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Modularity Maturity Model

by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 27, 2011

At the OSGi Community Event, Dr Graham Charters introduced the Modularity Maturity Model, a way of scoring where projects or organisations against how their modular developments score.

Sonatype Offers Insight Into Enterprise Open Source Usage

by Charles Humble on  Sep 21, 2011

Sonatype, the main company which drives Maven development, has joined a growing list of companies which aim to help organisations understand and audit their open source software usage, with the announcement of the Sonatype Insight software suite.

Java EE PaaS Providers

by Charles Humble on  Sep 21, 2011 14

A survey conducted by Red Hat at this year's VMworld implied a strong demand for Java EE based PaaS, but such products are thin on the ground. We take a look at two contenders, CloudBees' RUN@cloud, and Red Hat's own OpenShift.

Java.Net Artefacts in Maven Central

by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 18, 2011

Sonatype and Oracle have joined forces to provide stability and quality to Java.net Maven artefacts. A Nexus Pro instance now hosts the artefacts at Java.net, and they are synchronised into Maven Central for widespread consumption.

Jenkins Not Interested in Hudson Reconciliation

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 06, 2011 1

At a recent Jenkins meeting, the discussion turned towards whether a reconciliation with the Hudson project was possible (after the Hudson proposal to move to Eclipse.org was released), and what would be required for that to happen. The stated requirements appear to be in conflict to moving towards either Eclipse or Apache foundations, and therefore in a reconciliation with Hudson.

TeamCity 6.5: Enhanced Integration with Git & Mercurial, .NET Improvements

by Roopesh Shenoy on  May 30, 2011

JetBrains recently announced the release of TeamCity 6.5. The new release comes with a new look and has improved integration with Git and Mercurial along with several improvements especially for .NET developers. Moreover the free Professional Edition now allows unlimited users.

What Agile Architecture and Hurricanes have in Common

by Michael Stal on  May 20, 2011 1

In a recent presentation at SATURN 2011 Eric Richardson has drawn some analogies between architects in an agile environment and hurricane meteorologists. For example, both produce various forecasts respectively documents, use many kinds of data sources as inputs, and employ different techniques to acquire data. The question arises is: what can architects learn from meteorologists?

Atlassian Replaces Builders with Tasks in Latest Bamboo Release

by Michael Floyd on  May 11, 2011

As the discussion in Agile development moves from continuous integration (CI) to continuous deployment, CI servers are doing more to automate the overall build process. Atlasian, which today released Bamboo 3.1, has implemented a new feature called Tasks that the company hopes will aid developers in their continuous deployment efforts.

Jenkins, Hudson and Eclipse

by Alex Blewitt on  May 11, 2011 19

With the recent proposal to move Hudson to the Eclipse Foundation, there has been speculation as to whether this will lead to a coming together of Jenkins and Hudson, or even whether the code can be relicensed under the EPL. A discussion is taking place later today on the Jenkins IRC channel to discuss whether the Jenkins community wants to be part of this or not.

Oracle Proposes Hudson Move to Eclipse Foundation

by Alex Blewitt and Charles Humble on  May 04, 2011 35

Oracle has created a proposal to move the Hudson project, including ownership of the trademark and domain name, to the Eclipse Foundation. In addition to the existing commercial backers (Oracle and Sonatype), other commercial supporters are keen to see Hudson move to an independent organisation and process, and will also be adding committers to the project.

Hudson Resurrected as Hudson 2.0

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 22, 2011

The first significant release of Hudson since the Hudson/Jenkins fork has been released, with a new versioning scheme following OSGi/Semantic Versioning going forward. This includes a new JSR330 dependency injection model to make it easier to run in an OSGi runtime as well as decoupling from specific Hudson annotations.

Annotation-Driven Dependency Injection with Google Guice 3.0

by Michael Floyd on  Apr 20, 2011 7

Late last month Google released Guice 3.0, a Java framework that implements the dependency injection (DI) design pattern. The motivation behind Guice was to make it easier for programmers to write DI code by reducing the need to write boilerplate factories. This article examines the new 3.0 features, loks at how Guice 3.0 supports Spring DI, and introduces Guice 4.1 (a.k.a. MiniGuice).

Application Build and Continuous Integration Patterns

by Manuel Pais on  Apr 13, 2011

Julian Simpson, Principal Consultant at The Build Doctor, has compiled a set of patterns for maintaining a fast and reliable application build process and avoiding some Continuous Integration (CI) pitfalls. He also presents a number of patterns for deployment automation and testing in production-like environments.

Tasktop 2.0 Supports Task Federation and Cross-Repository Agile Planning

by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 31, 2011

The latest version of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) collaboration tool Tasktop supports task federation, cross-repository Agile planning, and new connectors to other ALM tools like HP Agile Accelerator and SmartBear CodeCollaborator. Tasktop team last week released version 2.0 of the software which also has integration with Hudson CI tool.

Hudson Moves to GitHub (Again)

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 14, 2011

Whilst Jenkins 1.397 has been released, Sonatype have been pressing on with build and architectural changes to Hudson. In order to facilitate further developer interest, the Hudson codebase will be moved back to GitHub.

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