Until recently, Ant has been my build system of choice: functional, proven and, it just works. So, I was intrigued to see what Gradle could provide instead. So when Hubert Klein Ikkink , one of DZone's leading MVBs on Groovy, gave me the chance to review his Gradle Effective Implementation Guide , I could hardly refuse.
I've never been really good with regular expressions, especially once it gets beyond the basics. But they're unavoidable, and undeniably useful. If you're like me, the Regular Expressions Cookbook is an ideal candidate for your developer bookshelf.
The book club is a way to invest time and a little bit of money (books, paper) in improving your team's skills; it requires only a few experienced members willing to drive the discussion and provide tips for the others.
For this week's poll, we wondered which modules were the most often used in the Spring framework. I've compiled a list of 28 Spring modules, and, this time, all you have to do is mark those you've used before.
If you ask people for their recommended reading on agile, you'll probably get a list of books on agile process, blogs by agile experts, and social media recommendations to follow that will be full of agile coaches.
One of the most important things is to have cross-functional small teams in order to have small pockets within the company that work like startups. Here are some things I learned from the Lean Startup book...