Strategies to migrate from an DAO library

In this post I will discuss several strategies to handle the following situation: You’re working on a legacy project that uses a company library with DBOs and DAOs for accessing the database. But the generator for this library is broken and you have to make changes to the DBOs and/or DAOs. Basic cases You will face the following three basic […]

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Creating beautiful release notes with git, gradle and markdown

During the last days I asked myself how to generated releases notes from information that are available in commit  / tag messages from git. The decisions My first approach was to create the list of changes directly from the commit messages, but this approach has multiple drawbacks. The commit messages must be written very disciplined […]

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Using CDI standalone

Today I will show you how to use CDI in your appplication, when you don’t have the a JEE server. CDI is the Context and Dependency Injection, as defined in the JSR-346 (CDI 1.1) and JSR-299 (CDI 1.0). It is a powerful and lightweight mechanism that provides dependency injection, contextual lifecycles, events, decorators and interceptors. But […]

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GIT & ZShell : Colorize your shell depending on your branch

As announced in my last post I asked my colleague Tillman if I’m allowed to post his nice extension for the zshell (as you may have concluded he gives his OK ). And here it is

The color mapping is the same as in these graphic Applying can be done, for example, when adding this git […]

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Gradle & GIT : How to map your branch to a deployment profile

Today I would like to show you how easy you can create conventions on your branching model and map these conventions to deployment / environment profiles. Where we come from Usually a project needs to have different settings for different environments (production, testing, staging, etc. pp.). Maven provides for this a nice plugin, but Gradle lacks […]

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