Well, at least I’ve answered one question

I figured out why the web app I was trying to build before broken when I used the exported build script. Turns out that you need to run a setup script to get your environment “just right” before running the build.

This setup script can be found in any weblogic domain. Of course, this wasn’t documented anywhere, but I did find a link in BEA’s support database, so partial apologies back to BEA.

Now, all I need to do is figure out exactly which part of that 314-line abomination (most of which simply sets up the system classpath, which is something that is extremely bad to do on a build script) is actually needed to get the project to build without the ExceptionInInitializorError it gives.

Author: Robert Watkins

My name is Robert Watkins. I am a software developer and have been for over 20 years now. I currently work for people, but my opinions here are in no way endorsed by them (which is cool; their opinions aren’t endorsed by me either). My main professional interests are in Java development, using Agile methods, with a historical focus on building web based applications. I’m also a Mac-fan and love my iPhone, which I’m currently learning how to code for. I live and work in Brisbane, Australia, but I grew up in the Northern Territory, and still find Brisbane too cold (after 22 years here). I’m married, with two children and one cat. My politics are socialist in tendency, my religious affiliation is atheist (aka “none of the above”), my attitude is condescending and my moral standing is lying down.

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