Two Common Issues With Maven-Release-Plugin

Recently, when working with maven-release-plugin (used in some old, long forgotten codebase) we encountered few issues. This post explains two of them.


Few Words To Headhunters

Seems like having my CV online and my profiles on LinkedIn and
Goldenline up-to-date makes ma a popular person among IT headhunters.
Great, this is exactly as I wanted it to be. But this is not what I
wanted to write about. Dear Headhunters, you contact me a lot, so let
me give you some feedback on your actions.

Source: http://blog.seriph.com/bunnies/oh-no
Head hunter ;)

In general, you people are really tactful and it is a pleasure to talk with. Really. But there are few things that makes me mad. And this post is about them.


I tell you, it can't be done!

The progress of computers and software has taught us, that there are not many things that can not be done. Linux, Google, Facebook, cloud computing, open source etc. has shocked us with solutions we hadn't even dreamed about. Still, I often hear (and use myself) this phrase: "it can't be done". This post is about trying to understand what is really hidden behind these words.


Wasting Your Time By Not Writing Tests

Automation is the key to successful testing. This post explains why other ways of software verification are a waste of time.


Say No to Self-Shunt

My 3 cents on self-shunt testing pattern.

If you are not familiar with this pattern please read the following:

  1. The 'Self-Shunt' Unit Testing Pattern - original article by Michael Feathers,
  2. Self-Shunt blog post by Paul.

Javarsovia 2010 - been there, done that

Shortly speaking Javarsovia 2010 was great! I enjoyed it very much.

I want to thank very much to all people involved in the organization of this event. Great job! Everything worked fine and I was really impressed by the number of people that came to Javarsovia 2010.


How to Make Your Geeky Presentation Worse

So you are a geek? And you want to present a technical topic on JUG or maybe some conference? Ok, here comes some anti-patterns that will help you to ruin your talk. :)


Apache CXF Web Service Development - Book Review

This is a review of "Apache CXF Web Service Development" book by Naveen Balani and Rajeev Hathi (Packt Pub, 2009)


How Programming Books Promote Code Smells

This rant is dedicated to code examples (found in books) that promote bad programming habits. Some of them can be counted among famous code smells.

...for God's sake, books should be educational in every aspect !


Clirr Maven Plugin - inner classes problem

Do you know this nice tool called Clirr and its Maven plugin ? Well, it is very nice, although it fails miserably in case of some inner class changes. Thus, it doesn't work for some of my projects. :(


This used to be my blog. I moved to http://tomek.kaczanowscy.pl long time ago.


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