React Native with MEmu Emulator

The Android Virtual Devices that are installed through Android Studio are slower than a physical device. MEmu is a high performance, fully compatible Android emulator that allows multiple instances. It truly brings the Android experience to Microsoft Windows devices. The following is a guide to setup a Reactive Native project with the MEmu emulator. MEmu Requirements… Continue reading React Native with MEmu Emulator

JIRA Linux Installation

JIRA is a product created by Atlassian which provides issue and project tracking for software projects. While Atlassian offers a cloud-based solution to their products, there are a number of reasons why an individual or a company might not want to purchase a subscription. It might be because a local instance is required, because of… Continue reading JIRA Linux Installation

Firefox Does Not Display Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

The issue is that on some systems Firefox displays the checkbox and radio button controls without an outline. These controls can still be selected and functional, but they are difficult to see and sometimes this can cause problems with completing forms. I have run into this issue a number of times, especially on Linux-based systems,… Continue reading Firefox Does Not Display Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

Scala IDE for Eclipse

There are currently three Scala development environments available; IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans and Eclipse IDE. The following is an excerpt from Scala IDE Scala IDE provides support for development of Scala applications in the Eclipse platform. The main purpose is the support for the Scala language and the integration with the Eclipse Java tools. It provides… Continue reading Scala IDE for Eclipse

Selenide with BrowserMob Proxy

The following is a guide to use BrowserMob Proxy to capture network traffic with Selenide as the test automation framework. This is useful to understand how the web application interacts with clients, servers, databases or other systems. BrowserMob Proxy The following has been extracted from the BrowserMob Proxy website (as of 2016-07-01) to give context… Continue reading Selenide with BrowserMob Proxy

Build Maven Standalone Tests

Maven projects are not only used for building standalone or web applications they are also used for providing robust test frameworks using Java. Running a standalone test is difficult, because the problem is that Maven packages the JAR file with only the main classes or test classes separately without the full dependencies. The following describes… Continue reading Build Maven Standalone Tests

Fix Outlook Categories

Sometimes the categories are no longer valid and appear as white squares. Also, each category cannot be assigned unless it is re-created. If there are a lot of categories, then this process can take sometime. Microsoft provided a solution to resolve this tedious behavior, but it is one of those hidden features. 1. Ensure that… Continue reading Fix Outlook Categories