Sporadic Technical Rambling

Packt Publishing recently published Gradle Essentials, a simple and straight forward book about Gradle. This article is a short review about this book.

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JUnit, the unit test framework written by Erich Gamma and Kent Beck, is not the only alternative for unit testing in the Java environment. This article provides a simple demonstration on how to use Jython, PyUnit and Ant to unit test a Java project.

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SciTE (Scintilla Text Editor) supports API and Keyword files to customize some aspects of the editor for a given programming language. Keywords files extend the highlighting of source code files (i.e. Class names in Java), and API files allow to displays calltips, basic form of the popular Microsoft Intellisense®. The BeanShell script, SciteJavaApi.bsh, generates both the Java API and the Keyword files for your current Java Runtime Environment.

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Javadoc To CHM is a Python tool that generates Microsoft HTML Help projects files from a Javadoc documentation. It generates the project file (.HHP), the contents file (.HHC) and the index file (.HHK). After having generated the HTML project files, Jd2chm invokes the Microsoft HTML Help Compiler (hhc.exe) with the project file (.HHP) as parameter in order to build the Compiled HTML file (.CHM).

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