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Blog Archive for herkules during November 2004

Guessing what an Ant project does Typical Ant projects are designed to deliver a single jar as a result. E.g. look at the projects produced by NetBeans4 or the NetBeans project itself. One module - one build.xml - one jar. Additionally, when depending on such a project, it is normally necessary to know how the jar is named and where it is stored to. Thus, depending on an Ant project is using...
When talking about architecture, people think in terms like 1,2,3,4...n-tier, J2EE, client/server, thin vs. thick client. The pieces put together are Oracle vs. DB2, BEA vs. JBoss, Struts, Swing, JSP, JavaFaces, etc.. This is the big picture! It is obvious that the decisions taken there are extremely important and can loose the battle before it begins. But can they also win the battle? From my...