The expiration time for new job artifacts in CI/CD pipelines is now 30 days (GitLab default). Previously generated artifacts in already completed jobs will not be affected by the change. The latest artifacts for all jobs in the latest successful pipelines will be kept. More information: https://gitlab.lrz.de/help/user/admin_area/settings/continuous_integration.html#default-artifacts-expiration
added the documentation (brief). added test class for StringUtils. trimmed out the redundant code segments.