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Blog Archive for johnsmart during August 2009

There are still a few places available on the Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Wellington sessions of the Java Power Tools bootcamps. Come see what the buzz is about! And, after a very popular session in London in July, we are working with SkillsMatter to plan next years European schedule. Sessions are already scheduled for Paris and London in February next year. There are lots of tools,...
Behaviour-driven development is a great way to design and build the web layers of your application. In this article, I look at how to use JWebUnit, a fast and light-weight web testing framework, with Easyb, a powerful Groovy-based BDD framework. JWebUnit is a web testing framework built on HTMLUnit. It runs in memory, so it's fast. However, it also has an intuitive, high-level API, making it...
The second Java Power Tools Newsletter is out! This time, the topic under discussion is Java Web Frameworks: Automated web tests are a great way to automate smoke and regression tests, and can also be effectively used in a TDD or BDD approach to designing your overall screen behaviour and screen flow. In this issue, we will compare several web testing frameworks that can be used with Java:...
If you have ever used Maven to any extent, you will probably know about the settings.xml file. The settings.xml file contains environment-specific details such as proxy configurations, repositories, server usernames and passwords, and so on. An example of what typically might go into a settings.xml file is shown here: [prettify]

<settings xmlns="http://...
To the tune of 'Blowing in the wind', by Bob Dylan. This (rather silly) text was inspired by a tweet from Andres Almiray How many sprints must a girl conductBefore scrum-master she becomes?Yes, 'n' how many stories must we implementBefore the iteration's done?Yes, 'n' how many patches must the coder hackBefore the code finally runs?The answer my friend? Just code it...
If you are on the lookout for some good Maven training, but can't justify travelling to a training center in another city, then Sonatype might have the answer. Starting next week, Sonatype is proposing its core Maven training material online. The online format gives you the same quality content and real-time access to the instructors as the classroom equivalent, but without all the hassles of...