Mass convert a project to UTF-8 using Notepad++

Lately, I had to convert the encoding of a multimodule maven project from our default Cp-1252 encoding to UTF-8. Changing the project settings is rather easy and there are multiple guides availble on the internet, so I won't re-invent the hot water. The most dificult task however was converting all our source files from Cp-1252 … Continue reading Mass convert a project to UTF-8 using Notepad++

Running unit tests with changing dependency versions

This is a little how-to guide which explains you how you can run a set of unit test on configurations with different versions of the same plugin. This can be very useful when creating your own library which depends heavily on an actively developed dependency of which many versions exists and are being used (eg. Spring, Hibernate, OpenJPA, … Continue reading Running unit tests with changing dependency versions