This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
1) If multiple .ear archives use common files, is it best to have a copy of each shared file in every .ear, or is it a better practice to use only one copy for all .ears and save these files on a common directory. 2) If the latter is the best choice, is there a common directory defined by the specs or is this directory vendor specific? 3) If we use a shared directory for common files, how can we make a note in a particular .ear so that those files are not forgotten during deployment. Any thought? Thanks, Francois