Monday, February 11, 2008

Open Source + Java + Web = Good

A simple formula, but no less potent, the combination of freely available platform independent open source java tools like the Rome Parser or Apache Feed Parser have made it easy for developers to integrate web 2.0 into already existing technologies or to develop new technologies around them.

The open source community (and the java open source community in particular) has a very good track record of supporting the web as a whole, from its HTML Parser to its JDOM Parser, to its Apache Tomcat web server all the way back to the Apache Httpd web server, which is still the most popular web server in the world. Truly, java and open source have done wonders both for the web and with the web.

As Paul's choice and history shows, open source on the web is a smart way to develop.

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