Friday, January 28, 2005

Dull day

Back in the office, a switch blew out taking us off the internet. Just an internal issue. Anyway we are back on.

About aspects, i was learning Aspectwerkz, after having used ApsectJ. Getting them united is a good thing, i believe. Better the (less invasive) Aspectwerkz approach, anyway.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

When a project is a mess...

I am in the middle of modifying the ant script of a bloated j2ee project (450 secs of build time wi th a P4 HT 2.6 ghz and a gig of RAM, windows 2K; lot less - like 180 secs - on my humble 2.10 centrino notebook with a gig, SuSE 9.2).
Looks like the mess is complete, as for now, the struts ( keeps asking for dtd validaton over the internet...
For the performance difference (ant is called within the same IDE), i heavily suspect the file system (ntfs vs reiser).
As for the project, the additional customer requirements are handled fom the project managers alike the rest...setting dates without consulting with technicians....sad but true, coming from a major consulting firm...

Yesterday re-installed kompose (apt-get install kompose) which is beatiful. Thinking about getting a Mac mini for my Dad (birthday in march).