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  • Executing Ant Tasks Programatically

    Executing ant tasks programatically via Java is fairly straightforward as shown in the following code sample. To compile and run the following code, ensure you have ant.jar, xercesImpl.jar, xml-apis.jar and ant-launcher.jar (all from the ant lib directory) on your claspath.

  • Happy BlogDay

    I’ve been blogging for exactly 1 year today.

  • Log4j vs Java 1.4 Logging - Is there a difference?

    In the past, whenever I’ve done logging within a project, I’ve used log4j as my preferred logging package. This has been primarily for historical reasons as I started developing with Java before the JDK 1.4 logging package was available.

  • Using Spring for J2EE apps

    There’s an interesting thread going on over at The Server Side based upon a comment made by Ugo Cei – “I seriously wonder why anyone would want to develop anything substantial in Java nowadays without using Spring “.