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Blog Archive for johnsmart during February 2007

I've been thinking about MDA tools of late. The Java Power Tools book way initially supposed to include a chapter on these tools, but I'm not sure how much interest there is out there . There are a few O/S UML modeling tools such as ArgoUML and Umbrello (a KDE tool), and MDA tools such as AndroMDA. ArgoUML was a bit limited for round-trip work the last time I looked at it. I haven't played...
Earlier this week I posted a few polls on the Java Power Tools book website, about the tools people preferred in a number of areas: build tools, continuous integration, and issue tracking. So far, the pools are getting some interesting initial results. On the build tools front, Ant is in front of Maven 2, but not by that much. Cruise Control still seems to be the leader in the Continuous...
This weekend, I redesigned the "Java Power Tools" web site, and shipped the lot onto wikidot.com. The move was mainly motivated by a need to have more visibility on visit statistics, but Wikidot.com also gives a lot more control over the visual design (via CSS), and has a nice AJAX-powered administration interface. The "official unofficial" book site is still at http://www.javapowertools.com,...
What Open Source issue management solutions do you use? What is your favorite? For my part, I quite like Trac, which has excellent Subversion integration. Other interesting tools are Bugzilla and Scarab, but there are many others. In fact, there are several chapters on Open Source Issue Management planned for the Java Power Tools book. If you want to vote for your favorite tool, check out the...
"Java Power Tools" is a new book that I'm currently working on for publication by O'Reilly. It is basically about software tools and techniques that can contribute to improving the SDLC (Software Development Lifecyle). This includes build tools such as Maven and Ant, CI tools, code quality tools, testing tools, collaborative tools, source version control, and more! I've set up a Cool Tools...
_uacct = "UA-1337999-2"; urchinTracker(); "Java Power Tools" is a new book that I'm currently working on for publication by O'Reilly. It is basically about software tools and techniques that can contribute to improving the SDLC (Software Development Lifecyle). This includes build tools such as Maven and Ant, CI tools, code quality tools, testing tools, collaborative tools, source version...