Design Principles for the Ant Script Library

I've uploaded an updated version of the Ant Script Library. It contains support for executable jars, wars, and Apache Ivy. It can be downloaded here: I'm getting around to writing more complete documentation for how to use these, but for the moment I wanted to explain the considerations behind design of these scripts (referred … Continue reading Design Principles for the Ant Script Library

IvyDE Rocks

If you don't want to read through the rest of this posting, here's the conclusion: if you're developing Java applications in Eclipse, you need to give Ivy DE a go. It very elegantly integrates any dependencies declared in a pom.xml or ivy.xml into the Eclipse classpath. (Yes, that's right: it handles Maven pom.xml files just … Continue reading IvyDE Rocks