As the year draws to a close, I wanted to give everyone a heads-up about some of the Wakaleo training sessions already lined up for 2010.
The next big training dates are in Europe - in collaboration with Skills Matter, I will be running the Java Power Tools Bootcamp in London (February 15-19) and Paris (February 22-27), and then in Wellington in March (March 22-26). I'm also lining up sessions...
NetBeans 6.8 released with tons of new features and full support for Java EE 6.
In the past weekend I've been able to improve the settings for
automated Maven releases that I've
blogged about about ten days ago. Peter Mount complemented
the information with some practical examples on how to use
that stuff invoking Maven with the proper parameters. I've been able to
significantly clean up and improve the Maven configuration, so now a
staged release can be performed...
After the latest upgrade of my Hudson instance, I noticed that a new option in the security matrix appeared: it allows anonymous visitors to have a (read only) look at a job configuration, if the administrator allows it. I think it's a great feature (that I was asking for some months ago), as it allows to share our knowledge about our favourite CI tool.
So I've opened most of my jobs and you can...
YouDebug is a debugger but it's not a debugger. It's a debugger, because it builds on top of Java Platform Debug Architecture, and therefore is capable of doing everything your debugger can do — such as attaching to another process, breaking when certain conditions are met, inspect/manipulate variables, and so on.
But at the same time, it's not your typical debugger, because it's not interactive. Instead of using point-and-click and GUI. You don't need source code either. Instead, it comes with a DSL-like syntax sugar on top of Groovy that controls what YouDebug would do against the target program
Today I've made some improvements with my Mercurial + Maven + Hudson
setup - and reached a new level of karma, being able to do automated
Let's go in order. First let me recap what happens with the Maven
release plugin (mvn release:prepare release:perform) and Mercurial:
A check is performed that there are no uncommitted changes
and a build is performed as a validity proof.
I'll be doing a webinar and Q&A sessions on Hudson tomorrow
One of the awesome things about Hudson is the sheer number of plugins available. In fact, if you use Hudson, make a habit of checking out the list of available plugins every month or so - there's bound to be something new that you could use! In this article, I explore two relatively new ones: the Setenv plugin and the Description Setter plugin.
The Setenv plugin
Many build scripts use environment...
During my last years before getting the master degree, I have been working at a free flight simulator. It run under DOS and was named FGFLY. It was written in C++, initially Borland C++ and later Watcom C++, in order to use a memory extender to bypass the infamous 640k limit. At the time I just was a student able to earn a few money with programming, and couldn't allow to spend a lot in hardware...
Java Power Tools Bootcamp sessions are coming up fast in Sydney and Wellington - come see what the buzz is about! For those in Europe, sessions are scheduled for Paris and London and in February next year.
The Java Power Tools bootcamps provide a great way to give your Java development a boost and introduce some kick-ass tools, techniques and tricks into your daily development routine.
At JavaOne 2009, Sun demonstrated a new JavaFX designer tool. You can even view the demo online. To shortcut right to the section that shows the tool, move to about 23:00 minutes into the video.
There are obvious questions that are not answered. So obvious, in fact, that I'm slightly baffled that I can't yet find an answer:
Where is this new tool?
Is it a standalone tool separate from...
IntelliJ has shipped their new Maia EAP, with support for many Java EE 6 features, including
With the newcomer Vaadin module I
updated the Arena Project
script to support builds on Windows platform. Not a big deal in terms of
configuration but it is worthy a notification in case you had
tried to build the project before and got frustrated with the Platform
Classifier restricted to the UNIX-family.
Why to use Platform Classifiers? The lack of a
good Maven support for the Glassfish...
In this two part article, I will explain how to configure a web application built with Maven to support "branding", or skinning. That is, support different distribution skinned with particular images, logo, background, text. In the end we just want to keep separated the static contents and choose the right set when we package our application so that the result is a war with just the content for a single company. I call this a branded distribution using brand as a similar work for skinning. Brand looks more enterprise and general than skinning, anyway :) In the second part of the article I will also cover the Wicket side of the story. The Maven side works by himself, anyway.
read the complete article
Entry posted to my new blog.
JavaFX Mobile development now also available for Mac OS!
Caveat when using NetBeans 6.7.1: After installing NetBeans 6.7.1 with JavaFX you should be able to build and run JavaFX applications on the Windows Mobile EA just fine. However, NetBeans 6.7.1 prompts you update JavaFX though the update center. Do not perform this update as there is an incompatibility between this update and the...
When I started the mavenization of my projects, in July, I really didn't
figure out that it would have been such a painful and long process. It
is literally consuming me - also because I'm longing to see the end of
the conversion, so I can resume the development.
The first mavenized projects, BetterBeansBinding,
were reasonably easy, also considering that I had to...
This entry discuss how we can use JFreeChart and JasperReports to include dynamically generated charts into a JasperReport s' report. Technique included here can be used to include dynamically generated images or dynamically generated data sources as well.
I'll be speaking at JavaZone 2009 in the next week. See you there!
This coming Thursday 'll be at GooglePlex (Mountain View) for an Eclipse Day...