Sunday, November 9, 2014

Subprojects in PlayFramework 2.3 (Scala): overcoming difficulties

After struggling a bit to configure a Play 2.3 application (Scala) to work with subprojects (including another Play application) I've decided to create a simple example on GitHub.

Things to pay attention to:
  • Build.sbt in the Root project to configure modules
  • Root's conf/routes to attach Play subproject's routes to the routing system
  • Play subproject's routes in modules/{subproject-name}/conf/{subproject-name}.routes
  • Play subproject's build.sbt without unnecessary information
  • Play subproject's controllers and views reside in additional subpackages {subproject-name}
  • Explicitly added Assets controller in Play subproject
  • How assests are referenced in Play subproject's main.scala.html

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Introducing Antler Framework to the CodeProject community(Part II)

Welcome to read another article about Antler framework on the CodeProject in which I dived into details of implementing configurable Unit-of-work and ORM adapters.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Introducing Antler Framework to the CodeProject community

I've just posted an article introducing our open-source framework Antler to the CodeProject community.

The concepts explained in the article:

  • Antler framework is an abstraction over ORMs
  • Antler framework is an abstraction over IoC containers
  • Antler framework improves testability of applications that use it
  • Antler framework has pluggable structure

If you are interested you are welcomed to dive into the details on the CodeProject.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Antler Framework: TeamCity build server for our open source project

We are pleased to announce the launch of TeamCity build server for the Antler Framework for public viewing.

It is available here.

Antler Framework is a pluggable framework for .NET to work with popular ORMs(NHibernate, EntityFramework Code First) using the same syntax. GitHub:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Antler Framework: Releasing 2.0 Version

Antler is a pluggable framework for damn-easy good-style working with different ORMs using the same syntax.

"Pluggable" means that you can easily switch, say, between NHibernate and EntityFramework Code First using one line of code. Also you can easily switch your IoC container: currently we have Castle Windsor and StructureMap adapters.

Configuration example (using EntityFramework ORM + Castle Windsor container):
 var configurator = new AntlerConfigurator();  

Antler Framework has strong architectural background out of the box: you can easily build your layered design using build-in support for UnitOfWork, Repository etc patterns.

If you are interested you are welcomed on GitHub:

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Powershell: Deploying Windows Service remotely

As a big adherent of Continuous Integration practice I often need to deploy a Windows Service on an another computer remotely "by click".

Mostly, this task is performed from our TeamCity Build Server and consists of the following steps:

  • Stopping remote Windows Service
  • Backuping it's files
  • Copying new files into the remote folder where the service is
  • Starting remote Windows Service
It's very easy to accomplish these steps using Powershell:
  • Get-WmiObject cmdlet is used for managing Windows Service remotely
  • Robocopy tool is used for "smart" copying files into remote shared folder
If you are interested you can find the simplified script example on GitHub