Monthly Archives: September 2011

Firefox 6 GWT plugin

The GWT 2.4 release was a great release, but there was something missing. The newest Firefox and Safari versions closed the door to the GWT plugin, and somehow all of us were caught with the pants down. As of today … Continue reading

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Java Lambda Syntax angekündigt

Brian Goetz hat über die lambda-dev Mailingliste eine Java Lambda “Syntax decision” bekannt gegeben mit der Aussage “the EG has (mostly) made a decision on syntax”. Die Syntax soll sich an C# orientieren, was in dem Posting mit folgenden Beispielen … Continue reading

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Integrating Selenium 2 with Ant

We recently integrated Selenium 2 into the Ant build of one of our projects. In this blog post I will show you how you can integrate your automated JUnit based Selenium 2 tests with Ant. If you are using Maven … Continue reading

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GWT 2.4 released

Google Web Toolkit 2.4 has been released. From my point of view, the best change is the new DataGrid widget. It’s a Cell based table widget that features content scrolling with fixed header and footer. You can download GWT 2.4 … Continue reading

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Automatisierte Selenium-Tests mit Maven

Funktionale Oberflächentests mit Selenium stellen eine effektive Methode zur Erhöhung der Qualität einer Webanwendung dar. Seit Selenium 2.0 können die Tests dabei durch die Unterstützung von HtmlUnit auch ohne Browser (headless) und damit vor allem auch wesentlich schneller ausgeführt werden. … Continue reading

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James Gosling verläßt Google

Wie in seinem Blog zu lesen wechselt James Gosling von Google zu Liquid Robotics: “I had a great time at Google, met lots of interesting people, but I met some folks outside doing something completely outrageous, and after much anguish … Continue reading

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Environment specific externalized Grails configuration

Grails supports environment specific configuration, which can be used to define different settings for development, test, production or custom environments. The Grails User Guide describes this feature in detail. E.g. you can define different database settings for development (use a … Continue reading

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