WebFolder - Web File Manager with Benefits
OverviewAs a software professional I always need to manage more than one computer and it is very often running different OS and platform on different hardware. I am not a big fan of command line tools however I am not big fan of GUI either. My favorite tool is FAR file manager which generally works well even across network, but you still need to manage to install some ftp server to make access more unified. So finally I came to an idea utilize web browser. Mostly every imaginable platform can run it, so only one part was under question is server side. Certainly I do not have luxury to install a full blown app server to run a certain server side program as PHP or Python module. Using Java servlets brings you even more trouble as installing some sophisticated tools as Tomcat and Spring. So I decided to come with something really light weight, which you can carry on single 3½" diskette.
I think I could achieve my goal and WebFolder is simple one file program as big as 1MB and runs on all operation systems but iOS. I do not see big deal with iOS, because the OS design prevents managing sharable file space anyway.
DesignWebBee framework was chosen. It operates page blocks which are page services underneath. So I implemented 4 major page services as
DownloadDownload most suitable distribution from SourceForge.
Java 7Java 7 version of WebFolder utilizes NIO file package and Java 7 languages extension. Unfortunately nio.file implementation is a bit sluggish. On benefit side it allows operation with zip file content.
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