Eclipse XML Development Tools

Dave Carver has published a, yet inofficial, XML Development Tools Proposal for Eclipse. I think this is a great idea. Not only because it affects the XML Security Tools I'm working on. The Web Tools Platform is great, but personally I think its scope is too diversified. Developing Web and Java EE applications is different, […]

My first look at Eclipse 3.5

There are always so many new cool features in a new Eclipse release. Sometimes those guys develop new features you never thought of, but can't live without them any more. Eclipse 3.5 contains a lot of new cool things. And since I do not check out every new milestone, M5 was the first look I […]

JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 4 available

JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 4 is available! Only three months after milestone 3 an even better version is available. You can download the new release from our project site at or you can use the integrated update manager in milestone 3. Do not search for updates but for new extensions and install the offered new […]

Oh yeah, the build is green

A green bar for a good feeling! Thanks to the help and support of Dave Carver who finally fixed all failing JUnit tests, the build (actually the tests) is green. Download the latest XML Security Tools release from Attention: this is still an integration build, so use it at your own risk! Reason for […]

XML Security Tools builds available

XML Security Tools version 0.5 (the first official version) is available for download at (scroll down to xmlsec-R0.5). A lot of JUnit tests fail at the moment in the automatic build process, which does not happen locally (yeah, that’s always a good excuse!). But at any time be aware that this is a nightly […]

JCrypTool Analysis Plug-ins Update

We updated JCrypTool Analysis Plug-ins to version 0.3.1 (a refreshed milestone 3 version) today. This update is only available via our Eclipse Update Site at, and not as a bundle download. Simply launch JCrypTool 1.0 Milestone 3 (only this version is supported), call Help – Software Updates – Check for Updates (or for the […]

Speaking at EclipseCon 2009

My talk Incubating XML Security Tools has been accepted, I'm speaking at EclipseCon 2009! This will be my first time at EclipseCon (I've been attending Eclipse Summit Europe though), and I'm already that excited! This will be so cool! Have a look at my talk and stay tuned for more information. Update, 20.12.2008: Date and […]

JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 3 available

JCrypTool is an e-learning platform presenting cryptography and cryptanalysis in a modern and easy-to-use fashion. It is built as platform-independent open-source software based on Java and Eclipse (Rich Client Platform, RCP). Milestone 3, available from today, of JCrypTool continues the changes started in the Milestone 2 release. The complete JCrypTool platform is now completely available […]