Posts Categorized: Java

Valtech and Javascript

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Across the IT industry, platforms and technologies continue to evolve at pace, offering much richer services and features to help speed delivery times and build richer applications and nowhere is that more obvious to the end user than with the next generation of JavaScript libraries, most of which are freely available – it is radically… Read more »

A basic ActiveRecord implementation in Java

Recently I was looking for different ways to develop applications in Java and thought that it would be interesting trying to use ActiveRecord in my persistence layer instead of implementing the traditional approach with a DAO. My idea is not to create …

Testing and concurrency

Our team is currently working with a client on a medium sized, medium complexity Java application which has quite low test coverage. We are introducing characterisation tests to snapshot functionality. These will give us the confidence to refactor away technical debt and extend the application without regression. One of the problems we are experiencing is… Read more »

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(); [...]