Category Archives: Java

Scala with Mockito gotcha

We do a lot of Scala over at Top10 nowadays.  We also do a lot of unit testing and that means a lot of mocking.  We’ve been using Mockito due to our familiarity with it as Java developers and because … Continue reading

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A History of the World in 100 Seconds

I attended the History Hackday at the Guardian and helped Gareth implement his cunning plan to scrape Wikipedia for all historical events with associated geo coordinates and present them chronologically.  The video above is the result.  Unfortunately I couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Wordle +

Daniel just Pownced a link to Wordle, a very slick application for generating clouds of words from a bunch of text where the most frequent words are displayed the largest.  It has a nice interface for customizing the appearance of … Continue reading

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Photo by raindog I found out last week that I’ll be attending JavaOne in San Francisco in May. This is excellent news; I’ve not been to the US before, much less to a software conference of such magnitude. I’ll likely … Continue reading

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