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Maven Plugins v0.2.1 – re-written and open-sourced!

A “0.1″ release of these Maven plugins back in November brought a lot of attention to the project, which showed me that other Maven developers find them as useful as I do. Later, people started to send me new suggestions and open YouTrack issues which I had an extreme pleasure to work on. Version “0.2.1″ [...]

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Jenkins/Hudson Maven Repositories

Some locations to keep in mind when you work with Hudson: – Maven repository org.jvnet.hudson.main:hudson-war org.jvnet.hudson.plugins – War download – Plugins download Update After recent Jenkins fork the situation has now changed (many thanks to @abayer and @hudsonci for the info!) Jenkins: – Maven repository org.jenkins-ci.main:jenkins-war org.jenkins-ci.plugins – War download [...]

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New Maven plugins released!

Note, an update is available. After a lot of work I released version “0.1″ of the following Maven plugins: “maven-copy-plugin” is an alternative to Maven plugins like assembly, resources, dependency, and truezip. Its purpose is to make working with archives and dependencies very easy. It allows to copy, pack, and unpack files, archives and Maven [...]

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Neat Delicious trick – keywords combination

The real beauty of Delicious lies in keywords combinations. I mentioned already that Delicious is my #2 most favorite productivity tool. Within time I developed a set of the most frequently-used keywords in the right column that can be combined with tags in the left column: “hudson” – Mailing list – “ml” “spring” – Issue [...]

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JFrog: To Build or Not to Be

JFrog’s “To Build or Not to Be” seminar was an exceptional one. Usually, there are very few events fully devoted to the subject of builds and build tools. Lucky us we had this one with so many key people of today’s build arena: Hans Dockter: Gradle, @Gradleware, Gradle Inc. Frederic Simon and Yoav Landman: Artifactory, [...]

Hudson and Artifactory Maven repository

For a long time I was sure there’s no Hudson Maven repository. I was wrong: Similarly, Artifactory: And Maven itself: Why would one want to get Hudson, Artifactory and Maven distribution through Maven? In our case, we create a Tomcat setup with Hudson, Artifactory and Maven already installed and configured, I’ll [...]

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Hudson: Git and Maven plugins

Suddenly, something went wrong .. :( A usual Hudson job pulling sources from Git repository started to fail with NPE: What ?! But it worked half an hour ago. Hmm, that’s interesting … After re-installing Hudson from scratch, installing it locally on my machine, going back and forward with versions, creating simple jobs doing absolutely [...]

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Artifactory Power Pack – is it really powerful ?

We have been using Artifactory in Thomson Reuters (ClearForest) for more than a year now. My first Maven repository manager was Nexus – we were using it in my previous workplace. When I came to Thomson Reuters and started working on new CM infrastructures – I decided to switch to Artifactory, though. Mostly due to [...]

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