Over the weekend I made some significant progress on com4j, a bridge between Java and Windows COM API.
I just posted a new version of Hudson (1.164), which includes the first cut of i18n and localization to Japanese by using it. Localization is an area where the barrier of entry for contributions is low (and there's almost infinite amount of work), so I'm writing this entry to explain how it works in the hope of soliciting contributions.
I have the unenviable job of reviewing several hundred submissions to the Java One "Tools and Languages" track. Today I found this in my inbox: "I'm a reviewer on another track for JavaOne '08, and couldn't help but notice your rather dismissive review of my proposed technical session." The topic is DSLs, and I feel rather strongly that a DSL is best embedded in a host language. If you disagree, let me know and I'll reconsider my review.
To be EOL'd are Sun Java Studio Enterprise and Sun Java Studio Creator developer tools.
I wrote a small IntelliJ plugin that automatically figures out the current Maven module from your active editor and runs the install goal with it.
Alexis had pushed out a new GlassFish podcast episode, which is an interview with me about Hudson.
Quick updates on what's been happening with Hudson lately.
In the coming few months, I'll be presenting on various conferences --- JavaPolis, FOSDEM 2008, and the ServerSide Java symposium.
Rama and I wrote a Hudson plugin that handles run-away daemon processes spawned by a build/test.
I just published the wagon-svn project, which makes it even easier to host Maven2-based projects on java.net.
In this screencast I will show you how to use a simple RSS reader bean to build a feed reading application with almost no code. The screencast is 12 minutes long, but I could build and deploy the app in about 4 minutes if I wasn't talking. That's how productive NetBeans 6 can make you.
So here is the scenario. You are working on a project that depends on a 3rd party library XYZ, and you need to patch XYZ. At the same time, you know that XYZ is still evolving, so when the upstream makes the next version available, you want to incorporate those.
A new version of the Eclipse plugin for Hudson is available. And yes, there are NetBeans and IntelliJ plugins, too.
More users usually translates into more requests for features. A few more developers have picked up Japex in the last month, and a couple have asked me to provide additional features for their benchmarks. I'll use this blog to introduce a couple of new features in Japex version 1.1.4.
Perforce plugin and VMWare plugin are the new additions to the family.
I've got a free moment here at the MidWest Tech Days (and if you are in the MidWest you should be here too!) so I thought I would tally the votes generated by my previous blog:
You vote for your favorite article and I'll write it!
Before I get to the results themselves I must say that I was quite surprised by the response. 34 comments with some very good suggestions. I'm glad to see that there...
I attended and presented at
NetBeans Day Rome earlier today. I sat down to write a detailed report
but Dana Nourie
(SDN Technical Writer) has already done a superb job
the event. Instead of repeating the content I'd like to share some
photos from the event showing how the developers were engaged all through
out the day.
There is a good article at EclipseZone on NetBeans winning the bossie award. It is a fair article and was an interesting read.
Here you can find my classification of new features
available in the new major revision of the JT harness,
that we recently completed
Hudson is getting several plugins for .NET development, making it quite usable for your .NET projects.