Category Archives: Java Development

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Configuring the MyEclipse DB Browser to View the Liferay Portal Database

Assumption: Liferay 5.1.2 on tomcat using default HSQLDB, which comes pre-configured with the download Steps: Switch to the MyEclipse Database Explorer perspective In the DB Browser window, right click, and choose New… Fill in the fields with the values shown … Continue reading

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Book Review / Overview: “Java: The Good Parts” by Jim Waldo

Review: I’ve been programming in Java for many years, and I feel that I’m reasonably proficient at it, but I’m always looking to improve my skills and gain deeper understanding of the tools and technologies I depend on. I was … Continue reading

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Using default VM parameters for the TestNG plugin

Here’s a feature I’ve hoped for for a long time, that is, the ability to set default vm args for the TestNG plugin. http://groups.google.com/group/testng-users/browse_thread/thread/71ac5c77ad031086?pli=1, One application I work on has hundreds of tests, many of which use a lot of … Continue reading

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Liferay 5.1.2 logging

This post is a simple reminder to myself on how to change the logging of Liferay 5.1.2. I have a simple install of Liferay on tomcat 6.0. To change logging, just edit webapps\ROOT\WEB-INF\classes\log4j.properties and restart the server. I added this … Continue reading

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Liferay Theme Files Without a Cache-Control Header?!

I ran into an interesting situation with our web application as we started to do some testing where our portal server (Liferay 5.1.2 on tomcat 6) was on the west coast and the testers on the east coast. The application … Continue reading

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MyEclipse problems auto-deploying to tomcat

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