Big news! I've been working hard getting Selenium WebDriver in Practice ready and it is now available to buy on the Manning Early Access Program. It provides practical and useful techniques you can use with WebDriver, to get the very best out of it in your projects.

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Spring Boot Performance Sep 5

This is an article on how to improve the performance of Spring Boot applications. I've recently been working on a new project. As we primarily use Java and Spring, we've been looking at Spring Boot. It's allowed us to get up and running quickly.

Testing Anti-Patterns Jun 23

My spare time has been super-busy writing my book, doing speeches, and going to conferences. Here are some slides I'm drafting for a future Meetup presentation I'm working on:

Migrating to CircleCI Apr 26


This weekend I've been migrating my builds to CircleCI from TravisCI.

In this post:

  • I'll tell you why I moved.
  • What I like about it.
  • What problems I had.

So, why would I do this?

  • CircleCI has Docker container support, which I really...

Docker Maven Plugin Presentation At Docker London Apr 9

git checkout https://github.com/alexec/slides.git
npm i
ln -sf docker-maven-plugin.html index.html
node plugin/notes-server

Press s for notes. ## Search in A Box


Polyglot Maven First Steps Mar 23


I read with keen interest about Polyglot Maven a few days ago. I'd first heard rumors two years ago, but I thought it was dead. I thought it was a shame, and so tried to created a project which would process pom.json files. But I ceased...

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