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Evolving Gradle Build from Ant Build: Importing Ant Build File

Changing the build system on a large project can be difficult and a lot of work. Fortunately for those migrating Ant builds to Gradle builds, Gradle provides particularly convenient ...
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Identifying Gradle Conventions

Configuration by convention has many advantages, especially in terms of conciseness because developers do not need to explicitly configure things that are implicitly configured through ...
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Significant Software Development Developments of 2013

At the end of each calendar year, I like to summarize some of the most significant developments in the software development industry that happened during the year that is ending. The ...
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Closing 2013 with Core Java Posts

As 2013 starts drawing to a close, I have recently spotted several posts related to what I consider “core Java” knowledge appearing. This post is a listing of three posts ...
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Simple Gradle Java Plugin Customization

As I demonstrated in the post A First Look at Building Java with Gradle, Gradle is particularly concise and easy to apply to the basics of building a Java application when one uses ...
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Searching Subversion Logs with Groovy

There are times when I want to quickly search a Subversion repository by author, by range of revisions, and/or by commit messages. Krzysztof Kotowicz has posted the blog post Grep Subversion ...
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Determining Presence of Characters or Integers in String with Guava CharMatcher and Apache Commons Lang StringUtils

A recent Reddit post asked the question, “Is there a predefined method for checking if a variable value contains a particular character or integer?” That question-based ...
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Gradle Command-Line Conveniences

In my post A First Look at Building Java with Gradle, I briefly mentioned using Gradle‘s “gradle tasks” command to see the available tasks for a particular Gradle ...
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Orika: Mapping JAXB Objects to Business/Domain Objects

This post looks at mapping JAXB objects to business domain objects with Orika. Earlier this month, I covered the same mapping use case using reflection-based Dozer. In this post, I’ll ...
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Sublime Simplicity of Scripting with Groovy

Many of my blog posts are, as my blog’s title suggests, inspired by actual events. Three experiences this week have reminded me yet again of the simple simplicity of scripting ...
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