I come from a Perl background and I really like the fact that there is a central repository of public domain modules available, called CPAN (comprehensive perl archive network). I can go to cpan.org and download almost any kind of general-use module from there. Is there something like this for Java? In other words, has someone set up an archive of classes that are free to the public, where all Java programmers go when they want to get a class rather than write their own? I hope the answer is not that there are many of these, because not to have a central repository means that I'd have to go looking in many places rather than one.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Joined: Dec 10, 2001
I agree with Ilja. The few times I've looked for code, I've used google to successfully do so.
Hey, maybe housing a repository here at JavaRanch would be a good idea. Something similar to the common package that is available on this site. I know that ALL the BEST java develepors come to JavaRanch. Why not share some code that way? Just a though.
On a side note, I would be willing to build and house and maintain a repository site if I had willing participants to provide java packages for the site. I would not accept any commercial java software. Only 100% open source PURE java packages would be available on the site. Any volinteers to help build/maintain the site are welcome. Any feedback??