1. Building test fixtures for PostgreSQL

    I'm having trouble with some tests of a PostgreSQL-based system. Briefly, I have a set of functional tests that

    • create a new database
    • populate it with a data model
    • run a Web server (in-process)
    • test the integrated Web server - database functionality

    The tests are now slow enough that I'm averse …

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  2. Dear Lazyweb: Config file guidelines?

    Tracy recently asked me if there were any good guidelines about how to write configuration files -- not coding-level guidelines, but guidelines on structure and content.

    I was unable to come up with anything: my Google-fu failed me, and my DevonThink database was silent (although it did have some nice testing …

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