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Differentiating Ant Target-Based Gradle Tasks

In my blog post Evolving Gradle Build from Ant Build: Importing Ant Build File, I demonstrated using Gradle‘s built-in AntBuilder-based Ant support to import Ant targets in a ...
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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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