Jenkins User Conference New York: my take

In one of those days, I’ll get a small enough computer whose battery won’t die in 45 minutes, but until then, my apologies for the belated Jenkins User Conference travel report. So, as we tour around the world bringing Jenkins User Conference near you, the last stop was New York City. I’ve kicked off the…

Push changes directly into BuildHive, and never run tests again!

On top of pull requests auto-build, BuildHive now allows you to push changes directly in via ssh. I call this feature “validated merge”. If you are an active developer of a repository, chances are that you don’t use pull requests to send in changes. You probably just push changes directly into your repository instead. But…

Jenkins Pry Plugin

I released Jenkins Pry plugin 1.1 today. This plugin adds the “pry” command to Jenkins CLI so that you can use pry to introspect a running Jenkins instance via pry. Because this builds on top of Jenkins CLI, you can remotely connect from your laptop to your Jenkins master, safe with SSH public key authentication…

POTD: Groovy Sandbox

I posted the other day about Groovy’s SecureASTCustomizer and how it is harmful. In the end of that post, I suggested that doing the check dynamically would work better. So in this installaition of “Project Of The Day”, I went ahead and implemented it. The result is Groovy sandbox. My main idea is to confine…

Groovy SecureASTCustomizer is harmful

I was looking at Groovy DSL slides from Guillaume Laforge when I noticed about SecureASTCustomizer, which led me to what appers to be the original introduction post from Cedric. Being able to lock Groovy execution down would enable me to use Groovy in more places, so I did a bit of experiment. But I regrettably…

COM4J updates

It’s been a while, but I’ve posted a new version of COM4J. COM4J is a library that lets you talk to Windows COM components. Unlike similar libraries lika jacob, which makes you feel like you are working with reflection, COM4J is designed to work with type-safe annotated interfaces, which makes you feel like you are…

The Butler’s Service: Promotion for Jenkins User Conference in Paris

We have just increased our enrollment capacity for the Jenkins User Conference (JUC) Paris, to be held on April 17th. The enthusiastic response to our first-ever Paris JUC has been terrific – and we want to get everyone there! The learning, networking and connecting that occurs within the Jenkins community at JUC is great to…

Debian and Maven, a crash of culture

Tim O’Brien posted his frustration about the state of Java packaging in Debian. While I’m not affiliated with Debian nor Ubuntu, I wanted to post something in defense. I completely understand where Tim is coming from. To the eyes of Java developers, the Java packaging in Debian looks completely Sisyphean. We got all the binaries…

Come join us on “Selenium, Jenkins, Robots, Oh My!” tomorrow

I’ll be speaking tomorrow at San Francisco Selenium Meetup about Jenkins & Selenium — mainly recent improvements in the Selenium plugin, as well as several other new plugins relevant in the combination of Jenkins and Selenium, complete with a demo. I’ve got a couple of pet-peeves against the Selenium project, so I’m going to pitch…

Attaching files to JUnit tests

Despite the fact that it is the de-facto standard of test reports in any programming languages (perhaps except .NET), JUnit test report format has a number of problems. One is that the format isn’t explicitly defined (and I’ll discuss this in a separate post), but another problem, which I’m going to dedicate this post for,…

POTD: Package renamed ASM

Today’s project of the day is a package renamed ASM library. I previously wrote about a problem in otherwise quite useful ObjectWeb ASM library. Namely, it breaks backward compatibility in such a way that badly breaks apps/libraries that use them. In that post, I wrote about two proposals to fix the pain point. One is…

POTD: checking package name for Windows reserved words

Today’s project of the day is a little tool that checks problems in your package names that can bite you on Windows. For backward compatibility with MS-DOS (which had ended its life more than 15 years ago!), Windows doesn’t allow you to create files/directories of certain names, such as “AUX” or “PRN” (see Microsoft Knowledge…