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KoutraXform: Transform Anything To Anything™. It really is what you want, what you really, really want.

Many a times, we at Koutra found ourselves solving the same problem again and again. Out clients wanted us to write a little bit of custom code that transformed file A to file B, or that queried a database and then generated some file for each row, or that performed a series of XML transformations, or any combination thereof. As conscientious nerds, the lazy factor kicked in and we discided to write KoutraXform: the library, the framework, the eclipse plugin. Because that is what we do. We do software.

 

Our KoutraXform eclipse plugin is provided under the EPL (Big Blue knows best). It is beta if you like (bless you Google for that mime!). The source code is available here and here. For the time being it uses our own home brewed code + the logging goodness of the good folks at Apache Software Foundation and their log4j software for logging purposes + the XSL-FOing goodnes of the good folks at Apache Software Foundation and their FOP processor. Oh! I almost forgot: kudos to the JGroups people for spreading the clustering goodness around. Now one can even execute their KoutraXform job in the cloud if one is so inclined...

 

To get an idea of what KoutraXform is, its concepts and its components, you can check out the Koutra DistProc wiki here (Koutra DistProc is the underlying library that KoutraXform is using - which comes to you also courtesy of Koutra Inc).

 

So, please download and test away. This is an eclipse plugin with the following requirements:

  • Eclipse version 3.4 or later
  • Java 1.6 or later

In order to add the plugin to your eclipse installation, do the following:

  • Select Help > Software Updates....
  • Select the Available Software tab.
  • Click the Add Site... button.
  • Type the address: http://www.koutra.com/dist.proc/update at the dialog that pops up and click OK.
  • Expand the tree under the new site added and select the DistProc feature. Click the Install... button.
  • Bob should now be your proverbial uncle. Check out the Help pages for some more information on KoutraXform. Also consider using the cheat sheets to familiarise yourself with some basic KoutraXform functionality.

You can also have SVN access to the KoutraXform™ plugin through the KoutraXform project over @ sourceforge.

If you happen to be of the software-engineer/developer/whatever-the-term-du-jour-is-for-programmers-these-days persuasion, check out the DistProc™ library that is the library on which the KoutraXform™ plugin is build upon.

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