Monday, April 16, 2012

New Javamex blog

The old Javamex forum is shortly to be retired. A new Javamex forum has now been set up to take its place. From now on, if you wish to ask a question about Java or the Javamex web site, please do so on the new forum.

Note that you will need to re-register on the new forum.

New article: file system notifications

A new article has been added on file system notifications. The article explains how your Java app can ask the underlying O/S to be notified of modifications to files in particular directories, e.g. for monitoring log files, watching for files created by an external process, or files opened by your application.

The article also looks at some of the limitations and pitfalls of using Java's WatchService API.