Java Developer Software Pick for the week: Commons Validator

Input validation is a functionality that is common to all kinds of Java applications. It is an especially difficult task in case of web applications that take a lot of input from the user.

Writing and testing all validations in an application can become a humongous task and yet your application will remain bug prone. Your best bet is to instead opt for a framework that is widely used, well tested and makes your validations simple and systematic.

Enter the Commons Validator framework, our developer software pick for the week.

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Validator provides :

  • A configurable validation engine: Manage an XML configuration file and the validations in your entire application will take care of themselves.
  • Out-of-the-box validations for most common requirements.

Validator works especially well with the Struts framework but it can also be used without Struts. Only a couple of days back, Validator 1.2.0 was released. Have a look at the ValidatorFaq as well changes in version 1.2.0.

>> Jakarta Commons Chair speaks about the project
>> Jakarta Commons Book gets a 5 out of 5
>> Commons Validator is awesome
>> Validator has in a way revolutionized field validations

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