October 17th 5:00pm for 5:15 - 6:30pm 2007 — Subject: Tools that can optimize your development process

One of the nice things about Java development is the number of productivity-enhancing tools that are available. Indeed, an appropriate mix of tools and best practices can do wonders for your development process.

This talk will cover some key areas where proper use of appropriate tools can enhance your development process. These areas include build tools such as Ant and Maven, Continuous Integration tools such as Cruise Control, Continuum and Hudson, code quality tools such as Checkstyle, PMD and FindBugs, and test coverage tools like Cobertura.

The Object Oriented Compentency Center at Inland Revenue is working on enhancing the Java development process used for internal projects. The talk will conclude with a practical look at the tools and best practices that are being used to optimise the Java development process at Inland Revenue.


John Smart

John Smart is currently an independent consultant working in Wellington who provides consultancy and training services in the Java/J2EE field. His specialities include providing training and mentoring in Java web development, optimising the software development lifecycle and helping clients improve their development process with industry best practices such as Continuous Integration and automated testing and code quality audits. He also helps clients introduce more agile development processes into their projects.

He has worked on many large-scale J2EE projects for government and business involving international and offshore teams. In Wellington, John has also worked for Equinox on a number of projects for various New Zealand government services. John also writes articles for many Java web sites such as JavaWorld, Java.net, ONJava and DevX. He has just finished a book called "Java Power Tools", which he wrote mostly during his time working at, and with help from, Equinox.



October 17th, 5:00pm for 5:15 - 6:30pm


Sun Microsystems New Zealand
Level 9
22-28 Willeston St

The Java User Group thanks our host!

Wednesday, 17nd.
October, 2007

5.00pm for 5:15-6:30pm

Sun Microsystems New Zealand
Level 9
22-28 Willeston St

In our ongoing tradition, after this talk we intend to repair to a pub for some light R&R. All who would like to discuss points raised during the talk in a more congenial atmosphere are welcome!