February 01, 2011
Mark Wielaard: New GPG key.
Finally created a new GPG key using gnupg. The old one was a DSA/1024 bits one and 8 years old. The new one is a RSA/2048 bits one. I will use the new one in the future to sign any release tarballs I might create. pub 2048R/57816A6A 2011-01-29 Key f...
February 01, 2011
Andrew Hughes: [SECURITY] IcedTea6 1.7.8, 1.8.5, 1.9.5 Released!.
We are pleased to announce a new set of security releases, IcedTea6 1.7.8, IcedTea6 1.8.5 and IcedTea6 1.9.5.
This update contains the following security updates:
The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 u...
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It#039;s been a while since I#039;ve blogged last (ok, it#039;s been a year), but I recently came across a question that I have a little insight into, and I thought I#039;d tackle it briefly.
The question was simple: How do I test my JSF application?
I#039;ve used two different test frameworks to do so, and besides being two of the most popular, they also offer a good example of the two different patterns used for Web testing. The two programs are HTMLUnit and Selenium. (Please note, there are certainly others - FacesTester, and JSFUnit (which actually uses/extends HTMLUnit), to name just two - but I#039;m going to stick to the two that I#039;ve used.)
HTMLUnit is a framework which uses browser simulation to test web pages - this means that no browser is launched, which also means that you can do things like test IE7 on Linux without a copy of Windows, as well as running testing in headless mode, meaning that you don#039;t even need a windowing system to be running (which is handy, and also very efficient for performance). There are downsides to this, of course - for one, it#039;s possible that the simulation may not be perfect (though I#039;ve never found a case where it wasn#039;t). The other disadvantage is that you can#039;t actually see what#039;s going on during testing, which can be awkward when figuring out why your test failed. HTMLUnit supports emulating FF2, FF3, FF3.6, IE6, IE7, and IE8.
Date: January, 22 2011