Top 15 Ant Best Practices (4 tags)
Nearly every open source Java project now uses Ant. The widespread use of Ant in these projects has naturally led to an increased need for a set of well-established best practices. Eric M. Burke, coauthor of Java Extreme Programming Cookbook and Ant: The Definitive Guide, offers his 15 best practices for using Ant and for writing well-crafted Ant buildfiles. These tips were inspired by his own mistakes on previous projects, or from horror stories relayed to him from other developers.
Ten Essential Development Practices (3 tags)
Perl lets you be productive in everything from quick and dirty throwaway programs to big, business-critical applications. Building the latter requires some discipline, though. Damian Conway shares ten essential development practices to make your Perl programming easier, more reliable, and even more enjoyable.
Best Practices for Exception Handling (2 tags)
Java's concept of exceptions and how they're used has led to controversy and, in some cases, bad programming practices. Gunjan Doshi seeks to lay down some best practices for using exceptions in Java.