Currently job artifacts in CI/CD pipelines on LRZ GitLab never expire. Starting from Wed 26.1.2022 the default expiration time will be 30 days (GitLab default). Currently existing 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.