Welcome to this modest little corner of the Internet! Here, you will find information about several Java programming projects that are used in various programming courses. In particular, networking is an important topic, and this server also provides running instances of the server components. When you implement client components, this provides a server that you can use for testing.

Project repositories

Smaller projects are collected together into a single, public repository: https://gitlab.fhnw.ch/bradley.richards/java-projects. Only the most important of those projects have web pages on this site. Explore the repository for other examples.

The most important projects on this site are:

  • The web server itself. This site runs on the web server that we develop in class. Yes, it really works!
  • The chat room. The project defines a text-based protocol, and you can implement clients to use this protocol. The server component is running on this server.
  • The Inductive Learning Framework (ILF): a toolkit for people working with rule-based learning. This project also provides an example of using Java modules, in particular, detecting and loading modules at runtime.

Planned for next year is the Extensible Game Server, which will provide a live server component to test against (both for game clients and for AI players), and will also provide an example of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and XML-based messaging.

For more information about individual projects, click on the menu entries above or on the right, or explore the project repositories.


All source code is open source. Unless otherwise noted, the individual projects are licensed under the BSD 3-clause license. The one exception is FreeSudoku, which I took over from an earlier maintainer, and he chose to license it under the GPL.