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Convert eclipse into a real Mac-App

I’m using Eclipse for a while now. In the good old days Eclipse has been delivered as a “proper” Mac-App with all libraries contained inside the Application.

But for some time now that is not the case any more. Now an Eclipse for the Mac comes as a folder containing the Application (called Eclipse.app) and a lot of other clutter that i’m not interested in. But when I drag the Eclipse.app into my Application folder and try to start it nothing happens (apart from that nice little Error-Message).

I simply accepted that.

Until today.
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Social and Ethical Responsibilities

This morning I was attending Zeev Suraskis keynote at the International PHPConference in Mainz/Germany.

He spoke not so much about PHP or new technologies but what happens when technology fails. He gave us an insight into the things that happened around his last holiday in the south of Italy starting with a lost Internet-connection through a malfunctioning lens, a dead GPS-Display and his troubles getting mobile internet-access up to the dead fridge back home.

Besides the strange accumulation of bad luck it again showed me how much we depend on technology.
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Quality-Assurance with PHP – Unit-Testing

Unit-Testing

There has been much said about the advantages or disadvantages of unit-testing. So I will not recap on that.
But where to go after you have choosen to use unit-testing?

The following short tutorial will give you an ovberview of how to install the necessary software, how to come to unit-tests from your requirements and how to write your tests and your code simultaneously.
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