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Google Open Sources Testacular, a JavaScript Test Runner

by Abel Avram on  Nov 28, 2012 4

Google has open sourced Testacular, a JavaScript test runner based on Node.js. The tool can be used to test all major web browsers, can be integrated with CI tools, and it works with any code editor.

SpringFramework Removes OSGi Metadata in Move to Gradle

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 24, 2012 11

SpringSource have been an advocate backer of the Groovy-powered Gradle build system for some time. Now that the development of 3.2 is nearing completion, it appears that a casualty of that decision is to stop generating OSGi metadata for the Spring Framework.

Project Jigsaw Late for the Train: Deferment ratified

by Victor Grazi on  Oct 21, 2012

JSR 337 expert group has ratified Oracle chief architect Mark Reinhold's proposal to defer Project Jigsaw to Java 9. Were the stated reasons sufficient motivation for this deferment?

Google App Engine Adds Continuous Integration Through Jenkins

by Richard Seroter on  Oct 09, 2012

Thanks to a partnership with cloud software provider CloudBees, Google App Engine users can now use the continuous integration tool Jenkins to build, test, and deploy their cloud applications. This new service continues a general PaaS trend of providing continuous integration tools that connect to leading source control repositories.

Community-Driven Research: What are the most widely used .NET practices and tools?

by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 25, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 8th question: "What are the most widely used .NET practices and tools?". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

IG Group Open-Sources RESTdoclet

by Robert Morschel on  Aug 13, 2012

IG Group has open-sourced its RESTdoclet Maven plugin for generating web documentation from Spring REST based services.

An Alternative Build System: Gradle 1.0 Released

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jun 22, 2012 6

Gradle 1.0, a build system powered by a Groovy DSL, has been released. Gradle is compatible with Ant tasks, Maven repositories, and has support for the popular IDEs. It attempts to find the sweet spot between the flexibility of Ant and convention-over-configuration of Maven.

OSGi Abandons Snapshot Proposal

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 04, 2012 3

With the recently-released OSGi Release 5 early access documents, one of the most anticipated features of the upcoming specification – that of SNAPSHOT style versions for OSGi – has been dropped from the specification because of concerns with existing tooling. Read on to find out why.

Thoughtworks Technology Radar March 2012

by Craig Smith on  Mar 22, 2012 7

ThoughtWorks recently published the latest update to its Technology Radar; a report produced to help technology decision makers understand emerging trends in software development techniques, tools, languages and platforms. There are some interesting observations of interest to Agile software development teams.

Travis CI Announces Support for Java and Plans for Travis Pro

by Manuel Pais on  Feb 23, 2012 2

Travis CI, a cloud-based continuous integration (CI) offering for open source projects on Github, has announced support for Java builds, as well as Scala and Groovy additions. After gaining traction among the Ruby open source community the project is now looking into the possibility of expansion to a hosted CI service (nicknamed Travis Pro).

Nexus 2.0 Released

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 15, 2012 4

Today, Sonatype released Nexus 2.0, a major step forward in their artifact repository. New in this release is the addition of .Net support with NuGet, OSGi and P2 hosting in the open source version, and artifact popularity scores calculated from their frequency of access and cross references in POMs. Read on to find out more.

Using IL Weaving to Inject INotifyPropertyChanged into Properties

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 14, 2012

Simon Cropp has released an IL weaving tool that wires property changed notifications into automatically implemented properties. IL weaving is a technique in which the IL code in an assembly is rewritten to add functionality.

GitHub Has Open Sourced Janky, A CI Server

by Abel Avram on  Dec 23, 2011

GitHub has open sourced Janky, their Continuous Integration server built on top of Jenkins and augmented with Hubot, a chat automation tool.

CloudBees Releases Jenkins Enterprise

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Dec 20, 2011 9

CloudBees releases Jenkins Enterprise which offers commercial support, extended long time releases up to a year and extra proprietary plugins useful to companies with large scale Jenkins installations.

Build Machines, Windows 7, and Classic ADO

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 19, 2011

Imagine you are doing maintenance on an application from the late 90’s that uses the classic ADO libraries. The recompiled code works fine on any Windows 7 SP1 machine, but mysteriously crashes on the Windows XP machines that have been running the program for nearly a decade. This is the problem facing lots of maintenance developers.

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