Archive for December, 2008

Continuous testing: using Hudson for Maven projects

I experimented a bit with Continuous Integration a while ago. I found some great freely available tools which facilitate the automatic building and testing of (web) applications. In this post I’ll discuss the setup of a system that uses Hudson to automate the build and testing process. I intend to write some follow up posts that digg further into testing a web application using Selenium.

In this post I assume you have already set up a Maven project, and that you use Subversion as version control system (check out my other post if you are unsure about this).

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Continue Reading December 27, 2008 at 11:42 pm 5 comments

Two of the best free applications out there

This post gives some pointers to free applications that I’m a fan of. The first one is Launchy, which lets you launch an application with a minimum of keystrokes and without using a mouse. The other one is Evernote, which is a really nice program to organise your notes.

Continue Reading December 24, 2008 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Using Eclipse for multi-module Maven2 projects (part 3)

In the last post in this series we used the m2eclipse plugin to create a Maven webapplication in Eclipse. In this post we’ll create a multi-module Maven application.

Continue Reading December 23, 2008 at 4:32 pm 3 comments

Using Eclipse for multi-module Maven2 projects (part 2)

In the first post we installed Eclipse and some plugins. Now we will start using the m2eclipse plugin to open and create Maven projects. This post will show how to create a Maven webapplication in Eclipse.

Continue Reading December 23, 2008 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

Serial com-port communication with autoIt

This weekend I found out how to read from / write to a com port with autoIt code. I created a file with some functions that read/write single characters or lines. To communicate with a com port, I use the CreateFile function from Kernel32.dll.

Continue Reading December 7, 2008 at 5:12 pm 13 comments


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