Monthly Archives: November 2006

ANT – usefully boring

Ant the industry standard build tool is used by nearly every java developer at some point.

One writes Ant targets in xml that are then executed to compile classes, copy files, sign jars, run unit tests… you name it there is probably an ant target that does it.

For some reason XML markup, catchy as it is, never sticks in my mind but here are snippets of ANT targets I use a lot …. Continue reading

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First post!

This blog is somewhere for me to store the things I would otherwise forget. This includes technical geeky things, technical investment banking things… and I expect even more things that I can’t think of right now.

‘mnemonic’ as its an aide to my memory, ‘flotsam’ as it might cover the things that my brain chooses to throw overboard. maybe.

Its possible this blog might prove useful to others but I promise nothing just yet.