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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 →

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 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 →

How to have your emails ignored

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As the Drools mailing list volume increases I thought I’d make a tongue in cheek etiquette guide to go on the mailing lists info page, http://labs.jboss.com/drools/lists.html. We aren’t really that formal or strict yet, but hopefully it will help keep the traffic noise down as we grow. Feed back welcome 🙂 How to have yourRead more →

Featured Drools Jobs in Brazil and UK

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We’ve just had two new job postings placed on our Drools job board, http://jobs.athico.com. Remember you can see the last 5 job posting in the job board widget in the right side panel of this blog. Red Hat, UK – Senior Drools Consultanthttp://jobs.athico.com/job/2eb0ae040bf4c5147b70b59f3609dbce/?d=1&source_job_group_id=14843The JBoss consulting services team is looking for a JBoss Rules expert toRead more →

JBoss Rules/Drools jobs on Jobserve

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Jobserve is a website in the UK that has 80% of the IT job advertising market; as such it’s a great bell weather to get an idea of market rates and tech popularity. For the first time JBoss Rules/Drools jobs have finally started to appear in number, with good rates too. Simply type “jboss rules”Read more →