jv16 PowerTools 18.104.22.168 (Final) is released!
The final version of jv16 PowerTools 1.1 released. I really hope you like it.
If you are updating from any version older than 1.1 RC2 you should uninstall the old version first.
(Submitted by Hilbrand Edskes)
Using XSL transformations effectively and efficiently requires understanding how to use XSL as a functional language, and this means understanding recursion. This article introduces the key concepts of recursion and its particular use in XSL. Techniques for optimizing XML translations and avoiding errors while using recursion are also explained. Each concept and technique is accompanied with example code for the reader's reference.
A new article is up about writing backdoors in Java. It takes a new approach to writing backdoors. The idea is to write a very simple backdoor that is able to perform any task without knowing at the time it was written what tasks it will perform. Using Java's Remote Method Interface, the backdoor is able to load plugins from anywhere on the net, and perform whatever customized functionality is coded into the plugin. A new approach to an old, tried-and-true idea. Worth reading.
This article teaches you how to integrate a stand-alone Swing-based editor into the Eclipse Platform as a plug-in. Using simple techniques, you can share resources between the Swing tool, the Eclipse Platform, and various SWT widgets -- and these resources can communicate through mutual awareness. Tool vendors who want to bring Eclipse-based development tools to market with a minimal amount of re-coding will also find this article helpful.