Norconex Commons Lang 1.5.0 Released

This feature release brings the following additions…

Simple Pipeline

Useful if you want to quickly assemble multiple tasks to be run into a single “pipeline” while keeping it ultra simple.  The following example does it all in a single class only to keep it short.

public class MyPipeline extends Pipeline<String> {

    public MyPipeline() {
        addStage(new MyTask1());
        addStage(new MyTask2());
    // Class: Task1
    private class MyTask1 implements IPipelineStage<String> {
        public boolean execute(String context) {
            System.out.println("Task 1 executed: " + context);
            return true;

    // Class: Task2
    private class MyTask2 implements IPipelineStage<String> {
        public boolean execute(String context) {
            System.out.println("Task 2 executed: " + context);
            return true;
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        new MyPipeline().execute("hello");
        // Will print out:
        //     Task 1 executed: hello
        //     Task 2 executed: hello

 Cacheable Streams

There are several excellent object caching mechanism available to Java already if you need something sophisticated.   This release offers a very lightweight cache implementation that can make InputStream and OutputStream reusable.  It stores the stream in memory until a configurable threshold is reached, after which it switches to fast file lookup.   A CachedStreamFactory is used to obtain cached streams sharing the same pool of memory.

        int size10mb = 10 * 1024 * 1024;
        int size1mb  = 1024 * 1024;
        InputStream is = null; // <-- your original input stream
        OutputStream os = null; // <-- your original output stream
        CachedStreamFactory streamFactory = new CachedStreamFactory(size10mb, size1mb);
        //--- Reuse the input stream ---
        CachedInputStream cachedInput = streamFactory.newInputStream(is);
        // Read the input stream the first time
        // Read the input stream a second time
        // Released the cached data, preventing further re-use

        //--- Reuse the output stream ---
        CachedOutputStream cachedOutput = streamFactory.newOuputStream(os);
        IOUtils.write("lots of data", cachedOutput);
        // Obtain a new input stream from the output
        CachedInputStream newInputStream = cachedOutput.getInputStream();
        // Do what you want with this input stream

 Enhanced XML Writing

The Java XMLStreamWriter is a useful class, but is a bit annoying to use when you are not always writing strings.   The EnhancedXMLStreamWriter add convenience method for primary types and others.

        Writer out = null; // <-- your target writer
        EnhancedXMLStreamWriter xml = new EnhancedXMLStreamWriter(out);
        xml.writeElementInteger("quantity", 23);
        xml.writeElementString("name", "something");
        xml.writeAttributeInteger("height", 24);
        xml.writeAttributeInteger("width", 26);

        xml.writeElementBoolean("sealwrapped", true);

        /* Will write:
          <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
              <size height="24" width="26" />

More Equality checks

More methods were added to EqualUtils:

        EqualsUtil.equalsAnyIgnoreCase("toMatch", "candidate1", "candiate1");
        EqualsUtil.equalsAllIgnoreCase("toMatch", "candidate1", "candiate1");
        EqualsUtil.equalsNoneIgnoreCase("toMatch", "candidate1", "candiate1");

Discover More Features

A few more features and updates were made to the Norconex Commons Lang library.   For more information, check out the full release notes.

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Pascal Essiembre has been a successful Enterprise Application Developer for several years before founding Norconex in 2007 and remaining its president to this day. Pascal has been responsible for several successful Norconex enterprise search projects across North America. Pascal is also heading the Product Division of Norconex and leading Norconex Open-Source initiatives.