After reviewing several tools for writing UI tests for Eclipse based products, I finally settled down on SWTBot. Testing UI code is not an easy undertaking, in general. What drove me towards SWTBot was the simplicity in writing tests, and also their ongoing effort in providing support for GEF (Graphical Editing Framework). Not to say that other tools do not provide nice features. I have heard that Window Tester from Instantiations is also good and provide good support. But SWTBot provided the quick start I needed to get some tests writting for the UI (ofcourse EPL license helps! ).
July 31, 2009
April 3, 2009
Comparison of table implementations for Eclipse SWT – KTable, Eclipse Nebula CompositeTable, and SWT Table
The stock table implementation in SWT Table is good enough for the common case; but once your requirements grows complex – such as the need to resize rows – it falls short. There are a couple of alternate table implementations worth considering - KTable and Eclipse Nebula CompositeTable. (more…)
July 9, 2006
Mantis is an efficient bug tracking system probably next only to Bugzilla. But they probably cater to different categories of bug tracking. Whereas Bugzilla suits big projects with numerous users and numerous bugs, Mantis suits smaller projects which does not require the sophistication (and hence the complexity) of Bugzilla.
July 3, 2006
Robocode is a very interesting game programming concept that I came across recently. The basic idea is to develop an algorithm for controlling a robot tank that will participate in a battle with other similar robots in a battleground.I got introduced to this through an ACM programming competition in my university.
May 28, 2006
JSF is quite receptive to AJAX. MyFaces implementation of the JSF specification supports components that use AJAX. More specifically, Oracle donated a big suite of its JSF components to MyFaces. It is being incorporated into MyFaces and, in some time, it should become an integral part of MyFaces. Once that is complete, MyFaces would have a very strong set of components including many components that use AJAX.