Posts Tagged: maven

PMD Rules

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If you have used such plugins in your project as FindBugs, Checkstyle etc then you quite likely have heard of PMD too. (I have used these tools initially with Apache Maven and nowadays use them via Gradle in my builds, but there’s lots of support for others tools, Ant included.) The trouble with PMD as […]

Start Your Own Open Source Project using SourceForge

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It’s interesting what one can find when cleaning up an old laptop before dumping it ๐Ÿ™‚ Old photos that I’ve long forgotten of (some embarrassing ones too, omg the haircuts I supported throughout the time! :D), snippets of code back from the day when technology X was just coming out of its stables and I […]

CodeNarc and Gradle

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I have started using recently Gradle, which I have to confess I actually find to be a bliss compared to Maven. Maybe because I prefer a Groovy-based syntax for build configuration, rather than Maven’s XML-based configuration file. Or maybe because I feel somehow the Gradle peeps have made the tool a bit easier to use […]

Tracking Users Online — Part 2

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First release of this project on Github is now out there. And as promised in my “pilot” post of this series, this post will walk you through what went into this release and why. The project itself as you recall is available on Github in this repository: https://github.com/liviutudor/PixelServer. The version for this release is pixelserver-1.0.0 […]

maven-release Plugin and GitHub Issues

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This one is another good find from the maven “gotchas” archives. Good enough at least to make it onto my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I brief, I’ve been pulling my hair for the best part of yesterday trying to figure out what’s going wrong with my maven-based project, which used to work otherwise fine until recently. It […]

Fixing aws-maven Issue with “Access Denied”

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I’ve been using the aws-maven plugin for a while now to deploy Maven artifacts to S3. Typically I’ll use the Maven Archiver plugin to package the projects in some sort of tarball then use aws-maven to upload this to S3. From there on regardless of the deployment tools I use on our production servers I […]

Small Java Utility to Generate Random int Files

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This is not ground-breaking, folks and in fact it’s not even anything sexy, but it’s just something that’s been bugging me for a while when I play with some Java tools and code on my side: I need (very) often a way to quickly generate a text file with random integers as well as a […]

Running Multiple JDK Versions on Mac OS X

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If you’re a Java developer like me, working on a bunch of different projects at the same time, then you quite likely find yourself in the situation where you need to switch in between different JDK versions every time you switch context/project. In my case, I am working on the (good) stuff we got going […]

Java Strings vs Ropes

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Recently, in my news feeds I stumbled across this implementation of Ropes in Java (http://ahmadsoft.org/ropes/) and it captured my attention right away as it boasts a faster (better?) alternative for dealing with characters in Java. Unfortunately the website doesn’t offer any comparative information regarding how much faster a Rope implementation is than the standard String […]

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Storing Lists Using Evernote — via API

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I’ve been playing for a while with Evernote and their API, which I find rather simple and effective (well done, guys!) — and as such on a few pet projects I have started considering moving the storage to Evernote itself. The beauty of using Evernote is that the storage is already structured for you in […]

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Evernote API — Small Maven Problem

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So I started looking a bit closer these days at the Evernote API — another platform alongside Twitter which I like a lot, which is to say it’s basically another platform I find myself writing all sorts of tiny apps around ๐Ÿ™‚ From the beginning I find out right away a small problem in their […]

Script to Quickly Create a Java Spring MVC Project

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I’ve been (a bit) frustrated recently with the lack of support for quickly creating a Spring MVC project skeleton — there seems to be some maven archetypes but most of them I found to either not be maintained for a while and/or they install so much stuff that I decided not to use them. All […]

Small App for Linking Twitter and HowAboutWe

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OK so I know it’s geeky as you like, and to a certain degree pointless… however, for the sake of being a geek and using Twitter too much perhaps, I decided to give this a go, and it turned out into an app that I rather enjoyed playing with (as well as writing it of […]

What Most Schools Don’t Teach…

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If you work in IT, you have probably by now have seen the famous video on YouTube labelled “What most schools don’t teach” — where Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and a few other prominent figures are talking about how easy it is to program, and how only 10% of the USA schools teach programming. It […]

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S3 Utility on SourceForge.net

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Only a day after I’ve published the S3 utility for buckets with versioning enabled, I took the time finally to put this on SourceForge — woohoo! Still early stages, as I still need to figure out really how to properly release versions into their file system, but as it stands right now at least there […]