Tag: Java

Ruby in Java, Java in Ruby, JRuby or Ruby Java Bridge?

Hosting (J)Rails applications on a high availability Java infrastructure with clusters, loadbalancers and all that shit stuff is great, if you already have it in place. But does running an app on the “JRE”:http://java.com/de/ make it a “JRuby”:http://jruby.org/ application by default? Do you really want to be stuck on JRuby? I really like the idea […]

taming webapp logging with log4j

Logging is an aspect of programming that should follow some simple rules. If I should describe logging for a dictionary it would be something like: “Providing essential information with object introspection at a decent level of output that enables you to look into a running application or providing runtime information for debugging.” But even the […]

Creating a Maven webapp from scratch

Doing a little research for an article about “log4j”:http://logging.apache.org/log4j/ configuration in Java webapps, I decided to use “Maven”:http://maven.apache.org/ as a sidekick. “I already pointed out earlier”:http://blog.nofail.de/2010/01/buildr-the-build-system-that-doesnt-suck/ that my favourite build tool is “buildr”:http://buildr.apache.org/. The reason I chose Maven is that it has “archetypes”:http://maven.apache.org/guides/introduction/introduction-to-archetypes.html and that there is a deprecated guide for using such an archetype […]

Buildr – The build system that doesn’t suck

If you are a Java guy like me, you are probably doing a lot of ugly tasks in your everday work. One of these tasks is build management. The Java community tries to tackle builds with standard tools like “Ant”:http://ant.apache.org/ and “all-in-one” solutions like “Maven”:http://maven.apache.org/. Both are based on huge “XML”:http://xml.iscrapbecause.it/ configuration files that are […]