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Recent posts by Curt Combar

Are the classes referenced as being within a "scripting" package - as in "import scripting.foobar"? If so, .java files should have "package scripting;" at the top of them.
Curt
18 years ago
JSP
Why would anyone consider it useful to receive certification for an IDE? Are there actually employers who look for people that are certified in an IDE? It seems to me that there are much more useful certifications to be had.
Curt
Ant is a tool, written in Java, that replicates and extends the functionality provided by the "make" tool on Unix. It is a tool for automating the build process for a Java project. The instructions for how to build a project are entered into an XML document (conventionally called "build.xml"). Ant reads this file and builds the project, checking dates of output files vs. their source files and only executing build steps for source files that have changed since the last build.
For example, say you have a J2EE project that includes several Java class files, dependant JAR files, web.xml, html/jsp files, EJBs and descriptor files. It is possible to build a single Ant build file in XML that tells Ant how to compile the Java, build the EJB Jar files and process them using a server-specific EJB tool to generate home and remote objects, package the html/jsp/image files into a WAR with the web.xml, and package the WAR and EJB jars into a single EAR file that can be deployed on your app server. The chief advantage of this is that you can change several source files and simply type "ant" to rebuild the entire EAR file. This saves a lot of time and mistakes!
There are several good FAQs, articles and examples in the Resources section at the Ant site: http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/resources.html
Curt
18 years ago
To answer your second question - the market is fairly evenly divided right now. There is heavy demand for folks that can do either ASP or JSP. It's really a question of whether you want to stay in the Java camp (where you'll get into Servlets for more sophisticated development) or the Windows camp (where you'll get into building COM objects in VB, VC++ that run under MTS for more sophisticated apps).
19 years ago
We're currently using WebLogic and have had good luck with it. It coexists peacefully with IIS 5.0. To keep costs down on developer licenses, we test and debug locally from within Visual Age for Java using the TomCat server.
19 years ago
There is a decent starter tutorial by Marty Hall, author of "Core Servlets and JavaServer pages" at
http://www.apl.jhu.edu/~hall/java/Servlet-Tutorial/
Check it out!
19 years ago
Has anyone had any luck reverse engineering Java in Rose 2000 with Java 1.2? I get complaints in the log about java.lang.String, etc. not being found, no matter what I do with the Classpath.