Ant task doesn’t work in Eclipse

Here’s another solution to a problem I’m hoping to get Googled: If you’re running an Ant build.xml file in Eclipse, the <junit> task will not work by default. If you

Strong vs Weak Typing

As someone that has used strongly typed programming languages for most of his short career, I’m finding it hard to grasp the advantages of weakly-typed ones. Paul Vick makes a

The SWT Thread

One of the key things no one seemed to tell us about SWT was that it ran in one thread by default. This has the unfortunate side-effect of freezing the

Data Abstraction Layer Architecture

I took my hands off Eclipse for a bit and thought about AudioMan’s architecture, specifically the Data Abstraction Layer (DAL) and wrote up a whole section on it. I grouped

Iron Ring Ceremony

I guess I’m going to have to get used to wearing jewelry. 🙂 The Iron Ring ceremony was last night and I have a pinky ring on my left hand.

Images in Hotmail Junk Mail

Hotmail has finally deactivated outside images by default on junk email. This is important because spammers can use outside images – and by outside I mean requested from a web