Migrating from JRoller to WordPress

This post describes how to migrate a blog from JRoller.com to WordPress.com. The steps are: Backup JRoller via the util by La tortue cynique Export from WP Convert JRoller to a fragment of the WP format Add proper header and footer to the generated WP import file [optional] download images, perhaps upload them somewhere andContinue reading “Migrating from JRoller to WordPress”

How Visual Paradigm (nearly) ruined my day and Dropbox (nearly) saved it

For months I’m working on designing an architecture for a fictious system, which is required for the second part of the Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA) exam. Today I came to my computer to make few final but important finishing touches to my UML diagrams. The notebook run out of battery and thus lost itsContinue reading “How Visual Paradigm (nearly) ruined my day and Dropbox (nearly) saved it”

Eclipse Profile configuration: The launch requires at least one data collector

I just installed TPTP into my Eclipse 3.5 under Ubuntu 9.04 and tried to profile a class. The Profile Configuration opened with a red warning reading “the launch requires at least one data collector to be selected“. Clicking the configuration’s Monitor tab reveals a more detailed error (and nothing to select): IWATO435E An error occuredContinue reading “Eclipse Profile configuration: The launch requires at least one data collector”

Book: Real World Java EE Patterns – Rethinking Best Practices (review & digest)

I’d like to make you aware of the excellent book Real World Java EE Patterns – Rethinking Best Practices by Adam Bien (blog), a Java Champion and renowned consultant, software architect and Java EE standardization comitee member. I’d absolutely recommend it to any architect or developer serious with Java EE 5 or 6 development, evenContinue reading “Book: Real World Java EE Patterns – Rethinking Best Practices (review & digest)”

Mocking out LDAP/JNDI in unit tests

When unit testing a class that queries an LDAP server using Java’s JNDI API I needed to replace the actual remote LDAP server with a mock LDAP access layer so that the unit test (remember, this is not an integration test) doesn’t depend on any external SW/HW. Few hours of googling haven’t yielded any suitableContinue reading “Mocking out LDAP/JNDI in unit tests”