Archive for the ‘Software Craftsmanship’ Category

A first look at Spring Boot, is it time to leave XML based configuration behind?

April 15th, 2014 by Magnus Larsson

Spring Boot makes it very easy to create Spring based applications. Spring Boot takes an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries, allowing us to get started with a minimal configuration. For example we can develop a Jave EE based web application without any configuration files. Not even a web.xml file is required!
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A first look at Gradle, is it time to leave Maven and Ant behind?

April 14th, 2014 by Magnus Larsson

Gradle is a build tool that tries to combine the best of Maven and Ant and at the same time replace the verbose XML syntax in these tools with a compact and easy to understand Groovy based DSL. Gradle supports Mavens default project structure, dependency management mechanism and repository infrastructure making a replacement fairly straight [...]

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Five things to avoid in the last sprint

January 26th, 2011 by Jan Västernäs

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.

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My write-up on Software Craftsmanship 2010

October 8th, 2010 by Johannes Carlén

Yesterday I attended the Software Craftsmanshop 2010 conference held at the Bletchley Park Mansion. If you don’t know it already Bletchley Park is claimed to be the birthplace of modern computing with machines such as the Colossus decoder as well as the Turing-Welchman Bombe machine which cracked a massive amount of enigma codes during WW2. Really cool [...]

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