Monday, May 19, 2008

London Geek Night - Mocking 28th May 2008

On Thursday May 28th 2008 there will be a Mocking focussed Geek Night at the ThoughtWorks London office, covering various Open Source Java mocking projects:

Mocking can make code more reliable, more comprehensible and allow you to spot problems in design long before your code is deployed. Speakers will include Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce, developers of JMock and Felix Leipold of ThoughtWorks.

Time permitting there will also be a mocking dojo to allow you to get


Saturday, May 10, 2008

PicoContainer 2.2 released

PicoContainer 2.2 has been released with a slew of new features and a bug fix.

The news page from the project's site details the changes.

For the uninitiated it is an container for components that follow the Inversion of Control and Dependency Injection  principles. When it first started as a project in 2003, it was the only container that did the auto wiring of Constructor Injection. There are plenty of choices in this field these days, but PicoContainer is still used inside Intellij IDEA and JIRA.  

Also using PicoContainer: Waffle is a Rails "convention over configuration" inspired web framework that some suggest is a deal more pleasant to develop with than Struts/WebWork.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Buildix 2.1 Released

I'm happy to announce that Buildix 2.1 is now available from

One of the major highlights of this release is that it now integrates with Mingle 2.0 and uses the wonderful new API they provide to make it a faster and more stable experience!

More info available at here.