Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Eclipse Galileo is out

Eclipse team releases at committed date, always! This year, Eclipse 3.5 version contains 33 projects.

As you would expect, it contains various enhancements and new features, I think below are the most important ones:
  • PHP Package: another major language added to the constellations

  • Memory Analyser: a java heap analyzer to easily find memory leaks

  • Xtext: you define your own 'language', and a parser and IDE editor are created for you

Enjoy the best IDE here.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

HtmlUnit now supports Proxy Auto-Config

A previously requested feature, Proxy Auto-Config, is now supported in the latest snapshot of HtmlUnit.

As testing requires proxy server with related configurations, the team appreciates testing the feature in the wild.

You can get latest snapshot from here.

The typical usage is webClient.getProxyConfig().setProxyAutoConfigUrl("http://proxy_auto_config.url");

As always, enjoy!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

2009 JavaOne HtmlUnit technical session online content

2009 JavaOne conference website now has the online version of the technical session "HtmlUnit: An Efficient Approach to Testing Web Applications TS-4238", which was presented by Daniel Gredler and I.

You can view the PDF presentation here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

James Gosling's Toy Show

As JavaOne has finished, I guess the best general session was the last one. James Gosling really brought some nice ideas:

  • Reading the data from Wii Remote camera and control projector image accordingly

  • Open source microfinance web application that helps the needy in undeveloped countries (

  • Seriously agressive image analysis, that has medical usage

  • Football robots done by high school teams

  • A printer application that automatically marks the answer sheets, done by two Hungarian students

  • Satellite stations monitoring

  • Other cool stuff

If you haven't already, watch this.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Mother's Letter

Dear Son,

        Just a few lines to let you know that I am still alive. I am writing this slowly because I know you can't read fast. You won't know the house when you come home, we've moved.

        About your father, he has got a lovely new job. He has 500 men under him, he cuts grass at the cemetery. Your sister Mary had a baby this morning. I haven't found out yet whether it's a boy or a girl, so I don't know if you're an aunt or an uncle.

        I went to the doctor's on Thursday and your father came with me. The doctor put a small tube in my mouth and told me not to talk for 10 minutes. Your father offered to buy it from him.

        Your uncle Patrick drowned last week in a vat of Irish whiskey at the Dublin brewery. Some of his workmates tried to save him but he fought them off bravely. They cremated him and it took 3 days to put the fire out.

        It only rained twice this week, first for 3 days then for 4 days. We had a letter from the undertaker. He said that if the last payment on your grandmother's plot wasn't paid in 7 days, up she comes.

Your loving mother

P.S. I was going to send you 5 pounds, but I have already sealed the envelope.