Oracle-Sun hearing starts today while Sun ships new Java EE version

oracle sun Oracle Sun hearing starts today while Sun ships new Java EE version

The European Commission has started to listen to Oracle argument for its planned acquisition of Sun Microsystems. All eyes will be on Sun’s MySQL business unit as the talk held last month ended up in an impasse as the EC is concerned that the acquisition will seriously reduce competition in the hot databases market. Oracle will be helped by customers such as Vodafone, The UK National Health Service, BBV etc. Against this merger, you can find Microsoft and SAP.

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Software testing under NetBeans environment

netbeans Software testing under NetBeans environmentAs we’re starting a new development under NetBeans, we have evaluated quite a bit of open source and commercial tools to cover all of our test requirement. This is the first time we undergo a software development under this development platform and we wanted to make sure we pick the right tools for the job. It was a good opportunity for us to go over some of the new tools available. Here are the tools we’re going to use:

Jelly/Jemmy

http://java-source.net/open-source/testing-tools/jemmy
http://commons.apache.org/jelly/

We’ll use both tools to cover our lower level UI testing. They will basically be used whenever our UI funtional test tool (QFTest) can’t be used. Jelly will be used as the processing engine while Jemmy will be used to interact with the underlying UI at the Swing/AWT component level.
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