Category Archives: How To’s

Unleashing Envers

Why Audit Logging? Audit logging in the database may be one of those things that you have to experience to appreciate. Some of our clients have audit logging set up and others do not. When you’ve never experienced it it … Continue reading

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Integrating the Facebook Like Button in E-commerce Stores

One of the important things you need to do when starting an e-commerce store is to integrate with Facebook.   The first and easiest thing to do is to add the Facebook Like Button.   In this example, we will be adding … Continue reading

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Automated Functional Testing with JMeter

Jmeter bills itself more as a load testing tool, but we’ve used it extensively for functional testing as well. For us, functional testing amounts to pretending you are a (single) user hitting the application with various requests on the way … Continue reading

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Apache mod_cache in the Real World

I thought I’d share our experiences implementing Apache’s mod_cache. We wanted to implement caching of product and category pages for the SoftSlate Commerce Java shopping cart application of one of our clients. The product and category pages of an ecommerce … Continue reading

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Dave’s Lazy Testing Technique

I often find there’s an underlying assumption that when software breaks it’s because it wasn’t tested enough. Granted, there’s a lot of crappy, buggy software, but finding any one particular bug doesn’t signify that the app needed to be tested … Continue reading

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