 286

From the Monogame website:

  • Managed Code – By leveraging C# and other .NET languages on Microsoft and
    Mono platforms you can write modern, fast, and reliable game code.

  • Cross-platform – We currently support iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Linux,
    Windows, Windows 8 Store, and Windows Phone 8 with even more platforms on the way.

  • Open-source – All the code is available to you ensuring you’ll have the
    ability to make changes when you need to or even port to whole new platforms.

  • Community – With 100s of games shipped we have built up a vibrant
    community of developers which use MonoGame for both fun and profit.

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XMLBeam: Java library to project parts of a XML DOM tree into Java objects via XPath instead of using data binding

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I haven’t tried this, but it looks interesting. It seems to be designed to
help break the dependency between the XML structure and the structure of your
code. With most data binding libraries, you either make your api mirror the
structure of the XML, or you transform the data to match your API. This lets
you map data from the XML directly onto Java objects using XPath and

Take a look at the XMLBeam introduction page.

Sample from the website:

Access XML data directly via XPath-annotated Java interfaces:

      <content type="foo" >bar</content>

public interface Example {

    String getContent();

    String getType();