Software Development

Creating a Build Number With Ant and Subversion

I’m on a hot streak tonight… Another comon problem that I have had to solve recently is how to attach a build number to files that are being generated out of an Ant build script. We have developed a versioning scheme (inspired by http://geekswithblogs.net/emanish/archive/2006/09/25/92219.aspx) for our releases where our release are named <major>.<minor>.<revision>.<build>. So a… Read more Creating a Build Number With Ant and Subversion

My Latest Job Title

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of different jobs: President of my own company, 416 Software Adjunct Professor for Penn State Interim VP of Engineering for an unnamed startup doing cool things with email Build/Release/JBoss Expert General Software Consultant but for my latest title…. Management Consultant. Good to know someone takes my ranting seriously!

Philly JUG Presentation on Using JRuby

Last night I presented an Introduction to JRuby at the Philadelphia Java Users Group.  My goal was to introduce Java programmers to Ruby and get them to how features of the language allowed for functionality and code structure that is not possible in Java alone.  While I did talk about Rails at the end, my point… Read more Philly JUG Presentation on Using JRuby