Archive for August, 2012

Lucene Snippets: Faceting Search

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The latest snippet from my Lucene examples demonstrates how to achieve a facet search using the Lucene 4.0 API and how easy it is to define multiple category paths to aggregate search results for different possible facets.

In the following example we’re indexing some books as a classical example and create multiple category paths for author, publication date and category afterwards ..

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New Plugin released: Quick Subtasks for Jira

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Recently after a long sprint planning meeting I had the pleasure to spend some time writing down the results of the team’s task breakdown in Jira.

In our process, each user story is documented as a Jira issue and each task from the breakdown is saved as a subtask for the parent issue.

Because I am too lazy in this situation I wrote the following plugin that allowed me to quickly create multiple subtasks for a selected Jira issue.

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Jeah we’ve won the Atlassian Codegeist 2012 Competition – or – The return of the Pirate Ninja Unicorn

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Atlassian Codegeist and Pirate Ninja Unicorn

Happy news for us, Theresa and I we’ve won the Atlassian Codegeist Competition 2012 with our Stash Readme Parser Plugin in the category: Best Stash Plugin.

Stash Readme Parser Plugin

We had two other plugins in the game, the Stash QR Code Plugin and the HTTP Request Workflow Function for Jira.

If you’re interested please take a look at the plugins in the Atlassian Marketplace our funny looking Pirate Ninja Unicorn Website or the project’s overview in my blog.

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Creating a Windows Executable from a Jar using Maven

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Often in the life of a developer there is the need to create a windows executable for a Java application that is build and packaged in a Jar file.

The following short example shows how to create an executable Jar first and a windows executable containing vendor information, a nice icon and other stuff afterwards by using a combination of the Maven Shade Plugin and the launch4j Plugin for Maven.

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Video Manipulation using HTML 5 and Javascript

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Some funny stuff can be done using HTML 5, canvas elements and the video events API.

In the following example we’re using these techniques to apply graphic effects to a video embedded in a HTML page..

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