Thursday, May 12, 2005

Freeware installer recommendation?

I have been using Null Soft's product and frankly, I just don't get the NSI scripting language. It just seems too arcane and doesn't seem to flow right -- if you know what I mean. I spend more time digging through the help docs and Googling to figure out how to get something going.

I would welcome any alternative tool recommendation -- freeware of, course :) My target environment is Windows and so the tool doesn't have to be cross-platform capable.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Visualizing Web Logic's domain configuration

Web Logic's config.xml is the center of WL universe. This is what WL uses to keep track of all servers, deployments, services etc and is one gnarly XML file. Yes it isn't for human consumption but it helps to be able to read it when diagnosing problems. Now you have a handy-dandy XSL stylesheet that'll present this file in HTML. Element names are hyperlinks. Following these links takes you to the appropriate reference documentation page. Now, why didn't I think of that? This works with IE and Firefox although with the latter it doesn't work for a file:// URL. Any ideas why?

Attributes: I can't place the actual blog where I came across this tip. So thank you, anonymous.

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