The theme was Internet of Things (IoT) and this marked the first time that they organized a hackathon specifically for an outside partner, eProseed. All the previous hackathons were internal Oracle events. Initially the plan was for us Oracle folks to go over and mentor teams as needed, but later on, (more...)
Editor’s note: If you read here, you might recall that we have dos hermanos en Guadalajara, Luis (@lsgaleana) y Osvaldo (@vaini11a). Last month, the Mexico Development Center (MDC) celebrated its fifth anniversary. Here’s to many more. Reposted from VoX.
At my current customer I use a company supplied laptop. In the office, when I logon I get connected to a Home Folder on a network drive. SoapUI stores it's default workspace in the root of that folder, based on Windows settings.
At home I connect using VPN and somehow this Home Folder is unreachable. Very inconvenient, because with every restart I need to open/import my projects again.
I have some testcases to run a complex of OSB services that processes documents in a content server. Using a customization file I changed the endpoints of the content server's webservices to mock-services in SoapUI.
In these testcases I kick-off the OSB services, and in successive MockResponse-teststeps I try to catch the service-requests of OSB. This enables me to set assertions on the messages that OSB sends out to the content server, and thus validate the (more...)
“You’ve been running! Take a selfie, see how exercise changes you!” I smile when that message it pops into the notifications list on my Android smartphone when using theBasis Peak. All part of what endears me to using it even more to track my activity and sleep patterns.
The “smile-o-meter” approach of the Basis Peak Photo Finish feature is a great mix of the analog and digital, leveraging well-familiar smart phone functionality to (more...)
I recently met up with David Craig (@davidhcraig) of Dublin Design Studio, the main man behind the Scriba stylus in the CHQ Building in Dublin for a chat about the Scriba (@getscriba) user experience (UX), innovation in Ireland, and other interests in common (turns out he’s a serious triathlete). Disclosure: I am a backer of Scriba on Kickstarter.
IMHO, the term “iPen” might soon (at time of writing) (more...)
The Year of Data continues for me, and yesterday, I finished a four-week relationship with the Garmin Vivosmart.
I use relationship purposefully here because if you use a wearable to track fitness and sleep, you’re wearing it a lot, and it actually becomes a little friend (or enemy) that’s almost always with you. Wearables are very personal devices.
If you’re scoring at home, 2015 has gone thusly for me:
A few nights ago a Domino’s Pizza commercial got my attention. It is called “Sarah Loves Emoji.”
At the end the fictional character Sarah finishes by simply saying “only Domino’s gets me.” The idea of texting an emoji, tweeting, using a Smart TV, or a smartwatch to automagically order pizza fascinates me. What Domino’s is attempting to do here is to reduce user friction, which is defined as anything that prevents a user from (more...)
Last july I wrote about setting environment depended properties in SoapUI. I'm looking for the best way to make SoapUI testcases environment independend and to make it easy to switch between target environments.
In that article I suggested to create a set of properties with the actual working values on project level to be refered in the endpoint urls (hostname:port + URI), username/passwords and so on. And per environment a distinct set of the (more...)