Thursday, 31 January 2013

Java: validating regular expression syntax during compilation

Java doesn't support regular expression literals like some other languages. Still, you can get half way.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Dojo: bootstrapping in an embedded Rhino context

Dojo supports Mozilla's Rhino engine for things like headless DOH tests and builds. This post demonstrates how to bootstrap Dojo using an embedded context.

This information pertains to Dojo 1.7.2, Rhino 1.7R2 and Java 6. Knowledge of JavaScript, Dojo and Java is assumed.

Friday, 18 January 2013

JavaScript: AMD module dependency analysis with the Java Rhino engine

The Asynchronous Module Definition (AMD) API provides powerful modularization options to JavaScript developers. But this introduces its own problems when it comes to dependency management. As this post demonstrates, Mozilla's Rhino engine offers developers a means to analyze these dependencies.