January 21, 2008

Waffle 1.0 released

I am very happy to announce that after many months of hard work the Waffle team has released version 1.0 of Waffle.

Some of Waffle's features include:

  • Zero XML configuration

  • Minimal annotations

  • Convention over configuration

  • Easy to develop and test with (simple POJOs)

  • Built in support for Dependency Injection

  • Easily extensible architecture

If you haven't tried Waffle I urge you to take a look and see what you've been missing. As always any comments or suggestion are appreciated.

Waffle: Java based web development doesn't have to suck.

January 08, 2008

Maven release:prepare not prompting for version

I ran into a particular annoying bug the other day when trying to use the Maven release plugin. The goal release:prepare is suppose to prompt you for the version you wish to give the release (the version in the poms from x-SNAPSHOT to a new version). However, on my machine I was never prompted by the plugin.

After spending more time than I care to admit trying to resolve this issue I was finally able to trace it to my ~/.m2/settings.xml file. My settings.xml file included a few empty nodes, after removing these my issue went away.