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"Just updating your Drupal modules" can become a time-consuming task. I just spend two hours doing that and fixing a misconfiguration on my server that caused the well-known error "Updating modules and themes requires FTP access to your server".

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One of my favorite concepts of self development is mentoring. My current mentor started mentoring me two years ago and has two mentees in total. One of the reasons why our mentoring is so successful is the proactivity of the people involved. Everybody is expected to bring new ideas and topics into the group so that we can learn together and from each other. In this short article, I want to elaborate a recent event that probably prevented me from making a fool of myself in front of a lot of people.

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In one of my recent articles, I wrote about my experiences in generating an Excel report with Apache POI. I want to  complete my thoughts by summarizing my experiences with the framework.

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Recently, I stumbled over the following code:

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This article covers a problem I encountered using Hibernate 3.0 and Spring 2.5.6.

Yesterday, I spend one hour to debug the following error from the Hibernate Schema Validation:

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The other day a weird feature of the testing library Mockito tricked me. Allthough the behavior is mentioned in the documentation, it can not be bad to point it out here. Maybe this article spares someones time debugging his code.

I wanted to write a unit test for the class Controller. Controller uses a method of Blo, a Business Logic Object, to perform its tasks:

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If a project lives long enough, it can be a good idea to update one part or the other. That way, new features can be used and the code base is up to date. During the last weeks I updated the frontend of a larger web application from ExtJS 3 to ExtJS 4. A lot of custom CSS rules were used.

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