Posts made in October, 2006

  

Tips for Using Log4j

Log4j is a logging framework for Java, part of Apache’s suite of logging frameworks for various languages. While using log4j on various applications, I have had to figure out how to do certain things that were not clearly documented, possibly because the full manual for log4j is only available commercially. Before showing what I have […]

Working Four Days a Week

For over six months now I have been working four days a week instead of the usual five. I originally made this change in schedule in order to spend more time with my young son. When I started, I was unsure how it would go, and how long I would be able to maintain it. […]

Being Thankful

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day here in Canada inspired me to write this article. Too often, we focus on the negatives – the obstacles or problems in our way – and fail to appreciate and be thankful for everything else. I find this to be especially true at work, where part of my responsibility is to investigate […]

Deploying Application Changes

The maintenance team for a typical enterprise business application must make ongoing changes to the application. In the effort to fix defects, revise existing functionality, and add enhancements, little thought may be given to the process by which these changes are deployed from development through to testing and then the production environment. However, this process […]