Testing Swing Apps

November 9th, 2015

I need to write some end-to-end tests for a Swing GUI application, likely running on Linux. Note that these are not unit tests. I am not testing through the API. Rather I am launching the application (in this case IntelliJ IDEA with our plugins installed) and select menu items, press buttons, read the screen, and so forth.

What tools are folks using for this? Open source strongly preferred (since the plugins we’re testing are open source) but this is not absolutely required.

Mobile Friendly (or not)

November 9th, 2015

I made a few adjustments to this site’s custom theme (the first in years) and Google at least now sees it as mobile friendly. To make it truly mobile friendly, I need to figure out what to about the sidebar.

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Chipping Sparrow

October 17th, 2015

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow in Fall Migration, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Morning in Brooklyn

October 16th, 2015

This critter was in our garden when I walked Thor this morning; then he rambled up to the AC for a nap:

raccoon sleeping on AC window unit

Frænir the Fearless

October 11th, 2015

New Realm has published my somewhat fractured sword and sorcery tale Frænir the Fearless. You can get it from amazon on Kindle or in epub directly from Fiction Magazines.

New Realm Cover 3.12

Ants on a Trestle

September 4th, 2015

Crossed Genres has published Ants on a Trestle, my latest hard SF short story in their 2065 themed issue. 50 years from now we can get anywhere on the planet in a couple of hours, but we still can’t keep the Argentine Ant out of anywhere it wants to go. I fudged the biology a bit in this story, but the engineering and physics described is very, very real.

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