Someone needs to take jwz aside...

Pedro Figueiredo me at
Wed Apr 27 13:28:14 BST 2011

On 27 Apr 2011, at 13:02, Nicholas Clark wrote:

> The issues seem to be dependency management and code reuse.
> How is Java solving these in ways that Perl is failing at?
> It's not automating the (to some degree necessary) bureaucratic
> permission-gaining exercises. So what is it doing differently?

>From my point of view, when we decide to update a dependency, run the tests, get Ops approval, have run it on a few live servers, etc (the whole bureaucratic process), all I have to do is update or add the dependency information in the POM file:


I would either add this block, if it's a new dependency, or change the version number. Then I would run 'mvn deploy' and go have a coffee.

Ops aren't even involved in this other than to deploy the new package (a single file) to live and having given their amen to the results of the previous testing.



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