Some years ago now, a co-worker mentioned Sweet Home 3D, at which point I proceeded to download and map out every inch of my house. It has actually proven itself invaluable for a number of what-if scenarios, including the purchase of a larger desk in our home office as well as other projects which involved rearranging items from one room to the next. (more…)
As a developer, one of the tools that makes me more productive is a good text editor. While IDE environments are replete with a wide assortment of powerful editing tools, they often miss the mark on macro customization, binary (hex) viewers and the ability to edit large text files. More recently, my favorite IDE has been reminding me that text files outside my current project are being edited - which is an extreme nuisance. Fortunately, jEdit provides a wealth of text editing capability coupled with a competent BeanShell macro language. (more…)
After managing a number of Java projects with Maven, the 2.1 release of the Twig Cassandra JDBC driver fork has prompted me to revisit the build process. This was a significant rewrite of the existing Apache driver, and incorporated a build process that leveraged the
maven-assembly-plugin to produce a JAR with all of the dependencies included.