Browsing All posts tagged under »gradle«

Build Scripts and External Dependencies

February 15, 2013


I recently ran across some project code that when checked out of version control, failed with an obscure warning.  After some digging around in the code, I realized the script made a reference to an external plugin library.  I had no clue where to acquire this library or setup this build.  I had to reach […]

Dependency Management in .NET

December 17, 2011


I have been a Java developer for over 10 years, during which I have used Maven or one of it’s successors (Gradle or Ant+Ivy) for build and dependency management.  It was obvious to me early on that Maven’s dependency management was its killer feature.  I began evangelizing Maven and converting teams to use it.  The days of […]

GitFlow and Continuous Integration

September 14, 2011


I came across an interesting blog post by James Carr discussing his workflow when building Java applications.  In general, I think that the stack and process he mentions is top notch.  I love Gradle, Jenkins, Artifactory and Git/GitHub.  I have been playing with or using in production all of these tools and they are amazing. […]

Thoughts on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

March 4, 2011


Last week, I was asked to give my opinion on Application Lifecycle Management or ALM.  Specifically, I was asked how can teams effectively manage their design, development, test and deploy processes as well as pick the right tools for the job.  Here is the answer I gave: The cornerstone of a strong ALM process is based […]