The database is an integral part of many applications and writing queries is often hard. For that reason I have always written integration tests for the data access objects or DAO’s that I use to access the database. The way I write my DAO tests has changed a lot over the years and in this […]
Having used the Spring MVC 2.5 webframework for a while now, I felt the urge to blog about some of the experiences I had with it. Especially about the part concerning forms, validation, binding and property editors. That’s the part that was usually provided to you by the SimpleFormController (in the ‘old’ Spring MVC). But […]
For a few days I have been browsing through Groovy in Action and wanted to give Groovy a try. So what should I code? I was busy with other stuff and while I was setting up a wicket project at home I wondered….what was the mvn wicket-quickstart syntax again?! I could have just pasted the […]
There seem to be two mainstream approaches in Java application development: the domain driven approach, and the “fat service layer” or Transaction Script approach. As an architect, I’ve been investigating both methodologies by reading about both of them and applying them in real life enterprise projects. It is at the least amusing to see how […]
Okay, so we kind of concluded fixed-price contracts are evil but what are the alternatives? Before we move on, let’s get the terminology right. Erik van Oosten rightfully commented we might have to start using the terms fixed-feature and fixed-term on top of fixed-price. To take it to a bit more general level, in a […]
The BCG matrix provides us with a cool mechanism to manage the technologies that we find interesting and into which we think we should invest more time.
At JTeam we’ve been doing projects for ages and generally speaking we’ve always done things the agile way. Convincing the customer of the importance of agility and flexibility is something we’ve never found to be a hard sell. How to write this up in a proposal and how to draw up a contract around such […]
I was looking a long time on how to set the prefix for a namespace when marshalling an object to xml using JAXB. If you don’t do anything JAXB will write random namespace prefixes (like ns2, ns3).? Note: This is a repost of a blog item that was originally posted in the Func knowledge base […]
When running any Java swing application (like intellij idea) on Ubuntu the double click speed is by default set to 200ms. If like me you find this anoying you can decrease the double click speed by taking the following steps In your home directory create a file called .Xresources and add the following line *multiClickTime: […]
EasyMock2 is a library that provides an easy way to create on-the-fly mock objects based on interfaces. It can be used in combination with JUnit to create simple and powerful unit tests. Here’s an overview of the basic EasyMock flow, followed by a brief example that demonstrates a new feature in EasyMock 2.4: capturing arguments passed to MockObjects.