Well, as some of you are vociferously aware, I took six weeks or so off of the Blackberry / MIDP application to finish up the Java Wrappers project.

This week I threw myself back into it, with version 1.0 of the Java Wrappers Project done. The original goals of this project were to create an application that could monitor your BIG-IP. With the Java Wrappers project, I'm looking at it in a new light. The current incarnation works, but because of how light the kSOAP libraries are, it takes 25 lines of code to call the simplest of our APIs. I'd like to cut that down so that when we're done we have all things necessary to run the application and a library that will make it easy for you to write your own applications. Easy is the keyword. Today it isn't all that easy - but we were using cut-n-paste (the BB editor doesn't support refactoring yet), so the burden wasn't too bad. Yet our preference is to have it all inside the class library so you can say "create a node object, give me this node" two lines of code, and you've got what you need from the BIG-IP. We're not there yet, but that's what I'll be doing over the next week or so, making that work. That and hacking in our proposed fix to kSOAP to make it support multi-dimensional array responses.

So the break was good, got me thinking of things in a different way. Now to actually implement my grand plan. Hopefully Break = Fixed in this case.

Don.

Imbibing: Mt. Dew

Reading: Everything posted about 4E D&D (though it's mostly useless chatter at this point)