Archive for January, 2011

Five things to avoid in the last sprint

January 26th, 2011 by Jan Västernäs

Background
You are a dedicated team. You have worked hard for a long time building a large complex system. It hasn’t been easy but your reasonably happy with the state your product is in. The system has been running in various staging environments for a long time. You have good test coverage. You use continuous integration.

Now [...]

Posted in Agile, Software Craftsmanship | 2 Comments »

Working with collections in scala rocks

January 25th, 2011 by Jan Västernäs

This is not new for you guys that already know scala. I attended a scala tutorial last week
and having worked exclusively with java 13 years it was a really good experience.
My current project has a lot of code that deals with collections. Filtering, sorting, matching,
manipulating and creating lookup caches is done en masse. Feels like [...]

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Getting started with Soi-toolkit

January 23rd, 2011 by Jan Västernäs

Soi-toolkit adds value to the leading open source Mule ESB. Its makes it very easy to start building integrations and services.
You get projects setup including tests all based on Maven. You also get support for logging, property handling, WSDL and XML Schema creation and much more.
So how do you get started ? The Soi-toolkit website contains [...]

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Posted in Open Source, SOA, Tools | 1 Comment »

Setting up your Eclipse environment for Groovy and Grails

January 13th, 2011 by Christian Hilmersson

This article covers how to setup your standard Eclipse environment with plugins from SpringSource for developing Groovy and Grails applications without using the full SpringSource Tool Suite.
Background
It is more and more common that we see other languages than Java running on the JVM. One such language is Groovy which together with the Ruby on Rails [...]

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Posted in Dynamic languages, Tools | 7 Comments »