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A JUnit Rule to Run a Test in Its Own Thread

On July 21, 2014, Posted by , In Common, By ,,, , With No Comments

Occasionally it would be helpful to be able to run a JUnit test in a separate thread. In particular when writing integration tests that interact with encapsulated ThreadLocals or the like this could come in handy. A separate thread would implicitly ensure that the thread related reference of the threadlocal…

Unleashing gonsole 1.0, a Git Console for Eclipse

On July 14, 2014, Posted by , In Common,Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With No Comments

Over the last few weeks, Frank and I had some spare time. As summer hadn’t yet arrived in Germany, we decided to spend that time coding… What came out is Gonsole, a plug-in for the Eclipse IDE which provides a Git Console. The features that we originally intended to implement…

gonsole weeks: a git console for eclipse

On July 9, 2014, Posted by , In Common,Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With 3 Comments

Even though Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. Because of that, Frank and I started to fill this gap a few weeks ago. If you are interested in what happened during this time you may want…

gonsole weeks: multiple console sessions

On July 2, 2014, Posted by , In Common,Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With No Comments

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Frank and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. What happened so far during the gonsole…

gonsole weeks: oops – it’s a framework

On June 26, 2014, Posted by , In Common,Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With No Comments

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Rüdiger and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. What happened so far during the gonsole…

gonsole weeks: content assist for git commands

On June 18, 2014, Posted by , In Common,Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With No Comments

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Frank and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. What happened so far during the gonsole…

gonsole weeks: eclipse egit integration

On June 11, 2014, Posted by , In Common,Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With 5 Comments

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Rüdiger and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. Rüdiger anounced the launch of this project…

gonsole weeks: git init gonsole

On June 3, 2014, Posted by , In Common,Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With 7 Comments

For many developers Git has become the tool of choice when it comes to version control systems. Those that work in Eclipse are provided with a comprehensive Git tool integration. But it seems that for certain tasks the command line is favoured. Some find it more convenient to type in…

Java Code Style: The Final Decision

On April 28, 2014, Posted by , In Common, By ,,,, , With 5 Comments

Isn’t it funny how the alleged most unremarkable things can lead to controversial discussions or sometimes even heated debates with hardend fronts? I witnessed on several occassions for example, how the usage of the keyword final triggered quite passionate arguments. And for an outside observer this might have looked as…

How to manage Git Submodules with JGit

On April 16, 2014, Posted by , In Common,Eclipse, With No Comments

For a larger project with Git you may find yourself wanting to share code among multiple repositories. Whether it is a shared library between projects or perhaps templates and such used among multiple different products. The Git built-in answer to this problem are submodules. They allow putting a clone of…