I’ve had a bit of a crunch this week to get a client demo put together. Yesterday I had planned to take an earlier train home to regain some family time. I called my wife to tell her that things weren’t going so well. I explained that we couldn’t get the web services to install correctly on the UAT server, and she immediately responded with: “why wouldn’t it work on the server if it works on your computer?” Oh sweetie, let me count the ways….
For posterity’s sake, there were too many differences:
Java 1.5.11 on my computer, Java 1.6 on the UAT server (gonna change that to be consistent)
Windows XP on my computer, Linux on the UAT server (don’t think this is actually a problem, but still)
Different Maven targets to deploy on my desktop as opposed to the server. That’s the big no-no, but I’m a Java neophyte on Tomcat/Apache Axis.