Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Error running unit tests in Eclipse

I was using Eclipse to run my project’s unit tests and I received this error right away: The project: MyDependantProject which is referenced on the classpath, does not exist. I took a look at my projects Java Build Path configuration, … Continue reading

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How to see system properties used in the JVM

Today I needed to look into a production issue and I needed to see the values “inside” the JVM of system properties.  Thankfully, the JDK (I am using JDK 1.6) ships with the jinfo utility, which will list out all … Continue reading

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Seeing Environment Variables from Command Line in Windows 7

Whenever I get a new machine, I always end up installing Java.  After the install, I like to bring up a command line and type “java -version” as a quick way to validate the installation. About half the time that … Continue reading

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Formatting dates in a SQL query

I know this information is found in thousands of other places on the Internet, but I decided to post a simple way to format dates in SQL here since I can never seem to remember.  And now I can just … Continue reading

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