Posts Tagged: unit test

Disable PMD Plugin to Run for Test Sources

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I use PMD in my Gradle builds quite a bit. (Maybe a bit more nowadays that the FindBugs peeps seem to be struggling with that project — see this email from Andrey on this: The issue I had with it is that there is no way to quickly turn off their checks for the src/test/… […]

Why You Should Use Default Methods in Java 8 Interfaces

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With Java 8, Oracle introduced the concept of “default methods” in interfaces (and if you really haven’t heard of this — wtf?? — you can read more here about it: This argue some is a step towards multiple inheritance and as such should be banished from the oh, so pure! Java language. Others point out […]

Odd Behaviour in Groovy when Comparing Maps

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I came across this the other day and I ended up spending quite some time on it pulling my hair and I still couldn’t explain it in the end so I thought  I’d post here to see if anyone can shed some light into it. In brief, it’s about Groovy’s (otherwise awesome!) feature of comparing […]


Cobertura Issue with Ignoring Annotated Methods

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I’ve decided to plug in Cobertura in (some) of my projects to have an idea on the unit test/code coverage going on. I use Gradle, so I started looking at the Cobertura Gradle plugin. It turns out it’s pretty good — and offers a lot of the functionality that I needed. However, I came across […]


Storing Lists Using Evernote — via API

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I’ve been playing for a while with Evernote and their API, which I find rather simple and effective (well done, guys!) — and as such on a few pet projects I have started considering moving the storage to Evernote itself. The beauty of using Evernote is that the storage is already structured for you in […]

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The joys of unit tests

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I’m sure as a developer you’ve all heard of unit tests and best practices which preach to unit test your code in the finest details to ensure stability of the platform you are building. While my post does refer to Java (due to my recent experience) I am convinced that this can be applied to […]