software design paradigm “convention over configuration” applied in software testing

Convention over configuration – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I created a testing framework for one of my projects, and for quite a while I maintained the test cases in a “configuration data structure” (luckily) with rather strict conventions. Let me call that a CDS! I listed every single test case with all its necessary details… Continue reading software design paradigm “convention over configuration” applied in software testing

O’Reilly Media book: Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition

Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition – O’Reilly Media Chapter 7: Simple Text Formatting and Specialized Editing Using Tabs Indenting Text Centering Text Using Outline Mode Rectangle Editing Making Simple Drawings (M-x edit-picture -> picture mode) For creating a vertical line switch to picture mode and change the default direction. Sometimes I need this for creating a table from… Continue reading O’Reilly Media book: Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition

my openSUSE VirtualBox VM and its /var/log/messages

For quite a while I had messages like these in /var/log/messages on that VM: collectd[…]: rrdtool plugin: … dbus[…]: [system] … ‘org.kde.powerdevil.backlighthelper’ … Today I got rid of both of them. It wasn’t really difficult or exhausting to find those issues “on the Net“. I should have done that long ago. But other issues always… Continue reading my openSUSE VirtualBox VM and its /var/log/messages

a few remarks Google Reader and its competitors

Google will shut down Google Reader on 2013-07-01. I like(d) Firefox Sage a lot, but it does not synchronise between my various devices, so I really only consider web-based feed readers. Competing web-based feed readers: InoReader.com – looks best to me (I selected InoReader as my GR replacement); InoReader.com/forum feedly.com – at least one organisational level; comes… Continue reading a few remarks Google Reader and its competitors