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Do you guys have any way to compile a JAR file online?
I mean do you guys know of any way to compile a JAR file through a website? because for my project i need to compile a JAR file online and let the user download to their mobile phone. Thanks in advance.
If you mean, do I know a website that will assemble a JAR, I don't. However it's not too much trouble to create such an app and deploy one on a website.
For a J2EE server, the java.util jar classes can be used. For non-java servers such as PHP or .Net, any app that can create a ZIPfile works, since a JAR is just a ZIP file with a META-INF/MANIFEST.MF file in it.
However, uploading a bunch of files to the server is such a pain that you might as well zip/jar them before even uploading, in which case what benefit would a server JAR service be? All you'd really need would be a server that downloaded JARs, and almost any web server can do that.
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Koh Khai Huat
Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Thanks a-lot for the help it helps a-lot. Now I know which direction i am heading. Just to clarify with you is that i can just overwrite a file (text file) in the JAR and it would just work??? or is there something else i need to change for the JAR file to work. Thanks in advance.
This is a remote compiling service for those who would either like to develop applications and/or applets but aren't fortunate enough to have access to one of the platforms to which the JDK has been ported, or who just don't want to go through the hassle of installing the complete JDK. In addition to compiling you can view any compiled applets directly without having to download them to your site first; this should speed up debugging applets a bit.