Sunday, July 25, 2010

Milestone 2 development hosting platforms

To support the development of Milestone 2 (M2) I have chosen 2 development systems.

Ubuntu Linux
The current platform is 10.04 LTS with the desktop edition as 64 bit build. As I will not use Adobe Flash (which is still an issue with linux 64bit) or any other special software I can use full advantege of 64 bit. In addition to the standard setup I have chosen Java-Sun JRE and JDK, Mysql Server and Client, Gimp, Chromium, Putty, Filezilla, Adobe Acrobat, Mysql Browser and Admin. I have enable Medibuntu and installed VLC and I have setup the standard Yafra development environment for M2 directly from external resources (I did not install the Eclipse that comes with Ubuntu). In addition I installed Mysql Workbench from

I have chosen Windows 7 64 bit build. I have made a setup as on Ubuntu. Beside Eclipse I use Textpad as a notepad replacement.

For more information on the standard M2 development tools used please see the Wiki.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Hi and welcome to !

yafra means yet another (different) framework and provides an application framework mainly based around java enterprise technologies but provides as well access to other technologies like microsoft .net.

The system is built around a central database (which can be mysql, derby, oracle, microsoft sql server or others) and the core relies on the ORM solution apache cayenne.

It provides examples for web based solutions as well as fat client solutions.

The main target is to provide technologies applied already with some basic use cases so that some one can jump start to learn those technologies or to simply copy and paste and build his/her own solution. Reuse is not a target as the framework relies on very good frameworks itself however it shall show the use of them playing together making up a business application.

The main source is on (, the homepage is on and social stuff is within the google world here.

Contributors are welcomed ! Please contact the administrator.