ApacheCON US 2009 Oakland

I’ll be next week at ApacheCON in Oakland, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ASF. Unfortunately I’m not speaking this time, but will be hanging around at the BarCamp Apache (Monday and Tuesday), Hackathon (Monday and Tuesday too), and Maven Meetup (Tuesday night), doing the usual socialization and Face-To-Face meetings. These are all free events that you can attend.

Brett Porter is having a Maven training course on Monday, November 2. You still have time to sign up, and plenty of other Apache folks will be around. Leave a comment or ping me if you want to meet at some point.

BTW there’s an interesting new project proposal in the incubator, the Libcloud project, a client library for interacting with many of the popular cloud server providers. Will try to get more details next week too, but sounds promising.

ApacheCON slides: “Enterprise Build and Test in the Cloud” and “Eclipse IAM, Maven integration for Eclipse”

Here you have the slides from my talks at ApacheCON

Enterprise Build and Test in the Cloud

Building and testing software can be a time and resource consuming task. Cloud computing / on demand services like Amazon EC2 allow a cost-effective way to scale applications, and applied to building and testing software can reduce the time needed to find and correct problems, meaning a reduction also in time and costs. Properly configuring your build tools (Maven, Ant,…), continuous integration servers (Continuum, Cruise Control,…), and testing tools (TestNG, Selenium,…) can allow you to run all the build/testing process in a cloud environment, simulating high load environments, distributing long running tests to reduce their execution time, using different environments for client or server applications,… and in the case of on-demand services like Amazon EC2, pay only for the time you use it.
In this presentation we will introduce a development process and architecture using popular open source tools for the build and test process such as Apache Maven or Ant for building, Apache Continuum as continuous integration server, TestNG and Selenium for testing, and how to configure them to achieve the best results and performance in several typical use cases (long running testing processes, different client platforms,…) by using he Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud EC2, and therefore reducing time and costs compared to other solutions.

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Eclipse IAM, Maven integration for Eclipse

Eclipse IAM (Eclipse Integration for Apache Maven), formerly “Q for Eclipse”, is an Open Source project that integrates Apache Maven and the Eclipse IDE for faster, more agile, and more productive development. The plugin allows you to run Maven from the IDE, import existing Maven projects without intermediate steps, create new projects using Maven archetypes, synchronize dependency management, search artifact repositories for dependencies that are automatically downloaded, view a graph of dependencies and more! Join us to discover how to take advantage of all these features, as well as how they can help you to improve your development process.

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