Sunday, June 9, 2013

Episode 86

Unsupported Operation Episode 86

Maven plugin of the week

Monday, June 3, 2013

Episode 85

Unsupported Operation 85


Maven Plugin of the Week - Maven License Plugin

  • Allows you to check all your source files have licenses in the right format
  • You can set it to prevent release if they don’t
  • You can tell it to add the necessary formatting



  • Google has released an Admin app) for Google Apps users on Android
  • Aspiring writers - Asciidoc 0.1.3 released, includes Font Awesome icons

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Episode 84

Unsupported Operation 84


  • Not really “new”, but I rediscovered the fact that since Git 1.8.2, that submodules now support following a branch rather than a fixed commit SHA1 - this actually makes them somewhat usable.
  • JDK8 Build 91 available - Sadly, this didn't fix my method handle issue.
  • Atlassian JIRA 6 was released - teases with Bamboo 5 updates
  • Yourkit Profiler 2013 EAP launched, personal licences only US$99 until June 4, 2013.
  • Spring 4 announced, indicates support for JSE8 and Groovy 2 as the first class language, pushing Groovy 2 bigtime.
  • Action Launcher Pro 1.7 for Android was released - best launcher ever. Adds support for icon packs and just makes it that bit more... awesome.
  • Big changes for Redline Smalltalk - now scans classpath for .st files, so works nicely with artifacts/jar files etc. etc.
  • Google Code removes file downloads

Maven - Spotlight Plugin of the Week

  • maven-shade-plugin


  • Apache Maven 3.1-alpha-1 available for testing/voting. Release Notes.
  • Maven ShadePlugin, version 2,1 supporting the above 3.1 release
  • Open Web Beans 1.2
  • Apache Ant 1.9.1
  • Apache Wicket 6.8
  • Commons-Logging 1.1.3 (please still remove it from your archives)
  • Subversion 1.8-rc2
  • JSPWiki incubating 2.9.1


  • MD did a short clojure-maven-plugin history presentation at the 2nd Auckland Clojure Meetup, this seems to have awaked the bug reporters...
  • Released 1.3.16 and then followed up with 1.3.17 of the clojure-maven-plugin



Monday, May 20, 2013

Episode 83

Unsupported Operation Episode 83


  • JDK 8 build b90 - closures work well on my Mac, except for when using the method handler reference i.e. Integer::parseInt
  • TestNG 6.8.5 released, along with new Eclipse plugin
  • Gerrit 2.5.4 released, small security upgrade, 2.6rc3 out, along with 2.7rc1 ( two RC’s out concurrently is odd, I knew the Doctor crossing his timelines would have repercussions ).
  • OSDC NZ2013 website now live - now sure when that actually happened. If there was ever a developer focused conference in NZ to go to - I think this would be the more appropriate.
  • JavaFX Gradle Plugin 0.3
  • IntelliJ IDEA 13 EAP opened




  • karma-maven-plugin
  • release-pom plugin
  • License Maven Plugin 1.5
  • Maven Dependency Plugin 2.8 Released
  • Maven Site Plugin 3.3 Released
  • Maven Project Info Reports Plugin version 2.7 Released
  • GString Maven Plugin - as heard on the last IA - Richard loves his gstrings.


  • - search for usages of function compositions
  • Grojure 0.7 - Groovy like syntax for Clojure
  • Screencast on using Clojure + Sublime Text


  • Scalabitz launched this week - new news site collating everything Scala orientated.
  • Scalabitz led me to g8ling - a website cataloging giter8 templates.
  • Giter8 itself is a Scala based project templating tool, similar to maven archetypes but project/language independent (tho mostly used by scala), template projects are stored on github.

Next Codelounge: Docker

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Episode 82

Unsupported Operation Episode 82


  • closed by Atlassian.
  • Latest Dart VM beats Java 64 bit VM in Delta Blue Benchmark
  • Java version number scheme officially updated to make managing all these security fixes easier
  • Newly minted just in time for more unmaintainable build messes: Gradle 1.6? Progress being made on Android build system, facebook builds their own Buck
  • IntelliJ IDEA 12.1.3 - moar upgrades!
  • YourKit Java Profiler 12.0.5
  • Typesafe release Typesafe Activator- part of the Typesafe Platform
  • JaCoCoverage: java 7 code coverage for Netbeans
  • Before Google I/O, Square announce Seven Days of Open Source and release (thus far) - OkHttp, Dagger, MimeCraft, ProtoParser, JavaWriter, Roboelectric 2.0, Intellij Plugins - a lot focused around Android.
  • Java gets a REPL - scary, and awesome, but very, very scary.
  • Sonar Groovy
  • Cassaforte - Client client API for Apache Cassandra 1.2+


  • Apache Camel 2.11 - new Camel CMIS module for integration with CMS systems, new camel-couchdb, camel-elasticsearch modules.
  • Three major defects found in Tomcat (groan, yes again) - Chunked transfer encoding extension size is not limited, Session fixation with FORM authenticator, Request mix-up if AsyncListener method throws RuntimeException. Tomcat 6.0.37 released. 7. something too.
  • Apache Curator 2.0.0-incubator - A ZooKeeper Keeper - utils making ZooKeeper easier to use.
  • Apache Gora 0.3 - in memory and persistence for Big Data for using Hadoop
  • Apache HttpComponents HttpCore 4.3-beta2
  • Apache Buildr 1.4.12
  • Apache Giraph 1.0 - first release out of incubation - Apache Giraph is an scalable and distributed iterative graph processing system that is inspired by BSP (bulk synchronous parallel) and Google's Pregel. Giraph distinguishes itself from those projects by being open-source, running on Hadoop infrastructure, and going beyond the Pregel model with features such as master computation, sharded aggregators, out-of-core support, no single point of failure design, and more.
  • Lucene and Solar 4.3
  • Commons Codec 1.8
  • Apache Marmotta 3.0 - incubating - Apache Marmotta is an extensible and modular implementation of a Linked Data Platform and contains a server component as well as many useful libraries for accessing Linked Data resources. Apache Marmotta is a continuation of the Linked Media Framework (LMF) originally developed by Salzburg Research, but considerably improved with respect to modularity, reliability, performance and also licensing. Since the last LMF release was the 2.x series, Apache Marmotta starts with the version number 3.0.0-incubating.
  • Open JPA 2.2.2

Other news

  • Greg’s favourite NoSQL database gets incremental backup

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Episode 81

Unsupported Operation Episode 81

Experimenting with the audio recording here - not sure I like it, but I'm not going to re-record ;p



  • Immutant 0.10.0 released - application server for Clojure, based on JBoss AS7

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Episode 80

Unsupported Operation 80