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Definition of Hell for an Englishman

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“There have been many definitions of hell, but for the English the best definition is that it is the place where the Germans are the police, the Swedish are the comedians, the Italians are the defense force, Frenchmen dig the roads, the Belgians are the pop singers, the Spanish run the railways, the Turks cookRead more →

XMLUnit for xml assertions

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Thought i’d blog this little snippet. Was struggling with xml comparisons for unit testing, I initially tried XMLUnit but found that it was too sensitive. After a bit of digging in the docs, I found how to configure it to be much more forgiving on element ordering, whitespace etc. Here is what I did, hopefullyRead more →

Google Summer of code

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Its the time of year for Google summer of code applications. JBoss (with Fedora) has been accepted again as a mentoring organisation.  “Students” can apply to work on a project (Google pays them). The JBoss proposals (so far) are here on the wiki. (It is possible to suggest other ones). Obviously the ones on thatRead more →

LGPL QT

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With QT now going LGPL, I think it is now definitively the best way to do cross platform GUI development. It would also seem that QT would be the “vendor neutral” way for IBM and Sun to move forward on a single toolkit, to avoid the Swing vs SWT debate which neither side will backRead more →

Drools Job Posting – Drools Designer (Croatia)

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Another job posting came in, so thought I’d highlight it in the blog. Drools DesignerWe are currently recruiting for an experienced software engineer with specific knowledge of Java and Rules engines, ideally DROOLS. You must have several years experience as a developer/ designer in enterprise environments, have an excellent grasp of rules engine concepts, supportingRead more →

Google Summer of Code project

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Anton Arhipov (a drools contributor who has worked on some Eclipse stuff in the past) – got a proposal accepted as a Google Summer of Code project. His project is to make Guvnor (the BRMS) work with multiple content types – and more importantly have “pluggable” content editors (something that is kind of new toRead more →

JavaOne 2008

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Whilst Mark or Edson’s proposals for JavaOne 08 were not accepted (they made the mistake of not including Netbeans or Glassfish in the titles ;), Michael will be attending. Not doing any specific presentations, but happy to talk, do some ad-hoc demos and generally hang out. I will be around the JBoss/Red Hat stand atRead more →

Google Summer of Code Deadlines extended

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The GSoC application deadlines have been extended until 7th of April, as detailed here. I preveiously discussed the Drools GSoC projects here. For the lazy I’m listing those below again, so please hurry about get your applications in here: Subversion/CVS and JCR synchronisation. This allows our web based BRMS, called Guvnor, to synchronise it’s contentRead more →