Ours – Git merge strategy to overwrite a branch

Without going into much details about git, I would like to share ‘Our’ merge strategy to overwrite a branch x with branch y. This can be useful when you have a situation where you have a feature branch let’s say feature/AccessRights-Jira-234 and a develop branch where there hasn’t been any extensive work on it. And you basically want to overwrite develop branch with you new branch. Continue reading

SOAP UI settings

Target audience: Developers/Testers who have been using SOAP UI.





When working with several environments dev/test/verification/production it is recommended to have good control on the settings being used to run the SOAP UI application. You would like to avoid sending test data against production server since you had wrong settings.  How?

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Devoxx 2015 Belgium

Devoxx 2015 Belgium

Devoxx 2015 Belgium

“20 Years of Java” is the theme of the ongoing Java conference in Belgium at Devoxx. And during the past few years Kentor has always made it a point to send atleast two developers at these kind of conferences. So here we are again. At #Devoxx the focus is on Java and related technologies, talks are interesting with good content which motivates us to come all the way from Stockholm to Antwerpen. Continue reading

Moving GIT project between repository hosting systems [Problem with large files]

One specific problem encountered during the process of moving Git project from Google Code to GitHub was the large file. Firstly the large file was not in the current version but was somewhere in the history. Size of the file was around 450MB. What we needed to do was to first remove that large file from the Git history and to rescue our project we found BFG Repo-cleaner (https://rtyley.github.io/bfg-repo-cleaner). It introduces itself to be an alternative to git-filter-branch which is faster, simpler and easy to use. Continue reading

Date Time API – Java 8

Package java.time has been introduced in Java 8 forming the main API for dates, times, instants and duration. The Date-Time API uses the calendar system defined in ISO-8601 as the default calendar. Some classes in the Date-Time API are intended to represent machine time, and others are more suited to representing human time. All the classes under this package are immutable and thread-safe. Further the following packages: Continue reading