Posts Categorized: Development

The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

In the last few years, I’ve noticed that the majority of the projects that I’ve participated roughly followed the same design. Speaking to colleagues and friends, the great majority said that they were also following the same design. It’s what I call…

Naming your Unit Tests

Often I see Unit Tests with the test methods that have the same name as the method under test prefixed with the word “test” e.g. testSubmitApplication. This provides no extra information on which “flow” of the mothod is being tested. Other test method names provide a bit more information by suffixing the nature of the [...]

Empowering your entities

The first thing I learnt when I started with Object-Oriented Programming was that an object should have state and behaviour. And indeed, that’s how it was back then. However, since J2EE (Entity Beans) and other ORM tools like Hibernate, iBATIS, TopLink…

Embedded Glassfish for Integration Tests

Sun Glassfish server can be run in embeded mode, very useful for automated integration tests. Here’s how: Maven Dependencies: <dependency> <groupId>org.glassfish.distributions</groupId> <artifactId>web-all</artifactId> <version>10.0-build-20080430</version> <scope>test</scope> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>org.glassfish.embedded</groupId> <artifactId>gf-embedded-api</artifactId> <version>1.0-alpha-4</version> <scope>test</scope> </dependency> If you are not using maven then add the above libs to you classpath. Getting the server started in simple final URI APP_URI= UriBuilder.fromUri(“http://localhost/”).port(8888).path(“myapp”).build(); [...]

Creating custom layouts in JBoss Portal

The layout of a portlet is handled by a set of JSP in the portal-core web-app which is part of the jboss-portal.sar. In the web-inf direcotry have a look at portal-layouts.xml to see how various layouts are configured. The following is a snippet (self explainatory): <layouts> <layout> <name>rbs-1column</name> <uri>/layouts/mylayout/index.jsp</uri> <uri state=”maximized”>/layouts/mylayout/maximized.jsp</uri> <regions> <region name=”regionBody”/> </regions> [...]