Category: Spring Cleaning

06
Mar
2019

The One With So Much Work

I hate JavaFX now. In the past I liked it, because I liked the design and everything about it. Now with Java 11 it’s so ridiculous hard to build an application, that I’ll just stop doing it. However… I updated the JavaFX / Maven Example:

I think the only fun part here is that the branches for Java 7 and Java 8 are still present. But that’s just me.

05
Mar
2019

The One With the Trashcan

Before all this started, I had an Eclipse repository with 3 (or so) plug-ins. I hated most of them. And even with that few plug-ins I learned why it’s a good idea to have one repository per plug-in: issues and commits where scrambled, and the lifecycle did not work at all.

So I cleaned it all up. Deleted all but one plug-in. Made it work even better with Tycho. And separated the update site.

Problem is: I did not get Tycho to release the plug-in, even though it should work. (-> Issue #15) On the side of the update side there are no categories anymore. (-> Issue #2) Both was deemed “good enough” for now, since even the internet can’t help my any more.

So, here it is:

02
Mar
2019

The One With the Many Red Squares

So after fixing the blueprint up, I thought I’d fix one of the challenges based on that as well. Turns out the Tribes Challenge was in pretty good shape already. So that was easy:

It’s really relaxing to just watch the Romans beat the Wolves over and over, so I suggest to take a look at the challenge. A screenshot isn’t really as satisfying, but here you have it:

02
Mar
2019

The One With the Red Square

So after trying a couple of things back and forth I decided that my blueprint for coding challenges should have been a Maven archetype. Which was really hard to achieve, and I had worked with archetypes in the past.

But now it’s done, I have two projects in Maven Central, which feels kinda nice.

(Also, yes that GUI is incredible ugly. But there is no supported GUI framework in Java any longer, so you can pry Swing from my cold dead hands.)

26
Feb
2019

Maven Central

You know what this is? It’s my badge for getting my first project into Maven Central. This one, but it doesn’t really matter. What matters that it took way too much nerve to get this far. I feel like I’ve lost 20 years of my life. So I’m gonna wear my badge with pride.

24
Feb
2019

The One With the Class and the Exception

the demo in action

After not being able to deploy that other project my survival instincts kicked in and I started working on the “easy” repository.

I created a Java 7 tag of the project (even thought maybe that should be a branch), updated to Java 11 und moved the tutorial and its images to GitHub, so I can maintain both the code and the documentation at the same time.

And of course, the ReadMe is mirrored on this page.

23
Feb
2019

Off to A Slow Start

“Start slow”, I told myself. “First fix a small, easy repository. Maybe the one with the class and the exception?”

Ten minutes later I had started a enormous refactoring on one project that didn’t really need one. I even tackled the problem of “deploying to Maven Central”. Now I’ve finished the project and am ready to deploy… but for some reason I’m still getting exceptions. All clues point to the fact that I’m not at fault.

So with that being said, you can already take a look, it’s hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/slothsoft/framework-random

And the above repository is mirrored on this page as well, on this page.