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Migrating from Nexus to Artifactory

I thought migrating from Nexus to Artifactory would be a seriously painful process but it actually turned out to be quite simple. My biggest concern was maintaining my release history as it would be impractical to try and move hundreds artefacts by hand. The article below describes the process I used.

Artifactory on Ubuntu 14.04

As part of a new continuous integration (CI) server build I need to install a Maven repository manager or software repository. After much debate I’ve decided to go with Artifactory on Ubuntu but the choice was not easy.

Java 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

Getting Java 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 is a topic that is very hotly debated (1, 2, 3, etc, etc) but it looks like this important piece of software won’t officially make it into Ubuntu 14.04 in any time frame that is useful – I’m writing this May 2015, OpenJDK 8 was released March 2014 and …

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Moving from Joomla to WordPress

I’ve recently made the switch from  Joomla to WordPress for most of the sites I run (and I suspect the others will follow) and I thought I’d document why I made the move so that I don’t switch back and so others might have some food for thought.

Getting 404 on Posts in WordPress

I recently switched one of my sites over from Joomla to WordPress and, for the most part, everything went well but I did hit a little bit of a problem when all of a my posts suddenly started giving 404 errors.