Introduction to using JavaFX with afterburner.fx

I wanted to try out afterburner.fx, a JavaFX framework which describes itself as: a minimalistic (3 classes) JavaFX MVP framework based on Convention over Configuration and Dependency Injection. For this purpose I created a simple note taking application which looks like this when finished: First off, the domain class that represents a Note: I also…

Using Cassandra-unit with TestNG

I just started some tests with Cassandra and Spring Data Cassandra. I want to write some unit tests for this using TestNG. The Cassandra Unit project uses JUnit by default, but can be used with TestNG as well with some tweaking. To start, add the following dependencies in your Maven pom: Now we can setup…

Release JIRA Database Values plugin 3.3

Just a quick note that I released version 3.3 of my JIRA database values plugin. It has only 1 bugfix: https://bitbucket.org/wimdeblauwe/jdvp/issue/14/ajax-style-field-dont-run-in-popup-screen but an important one given the 5 votes it got. Note that I cannot take any credit for the fix, user Mirek Hankus provide it. Thanks for it!

Switching easily between Java JDKs on Mac OS X

I just came upon a neat little trick to easily switch what JDK you are using on the command line on Mac OS X (10.9.2 is the version I am using), courtesy of this AskDifferent answer. First, add the following aliases in ~/.profile file: alias setJdk6=’export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.6)’alias setJdk7=’export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.7)’alias setJdk8=’export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home…