Ant task doesn’t work in Eclipse

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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