By Barnaby Golden, 17 June, 2014

Jenkins is an excellent choice for continuous integration as it has numerous plugins available, is well supported and is open source.

The following is a list of some of the most useful plugins and how they can be used.


GIT Plugin

By Barnaby Golden, 10 June, 2014

A word of caution for anyone switching to Java 8 (which is now officially released by Sun).

Issues I have found so far:


The previous version of Kepler Eclipse runs with Java 8, but it only understands compliance levels up to Java 7.

By Barnaby Golden, 10 August, 2011

I'm a great believer in getting quality in as early as possible in the development cycle. Checks that run automatically in an IDE are best (for example the Checkstyle/PMD plug-ins in Eclipse).

But these have one drawback: they are not enforced.