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Erik Hatcher

Erik Hatcher is the co-author of the premiere book on Ant, Java Development with Ant published by Manning and is co-author of Lucene in Action. He is an active Ant project developer and maintains jGuru's Ant FAQ and Forum. Erik has written articles for, IBM developerWorks, and JavaPro. His other active open-source efforts currently include Lucene, XDoclet, and his own blogger - BlogScene. Erik lives in Charlottesville, VA.


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Hola Amigos

Posted by erikhatcher on August 3, 2004 at 1:16 AM PDT

I was interviewed by javaHispano recently. My interview has been posted. Read it en espanol or in english.

Search Convergence

Posted by erikhatcher on July 3, 2004 at 11:47 AM PDT

Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference was going on concurrently with JavaOne last week.

The Network is the People

Posted by erikhatcher on July 3, 2004 at 11:18 AM PDT

The title of this blog entry was dreamed up independently and before I read Dion's blog entry "The Network Is The Conference". I agree completely with Dion's entry, yet add that it really is bigger than simply the JavaOne conference.

Enterprise Java Development on a Budget

Posted by erikhatcher on April 28, 2004 at 12:52 PM PDT

I had the privilege of writing the forward to a new book, Enterprise Java Development on a Budget: Leveraging Java Open Source Technologies. I just got their book in the mail. I'm proud of what I wrote, so I thought I'd share it here.

Nutch - Google in a JAR

Posted by erikhatcher on August 14, 2003 at 10:35 AM PDT

Nutch has made a big splash the past couple of days, first with an article in Business 2.0 (sorry, the full article requires subscription) and then with the inevitable /..


Posted by erikhatcher on July 25, 2003 at 6:16 PM PDT

I came across an interesting blog entry today (see URL reference) that refers to a Sun Java tech tip for generating custom taglets. The example shows linking to Javapedia page for examples. This is slick and deserves some attention, I think.

TheServerSide Symposium debriefing

Posted by erikhatcher on July 2, 2003 at 6:50 AM PDT

I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at TheServerSide Symposium last weekend. It was a wonderful event, and I hope many more are to follow! It was done in the same vein as Jay's excellent No Fluff, Just Stuff symposiums, except with vendors getting more air-time.

My (belated) JavaOne Summary

Posted by erikhatcher on June 24, 2003 at 12:08 PM PDT
  • Monday

    Immediately after arriving to my hotel, I was
    wisked away to the top-secret war room where many of us
    set up the first pieces of Javapedia.

Open Source versus Commercial Software

Posted by erikhatcher on June 16, 2003 at 12:33 PM PDT

After reading this blog, I was reminded of something I wanted to post last week. I came across a blog last week (I cannot remember where I found it - was it a blog? or elsewhere? Post a link in the comments if you know which one I mean).

Ain't Java great?!

Posted by erikhatcher on June 13, 2003 at 10:25 AM PDT

Scott McNealy suggested, in his keynote this morning, that we replace the word "java" with "sex". What a great thing!