Category Archives: Work

Equities basics

Here is a list of equities related banking terms and an attempt at me explaining them. Ordered starting with the simplest of the simplest.  Oh, most of these definition depend on the context the word in question is used in.

Equity – In general it means the value of an asset after all the costs associated with it are subtracted.

In the equities context it means a stock or any other security meaning an ownership interest. Continue reading

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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