Month: November 2012
Exploring Java Build Systems
Recently I have started working on some projects where the use of Maven has been mandated. However, since these projects are in the early stages it has got me doing some searches for alternative Java build systems.
I found a interesting article on the topic written by Jess Johnson entitled ‘Java Build Systems: A Sad State of Affairs’. From there I found some other links to Java build systems and some other articles written on the topic.
I’ll come → Continue reading “Exploring Java Build Systems”
A Great Introduction to Junit 4
I am starting some new projects and am going to integrate a complete set of JUnit 4 tests from the get-go.
In the process of doing so, I found a resource that provides a great introduction to Junit 4.→ Continue reading “A Great Introduction to Junit 4”
A Quick and Easy Way to Lock Your Screen Under Mac OSX
If you want a quick way to lock your screen on your Mac do the following:
- Go to System Preferences/Security & Privacy
- Click on the checkbox next to “Require password … after sleep or screen save begins”
- Select “immediately” in the dropdown within the aforementioned selection.
You will be asked to authenticate to make the change
Now you will be able to immediately lock your machine by pressing Control-Shift-Eject.
Very Cool Free Mac OSX Font for Terminal Windows and Programming
I have just recently started working on a Mac again and am in the process of getting it set up to do some development.
First thing was to tweak my Terminal preferences and I found a really good article about Mac fonts for programming (Top 10 Programming Fonts). I agreed with the author of that post and went with Inconsolata.→ Continue reading “Very Cool Free Mac OSX Font for Terminal Windows and Programming”