CATEGORY Archive: Tech

Backbase hosts another HTML CSS Meetup.

Backbase hosts another HTML CSS Meetup. After taking some feedback from the last month, we had 2 talks in this months meetup. So what did we talk about? NetBeans: A powerful addition to your JavaScript toolbox by Geertjan Wielenga There are many tools out there for working with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. In this talk, you’ll see a demo of the 100% free and open source NetBeans, a very small and light piece of software for working with all the popular…

Introduction to Gradle

Brief history of building tools starts with Make, which is maybe an overly complex solution. And it’s not so platform independent. After that evolution continues with Ant, which is XML based and it has its pros and cons. Ant is still used for scriptings and there are still good use cases for it. Today we have more and more complex projects and we need to incorporate different technologies, languages and support all kinds build strategies. To support rapid changes of…

Unit testing in Android with Robolectric (Gradle edition)

One of the things I was always obsessed with, when developing in Android, was unit testing. The very first thing I like doing when starting a new android project is setting up Robolectric. “Robolectric is a unit test framework that de-fangs the Android SDK jar so you can test-drive the development of your Android app. Tests run inside the JVM on your workstation in seconds.” Because before Robolectric, unit test on android meant launch the emulator and run the test…