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How to bundle Java programs into a single executable .jar file using Ant

One of the most useful things you can do for any project is provide command line friendly tools for administration, diagnostics and maintenance. As nice as browser based administration tools are, not everyone has access to production machines behind firewalls and the sort with a browser, most administration is done via ssh. Giving operations tools… Read the full article

Command Line Argument Parsing for Groovy

Groovy has some wrappers around the apache.commons.cli via their CLIBuilder class. This is a pretty old and crusty library that has some significant limitations. I prefer to use the Java Simple Argument Parser (JSAP) library. Especially since they have added the ability to declare argument definitions in a declarative XML file. This reduces the code… Read the full article