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Deliberate Change Management

Software engineering can be described as the orchestration of a quasi-denumerable set of moving parts. With so many moving parts, breakages occur. One main goal as a “software craftsperson” is to never expose customers to the affects of these breakages.

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How to increase maven heapspace in hudson builds

If your maven-built project fails in hudson (especially when you’re using the assembly plugin) and it isn’t a compile or test failure, check the console output. If it says “java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space”, you need to configure your hudson job

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How to add a version number to your hudson-built maven jar

Maven’s jar plugin will automatically add a “pom.properties” in your jar’s META-INF/maven/$groupId/$artifactId directory. If you build with hudson, there are a number of other values that you might want to include automatically, though, like the SVN revision number that the

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How to add a version number to your maven webapp

I couldn’t find a simple recipe to add a version number to a maven-built webapp. The maven-war-plugin talks about how to filter, but no simple example is given.

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