Ok - here goes - I’ve always liked python, though definitely a noob. I was interested in python on the web and after a bit of googling, seems like TurboGears is the way to go. First things first - decided to use mysql as the database (already have it on my machine and didn’t want to install one more database (postgresql/sqlite). Now it turns out that MySQL doesnt have a cygwin package.

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Using v0.5 of the Maven emma plugin. Found that if you specify an include/exclude filter, no classes are instrumented…​.On digging a little deeper under the covers, it seems that there’s a bug with the Maven emma plugin - I’ve edited the plugin’s jelly script and using it here. Posted the bug and the fix to Maven’s sourceforge developer forum. You can find it here The fixed plugin.jelly’s here - Maven emma plugin 0.

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It has come upon me to build a FC6 server with a Java build environment that is going to serve as the build machine. This is the first time I’m coming to Fedora - always having used Debian in the past. OS installation was smooth. I installed with KDE since some folks prefer the GUI. During the installation, I chose Java Development - and all the gcj components got installed.

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Here’s a nice tip on debugging classpaths in Ant: http://www.javalobby.org/java/forums/t71033.html Essentially, <?xml version="1.0"?> <project name="project" default="default"> <property name="lib" value="web/WEB-INF/lib"/> <property name="src" value="src"/> <property name="dist" value="dist"/> <path id="classpath"> <fileset dir="${lib}"> <include name="**/*.jar"/> </fileset> </path> <target name="default" description="--> description"> <javac srcdir="${src}" destdir="${dist}"> <classpath refid="classpath"/> </javac> </target> </project>

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This is a rant against the Cobertura maven integration - and to a certain extent on Cobertura also - and hopefully an objective one ;). Hopefully this’ll help someone select between the two big (open source) coverage tools out there. We’ve been using Cobertura at work till now and its done its job nicely - the reports look great and the maven 1.x integration, while not neat, is functional. While we knew that someday we were going to have to merge coverage data and have a single report across multiple test methods (junit, selenium tests and manual), cobertura documentation stated that this was possible and so we weren’t really bothered.

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We visited the Tulip festival at Skagit valley. Its hard to describe in words - and a picture’s worth a thousand words - so here’s a bunch of pics - let them do the talking :). Anyway, had a lovely weekend driving up to Mount Vernon with friends and had a memorable weekend.

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Ninotech Path Copy 4 Novell Cool Solutions: Cool Tool Was looking for a shell extension to copy filenames from explorer. Thought there’d be a dime a dozen - and it turns out that a) they have 20 other things that I dont want. b) Its trial ware. Finally after searching high and low, came across this and it’s GREAT! powered by performancing firefox

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Part of the game of getting code out that conforms to coding standards without having to go through the "One Big spring cleaning" exercise is configuring and centralizing the tools. At a minimum, it helps to have a central Eclipse installation that has all the tools configured and setup - so each person doesn’t have to do it. Alternatively, there should be a reference set of plugins and their configuration files available in the source control repository.

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http://www.aspectprogrammer.org/blogs/adrian/2006/02/tips_for_using.html Great Article - full of very very useful tips!

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I discovered this - totally by accident. In Firefox, you can use / (forward slash) to search for text OR links - and if its a link, then you can follow the link just by clicking Enter!¬†That is way cool - especially when you’re on a laptop and cant/dont have your mouse around. I’ve always find it a pain to do a "link find"¬†- ' (single quote) and a text find - ctrl-f separately…​Never knew that there was a shortcut that did both and what more - its way natural if you’re used to 'less'!

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