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SonarQube on Ubuntu 14.04

SonarQube (previously just Sonar) is an open source code quality tool. In this short series of articles I’ll be installing and configuring SonarQube on Ubuntu 14.04. Installing SonarQube on Ubuntu is just part of a wider continuous integration (CI) server build that I’ve been performing. Previous articles include installing Artifactory and Java 8.Continue reading

Subtle Subversion Problem

Here’s a problem you don’t see everyday which really shows up the stupidity of the whole case sensitive / insensitive filesystem battle between Windows and Unix like operating systems. Fortunately a lot of work has been done to make the two different schools of thought play together nicely but occasionally something falls through the cracks and the differences come back to bite you, this is one such situation.Continue reading

Hudson Hell Part 2

Just when I think that I’ve got everything working I hit another issue. This time it’s with Subversion. I’m trying to create a new job so I select Subversion under the SCM section and enter the appropriate URL. Hudson tells me that I need to enter credentials so I click the link which takes me to the credentials page where I enter my username and password.Continue reading

Hudson Hell

For a while now I’ve been meaning to get Hudson installed and running but what with one thing and another I’ve always put it off (I put it down to being a lone developer). What with everything else going on things like Hudson get pushed to the back of the queue all the time even though I’m fairly sure they’ll help. Well today I decided to do something about it.Continue reading

Checkstyle Rule Suppression

I recently started using Sonar to automatically check the quality of the code I write – turns out it’s mostly ok with a few systematically bad points that I will work on improving. One of the problems I faced though was what to do about a barrage of false positives from a small number of the default rules that ship with Sonar. Here’s how I fixed the problem.Continue reading