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Author Archives: Marcin Zajaczkowski

Marcin Zajaczkowski
Marcin is an experienced architect who specializes in creating high quality software. Being under the impression of the Agile methodologies and the Software Craftsmanship movement, he believes in the value of good, testable and maintainable code. He aims to forge good software that makes the client delighted and the team proud of how the code itself looks.In his teaching, as a conference speaker, college lecturer, IT coach and trainer, he shows how to guide software development effectively using tests (with TDD, pair programming, Clean Code, design patterns, etc.) and maintaining a quality-oriented development environment (with CI, Sonar, automatic deployment, etc.).He is also a FOSS projects author and contributor, a Linux enthusiast.

Gradle tricks – display buildscript dependencies

The simply way how buildscript dependencies (e.g. plugins) can be displayed and analyzed in Gradle Introduction This is the third part of my Gradle tricks mini-series related to visualization and analyze of dependencies. In the first post I presented a way how dependencies for all subprojects in multi-project build can be display. In the second I showed a technique of ...

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Parallel execution of blocking tasks with RxJava and Completable

” How parallel execution of blocking “side-effect only” (aka void) tasks became easier with Completable abstraction introduced in RxJava 1.1.1. “ As you may have noticed reading my blog I primarily specialize in Software Craftsmanship and automatic code testing. However, in addition I am an enthusiast of Continuous Delivery and broadly defined concurrency. The last point ranges from pure threads ...

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Using Mockito without static imports with Java 8

How to simplify Mockito usage by removing static imports in Java 8 based projects. Rationale Mockito API is based on static methods aggregated (mostly) in the (BDD)Mockito class followed by extremely fluent, chained method calls. Mock creation, stubbing and call verification can be initiated with mock/spy/given/then/verify static methods: @Test public void shouldVerifyMethodExecution() { //given TacticalStation tsSpy = BDDMockito.spy(TacticalStation.class); BDDMockito.willDoNothing().given(tsSpy).fireTorpedo(2); //when ...

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Simpler handling of asynchronous transaction bound events in Spring 4.2


Introduction As you probably already know (e.g. from my previous blog post) it is no longer needed to create a separate class implementing ApplicationListener with onApplicationEvent method to be able to react to application events (both from Spring Framework itself and our own domain events). Starting with Spring 4.2 the support for annotation-driven event listeners was added. It is enough ...

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Annotation-driven event listeners in Spring 4.2


Introduction Exchanging events within the application has become indispensable part of many applications and thankfully Spring provides a complete infrastructure for transient events (*). The recent refactoring of transaction bound events gave me an excuse to check in practice the new annotation-driven event listeners introduced in Spring 4.2. Let’s see what can be gained. (*) – for persistent events in ...

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Deploy to Maven Central using API key (aka auth token)

How to communicate with Maven Central/Nexus without using the password kept locally unencrypted (especially with Gradle, but not limited to it). Rationale Unfortunately, Gradle (and many other build tools) does not provide any mechanism to locally keep passwords encrypted (or at least encoded). Without that even such a simple activity like showing your global Gradle configuration (~/.gradle/gradle.properties) to a colleague ...

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Automatic promotion of artifacts to Maven Central from Gradle

Quick tutorial how to promote/release artifacts in a Gradle project to Maven Central, without clicking in the Nexus GUI with Gradle Nexus Staging Plugin. Introduction Maven Central (aka The Central Repository) is (probably) the world’s largest set of open source artifacts used by Java and JVM-based projects. It was founded by the creators of Apache Maven and it has been ...

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