I just released another version of SSPS: no more XMLs, no more WebDav. Instead: Groovy-based scripts, Git or SVN repositories. Check it out.
I have been using Eclipse Juno for the last couple of months and I must say that it’s probably the worst Eclipse version I have ever used:
- Important plugins (Findbugs, PMD, CodePro Analytix) don’t work or work badly.
- The UI (perspectives) disappear out of nowhere and don’t come back.
- It’s slow. Very. Slow.
- The new UI is ugly.
So far, it’s biggest success is driving me towards IntteliJ.
I used this reference.
Today, after a very long time, I had to create a package for a Linux system. It’s been a long time since I did that for the last time so I had to re-learn it again. This time, however, I am using Ubuntu so I had to create deb packages instead of rpm ones. Browsing the web I found these two texts very useful:
So, I decided to release a new version of SSPS. I simplified a lot of thing and I am slowly shaping it to my needs. It doesn’t require a server anymore. All it needs is a XML file (and Application Deployment Module) and it downloads and installs the software as you need.
I chose to do so because, well, there are many other – far more competent – tools to publish software out there. Maven, itself, can do it pretty quickly. Anyway, if you’re interested, check it out.
I needed a simple example of how to use Apache CXF to create a client and a server to show to one of my team mates and I couldn’t find one that I liked. Hence, I created a very simple and reasonably well documented ones. You can find the code on my GitHub repository. If you’re lazy, here’s the direct link to each one of them – along with build/run instructions: