The old theme was getting, well, old. How do you like the new one?
There is an interesting German article about agile RE: Gedanken über agiles Requirements Engineering
In his last article, Joel talks how DVCS confused him and how he solved the problem. One sentence in particular should be noted:
these systems think in terms of changes, not in terms of versions.
PS: I prefer Mercurial to Git for
1. I need a working DCVS, not a toolbox to build one. I prefer it when a smart guy has given all the hidden issues some thought, so I don’t have to.
2. There is a simple, working Windows installer.
3. It’s written in Python.
If you’re like me and use Tomcat and you want to bring down the size of your WAR, you’re faced with one issue: All your applications need to use the same libraries (since there is only a single common/lib for everyone). So you’re either stuck with an old version or you need to upgrade all your apps at the same time. I just can see the budget guys shake their heads.
The solution is a list of directories in your context.xml which contain specific versions of the libraries you need. This way, you can install all the versions you need and each app can pick and choose.
For the complete solution, see the original article: Extending Tomcat WebappLoader to Share Library jars
OSS for teh win! 🙂
I’m always interested in new ways to display and edit code. ASCII is soooo tedious.
Code Bubbles is a new approach to cut files into fragments which can be arranged per task.