Browsing All posts tagged under »Java«

Exploring Test Method Names

November 10, 2011

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When coaching individuals on how to name unit test methods, I have struggled to come up with a standard that I like.  I have read numerous posts and books on the subject with a wide variety of results and standards.  In this blog I will explore the various standards for naming unit test methods and […]

GitFlow and Continuous Integration

September 14, 2011

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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. […]

Java EE Interview for the SD Times

June 15, 2011

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Last Friday, an article on” Java EE:  The state of the environment” was published by the SD Times.  I was interviewed for this article and you can check my quotes in the article at the SD Times website.  Please note, that I was misquoted in the article.  Any reference to C++ should be a reference […]

Dojos, Katas and Software Craftsmanship at Excella

April 21, 2011

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The Software Craftsmanship movement is creating quite a stir in the software development community, with experts on both sides of the fence arguing its value.   At Excella Consulting, we have embraced the Software Craftsmanship movement and feel that the benefits of writing clean code does not conflict with the needs of our customers.  Our […]

Thoughts on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

March 4, 2011

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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 […]

Maven Tip: Disabling Profiles when a Property Does Not Exist

February 9, 2011

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I wanted to share a method for enabling a Maven Build Profile in the absense of a system property.  I did not see this approach documented in the current version of the Maven Build Profile documentation, so I thought I would share it. I find this approach particularly useful for turning off build features whenever […]

Article Published in Linux Insider…Java Lives

December 28, 2010

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I was lucky enough to have an article published in Linux Insider today on the future of Java.  I do have to say that writing an article for a publication is not as easy as writing a blog post.  I would love to tell you what it is all about, but I would rather you […]