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Where the heck has Michael been?

Wow. As I type this I am embarassed by the fact that I haven't posted a blog post in 20 months. When I look back, I hope you can understand why I've been MIA and hopefully there are many exciting things to come in the coming year.

TrustwaveLet's start with the simple. From a timing perspective, shortly after my last blog post in March of last year, I decided to leave my position as a Senior Software Engine...

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How to Mock Static Methods

e have all read it or heard someone talk about it. "Static Methods are Death to Testability". You can read the article here: http://bit.ly/4mk3fP. Something that has become a fundimental piece of the language (all you need to do is look at the Apache Commons project to see that) is so bad that it must be avoided at all costs in the name of testing. Gosling (or someone on his team) put it in the language for a reason and to avoid those uses solely because your toolset doesn't support the testing of it is nonsense. Time to get a new toolset. In this tutorial we will cover how to mock static methods (*gasp) using PowerMock.
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Prototype & script.aculo.us Lightbox

Want lightbox functionality but don't want to add yet another javascript library to your project?  Prototype and script.aculo.us are probably two javascript libraries you already have in your project.  Here we will cover a lightweight way to implement lightbox functionality without adding yet another javascript library.
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