Recently I rediscovered Bottle, a Python-based micro framework for web applications. Bottle gives you full control over your URLs, has a simple built-in templating engine and a lot of other commonly used stuff. It takes you five minutes to get started and perhaps one hour with its great documentation to …read more
JUnit 4 introduced a fancy DSL based on the Hamcrest framework for expressing assertions. JUnit ships with the most important matchers and you can always add Hamcrest to your classpath if you need more. Sometimes no existing matcher fits your needs and you have to roll your own. Since it's …read more
- Many integration test cases need access to external resources like files or databases. Dealing with external resources is always messy because you have to set up state and tear it down later. Since JUnit 4.7, there's a mechanism that makes things a bit more convenient.
Previously when you had …read more
I started the python-musicbrainz2 project in January 2006 as the first client library to the newly designed MusicBrainz XML web service. It has been my first Python project and I learned quite a lot in the process. Now MusicBrainz is undertaking a major data model change that also changes and …read more
I love unit tests and use them whenever possible. But in the end, there's no substitute for a full scale system test. Only after system testing, you can be sure that everything works as intended. When I was looking for a way to test a REST-style JSON web service, I …read more
Exciting news for Java developers: The first 1.0 release candidate of Google Collections has been released. For almost a year I've been waiting for this, and now it seems the waiting will soon be over.
Basically, Google Collections is a better, more consistent version of commons-collections with generics and …read more
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