Month: October 2009

JRebels with a JCause

JRebel has a great elevator pitch: install a simple tool and ensure your developers never have to do a repetitive, time-wasting task again. You don’t need a time-and-motion study to see the benefits to productivity – who wouldn’t want it? The repetitive task JRebel eliminates is redeploying your application inside […]

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Stay Out Of My Guts!

Our latest code-quality theme was the Law of Demeter, more descriptively known as The Principle of Least Knowledge or Stay Out of My Guts. Applying this rule helps you reduce dependencies in your code and avoid painful coupling (where to change A, you have to change B, which means you […]

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JUnit 4.7 Rules, Dude!

Most popular software fades after awhile, but a few classics just keep dominating their markets. JUnit was the first unit-testing tool for Java. It faded for a bit and others, such as TestNG started to appear, but JUnit has come back strong. The latest release, 4.7, just went out the […]

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Continuous Deployment

At one of the sessions that I attended at CITCON Europe 2009 Chris Read (I think it was him) talked about build pipelines and continuous deployment. As he explained his view on what continuous deployment means, I had a bit of an epiphany. We are already doing it! Of a […]

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Insane Continuous Integration Video

We like to think we’re pretty good at continuous integration, and we were feeling rather proud after being able to give some advice to others at CITCON. Hey, we’re doing pretty well on that there CI Maturity Model, eh? Andy Parker brought us back down with a bump by reminding […]

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