No CEST with JDBC

The server time zone value ‘CEST’ is unrecognized or represents more than one time zone. You must configure either the server or JDBC driver (via the serverTimezone configuration property) to use a more specifc time zone value if you want to utilize time zone support. For some reason. I mean, yes, I’m in the “Central Continue Reading

A program with an incorrect format

Server Error in ‘/Web.Api’ Application. Could not load file or assembly ‘Oracle.ManagedDataAccessDTC’ or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where Continue Reading

SSH connection problem

bmiklos@workstation:~> ssh my.server.com channel 0: open failed: connect failed: Connection timed out ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host In cases like the one above this page gives good hints for solving the problem. They’re missing my case though: The ~/.ssh/config file can contain host rules which accidentally apply to the host. E.g.: in my case. Make sure Continue Reading

Tests with gradle from IntelliJ

I’m trying to run tests as gradle tasks from IntelliJ with specifying which tests do I actually want to run. From the console the tests run fine:./gradlew myTestTask –tests ‘com.mycompany.MyTestClass’ But if I create a new run/debug configuration in IntelliJ with myTestTask as the task and –tests ‘com.mycompany.MyTestClass’ as the script parameters then the runs Continue Reading

Using Selenium with a virtual framebuffer

I needed to run my Selenium tests on a virtual machine, on RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.6 in a multi-screen environment and this messed up the screenshots that the tests took. Virtual frame buffer to the rescue: First I had to install it, wget http://vault.centos.org/6.2/os/x86_64/Packages/xorg-x11-server-Xvfb-1.10.4-6.el6.x86_64.rpm sudo yum localinstall xorg-x11-server-Xvfb-1.10.4-6.el6.x86_64.rpm  then I could start it, Xvfb :1 Continue Reading