I have gotten too used to working with tools and skipped over learning how to build java artifacts by hand.
And now, I am starting from scratch on my new project.
Which isn't such a big deal. Using Eclipse, I started creating my WAR file - no problem.
But, I want to use Maven to manage the project parts. Including creating the database pools.
So, I finally -have- to learn how to use Maven my self.
(No, really - Yay. Seriously).