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Building Axon.ivy Projects on Bitbucket Pipelines

Read me if you don't know what Axon.ivy (Ivy) is.
Motivation - Ivy projects are designed to be built on a continuous integration (CI) server like Jenkins
- Today, Bitbucket supports for CI with Bitbucket Pipelines
- We're using Bitbucket. Then, why not? It must be very cool and convenient for us if we can centralize our CI and VCS (version control system) tools in one place.
Here is an approach We have to use a maven plugin called project-build-plugin to build ivy projects. This plugin requires an instance of Ivy engine during building time.
Bitbucket Pipelines allows us to specify our own docker image as a build environment. What we need to do  is to prepare our docker image with needed stuffs such as JDK, Maven, Ivy engine, etc. Step 1. Prepare Docker images For testing purpose, I already created two docker images: Maven and Axon.ivy engine. They are now available on Docker Hub

This image for Maven using Oracle JDK 8
This image for Axon.ivy Engine 7.0.1

Step 2. Configure Maven…

From JSP to AngularJS

Our team maintained a project that was used a quite old web technology JSP. Our project likes a web portal that can contain some other smaller projects, I called it a module. Now, our customers want to add a new module into it.

We met a problem is the current projects can't be testable and hard to maintain because both the logic and GUI are mixed together by using JSP and JSTL. It was really a messy project structure. Therefore, we didn't want to continue this approach. Testing is very important, as well as a good structure for maintenance. We would like to apply MVC pattern for testable and maintainable ability purpose. Yeah, that was actually time for changes.

Our project structure can't be testable and has poor structure.

We listed out some options:
Refactoring all current modules -- terrible approach, too much efforts, too risky due to a lot of modules.Using MVC just for the new modules with Servlet for Controller, Java class for Model and JSP for View -- actually, it wa…