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Blog Archive for johnsmart during June 2009

Anyone who has read many of my blog entries or articles will know that I'm a great fan of code quality metrics. By code quality metrics, I am referring to coding standards, best practices, complexity, but also to other associated statistics such as the number of unit tests run and the level of code coverage. Code Quality management is an important part of any project, but sometimes it can be...
Wakaleo Consulting is going to London to visit the Queen! Well, the London Java community, at least. I'll be in London between the 6th and 10th of July to run the first London session of the Java Power Tools Bootcamp with the folks from Skills Matter. There are still a few places left for this session, but you probably should hurry ;-). While I'm in London, I will be giving a talk at the...
The Agile2009 conference in Chicago, coming up in August, is shaping up to be one of the most compelling conferences of the year. I have been helping out organizing the Tools for Agility stage, and there really are some great talks on the geekier side of Agile. In this entry, I want to mention a few gems. Alistair Cockburn himself will be presenting a not-to-be-missed session on Blitz...
For a small-to-medium size company, it makes a lot of sense to externalize infrastructure code such as source code management, issue tracking, project wikis, and so on. All of these tools need server space and admin time, which of course costs money. Atlassian, for example is offering JIRA Studio, which comes with hosted instances of JIRA (bug tracking and project management), Confluence (wiki...
As usual, JavaOne was a great networking opportunity, and I caught up with old friends, made new ones, and met up with people I had only ever known virtually. This year I was giving a session myself, so I didn't get to as many sessions as I would have liked to. However, I did attend a few gems. Here are some of them: Neil Ford talked about a variety of unit testing tools in Unit Testing That...
This year at JavaOne, I gave a talk entitled 'Getting Serious About Build Automation: Using Maven in the Real World'. The talk summary is as follows: Maven 2 is becoming increasingly popular in larger organizations looking to standardize and industrialize their build processes as well as in smaller shops simply trying to get more out of their builds. This session, for developers wanting to...