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Blog Archive for johnsmart during April 2007

Testing tools are starting to take up a sizable chunk of the Java Power Tools book, which is probably logical, as proper and efficient testing should play a sizable part in any development process worth its salt. I've added a new poll on web UI testing tools here - please take a look and let the world know your favorite web UI testing method!
For me, testing the user interface layer in web applications has always been a weak link in the chain. You can use unit testing pretty effectively to test-drive your development for most other application layers. (As an aside, I find it quite acceptable to use an in-memory database such as HSQLDB to unit-test DAO components - it's fast, easy to set up, and avoids having to muck round with mock...
NetBeans 5.5 now offers excellent Subversion support. The last time I looked at NetBeans (maybe 6 months ago), Subversion support was all but nonexistent. Now it is first class. Subversion support is not installed by default: You need to install it through the Update option . Open the "Tools->Update Center" and make sure the "Netbeans Update Center" option is ticked. Then, in the "NetBeans...