Problems running lots of X11 sessions concurrently when testing under Hudson/Jenkins

So we are running a quite a bit of automated UI testing and we have found over a large number of concurrent test nodes that even when the Xvnc plugin has correctly started that the environment is not always ready or reliable. This blog post looks at two changes we (more...)

wadl 1.1.5 released

I should have done this a while ago but last month we released a new version of the wadl2java tools, primarily to deal with issues seen whilst writing a previous blog. The headline change was a move to the latest version of the jsonschema2pojo in order to resolve some class (more...)

Persistent breakpoints every java developer should have

When a developer is working in Java there are a few failure cases you always want to know about even if you were trying to debug something else. Here is a list of the persistent breakpoints that should be enabled in every IDE. (IMHO of course)

Yes in theory you (more...)

A little command line Web Socket client tool from Tyrus

The Tyrus project, the RI implementation of the Web Socket JSR, has a little sub project added by Pavel Bucek that provides a very useful command line testing tool. (Along with a couple of bug fixes of my own) This blog post gives a quick introduction.

To get hold (more...)

Using Java WebSockets, JSR 356, and JSON mapped to POJO’s

So I have been playing around with Tyrus, the reference implementation of the JSR 356 WebSocket for Java spec. Because I was looking at test tooling I was interested in running both the client and the server side in Java. So no HTML5 in this blog post I am (more...)

Building a simple java client for forecast.io

I like to be outdoors when life allows so weather is always an interest for me. So i was very pleases to see forecast.io becoming available with global coverage after being jealous of the US only "DarkSkys" app. It was also nice to see that there is a nice (more...)