"IntelliJ IDEA 6.0: Built-in Struts Support: “Starting from release 6.0, IntelliJ IDEA will provide Struts support out-of-the-box. The functionality is added by Struts Assistant plugin that is now bundled to IntelliJ IDEA. So you’ll get it without any additional download and installation”
(Via IntelliJ IDEA Blog.)"
"I’ve tried a few tools to do screencasts, my favorite so far is Wink.
Easy to use Manual capturing Insertion of text into images Multiple export formats "
"Eventum Issue / Bug Tracking System has to be the best kept secret in issue tracking. I might not get out as much as I should, but I had not heard of it until the other day.
I did spend some time the other day looking at Bugzilla, which we used to use in house before the days of JIRA, to see if they had made any improvements and fixed that god-awful search screen."
"Alef Arendsen ponders on whether to switch from Ant to a Ruby build tool. At Lecando we just this week finished migrating away from a Ruby based build system we called Raven. Our former employee HÃ¥kan speaks in his blog entry from way back then about the enthusiasm we shared. Of course, Håkan speaks of our migration from Maven, the build tool from hell of which one should not speak."
"Whew! I just spent 2,5 hours converting my old B2Evolution blog to WordPress. I have been planning to do this for ages, but I just never got around to it. The idea was to switch hosting providers at the same time but I had a hard time finding something I liked. Then one of the pragmatic guys mentioned TextDrive and that was love at first sight.
Converting was not that straightforward until I found this."
"I just upgraded this site which is running b2Evolution so that I would get a the new referrer spam filter function up and running, which is long overdue.
After that I spent a good half hour in phpMyAdmin to delete all hits from the offending sites. Jeez, it’s so many! And why in good heavens name would anyone, ever, click on the link toiletphotos.com? Weirdos."
"We have got our functional testsuite working. It currently consists of more than 260 tests doing everything from the simple login to running recorded WebDAV tests and restarting Websphere etc.
We’ve done it in the way that Testing Extreme Programming prescribes, with collection of methods that are implemented both remotely and locally, running the servlets in-process. The methods are pretty high-level for a very high degree of usability.
We’ve used HtmlUnit as the basis of our tests, extending it in the high-level methods."
"A few nice people commented on my posts on functional tests and suggested a few other alternatives:
Canoo Webtest. It’s XML-based which makes it go right out my window. Sorry about that. We are a small company where programmers have to do their share of test time. This means that we are not afraid of code, in fact we prefer it. Jameleon. I had not seen this one, but looking at the tutorial it seems a lot more complex than the stuff we use now."
"After evaluating the previous named contenders for webtest tools, the winner was … none of them.
"We are currently in the process of improving our functional testsuite, some might say getting one. I’ve skimmed the JUnit site and have found two alternatives:
jWebUnit. It has a really clear and simple syntax which is why I prefer it over HtmlUnit which I prefer over HttpUnit. MaxQ. Recorded Jython scripts. I am not really sure what to make of it. The functional test suite must run separately from the rest of the system, which makes it a good candidate for a scripted language."