Using The Jakarta Commons

Some software we are building now to connect some legacy software to a new web service depends upon the Digester software from the Jakarta Commons. It does the job and gives us no problems. That’s what I like in software.
So I think these articles that introduce you with brief examples to each of the major projects in the commons are really a worthwhile read: Using the Jakarta Commons, Part 1 [Jun. 25, 2003] and Using the Jakarta Commons, Part 2 [Jul. 09, 2003].