Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jarspace, the Ultimate Swiss Knife

There are a number of tools to help you cope with the Jar Hell:

the excellent jarscan to help you find the occurrences of a class in any number of jars recursively from a base directory

jdepend which helps you detect the package dependency

duplicate class finder

my own small Java app to list all files in all jars :

I will blog more as I find them...

I really wish there was a tool to consolidate all these functions in an easy-to-use UI based AND scriptable interface....If I have time (no, I will not have) I will write it and call it Jarspace. Actually, I should call it JarHell. Or JarSucks?

The amount of time wasted troubleshooting JAR issues is worrysome. PS such a tool more or less exists :

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