I've recently started using Clover on my open source projects and it's an amazing product. I've not used the Ant tasks yet, but I am using the integration with IntelliJ.
I've just installed Panther and since you don't get stuff like CVS installed by default, I decided to open up the XCode CD and install the developer tools. To my surprise there are some Java tools tucked away including Ant, XDoclet, log4j and JBoss.
Back in May we finally got around having a London based Java meetup where a small handful of techies turned up to a pub and chatted about Java.
It's common that you'll find somebody using XDoclet to help build their EJBs, but how often do you find people using it to help with the J2EE web tier?
I've been looking at integrating Apache and Tomcat on my PowerBook so that my dev environment more closely matches the box hosting my domain. Although I really do like open source, one of the biggest problems for me is that I always seem to need software that I have to build from the original source. This is one of the reasons I bought a Mac.
File access has always been a controversial activity within EJB-based applications because of the restrictions placed upon bean providers by the EJB specification.
Matt is looking for a way to test tag libraries and rather than write a lengthy comment, I thought I'd follow it up here.
With traditional development methodologies, it was easy. You'd start some requirements capture, follow on to analysis, then design, implementation, testing and deployment. Typically you'd have a few people in at the start and ramp up the team during the design and implementation phases, with several members of the team performing many of the tasks on the project right from the start.