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Blog Archive for schaefa during January 2005

John Reynold's Blog discusses the question if the Java exams are helping you to learn Java or help the provider to indoctrinate their (marketing) philosophy. For me looking back on having passed the Microsoft Certified Software Engineer, some Microsoft beta exams as well as the Java Programmer and Developer exam I can say: It depends solely on you! I learned and passed the MCSE's 6 tests in...
These instructions are a way to do conditional compilation with Java like the C/C++ #ifdef. In Java there is no preprocessor and so we need to work around this missing feature. This work around is using Ant's copy and filter feature to create the source with the different code in it. In this example I wanted to accomplish the following: The Java classes must be valid Java code so that any...