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Testing AJAX: Selenium’s ElementNotFoundException

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com.thoughtworks.selenium.SeleniumException: ERROR: Element bla bla bla not found

Ok. Face the music. Let’s debug.

Check list:

  • Is locator well defined? Yes. √
  • The element is rendered? Yes.√
  • Do I have any error when I execute code step by step? No.χ
  • Am I crazy? Perhaps. But the problem continues to be there and I have no clue why!!!

What is happening here?

Tcat Alerting: not your grandfather’s Ops tool

November 15 2010

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We all recognize the need for both server and application monitoring in a production environment and Tcat Server makes this easy. However, the development and QA process can also benefit from this feature.

At MuleSoft I’m often asked to write small one-off webapps for different parts of our internal infrastructure — often they are interim solutions or somewhat experimental; since these are somewhat less critical applications, at best I’ll create some unit tests,

Taking a Rest from Code Camp 2010

October 11 2010

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Code Camp continues to grow by leaps and bounds each year. For those not familiar with Code Camp, it’s an all volunteer run conference at Foothill College each October and is on version 5.0. It lasts the whole weekend and this year over 3000 people registered and over 1900 ended up spending their weekend attending technical sessions ranging from How to Teach Programming to Kids to HTML5 Crash Course.

Ross Mason talks Mule 3

October 8 2010

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Mule 3 was recently announced, bringing significant new features to the open source Mule ESB and reaffirming it as the most powerful yet lightweight and simple-to-use ESB out there.

Mule project founder Ross Mason recently sat down for a video interview where he talked about the history of the Mule project, what’s new in Mule 3, and what’s to come in the future for Mule ESB.

Our Open Source Contributions Beyond Mule: Tomcat, Ubuntu, and Debian

February 16 2010

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Recently, while working with Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, an opportunity came up for us at MuleSoft to take on open-source community work to improve the Ubuntu Tomcat 6 package. Having spent several years administering the most popular Tomcat Internet Relay Chat channel, I’ve gathered lots of feedback from Tomcat users about what they had difficulty with, and the changes I had to offer turned into implementation work.

Apache Releases Tomcat 6.0.24 – Whats New

January 21 2010

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The new stable release of Tomcat 6.0.24 represents six months of open source software development. Version 6.0.24 includes a small number of new features, plus a large amount of important bug fixes and enhancements. This release is an incremental bug fix release, but the number of fixes included in this release is high.

iBeans 1.0-beta-9 Released!

December 3 2009

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I’m pleased to announce the latest iBeans 1.0-beta-9 release. This release has lots of new features, including:

    • An iBeans plugin for Eclipse makes it really easy to create and debug web projects that use iBeans. The plugin works with the JEE distribution of Eclipse, enabling you to create and test a web application on Tomcat or MuleSoft Tcat in minutes. See iBeans Eclipse plugin for more information.

    iBeans 1.0-beta-8 Released

    October 28 2009

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    The Mulesoft team is pleased to announce the 1.0-beta-8 release of iBeans.

    What is iBeans?

    iBeans is a service that simplifies integration for web applications. iBeans exposes its API as a small collection of Annotations which can be used to easily integrate with existing or new applications. iBeans is installed in the Application Container and provides integration services to your applications, right now Tomcat is supported with others to follow.

    Tomcat Performance Tuning Tips

    September 16 2009

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    I often get questions about how to tune Tomcat for better performance.  It is usually best to answer this only after first spending some time understanding the installation of Tomcat, the web site’s traffic level, and the web applications that it runs.  But, there are some general performance tips that apply regardless of these important details.  In general, Tomcat performs better when you: