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We are just about to embark on our first Java development, an Extranet site, which will be developed using Serlets, JDBC and an Oracle DB. The Webserver to be used is IPlanet on a Sun Solaris box, with LDAP login verification.
Questions:
1) If the application is to be deployed on a Sun UNIX box, if we did the development against a NT machine running IPlanet etc., will have any problems when we deploy?
2) There will be 4 developers working on this application - how do I set different working directories (for WIP objects), and a central directory for booked in objects? Is there any suggested way of doing source control for Servlets?
Thanks for all answers.
Saquib Nisar
snisar@caluk.com
 
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Hello,
It's really up to you but, IMHO
1) Ensure your code is written to be platform independant. Examples that help in this :
a)Use System.getProperty() to get the properties that you need which could be platform dependant such as directory seperator character.
b)Put anything that could be platform dependant such as directory structures, support file location, host name etc. in a configuration file. You can use an XML file for this however, my preference is a properties file.
2) Get a good versioning program such as CVS and create a repository for all your code and have the programmers check out what they need to work. Mostly TALK to each other constantly.
Hope this helps
 
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There is now an iPlanet forum. I will move this there.
Matthew Phillips
 
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