A while back, maybe September or so right after finishing up a couple of additions to Fusebox, I decided to take the rest of the year off from coding. I had done some work with MXUnit, Fusebox and OpenBD and thought, I need a break. During that time I had the opportunity to fix up one of the worse Fusebox Apps I've ever had the misfortune to lay eyes on, internally at my company. It was great to get my hands dirty in an application to test out some of the new stuff I've added to Fusebox, as well as our base application we use at work. It gave me some really good insight into things I could add to Fusebox to make life easier for No XML development, and Classic Fusebox as well. John Bliss also made a feature request the other day which I've already made some additions (this will be the topic of a future blog entry).
Before I get back to too much coding though I am working with Simeon to take over Fusebox's ticket, wiki and version control. I expect the switch to happen sometime this month, there's a bit fo coordinating that need to be done. I want to give a HUGE thanks to Viviotech for donating the VPS for all this to live on now and into the future. As part of this move to the new server I'll be changing some of the software being used for the project. Fusebox's wiki will be moving to Confluence (from Trac) and the ticket system with move to Jira (from Trac), I've not drank the git cool aid yet so for now we'll be sticking to SVN. Confluence is a very powerful wiki which I hope will improve documentation, the templates for pages is very nice and powerful and I can add work flows which might open the window for more open security for editing pages. Jira is equally as nice and quite frankly I am much more knowledgeable about these 2 products than Trac and I'll be able to do more with them than Trac. Another driving factor for Jira is the integration in Mylyn (for eclipse) and IntelliJ is bar none. Due to how Trac was configured, I was unable to integrate my IDE with Trac and it was really irking me. My hope is to sooner or later get around to looking at Bamboo as well and getting that to do some continuous builds for some other projects that I've not talked about yet.