Category Archives: Tools

Tools used by programmers including IDE’s, compilers, debuggers etc

How to build “iPrzedluzacz” – the ultimate internet enabled desk power source

Sometimes people do things just because they don’t want to do other things they supposed to do, for example when you should learn for the exam you usually start cleaning your room etc 🙂 This is exactly the project of this kind. When I was looking for smth in my old stuff I’ve found an […]

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69 Things You Should Know About Intellij Idea

About a while ago on one of the chat rooms at work someone posted a link to the video called IntelliJ IDEA Tips and Tricks. I’m a great fan of keyboard shortcuts but this video opened my eyes to some shortcuts I have never realised exists. The one problem with this video tho, is that […]

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Easy ‘curling’ with Httpie

Sometimes there is a need to quickly test some web service if its responding correctly to the given data, that is especially true when using a new REST service you haven’t worked with before and just want to try it out. Using curl is not always as fun as it could be because of multiple […]

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Quick peek into your Git repo with GitStats

If you have ever thought about how your project grows over time its really easy to find out using some statistics tool for your repository of choice. I’m using Git mostly and have found GitStats project recently. About GitStats is a statistics generator for git (a distributed revision control system) repositories. It examines the repository […]

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Parsing large XML files with Woodstox library

Today I wanted to play a bit with the library providing support for StAX (The Streaming API for XML) – JSR-173. Recently I have worked a bit with XML parsers in Ruby (like LibXml) while I was reading Seven Databases in Seven Weeks by E.Redmond and J.R.Wilson – which is by the way a really […]

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JBoss AS 7 deployment problems

I have recently encountered a problem while deploying web application to JBoss AS 7 when my application just undeployed itself automatically after deployment. No errors, nothing in logs, no nothing. Application I was trying to use was pre-populating data on the database during deployment and that caused invisible deployment timeout on JBoss, especially on our […]

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IT coverage with Arquillian Jacoco extension

This is a short note on how to enable coverage analysis for your Integration Tests. I will assume that you are sane developer and use maven as your build tool. For static code analysis, nice charts and all kinds of statistics I’m going to use Sonar. For actual code coverage analysis on the sonar side […]

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Same theme in all your editors

In search for a nice looking, balanced and easy on the eyes editor theme I have encountered ‘Solarized’ theme lately. I’m not going to write here about its colors I like, its a personal preference, but the most interesting feature of this particular theme is that, its available for many popular editors starting from VIM […]

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Java EE 6 Testing with Arquillian Persistence Extension

Today I will describe my newly discovered library which is an extension to the great JBoss Arquillian project. The mission of the Arquillian project is to provide a simple test harness that abstracts away all container lifecycle and deployment from the test logic so developers can easily produce a broad range of integration tests for […]

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Eclipse Code Recommenders

Thanks to @Vogella I have found out lately about Eclipse Code Recommenders. For anyone using Eclipse or considering a switch from other IDE check out this: Eclipse Code Recommenders This is in my opinion the way to go for the IDE but I wonder how good this can actually get, anyway looks interesting though. What […]

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