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Blog Archive for johnsmart during April 2008

I've been using SpringIDE for my Spring applications for a while now, and it is a very nice tool. It makes visualising your Spring configuration files, navigating through beans, and spotting configuration errors, much easier all round. Not to mention the nice Spring Webflow editor. However, one thing has been irritating me for some time. Consider the following screenshot: Eclipse (or, more...
Andy Glover, on the TestEarly blog, recommends the Java Power Tools Bootcamp, coming up this May in San Francisco, and later on in London, Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Groovy, man!
I will be talking for Software Quality NZ in Wellington on the 17th of April, at 4pm at Equinox house. The topic of the talk is as follows: Software quality metrics are good. Automated software quality metrics are better. John Smart, author of the about to be released book "Java Power Tools", will discuss a number of open source tools that can automate code quality and test coverage reporting...
The much-awaited Java Power Tools will be out soon, really! It's now looking like the book will be on the shelfs in the second half of April. If you're in a hurry, you can pre-order you copy on the O'Reilly web site or at Amazon, where it has been doing pretty well so far. I've been reviewing the final drafts, and I must say they look good! Some nice work by the O'Reilly production team! The...
I came across an interesting issue with the Hamcrest asserts today. I have a method that returns a list of domain objects, as shown here:     List<Stakeholder> stakeholders = stakeholderManager.findByName("Telecom"); This is a good example of how Hamcrest can make testing with collections easier. For example, to test the findByName() method, you should be...