Archive for October, 2011

Testing RESTful Web Services made easy using the REST-assured Framework

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

REST-assured Integration Test Tutorial Logo There are many frameworks out there to facilitate testing RESTful webservices but there is one framework I’d like to acquaint you with my favourite framework named REST-assured.

REST-assured offers a bunch of nice features like a DSL-like syntax, XPath-Validation, Specification Reuse, easy file uploads and those features we’re going to explore in the following article.

With a few lines of code and Jersey I have written a RESTful web service that allows us to explore the features of the REST-assured framework and to run tests against this service.

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Maven Tomcat Plugin: Adding Authentication to an Embedded Tomcat

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The Tomcat Maven Plugin not only allows us to deploy our mavenized application to an existing Tomcat server but also to run our web application with an embedded instance from our project’s directory. Recently I needed to add basic authentication to such an instance and wanted to share the steps necessary here

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Android Widget Tutorial: Creating a screen-lock Widget in a few steps

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

hasCode Android Widget Tutorial Logo In today’s Android tutorial we’re going to take a look at Android’s Widget API and how to make a widget interact with a service using intents.

We’re going to create a fully functional application that allows us to enable or disable our smartphone’s screen lock settings using a widget that can be placed on ourĀ  home screen.

Finally I am going to show how to use a smartphone to test and debug our application and connect it to the IDE.

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