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Blog Archive for johnsmart during September 2008

Most people would agree that testing your code is a good thing. And there is little doubt that modern Test-Driven development practices, when applied well, can produce high quality software that is reliable, flexible and easy to maintain. However, one of the big problems that often happens when developers adopt Test-Driven Development is that they concentrate so much on the tests that they lose...
I will be running a Java Power Tools workshop and giving a talk on Easyb at the Devoxx Conference (formerly JaVoxx and JavaPolis) inAntwerp, Belgium, during the second week of December. The Java Power Tools session will be a 3 hour practical workshop showing how to set up a high-productivity development environment with the latest and greatest in open source tools (and a few tips on what...
The JSF Jumpstarter book is a short (67 pages), tutorial introduction to JSF, suitable for new JSF developers. If you need to get up to speed quickly with JSF, this book may be able to help you. The good news is, this book has now been released into the public domain - in other words, you can now download it for free! In a short 65 pages, this book teaches you how to build dynamic web sites...
One feature that I've been waiting for a long time to see in Hudson is project-level security. To be able to say that certain projects can only be built by certain users. This comes in very handy if certain builds jobs should only be executed by certain people, for security or auditing purposes, for example. A release into QA (or even production) might come under this category. TeamCity has...