NoUnit – weblogic.xml.jaxp.RegistrySAXTransformerFactory

In Reponse to a email message on NoUnit

Original Message

Hi Paul

How are you?when i was executing “ant unit-test-results” command then my
project is scuccessfully compiled but it was one error when executing
“unit-test” target it was not executing whole test cases and when executing
“unit-test-results” target I got the error :
“D:\test-director\nounit\build.xml:116: Could not find a valid processor
version implementation from *weblogic.xml.jaxp.RegistrySAXTransformerFactory
*”

please Paul help me as soon as possible.

with regards
Richa

Response
Not sure of the exact cause of the problem , but when I’ve seen this before it’s been caused by the wrong XSLT / SAX libraries in your classpath. I’m guessing that you’re running this on Weblogic, it might be worth getting the Apache SAX libraries and adding them to the start of your classpath.

Take a look at what you're missing – Useful Extensions for Browsing the Web

If you’re using Internet Explorer to browse the web (and if you’re not sure , then you probably are) , then you’re missing out on some great features of Firefox (the main alternative). The good news is that IE7 (currently in beta from Microsoft) gives some of these features – better security , tabbed browsing (a bit like multiple sheets in Excel) and above all , the ability to get plugins to extend the browser.

The bad news is that it will take time for these plugins to appear for the new version of IE. In the meantime, here are a list of plugins for firefox that I can’t live without on a daily basis.

  • Del.icio.us – share and access bookmarks from any PC
  • Linked in – professional networking tool
  • StumbleUpon – view sites recommended by people with the same preferences as you.
  • TabBrowser Preferences – change how you browse using Tabs.
  • AdBlock – an extremely good tool for blocking unwanted ads.
  • Performancing – Blog and surf at the same time.
  • Selenium – record what you’re doing on the web – useful for testing web applications.
  • DownloadThemAll – get a copy of an entire website to surf later.

Don't forget the Legal side

If you’re in the IT business , it’s very easy to concentrate on the interesting Tech bits, and forget about the boring legal bits. Except that it’s those same boring legal bits that will come back and bite you some day.

The Irish Computer Society have just posted an article online about some of those legal bits. The April Bulletin is available here. The main points , if you can’t be bothered to click the link , are:

  • You can’t exclude liability for death or injury in Irish Contracts (although thankfully for software, the need to rely on this is not great).
  • You can get insurance to cover your liability.
  • Like everything how much risk the supplier will bear is all subject to negociation.

If you're interested in System Security , and you're about in Dublin …

If you’re interested in Security , and you’re about in Dublin next Wednesday (April 26th), you could do worse than check this one out:

Extract from the full meeting agenda:

The major questions we will attempt to cover in the discussion are –

  • What makes the security profession distinct?
  • Is it a particular
    security certification/qualification/experience or is it less tangible?
  • What are the entry criteria for a security professional, the milestones
    and the potential career directions?
  • Is there a formalised security career path?
  • How can an employer tell the
    difference between a professional in the field and a (for want of a
    better word) spoofer?
  • Is the career path supported by credible and useful industry efforts and
    academia?
  • Who are the main professional organisations and institutions?

I haven’t (yet) been to one of the ISSA events , anybody that does go along please let me know if it is good , bad , or indifferent. I’m off to the Enterprise Ireland Web 2.0 event at the Helix DCU instead.

UCD Module on Autonomic Systems

Want to know what we’ve been up to in the module on Adaptive Software? Simon Dobson’s Home Page (the course head) is as good a place to start as any.

When you understand Adaptive Middleware , replication , self -management , context collection and self-directed systems management , please let me know. It seems a long time since we covered these topics back last November and I’m currently ploughing through them preparing for the exam at the end of next month.

Apparantly Fuzzy logic isn’t just something that happens down the pub after a few pints, it’s alive and well in the chip that controls your washing machine. The theory of fuzzy logic does not cover what happens where all the odd socks disappear too.