Well I’m up to my neck in the next project(s), but the update for today is: I made a beautiful repository for the cute little robots:
So if you want to make a friend for the robots, you are free to use this challenge:
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:
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.)
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.
“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.
The old slothsoft.de was horrible outdated. So I trashed it. I’m in the process of doing a little spring cleaning and re-adding all relevant information. If there is any. Honestly who cares how to do stuff with Java 6 any more?
I already deleted 500MB of data and half my GitHub repositories. So let’s see what survives the purge.