What is our code doing?
Now you may be thinking that we have just completed a basic application in the previous section and whilst that is true, that was all about proving our environment works. Now we are going to assume our tools work and take a look at building our application.
As any experienced developer will tell you, when things go wrong with your application, it’s too late to wish you had some information to tell you what is going on; develop a strategy for capturing what your application is doing behind the scenes and implement it throughout your code.
For this application we are going to use a log file to write out what’s going on, more specifically we are going to use Log4J that we downloaded earlier. Continue reading “A basic Application to get started – part 1”