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Slim Down SWT FormLayout Usage

Always on the quest for efficiency I reconsidered the usability of SWT FormLayout lately. Although it is one of my favored core layouts with respect to flexibility, I had to recognize ...
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What are Mockito Extra Interfaces?

Mockito is my favored little helper if it comes down to write light weight JUnit tests. It is very useful to replace the ‘real’ dependencies of a unit under test easily by mocks ...
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Getting JUnit Test Names Right

Finding good names is one of the challanges of crafting software. And you need to find them all the time and for everything – classes, methods, variables, just to name a few. But ...
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Clean SWT Listener Notifcations with SWTEventHelper

Writing tests for SWT based UIs often requires to notify widget listeners programmatically. Unfortunately the code to create, initialize and finally to trigger the event is a bit verbose ...
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Responsive UIs with Eclipse and SWT

Recently I had the problem that my ‘well-conceived’ view design did not scale down reasonably. I realized that the flexibility to arrange viewparts in stacks of arbitrary sizes ...
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Mockito Templates for Eclipse

Sometimes I miss the forest for the trees – and that for a disturbingly long time. I just became aware of this once again recently, typing one of the more verbose mockito expressions ...
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More Units with MoreUnit

Just over a year ago I wrote a post about working with JUnit in Eclipse. One of the commenters recommended MoreUnit in order to increase testing efficiency even more. Giving it a try ...
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Running JUnit Tests Repeatedly Without Loops

Recently I came across a problem where I had to write tests for a method that calculates randomly distributed values within a certain range of possibilities 1. More precisely if you ...
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Working Efficiently with JUnit in Eclipse

Recently I was dragged into a discussion1 with some test infected2 fellows about how we use JUnit within the Eclipse IDE. Surprisingly the conversation brought up some ‘tips and tricks’ ...
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Running HTTP/REST Integration Tests efficiently in Eclipse

Lately I had a chance to use the OSGi-JAX-RS-Connector library written by my dear fellow Holger Staudacher. The connector enables you to publish resources easily by registering @Path ...
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