Why I converted a Gradle project to Maven

It may sound quirky, but I had finally HAD IT with a project I manage: Spring Web Services. There were several aspects of the build file that kept getting in my way. Well, I was about to embark upon a critical change from which Gradle pushed me over the edge. To the point that not […]

Something Java should never do

I’ve been working on a pull request on Spring HATEOAS for six weeks. That’s right, six weeks. It was a community contribution, and there’s a lot to sift through.¬†Yesterday morning, I was slated to conduct the first review with the project lead. But that wasn’t going to happen, because Java decided to do something Java […]

Gradle or Maven? I really don’t care

The project I’m working on, Spring Data REST, recently rolled out a big update: they changed the build system from gradle to maven! This kind of shocked me at first. I’ve been hearing that gradle is hip and cool and maven is old and stagnant. All hail gradle! And yet, in just a few hours, […]

Putting your money where your mouth is

I like maven. There, I said it. Now where is my flame suit? Last night at the Nashville Java User Group meeting, Kerry gave a good introductory presentation on maven. He talked about the pros and cons, and showed some things like phases, profiles, and parent/child projects. For those who had little to no experience […]