Some time ago I came across a very strange issue – tests that worked at one host started failing an another host with NullPointerException. Hosts were very identical, and after debugging it appeared that Java handles hosts with non-standard characters …

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October is upon us. That means of course various celebrations during which many many litres of beer will be consumed are starting or already in full force around the world.

And while I’m likely to participate in one of those …

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