Tag Archives: build systems

Maven Archetypes Updated!

Two years ago, I published a Maven archetype for Hadoop that turned out to be quite popular, judging from the comments I received and the access logs on my server. Today I’ve updated it to use the latest version of … Continue reading

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Hudson vs. Jenkins Revisited

When the Hudson/Jenkins fork was announced earlier this year, the case seemed pretty clear. There were heroes from the Open Source community, among them Hudson’s original author, and there was everybody’s favorite villain, Oracle. Back in February, I would have … Continue reading

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Deploying to Tomcat From Maven Builds

It’s quite common to deploy web applications from a nightly continuous integration job to a testing server. In my case, I want to deploy a Java web application to a remote Tomcat server from a Maven build. Enter Cargo, a … Continue reading

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Java: Finding Package Cycles

JDepend is a tool for detecting cycles between your Java packages. It is often used from a Maven plugin to generate reports for the project’s Maven site. In most teams, however, people only look at these reports from time to … Continue reading

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A Maven Archetype for Hadoop Jobs

In my last article I showed how to build a Hadoop job that contains all its dependencies. To make things even easier, I created a Maven archetype that turns project setup into a simple 30 second process.

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Maven: Building a Self-Contained Hadoop Job

Non-trivial Hadoop jobs usually have dependencies that go beyond those provided by the Hadoop runtime environment. That means, if your job needs additional libraries you have to make sure they are on Hadoop’s classpath as soon as the job is … Continue reading

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Efficient Development Environment Setup

Development environments and their configuration can become quite complex. It’s not unusual that a complete workstation setup takes half a day or more and requires extensive help from other project members. Using virtual machines for the runtime environment can help … Continue reading

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