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Testing your rules without pain

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Java|Testing

In my current project we decided to use JBoss Drools 6, mainly for mapping data. It turned out to come in quite handy. However, when I tried to unit test my rules I was astonished how clumsy and cumbersome that was. Therefore I wrote a little library containing a JUnit-Runner that hides the needed boiler plate code and just lets you focus on the important thing: testing the rules.

JAX 2016: Thursday Close-up

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Java

I’ve always wanted to attend a Java conference this big. This year I finally had the chance to participate for one day. I was too enthusiastic to concentrate on one specific topic. Therefore, I had quite a wide range of subjects like Elasticsearch, Continuous Documentation and Internet of Things.

JAX 2016: Tuesday Close-up

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Java

Last year’s JAX was clearly stamped by the buzzword Microservice. For me, the term microservice was even more present today. Okay, Tuesday was marked as “MICROSERVICES DAY”. However, no attendee could by-pass this topic (not even in talks about JavaScript or upcoming Java 9 release).

Planning Poker in 2016

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Agile

A common way to estimate user stories is the planning poker. In planning poker every team member plays a card to estimate a story. The number of this card stands for the story points. I had a look at different tools which support this classical estimation technique in a digital way.