Managing the source code for your project isn’t a big deal when it consists of only a few files, but it gets a lot more complicated as it grows. Here we’ll discuss what Revision Control is, how it’s done with the open-source tool Subversion, and how Proloquor.net uses it. As usual, we’ll focus on Eclipse plug-ins to integrate the process into the development environment.
Testing is a vital component of any software development. To be effective, testing must occurs at multiple levels, focusing on individual software units or the entire end-to-end system. In this post, we’ll concentrate on the former and discuss the tools and techniques Proloquor.net uses for unit testing their Java code, particularly those integrated into the Eclipse environment.
Before we get too deep into statistical analysis of polling, we need to cover a basic set of probability theory known as combinatorics. It’s been my experience that combinatorics is more of an art than a science, but we’ll cover enough of the basics to get started.
Few technologies have made an impact on the computer and information technology industries like Java. It has its critics and even its most ardent supporters readily sight its flaws. But Java remains the most diverse programming language today and the one Proloquor.net uses almost exclusively. Here we’ll go over the basics, point out some useful resources, and set you up for more detailed tutorials on the Java components we use.