Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Regular Expression Tester Updated

Version 0.3.0 of RegularExpression Tester has been released. This version eliminates the need for the "Match" and "Clear" button. The regex pattern matching happens as you type. This I found considerably improve my productivity. Screenshot: RegularExpression Tester

Download. To run this:

$ java -jar re-test-0.3.0.jar

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Digest Hex Compute Tool

It is become a kind of standard to store hash (digest) of application user passwords in the database encoded as hex string. The proliferation of this technique can be identified due to the PHP functions like md5() and sha1(). When debugging login-problems of such applications, I always used to write a PHP file for computing the password when comparing/updating it with the DB stored hash. I found this difficult. So I developed this tiny tool which does the computation:

Digest Hex


Monday, November 23, 2009

Regular Expression Tester

We are pleased to announce the addition of new tool to our family of developer productivity tools: Regular Expression Tester. Download version 0.2.0 [7.7kb download, executable jar]. Regular Expression Tester

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Great Wall: New micro-blogging project started

We are pleased to announce the initiation of a new micro-blogging software written in Java with MySQL backend: The Great Wall. This is being developed with the help of Arun Jeganath. We are aiming at late January 2010 for the first release for this project. Wish us luck!

Monday, November 2, 2009

jEdit macro to compact code

I have published a new jEdit Macro to compact code into to single line. This works on C-derived languages, and can also be used to compact CSS.

I developed this for creating a bookmarklet with single-line JavaScript.

For a complete list of jEdit macros published by WizTools, visit this Wiki.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mac OS X edition of RESTClient available

Thanks to the latest committer of RESTClient @pilaftank, we now have a Mac OS X edition of RESTClient (with Mac compatible UI and key binding) for download.

RESTClient MacOS X Edition

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sys-info-webapp 0.1.0 released

A Web App to display system properties, environment variables and runtime information like free memory and number of CPUs in the system. Particularly useful in a closed environment when you can use this to escape the bureaucratic hassle of asking these details from Sys Admin (once this is deployed by the Sys Admin!). Download.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Desktop Color Picker

A tiny new tool has been added to the mini project. This is a screen color picker application. It is written in Java and works in all major platforms. As always, this is shipped as a executable Jar.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

jEdit Macros @

jEdit is a popular programmer's text editor. To boost my productivity, I have written some basic macros for it. All the macros solve some common programming problems faced by programmers. Hope you find it useful.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Video View Portlet using HTML5 <video> element released

The JSR-286 compatible portlet (tested in Liferay 5.2.3) for displaying videos in HTML5 <video> element is released. Download from java-portlets project site.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

JavaDoc Jar Viewer

It has become a standard to distribute JavaDocs as Jar files. These distributions are handy when used with tools like Maven and your IDE. But what happens when you want to view it? We have to create a temporary directory to extract the Jar, then launch a browser to view the content. What a pain! Now we have a command-line tool to do these manual steps for you. Check out its documentation.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pomodoro Timer 1.0 Released

Pomodoro Timer, a software tool to mimic the usage of Pomodoro Timer (aka Kitchen Timer) for practicing Pomodoro Technique is released. Screenshot:

Pomodoro Software Timer

Friday, June 26, 2009

Multi-threaded TCP portscan tool

We are happy to announce the availability of the new multi-threaded TCP port scan utility. Download the utility from Google Code. This is an executable Jar. Usage:

$ java -jar portscanner-cli-0.1.0.jar <hostname>

By default, 4 threads are spawned for verifying port availability of the destination host.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Base64 Cli 1.0 Released

Base64 Cli 1.0, a commandline tool to encode and decode content using Base64 is released. This tool reads and writes to the standard input and standard output respectively.

Example usage:

$ java -jar base64-cli-1.0-jar-with-dependencies.jar < a.txt > a.txt.base64

For all commandline options:

$ java -jar base64-cli-1.0-jar-with-dependencies.jar -h

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tool to encode/decode URLs

Continuing our effort to quickly test standard Java APIs, we have published a new tool encode and decode URLs using and Download it. URLEncoder

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Java System Properties Displayer

I often found myself writing programs to print out the system property values in different environments. You know the standard public static void main programs. Today decided I will not write these types of programs again. Wrote a command-line tool to display all the System properties. The keys are ordered alphabetically for easy identification.

system-property-cli 1.0

Download it!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Java Portlets: New Project From

We are glad to announce the launch of our new project, Java Portlets. The project currently has two JSR-286 portlets available: Arbitrary Text Portlet and Video View Portlet (Flowplayer based flv streaming portlet).

Sunday, February 15, 2009

RESTClient 2.3 Released

I am happy to announce the immediate availability of 2.3 build of RESTClient. This version has the following features:
  • New extensible framework
  • Usability improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • Command-line tool for batch execution of tests
Detailed changelog can be read here:

I am happy to make this release on my birthday, 15 February 2009.