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Blog Archive for johnsmart during January 2010

We will be running the next Wellington Coding Dojo on February 2, 2010 - thanks again to the Wellington Java Users Group for helping to organize this session. The session will be held at Equinox (Equinox house, 111 The Terrace, Wellington) at 5:15. The interesting thing about these Coding Dojos is that they are not necessarily done on simple, abstract programming problems - we generally...
(With apologies to Flight of the Conchords) Too many red balls on the dashboard Too many red balls on the dashboard Too many red balls Too many red balls on the dashboard Too many red balls Too many red balls on the dashboard Too many red balls There's too much red and not enough green Man I can't work well if those builds ain't clean Why those tests all fail I just can't gleen Are you sure it...
I'm thrilled to announce that I will be speaking at Scrum 2010 this March in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Scrum 2010 is shaping up to be one of the major agile conferences in New Zealand this year, with the likes of Dr. Jeff Sutherland (the creator of Scrum), Jens Østergaard (the world's first Certified Scrum Practitioner) and Gabrielle Benefield (former Senior Directory of...
"No matter whether you are just adopting Maven and Nexus in your development infrastructure or have been using it for a while, you can benefit from having your team trained by Maven experts." Over the past six months, the new new virtual-classroom Maven training courses have proved to be tremendously popular. Delivered in real-time by Sonatype instructors in two four-hour sessions,...
In this issue we will be looking at how automated web testing fits into the larger picture. In particular, we will look at how you can use Selenium in different ways for different types of testing. Read more here!
We are finalizing plans for the Java Power Tools Bootcamps and TDD training sessions for the first half of 2010. Highlights include the upcoming London and Paris sessions of the Java Power Tools bootcamps, as well as many sessions Wellington, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Java Power Tools Bootcamps The Java Power Tools Bootcamps are all about bringing together a broad selection of open source...
Maven seems to be one of those topics that brings out passion in many developers. In this series of articles, I want to take a look at some of the common myths and ideas that circulate about Maven, and see how they stand up to the light of scientific examination. Last time, we looked at the idea that Maven automatically updates for every build. This time we look at another myth quoted in...
Maven seems to be one of those topics that brings out passion in many developers. Apparently, some developers love it, and find it a highly valuable and time-saving tool, whereas others hate it with a passion. (Of course there are still others who just want to get on with the job, but those ones usually keep quiet on the blogosphere). Every once in a while someone comes out with a blog...
There are several Maven repository managers on the market, but the two most prominent and most powerful are without doubt Nexus and Artifactory. Both these products are open source, with commercial versions containing more advanced features. Both are fine products, with many similar features. In many cases, however, Nexus and Artifactory respond to similar user needs, but in quite different ways...
This February, in collaboration with Skills Matter, I will be in Europe to deliver the Java Power Tools Bootcamp in London and Paris. The London session is scheduled for February 15, and the Paris session is scheduled for February 22. The Java Power Tools Bootcamp is an intense, comprehensive 5-day workshop covering best-of-breed Java development, code quality and build automation tools and...