Test-Driven Development

Josh McKinzie Dev Methodologies, Technology Snapshot, Testing 3 Comments

We all will agree that having good tests to exercise and validate a developer’s code is a good thing. Unfortunately, so often, writing unit tests is the last thing developers have time for, if they get the opportunity to write them at all. An example that developers can find themselves in: a development cycle or iteration is drawing near to …



Spring Batch Unit Testing and Mockito

Jonny Hackett Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Technology Snapshot, Testing 9 Comments

I have a huge fascination with reality TV shows in which something is created.  My favorite of this genre is the Chip Foose-led “Overhaulin” series that aired on TLC for several seasons. The premise of the show is that Chip and his team take someone’s old muscle car and completely restore the car to show-quality status within a week, and …



Dependency Injection for Android Development: Part Two

Mark Fricke Java, Mobile, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 3 Comments

Overview This is the second post in a series written on Dependency Injection for Android Development. In this blog, I will discuss how to take advantage of RoboGuice to inject views and other Android services into the project. If you would like a review of Dependency Injection (DI) or the basics of using DI in Android, please review part one. In …



KC User Group Tour, Part 3: Pythonistas

Luke Patterson Community, Technology Snapshot 5 Comments

And now for something completely different… Me: What is the first thing I need to know about Python? Pythonista: Ok, first, open a command line… Me: Alright, I’m ready… Pythonista: Now start Python… so type python and then press return… Me: Cool, Python is already installed… Pythonista: Run import this… Me: (long delay… reading…. now fighting back tears) It’s… It’s beautiful … Who… What…. …