The bpp tool

My work on process engine benchmarking and standard conformance testing in the last year, building tools like betsy, motivated me too look deeper into portability aspects of service-oriented processes. With the capabilities of betsy growing more and more – we now can benchmark a total of eight engines, although not all of them can be … More The bpp tool

Stop bundling Ask Toolbar with the Java installer

A petition asking Oracle to stop bundling the Ask toolbar with the Java installer is currently ongoing. I have the impression that this petition should be getting more attention and this is why I am writing this blog post. Read and sign the petition here. The disreputable practice of bundling bloatware with the Java installer … More Stop bundling Ask Toolbar with the Java installer

Namespace-aware XPath expression in Java with Saxon

In one program I am working on, I need to execute several XPath expressions from Java code. I was using the built-in JAXP reference implementation that ships with the JDK. The XML documents I build the expressions for have a default namespace and a quick solution to get this working with JAXP was to disable … More Namespace-aware XPath expression in Java with Saxon