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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:

With all due respect, but that's *not* what RUP *requires*. It might be what many RUP shops are doing or RUP consultants are propagating, but that's far from being the same. In fact, Grady Booch several times assured on the XP mailing list that it isn't what they meant when "inventing" RUP.


yes you are correct... i guess what i should have said was that is is the only way i have ever heard it described or seen it used... sadly, i guess

Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
Noooo... Find out what works for you, do it that way, and keep finding out what works even better. Status quo is never optimal for long (the same thing as with requirements).


yes you are quite right
i will give my opinion since i have used both methods in the past...
rup requires a big design that you need to get right all up front... sure you can gather requirements and write design docs and see if the client is happy, then create a prototype, etc, etc...
that seems crazy to me, because even if you do what the client wants, spend a year or two doing it, and give it to them, they will surely change their mind or come up with some new functionality that they want you to go back and change, and it has been my experience that in this model, it can be difficult to make these changes.
so you can see that i prefer xp. you make your goals for the day, and find out if this is what the client wants... repeat day (or by the week, whatever) after day. also, pair programming is also very productive and helps the entire team learn from each other.
find out what works for you and your team and stick with it... i would recommend xp, but that's just me

Originally posted by Joe Pluta:

For me, the best support for developing web applications is IBM's WebSphere product line. I use WDSC, the WebSphere Development Studio Client, but there are others, including WSAD and WSSD, which provide different levels of features.


we deploy into WS, but the tools are a bit pricey, which is why we are switching to eclipse...

Originally posted by Joe Pluta:
With WDSC, I can edit servlets, beans, JSPs, HTML and CSS all in the same IDE, with context sensitive editors for each (the CSS editor is really nice, for example). I can compile and run the application in a test environment using any of several versions of WebSphere Application Server or Tomcat, all on my PC. I can set breakpoints in the beans, the servlet and even the JavaServer Page.


yeah, jbuilder had a lot of those features... i think with a few plugins, eclipse can do a lot of that stuff... maybe not the remote debugging though...
Thanks... we'd be interested in seeing an eclipse book that focused on j2ee developement... maybe when eclipse adds default support for j2ee

Originally posted by Jay Sissom:
We develop Web applications. It looks like this book might not cover web development at all. Has anyone looked at the book? Would it be helpful for people who develop web applications?


Web apps are very important to us too. Anyone know of a good plugin for web apps in eclipse, specifically struts apps... the out of the box support is not the greatest We are looking at MyEclipse right now.
We just recently switched from JBuilder to Eclipse at work and I was wondering if this book (Eclipse: Step by Step) would be useful for our developers. Most of the books on eclipse spend about 2/3 of the book explaining how to write plug-ins, which is not very useful for us. We need more of a how-to-use eclipse book.
Thanks!
Quick question... can a server written using the new java io (NIO) SocketChannel/Selector/ect classes talk to a client that is not written in java, which does not have any non blocking io support?
I assume the answer is yes, because a socket is a socket no matter where you are, but it would be great to get a little reassurance before I start writting my server
Thanks so much!
you can still url-rewrite even if cookies are turned on... we do it all the time where i work.
to force it, i suppose you could force all requests through a filter (need servlet 2.3), catch where the user wants to go, re-write it with the jsessionid, and redirect away
i think that would work anyway.
yep, at least that is what i got... and i got a platic credit card that said i was a scwcd
nevermind... i decided to use jdom and got in working in a few minutes.
Can someone recommend an xml parser/tool for my situation?
I already have java objects that store data. I need to read in an xml file, instantiate the java object (that are already defined in code), manipulate the objects, and the write the data back out to xml.
Thanks so much!

Originally posted by Vikas Sood:
Can something be done here.



You can put the files in the jar and use a method like this (this is for images, but the same would go for html files, etc)...

Originally posted by Norm Mattson:
I expected the output to be printed to the Tomcat console, however nothing prints.
I have the same line in my service(), doGet() and doPost() methods and they do print to the console.


My guess is that it is going to a stdout.txt file, or something similar to that. That is what would happen in our WebSphere environments anyway.
[ June 14, 2003: Message edited by: Nate Johnson ]
hello all,
i passed the scwcd exam today with a 91%.
a little background on myself. i have been a j2ee web developer for the past 2 years. it has all been via struts (for the web stuff) and would highly recommend any struts developers to at least study for this cert, because it really makes struts make a whole lot more sense.
i studied off on and on for about 3 weeks during my free time. i used two books, the exam cram and the deshmukh book. the deshmukh book comes with jwebplus exams, which, in my opinion, were the best mocks. i also used the zrobok notes... one tip... dont use michelle's notes! they are filled with lots of very discrete errors that are sometimes hard to catch.
study the web.xml, listeners, threads, tlds... basically everything in the objectives
thats about it