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Automatic Installation of 100+ Open Source Projects for Java Developers

Rod Cope
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Joined: Nov 18, 2002
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Out-of-the-Box 2.0

EJB Solutions, Inc. is proud to announce the immediate availability of Out-of-the-Box 2.0, an intelligent distribution of over 100 Open Source projects for Java developers.


Highlights
  • 100+ Open Source projects automatically installed, configured, deployed, integrated, and tested
  • Graphical installer (Viewlet - Requires Flash)

    • Project knowledge base
    • Installation Wizard with selective install/uninstall
    • QuickStart project guides
    • 10 Sample applications with full source code
    • Linux and Windows compatibility - easily develop on Windows and deploy on Linux
    • CD and download subscriptions available to keep you up-to-date

    • Developer Benefits
      • Instant Infrastructure - no need to fight broken installations or configuration files
      • Save hours integrating and deploying Open Source project code
      • Modify fully functional sample projects and learn at your own pace
      • Instant weblogger and Wiki site creation
      • Build your resume by learning the hottest Open Source projects:

      • JBoss, Tomcat, Struts, Ant, Eclipse, Hibernate, Castor, AspectJ, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and dozens more
        Out-of-the-Box Editions

        The Free Community Edition is a fully-functional, non-expiring version of Out-of-the-Box that works on both Linux and Windows and installs about 25 of the 100+ projects, including JBoss, MySQL, the Castor sample project, their dependencies, and the mandatory projects such as Ant, JUnit, etc. The Community Edition is an excellent way to evaluate the quality of our products before you buy.

        The Enterprise Edition includes all 100+ Open Source projects, 10 sample projects, a fully automated documentation generation system for producing HTML, PDF, JavaHelp and more, an automated graph layout engine with diagram source code, test case source code, OpenOffice.org, and more. It comes on two CDs, one for Red Hat Linux and one for Windows, but you can download it immediately after purchase to get started right away.



        Feature Details
        • Selective Installation and Uninstallation of Over 100 Open Source Projects
        • Ant-driven, Custom Out-of-the-Box Sample Projects exercise over 20 of the projects
        • Installation Wizard (screenshot)

          • Shows which projects are already installed
          • Automatic project dependency management...

            • ...makes sure all dependencies of selected projects are installed as needed
            • ...makes it impossible to accidentally uninstall required dependendies
            • ...clearly highlights missing dependencies if you incorrectly override automatic selections

            • Automatically requests mandatory configuration information for selected projects,

            • such as database passwords, DNS addresses, etc. Descriptions, default values, and
              examples are provided for each.
            • Provides installation/uninstallation instructions
            • Allows you to go backward and change decisions at any time
            • Performs all user interaction in the beginning, then completes without intervention
            • Provides several visual installation/uninstallation progress indicators along with elapsed time and estimated time remaining
            • Supports learning and experimentation

              • Incrementally install projects to learn at your own pace
              • Restore sample projects after experimenting with them in place
              • Switch between installation and uninstallation modes on the fly


              • Customization of Server Projects

                • Set major configuration parameters using the graphical installer
                • Avoid finding, learning, and debugging dozens of configuration files
                • View descriptions, default values, and examples of each required value


                • Integrated Project Knowledge Base

                  • The following information is displayed for each project

                    • Name
                    • Version
                    • Type
                    • Home URL
                    • License (with full license text)
                    • Categories
                    • Ports Used
                    • Description (with comparisons and recommendations)

                    • Projects are sorted and can be filtered by these categories

                      • Client
                      • Database
                      • Documentation
                      • Internet
                      • J2EE
                      • Programming
                      • Sample
                      • Security
                      • Server
                      • Source Code Management
                      • Testing
                      • XML

                      • A list of project prerequisites for each project, along with a brief description of why the dependency exists or how the required project is used
                      • A list of other projects that use each project, along with a brief description of why the dependency exists or how the required project is used
                      • All project names in descriptions, dependency lists, used-by lists, and category descriptions are linked to full project details.


                      • Other Installer Features

                        • Context-Sensitive Help
                        • Tips-of-the-Day
                        • Custom Look and Feel/Theme Selection
                        • Run-time Error Detection and Recovery



                        • Projects included in Out-of-the-Box 2.0

                          • Ant
                          • ANTLR
                          • Apache Server
                          • AspectJ
                          • Avalon Phoenix
                          • BCEL
                          • BeanShell
                          • BSF
                          • Cactus
                          • Castor
                          • CeWolf
                          • cglib
                          • Checkstyle
                          • Commons
                          • CVS
                          • CVSGraph
                          • CWM
                          • DbUnit
                          • DocBook
                          • DocBook XSL
                          • Dom4j
                          • Eclipse
                          • Eclipse Plugin: AspectJ
                          • Eclipse Plugin: Hibernator
                          • Eclipse Plugin: JBoss-IDE
                          • Eclipse Plugin: Lomboz
                          • EJB Benchmark
                          • Enscript
                          • FOP
                          • Fulcrum
                          • Graphviz
                          • Hibernate
                          • HSQLDB
                          • HttpUnit
                          • JAF
                          • JAI
                          • James
                          • JavaGroups
                          • JavaHelp
                          • JavaMail
                          • Javassist
                          • Java Service Wrapper
                          • Jaxen
                          • JBoss
                          • JCS
                          • JDepend
                          • JDK
                          • JDOM
                          • JEdit
                          • Jelly
                          • Jetspeed
                          • JFreeChart
                          • JMeter
                          • jRegistryKey
                          • JSTL
                          • JUnit
                          • Log4j
                          • Lucene
                          • Maven
                          • Middlegen
                          • mod-jk2
                          • MySQL
                          • MySQL Connector/J
                          • NetBeans
                          • OpenOffice.org
                          • OpenSSH
                          • OpenSSL
                          • Oro
                          • PostgreSQL
                          • Python
                          • PyXML
                          • rdf2dot.xsl
                          • Regexp
                          • Roller Weblogger
                          • Saxon
                          • Scarab
                          • Squirrel SQL Viewer
                          • Struts
                          • Tiles
                          • Tomcat
                          • Torque
                          • Turbine
                          • Velocity
                          • Very Quick Wiki
                          • ViewCVS
                          • WinCVS
                          • Xalan
                          • XDoclet
                          • X-Diff
                          • Xerces



                          • Note: Italicized projects are used in the Sample projects below

                            Sample Projects included in Out-of-the-Box 2.0

                          • AspectJ
                          • Castor
                          • DocBook
                          • EJB Benchmark
                          • Hibernate-AspectJ
                          • Hibernate-JBoss-AspectJ
                          • Hibernate-Middlegen
                          • Hibernate-XDoclet
                          • Maven
                          • Middlegen-XDoclet-JBoss-Struts


                          • Note: Italicized Sample Projects are exclusive to Out-of-the-Box

                            Out-of-the-Box 1.0 Reviewed on JavaWorld
                            To see what others have to say about Out-of-the-Box, check out the Out-of-the-Box 1.0 Review by Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, currently on the front page of JavaWorld. Note that the issues he found with 1.0 have been corrected for Out-of-the-Box 2.0, which delivers a major leap forward in usability and convenience.
                            EJB Solutions, Home of Out-of-the-Box 2.0
 
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