February 27, 2010
If you get the following, the problem is the maven repository
on java.net has a corrupted cglib.
352b downloaded (cglib-full-2.0.2.jar)
[WARNING] *** CHECKSUM FAILED - Checksum failed on download:
local = 'bf6c0a94ff26337817cc7e276e0176ceedade91f'; remote =
To get around this, add the following to your settings.xml. It
will exclude the java.net repositories that are directly
referenced in the
1.2.15 points to nonfuctional maven-repository.dev.java.net
packages breaking whole build
for more info. Hopefully
clean up the java.net repositories
by Matthew O. Smith on February 27, 2010 10:30 AM
February 11, 2010
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by Matthew O. Smith on February 11, 2010 08:53 AM
February 2, 2010
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January 13, 2010
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by Matthew O. Smith on January 13, 2010 09:55 AM
July 22, 2009
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by Matthew O. Smith on July 22, 2009 06:25 AM
July 14, 2009
It is true, things do come in threes. Yesterday I had three
code review related experiences.
1 - What was I thinking
I created a code review in
Crucible to share with my team. when it came time to do the
code review, Crucible hung. Strange. It has always been a good
product, why should it have problems now? Answer: 768 files is
probably not a reasonable code review. At just 10 minutes per
file that would be 128 hours for the entire review.
Lesson learned: Keep the code review to a reasonable size both
for the software and the people.
2 - Free book in the mail
I got a free book on code
reviews in the mail. Best
Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review
is a compilation of 10
practical essays from industry experts giving specific
techniques for effective peer code review. It is short but
looks like a good read.
3 - 5.0 for 5 users for $5 for 5 days deal
While I am a big fan of Crucible, it is not free software,
unless you work for a non-profit, like I do. It which case you
can use it for free. A competitor of Crucible, CodeReviewer by
Smart Bear Software is running a deal where you can get a 5
user license for $5.00
. It has some interesting features.
This comes from a conversation with a person at Smart
From a big-picture perspective, the two tools are similar:
they automate the peer code review process. The biggest
difference is the level of support for what we refer to here
at Smart Bear as "pre-commit review." Both tools have good
support for doing "post-commit" code review; in other words,
creating a code review based on file revisions that have
already been checked in to version control. From what we've
seen in our customer base (over 20,000 licensed seats across
Code Collaborator and Code Reviewer combined), about half of
developers prefer to do pre-commit review and the other half
do post-commit review.
Crucible supports pre-commit review, but not nearly as
thoroughly as Code Reviewer. A key reason for that is that
Crucible does *not* include a client-side application, with
the exception of plugins that they do provide for the Eclipse
and IntelliJ IDEA integrated development environments. Please
note, however, that the current version of their Eclipse
plugin does not provide any support for creating pre-commit
reviews (and further, it only supports Subversion).
In contrast, Code Reviewer's client side tools consist of: a
cross-platform GUI, a cross-platform command-line utility, an
Eclipse plugin, and a p4v plugin (for Perforce users). These
tools automate the creation of pre-commit reviews by using
the developer's version control tools to figure out what
files have changed in the developer's local working copy and
then Code Reviewer packages up the necessary local changes
and creates the review accordingly. For a pre-commit review,
Crucible makes you do all of that manually (with the
exception of when you are using their IntelliJ IDEA plugin):
you have to create your own diffs, etc.
So that's the biggest single difference between the two
tools. Some additional points to note:
1. The list of supported version control systems is similar,
but not identical. Both tools can, in theory, work with *any*
version control system that can produce diffs. Crucible
provides specific support for post-commit review creation
with CVS, Perforce, Subversion, Git, and ClearCase. Code
Reviewer provides specific support for pre-commit and
post-commit review creation with CVS, Perforce, Subversion,
Git, Vault, and Mercurial (as a side note, Code Collaborator
provides specific support for 14 different version control
2. Support for iterative review. Code Reviewer has always
supported iterative review: the ability to upload multiple
revisions of a file(s) and make it easy for users to see the
most recent changes only (or all changes) and to keep it
straight which comments/defects were entered on which lines
of code, even as those lines of code move around because of
insertions/deletions across the different revisions.
Historically, this is not something that Crucible supported,
but they are claiming support for this in their just released
v2.0. Note, however, that it appears to only work with
post-commit reviews, unlike in Code Reviewer where it works
with both pre-commit and post-commit reviews. I haven't
tested it enough to figure out if their 2.0 release can
accurately move comments/defects with lines of code through
multiple revisions of a file.
3. Real time chat. The Crucible user interface for entering
comments/defects works well, but it is not real-time. If
someone else enters a comment/defect in the same file that
you are working in, you won't see that comment/defect until
you refresh your browser page. In Code Reviewer, this works
automatically. I realize this might not be useful in a "code
buddy" environment, but we do have many customers who use
this facility as essentially an IM-client in order to chat
about the code in real time.
Can't hardly go wrong for 5 bucks.
by Matthew O. Smith on July 14, 2009 05:06 AM
July 22, 2008
Three times a day, Cleverly
puts the 42nd page of a
book up. There is a wide variety of subjects and a single page
can be enough to completely catch you attention. Check out a
from the 42nd Page: Holes
by Matthew O. Smith on July 22, 2008 08:01 AM
December 11, 2007
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by Matt on December 11, 2007 04:56 AM
April 10, 2007
March 16, 2007
From a recent game I had against Tim, comes this board
position. I was white and not in a very enviable position with
Queen, Bishop and Knight all being under attack. Turns out to
be a nice White to move and mate in two puzzle.
Post in the comments your answer. Remember, no
by Matt on March 16, 2007 07:19 AM
February 6, 2007
2 Therefore let us go up; let us be strong like unto Moses;
for he truly spake unto the waters of the Red Sea and they
divided hither and thither, and our fathers came through, out
of captivity, on dry ground, and the armies of Pharaoh did
follow and were drowned in the waters of the Red Sea.
Nephi continues to encourage his brothers by reminding of the
story of Moses and the parting of the Red Sea. The story
illustrates several points that directly relate to Nephi and
his brothers returning to Jerusalem to get the brass plates
First, that God was able to defeat the army of Pharaoh. Laman
and Lemuel were justifiably frightened of Laban's guards. They
were just 4 young men against trained soldiers. They really
would not stand a chance of overcoming by force. Laban had also
proved that he was greedy and bloodthirsty and had no problem
ordering their death.
In many ways Laban's actions paralleled those of Pharaoh. Both
were greedy, bloodthirsty and had little regard for human life.
Both commanded an overwhelming army. Both were acting against
the will of the Lord. Both armies were defeated without a sword
needing to be raised. God did the fighting.
The story reminded the brothers that God will fight the battles
of his servants.
Second, God commands the elements. Laban was able to command
many men, but he had no control over the elements. Laban might
command an army, yet god could destroy that army. The arm of
God is mightier than the arm of man. We should put out trust in
the arm of God.
Lastly, that they should have faith.
by Matt on February 6, 2007 09:00 AM
November 6, 2006
Since we are using the GenealogyJ
GEDCOM importer, might as well integrate the rest of the
project so we can have all the cool views. This will require
examining the source code of the GenealogyJ
and determine how to map the Topoged
to the data format expected by GenealogyJ
Matt on November 6, 2006 06:38 AM
October 26, 2006
January 16, 2006
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by Matt on January 16, 2006 11:39 AM
November 10, 2005
As sewer is starting out in Tcl, I've included a link to the
help in developing sewer.
Also on Usenet, the comp.lang.tcl newsgroup. One of the most
exceedingly helpful & friendly newsgroups on all of
Matt on November 10, 2005 08:34 AM