Spring Roo, a new contender to Grails and Ruby on Rails, provides flexible scaffolding for Spring based applications. We used Spring Roo in a web project to quickly provide working software in order to discuss features and gather feedback. This article shows how we generated an early prototype and transitioned to early development and then to production code.
Hudson can be extended in every possible way by a whopping 350+ plugins! We were most impressed with the code analysis suite. This set of plugins helped us to significantly increase the efficiency of our code review process, and to improve our code quality. In this article, we share our experience with the suite and introduce many of the great code analysis features.
Our Java project team has only three developers. We liked the idea to have our tests and builds run automatically and to have a central dashboard. However, we didn’t want to invest much time and expected a continuous integration server to be overkill. But as we started to play around with Hudson, we were quite amazed: the system was up in 5 minutes, including builds, tests, and e-mail notification.