Archive for June, 2008

SourceMonitor: Another Tool To Inspect Your Source Code »

This is another free tool that can be used to inspect/review your source code. SourceMonitor lets you see inside your software source code to find out how much code you have and to identify the relative complexity of your modules. As quoted from the website, SourceMonitor Collects metrics in a fast, single pass through source […]

Xobni: A Useful Outlook Plug-in »

If you are using Microsoft Outlook, then Xobni should be a useful plug-in that you should install. Xobni can help organize your emails, and make searching and navigating your Outlook inbox easily. As the emails you received grow, you should install this plug-in which will make your life easier dealing with the hassles of email […]

iBatis – Encrypt Your Database Password »

This is a recent requirement I got. I need to encrypt the database user name and password in the properties file that I used for iBatis. Before this, I put my database configuration in a file called and referenced it in the iBatis SQL map configuration file directly. E.g. file driver=<JDBC driver>   […]

Java – Simplify Software Testing using FEST »

FEST (Fixtures for Easy Software Testing) is a collection of APIs, released under the Apache 2.0 license, which mission is to simplify software testing. As quoted from the website, it consists of the following modules that can be used with JUnit and TestNG. Swing Module DSL-oriented API for functional Swing GUI testing Simulation of user-generated […]

Mylyn: Task Focus Interface for Eclipse »

This is another must have Eclipse tool for project implementation using Eclipse. As quoted from the website, Mylyn is a Task-Focused Interface for Eclipse that reduces information overload and makes multi-tasking easy. It does this by making tasks a first class part of Eclipse, and integrating rich and offline editing for repositories such as Bugzilla, […]

Jupiter: Code Review Plug-In for Eclipse »

In my opinion, this is a must have plug-in if your project team is more than 3 persons and your team is using Eclipse as the IDE. Jupiter is a code review plug-in tool for the Eclipse IDE. Jupiter easily plugs into Eclipse and allows for its users to facilitate code reviews on existing code. […]

Eclipse TPTP (Test and Performance Tools Platform) »

The Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) Project provides an open platform supplying powerful frameworks and services that allow software developers to build unique test and performance tool, both open source and commercial, that can be easily integrated with the platform and with other tools. As quoted from the website, TPTP addresses the entire […]

Openfire: Open Source Real Time Collaboration Server »

This is the current open source IM solution that I am experimenting. Openfire is an instant messaging (IM) and group chat server that uses the XMPP protocol. Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is an open XML technology for presence and real-time communication developed by the Jabber open-source community in 1999, formalized by the IETF […]

Microsoft Enterprise Library »

Most .NET developers should know about Microsoft Enterprise Library. The current release is 4.0 as of May 2008. As quoted from the website, the patterns & practices Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges (such as logging, validation, data access, exception […]

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