eucatalogue version 2.0 beta released

February 13, 2007

The new release adds support for multiple catalogues.

Head over at to download it.

If you want to become involved with the development of this catalogue framework, please contact Markos Charatzas, the project admin of eucatalogue.


eupersistence version 2.0 beta released

February 13, 2007

eupersistence aims to hide the complexity of the hibernate API and let you focus on your development.

Version 2.0 adds support for the Criteria API and an improved API.

If you want to become involved with the development, please contact Markos Charatzas, the project admin.

Java Courses by Dr. Heinz and Kirk Pepperdine

June 17, 2006

Dr. Heinz Kabutz is well respected among the Java community and an accredited Java Champion. He is dedicated through his Java™ Specialists' Newsletter to educate people and help them master the Java platform.

Along with Kirk Pepperdine (also a Java Champion) he runs the Java Courses in the beautiful island of Crete, Greece.

I had the pleasure to attend the Java 5 Delta & Java Patterns Combo course and all I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it!

Heinz’s ability to pass his knowledge to other people is incredible.

Choosing a friendly tone to run the course, he manages to keep you interested throughout its full length and doesn’t make you feel tired either physically or mentally. When in doubt at any time during the course, Heinz would literally sit down and write examples on the fly trying to address your concerns in his own unique way.

An excellent host above all!

Live debates between Kirk and Heinz were spot on with valid arguments flying across the room from both sides with you in the middle left drooling. It was quite an experience watching two Java Champions “fighting” one another in a battle of Titans.

Following the Java Courses, power sessions where more like a discussion between all members trying to put into perspective what you had learnt throughout the day.

Java 5 Delta is a must for everyone who wants to jump on the Java wagon with Tiger’s new features. Heinz knows this stuff and he would go on as far as to really mess with the language to really expose any gotchas.

Anyone who considers himself a professional in the Object Oriented paradigm should also attend the Java Design Patterns with Heinz’s real world examples making you asking for more once it is over.

If what you are looking for is in-depth knowledge of the Java platform while spending some quality time with your family in the lovely island of Crete, then these courses is what you really need!

Kudos to Dr. Heinz and Kirk!

eulife’s meaning and the role of the developer

May 22, 2006

eulife is not just about developing software and far from just another repository!

eulife is about IT. eulife is about promoting IT to the local society. eulife is a reminder to developers that are not just engineers but *scientists*.

eulife is a wake up call for developers. Developers should realise that their role is far more important for IT. They are held responsible for educating and enlightening the community about what IT can offer them and their businesses.

Unless developers approach society in a direct manner, IT will not thrive enough.

eulife believes that opensource can aid in the above due to its nature of sharing, collaborating and distributing free knowledge and that is why opensource development is so important.

Through the use of the eulife map developers should form groups with other individuals or IT companies in order to promote IT in their local community. Available eulife projects can help those groups to achieve their goal.

CVS access

May 13, 2006

In addition to downloading the source and binary code of all eulife projects you can also have access to the repository anonymously.

The maximum delay between the developer's CVS and the anonymous access is two hours through the pserver and immediate through the web.

To become an active developer in one of many eulife projects contact the correspoding admin.


May 10, 2006

Due to a broken build in both eucatalogue-admin and eucatalogue-web projects, an incorrect hibernate.cfg.xml file was provided under the installation dir.

Trying to use this file to override the default database settings would cause an exception.

Here you can find the fixed file.

Make sure that you visit the catalogue homepage over at sourceforge every so often to get updates and to participate in the public forums.

Sorry for the inconvenience this might have caused.

eucatalogue version 1.1 beta released

May 6, 2006

Version 1.1 of eucatalogue brings delete operations as well as an improved performance.

The WAR file is now in included in the release to make installation as simple as copying the file.

See updated screenshots and download it over at as usual.

If you want to become involved with the development of this catalogue framework, please contact Markos Charatzas, the project admin of eucatalogue.

You can also find an updated version of eupersistence which aims to simplify all your hibernate operations.