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JTeam Technology Matrix: The Stars

In Alef’s previous blog entry about the JTeam Technology Matrix, he explained the basic idea of using a BCG-matrix to classify technologies. In this blog entry I’ll focus on the ‘Star’ section of our current matrix and highlight some of the technologies that are currently in there. Star technologies are the technologies that bring us […]

Geo-Location Search with Solr and Lucene

Geo-Location Search with Solr and Lucene

Like many people, I use Google Maps to find businesses near my house. This kind of search differs considerably from usual free text searches since I’m no longer just asking for companies that include the phrase pizza, I’m also asking for companies that are near a certain point. This functionality has until recently been found […]

Testing with factories

On July 1st, Jelmer added a very useful blog post about testing the database layer in which he suggested to use “insert statement” and “fixture” classes to provide a good way to insert test data into your database. I am also using that technique as I’m writing unit tests for the database layer. I have […]