In many application we want to convert one office format to another office format e.g doc to PDF , doc to html etc.We can import/export document using OpenOffice easily,but this is manual way.But standalone/Web based application we have to automate this functionality. JODConverter,the Java OpenDocument Converter, It converts documents between different office formats using OpenOffice.
JODConverter supports all conversion which is given by OpenOffice.More Info regarding format you can visit here.
Now,JODConverter is a java library so it can be used using java application,or using command line,or by making web service so any other language(RUBY,.NET,PHP,PYTHON) can used this conversion directly.
Convert Office is a ruby Wrapper of jodconverter .Which is used to convert office format to another office format.
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In previous article we have seen that how to start nailgun server,and use of nailgun in shortly.
Now in this article how to use nailgun using ruby application which directly/indirectly use java library or java application. You can start with nailgun manually as shown previous article and configure ng as per need.Or you can install nailgun plugin from github.
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There are various ways to improve “java” performance.One of the way is use of Nailgun.
Nailgun is a client, protocol, and server for running Java programs from the command line without incurring the JVM startup overhead. Programs run in the server (which is implemented in Java), and are triggered by the client (written in C), which handles all I/O.
It means when java is called every time JVM is loaded so execution time of any application increases due to JVM startup time.To overcome this we have to write java application that listen to particular address and port so each time JVM is not loaded and application can listen on that port and gives expected result. Nailgun help us to achieve this. Continue reading »