Unbelievable how time flies – the Maven Repository Provisioner is nearly two years old. And it has been in production usage for well beyond a year already as well. So with some recent further improvements I decided to push it to 1.0.0 and ended up with a final 1.1.1 release recently. So what is the provisioner anyway?
I have been doing a lot of video tutorials in the past year or more. I should probably write about my tips on how to do that some time – not today though. Today I want to introduce you to a series of videos that will help you with publishing your artifacts to the Central Repository. After authoring a lot of the content for the Central Repository documentation, we set out to produce a short video series.
DevOpsDays are always a great event for a geek to attend. You get to chat to fellow hackers and coders and therefore people, who actually understand what you are talking about. The vibe that results from these conversations is always amazing. Presenting is definitely a challenge, but great if you can pull it off. Let’s see how I fared at DevOpsDays Vancouver 2016.
Johan created a few bug fixes and pinged me for a new release. After some back and forth to make sure all is good .. here we are. A new release of the Android NDK Maven Plugin is available.
After the main Android Maven Plugin, it was time for a new release of the NDK counter part. So here you have it. I cut a new release with a bunch of fixes and improvements and a lot of project cleanup. So without further ado – the Android Maven Plugin team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.1.0 of the plugin.
It has been a while since the last release of the Android Maven Plugin, and things like holidays and setting up a new computer got into the way. But now I am all up and running on a Kubuntu VM for my development. So much better than using OSX! I am glad to be back in Linux land for all my development. Even if it is on a VM running on a OSX. Thanks to Oracle and VirtualBox that is possible. And there were a LOT of contributions since the 4.3.0 release and I ran into some trouble with 4.4.0 so here you have the changelog for the shiny, new 4.4.1 release.
This year is was time again to attend the Community Leadership Summit and OSCON. Taking my boys along I took the opportunity to attend and help at the Devoxx4Kids event as well. During OSCON I attended a whole lot of interesting session through a wide array of topics and presented myself as well. Read more →
Since April 2010 when I took over ownership of the ksoap2-android project, a lot of bug fixes and minor improvements have gone into the project from myself and other contributors. Even though the project is really only in maintenance mode it is still a major choice for anybody having to access SOAP web-services in an Android application. This is what originally got me to use, enhance and in the end adopt and manage the project.
I can’t believe how time flies. The Android Maven Plugin’s first commits happened in 2008 shortly after the Android Beta release. My first commits are from October 2009. That was when Android 1.6 was new and shiny. Since then a lot has happened in the Android ecosystem and everyone, including your grandma, knows about Android. For the Android Maven Plugin and my involvement the same applies and now it is time to celebrate our 4.0.0 release.