Sunday, January 21, 2007

Join Us: Be Commons-Logging Free!

Johannes invited his readers to revise their code in order to remove all dependencies on Jakarta Commons-Logging (JCL).

It is simple: JCL gives you a lot of class loading problems, often driving you mad.
If you've never had class loading problems while deploying your Simple Servlet / Complex JEE application which makes use of JCL, if you've never struggled for making JCL use that damn Log4j configuration file, you're surely one of the luckiest person in the world, so hurry up and go buying that lottery ticket!

That's way I always use, at least when possible, raw Log4j loggers.

However, thanks to Johannes I've discovered SLF4J: I gave it a try and in less then two minutes I've migrated my current project from JCL to it!
And what's most important : it rocks!

So, again: join us and be Commons-Logging free!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Five things you don't know about me

Some weeks ago I've been tagged by Daniele , but I'm very busy to do anything other than working at a big project for RAI .
So, now, let me start the new year with five things you don't know about me:

  • I used to practice martial arts: more specifically, Shorinji Kempo.
  • I used to play guitar in a Rock band called Voodoo Economics.
  • I used to write short novels, and I also won a prize.
  • I have very little spatial ability and I often lose my way (literally).
  • My nickname, Tourist, is related to the homonym Radiohead song: The Tourist.

This silly thing has to have an end ... so here it is!