Android SDK, Windows 7, and Java

When you’re installing Android SDK (on Windows 7 64-bit – perhaps on other versions too?), it can’t seem to find your JDK installation. When you click next on the first screen, it will present you with a screen saying Java SE Development Kit (JDK) not found.

When that happens, just click back, and then click next. Lo and behold … it’s found Java now! 😀

OpenOffice as a web based spreadsheet server

OpenOffice is an extremely flexible application. Javaworld has an interesting article on using OpenOffice as the server for a web based spreadsheet like Google Spreadsheets.

Javaworld has an interesting article on using OpenOffice as the server for a web based spreadsheet like Google Spreadsheets. They use servlets running on Tomcat to communicate with OpenOffice.org, while using Dojo for the web tier.

It handles all the standard spreadsheet functions, but I’m thinking this could be a very useful resource for people needing web based mathematical/statistical applications. It appears you can integrate it with a Java/J2EE application with a little effort, saving you from reinventing the wheel.

Links:
http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-05-2008/jw-05-spreadsheets.html