Another CHLA/JPL motivated task. Many of our data sources reside in databases (welcome to health IT...everything lives in normalized M$ SQL servers). The XMLPS package from ERNE makes it easy to deploy rapidly product servers, profile servers, and query handlers by separating the mechanisms for setting up connections, parsing queries, etc. (which lives in java code) from the data definitions, i.e., table names, field names, etc. (which are defined in XML-based configuration files). This probably requires the web-grid component, as well.
In fact, I am almost done with this task! I have ported the code to the apache namespace and removed or generalized ERNE-specific naming conventions. The following remains to be done:
1. Add apache license headers.
2. New unit tests that aren't dependent on details specific to the ERNE project.
I think I can finish it by the end of next week.