I’ve had a strange issue with Apache Ivy‘s resolve task
– it resolved and downloaded all my dependencies but didn’t put some of
them to the classpath (via ivy:cachepath) and certainly wouldn’t copy
them either (via ivy:retrieve). An indicia was...
Like most Java developers, I wouldn't have gotten very far without the help of open source software. The variety of tools and frameworks available is an important factor for the success of the industry. However, the amount of tools that move to an open source...
I've been reading some of the articles written about the disruption caused by the snow across Europe and I found one quote in The Daily Telegraph by Phillip Hammond particularly interesting
"I think whilst people are obviously deeply upset about the...
Let's start with question which does not really matter for software development: how much flour should I put in my pastries?The complex answer is that it should be just enough for making them stiff and not squashing down, and also increase in size in the...
Java is a great language. It manages memory for you, teaches us about
object-oriented programming, and makes us better coders as we use it.
Plus, it really is a ‘write once, run anywhere’ language. Nonetheless,
Java applications can run into a few...
ZeroTurnaround have published
the latest version of their developer survey, from a total of 1027
participants. Here are some of the highlights from the resuts of the
survey. I always thought that by still using Ant, I was in the
minority, with most people...
At a lot of organisations that I've worked there is a tendency to prioritise bugs by a priority bucket.
We might therefore have priority buckets 1-4 where the bucket number
indicates how important the bug is to fix and then any buckets ranked
below 4 would...
MG Siegler’s posts on Techcrunch are the running joke of the blogosphere, but for some reason, his latest article just prompted me to react.
And that quickly changed to $199 phones subsidized by carriers. In other words, nothing changed.
It is nearing the end of the year and we at LeanDog are
wrapping up our fiscal year. We're looking at the potential tax
benefits of spending some of our reserve and we're mulling over other
ideas related to the spend of money. We are not, however,...
They huddle in a corner, hunched over the Gantt chart you just handed
out, muttering darkly. Only the occasional, quick glance in your
direction betrays that you are the subject of their reproach. You sigh
and for a moment are tempted to bat for your...