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Stacks Parent module

Module Overview

This parent module provides shared functionality to the Stacks java modules. It's based on Spring and contains the dependency management, shared properties, plugins, profiles, reporting and repositories. It's intended to be the parent module for Amido Stacks but can also get used in your project.

Module Structure

In the following diagram, you can see all the relevant files of this module. Be aware, pulling from the repository will have some extra files that are not relevant to the logic but required to build and deploy.

Project structure

java
\_.mvn
: |_settings.xml
|_archetype.properties
|_pom.xml

How to use

There are four ways to integrate this module into your project:

Use it as a dependency

Maven

In the parent section of your application's pom.xml add:

<parent>
<groupId>com.amido.stacks.modules</groupId>
<artifactId>stacks-modules-parent</artifactId>
<version>1.0.0</version>
</parent>

Then you can do a ./mvnw clean compile to fetch it; after that, you can use it like any other dependency.

./mvnw clean compile

Others

Use it as you'd use any dependency in your build tool.

Localized solution using Maven Archetypes

If you wish to customise the module and use your organisation's namespaces instead of Amido's. You can create a Maven archetype. Archetype is Maven's tool for scaffolding and offers lots of extra functionality. We suggest spending some time looking into them. We use Archetype to create a template and enable you to adopt this module under your organisation's namespace. To use the deployed archetypes:

  1. Make and move to a new folder

  2. Then run

    mvn archetype:generate \
    -DarchetypeGroupId='com.amido.stacks.modules' \
    -DarchetypeArtifactId='stacks-modules-parent-archetype' \
    -DarchetypeVersion='<archetype version>' \
    -DgroupId='<your-group-id>' \
    -DartifactId='<your-artifact-id>' \
    -Dversion='<your-version>' \
    -Dpackage='<package-name>'
    • <your-group-id> is a placeholder for your group ID
    • <your-artifact-id> is a placeholder for your artefact ID
    • <your-version> is a placeholder for your version
    • <package-name> is a placeholder for the root package name and structure. It should start with your groupdId and continue with the name of the root package.

    For example, using -DgroupId=com.test and -Dpackage=com.test.stacks will instruct Maven to place the code in src/main/java/com/test/stacks and update all the relevant references accordingly (i.e. imports)

  3. Go to the pom.xml file of the project you'll be using this module in and add it as a dependency

If you previously had used this module under different namespace (i.e. the default com.amido.stacks.core-api):

Maven ONLY updates the imports for the module you generated. Any references in other projects will remain to the previous namespace.

You will need to

  • Update them manually
  • Re-create the relevant import statements to use the new-made module instead
  • If you plan to use this with Amido Stacks, include your namespace in the @ComponentScan annotation of the Application class.

Building the module locally from this repository

To build the module locally:

  1. Clone this repo
  2. Run ./mvnw clean install to install the module locally.
  3. Add it as any other dependency

Creating an Archetype from this repository

If you wish to customise the module and use your organisation's namespaces instead of Amido's. You can create a Maven archetype. Archetype is Maven's tool for scaffolding and offers lots of extra functionality. We suggest spending some time looking into them. We use Archetype to create a template and enable you to adopt this module under your organisation's namespace. To use the deployed archetypes: To build, install and use the archetype follow these steps:

  1. Clone this repo

  2. Navigate to the <directory you cloned the project into> in the terminal

  3. Then issue the following Maven commands, using the included wrapper:

    1. Create the archetype from the existing code

      ./mvnw archetype:create-from-project -DpropertyFile='./archetype.properties'
    2. Navigate to the folder it was created in

      cd target/generated-sources/archetype
    3. Install the archetype locally

      ..\..\..\mvnw install
  4. Make and navigate to a directory in which you'd like to create the localized project, ideally outside this project's root folder

  5. To create the project, use the command below:

    <path-to-mvn-executable>/mvnw archetype:generate \
    -DarchetypeGroupId='com.amido' \
    -DarchetypeArtifactId='stacks-modules-parent-archetype' \
    -DarchetypeVersion='<VERSION>' \
    -DgroupId='<your-group-id>' \
    -DartifactId='<your-artifact-id>' \
    -Dversion='<your-version>' \
    -Dpackage='<package-name>'`
    1. <your-group-id> is a placeholder for your group ID
    2. <your-artifact-id> is a placeholder for your artefact ID
    3. <your-version> is a placeholder for your version
    4. <package-name> is a placeholder for the root package name and structure. It should start with your groupdId and continue with the name of the root package.

      For example, using -DgroupId=com.test and -Dpackage=com.test.stacks will instruct Maven to place the code in src/main/java/com/test/stacks and update all the relevant references accordingly (i.e. imports)

  6. Go to the pom.xml file of the project you'll be using this module in and add it as a dependency

If you previously had used this module under different namespace (i.e. the default com.amido.stacks.core-api):

Maven ONLY updates the imports for the module you generated. Any references in other projects will remain to the previous namespace.

You will need to

  • Update them manually
  • Re-create the relevant import statements to use the new-made module instead
  • If you plan to use this with Amido Stacks, include your namespace in the @ComponentScan annotation of the Application class.

Accessing Artifactory

Our artefacts and archetypes get hosted on an Artifactory repository. To use either, from a project other than Amido Stacks, you will need to add that repo in your pom.xml:

<repositories>
<repository>
<snapshots />
<id>snapshots</id>
<name>default-maven-virtual</name>
<url>https://amidostacks.jfrog.io/artifactory/default-maven-virtual</url>
</repository>
</repositories>

Alternatively, you can also add this configuration as a profile in your Maven's settings.xml file in the .m2 folder in your home directory (any OS):

<profiles>
<profile>
<repositories>
<repository>
<snapshots/>
<id>snapshots</id>
<name>default-maven-virtual</name>
<url>https://amidostacks.jfrog.io/artifactory/default-maven-virtual</url>
</repository>
</repositories>
<id>artifactory</id>
</profile>
</profiles>

<activeProfiles>
<activeProfile>artifactory</activeProfile>
</activeProfiles>