Friday, April 29, 2016

Old projects reborn - FileSystem2Html tool

As everyone in the IT business, I have quite a few of my own projects. Most of them rot in solitude and are rather dusty... So, I decided as a way of exercise as well as a check how have technologies developed and my own views on code cleanness, tests' quality and overall project usability, to make them more development-friendly.

In short - I'm reviving my projects (both university and personal ones) so that they are easy to setup, run and contribute to if there's a willing person.

I'm starting with this small project:

What does it do:

- it's a simple Folder structure scanner
- it can build an HTML/XML report of the folder structure
- it can rebuild that folder structure elsewhere (without the content, obviously)

My "beautiful" swing UI

Very useful if you like a certain folder structure, and don't have the time to remove all the files or whatever. You can easily mimic it. Quite a simple app.

Now to the contribution part:

- It's an open source project 
- Java 8 required
- built with Maven 
- a list of TODOs and ideas where one can get started! I've listed ideas based on effort. 
I would start with the small ones

The project builds automatically and measures code coverage (yes, there are unit tests there!)
(Thank you Travis-CI, Coveralls and Coverity!)

So that's pretty much it.
I can't wait until I see someone energetic about such a tool

Best of wishes!

Please be gentle :) I know there's some pretty lame code out there!