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In the past I have said some unkind words about about maven's pom.xml format. My aversion to xml heavy configuration has drawn me to more lightweight approaches to build systems, like gradle for example. At the same time, I was intrigued: if a tool like maven is seeing such a widespread use despite its cumbersome format, there must something to make up for it. My...

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I recently spent some time with a client removing some cycles in bundles and discussing why cycles are evil in the first place. The problem is that even if you remove cycles from your own code, the code you depend on may not be cycle-free. This could be for many reasons, most of the time it's due to legacy. So after some bundle cleansing, we...

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