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Dependency convergence and the Maven enforcer plugin

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Another great plugin for security and application stability is the Maven Enforcer plugin. You don't want to end up in JAR hell :) You can use the Enforcer plugin for the following tasks. Dependency convergence Requires that dependency version numbers converge. If a project has two dependencies, A and B, both depending on the same artifact, C, this rule will fail the build if A depends on a… [read more →]

Maven security plugins

There are two great plugins that help you make your applications built in Maven more secure. I have recently added them to some projects at work and it seems to work quite well. FindbugsSec You may have heard about Findbugs, it looks for bugs in Java programs. It is based on the concept of bug patterns. A bug pattern is a code idiom that is often an error. FindbugsSec is a security plugin for… [read more →]

Getting Acceptance Criteria right with Example Mapping

I already wrote about the concept of the Three Amigos, this time I want to share a method to facilitate the refinement of user stories and the creation of acceptance criteria, named Example Mapping. The problem with getting user stories and acceptance criteria right is that often there is not enough collaboration - just remember the Agile Principle "Business people and developers must work… [read more →]