Isos Geek Nights, in general, have garnered increasing interest among the Isos team as more sessions have been added. Having a wide range of topics often falling outside the general day-to-day activities of our team combined with the natural curiosity of technologists has fueled this support for Geek Nights. Ed Bukoski’s talk on using Groovy […]

Although Atlassian Crowd is central to many enterprise deployments of the Atlassian stack, it seems like Crowd is the forgotten sibling in the Atlassian family of products. While every Atlassian product is constantly being refreshed and upgraded, after years of being in existence Crowd is still sitting at version 2.7. Stash is not even 2 […]

I recently ran into a requirement on one of my consulting assignments where I was required to include multiple EntityManagers in my application. Since I had never come across this before, I did some research and, much to my dismay, there were a lot of solutions that were either incorrect, incomplete or just didn’t work […]

If you didn’t make it to the Atlassian Summit this year, be sure to mark your calendar for next year. The annual event put on by Atlassian is as fun as it is informative. These guys really do put on a great show! Here’s some of what you missed. PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS There were some fantastic […]

This was my second time attending Atlassian’s Summit and I have to admit I was pretty excited! A chance to spend a full week in San Francisco, walking the streets and taking in the crazy scenes, and great restaurants. I was even more excited that I didn’t have to pack a single collared shirt or […]

ATLASSIAN CONFLUENCE 6.1 with new Confluence Blueprints was announced during the Keynote Speach at Atlassian Summit. Of note is the new Knowledgebase & Team Space Blueprints. While the new team space is self explanatory, this doesn’t make it any less useful. The knowledge base is also going to be a great application of Confluence for knowledge […]

So it’s been a couple of weeks since Atlassian Summit and I am finally getting a chance to share my experience for those who weren’t able to go as well as open the dialog for those who did. This was my first time going to Summit but I have been to other industry conferences, so […]

Before we get to the why, let’s start with the what. In this case the what is, “what is Gradle.” In the simplest terms Gradle is a Groovy based build automation tool that sits in the middle ground between Ant and Maven. I know there are dogmatic users of Ant or Maven having a meltdown […]

After we configure a well-structred Maven layout for our Liferay project, we will create a simple Spring MVC portlet. You may ask, “Why use Spring MVC and not extend one of the Liferay implementations (e.g. LiferayPortlet or MVCPortlet)?” It’s easy – why restrict your portlet to only run on Liferay? It does not make sense. […]