Archive for September, 2009

Project management Glossary of Terms

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In this article I review popular terms in Project Management. Project – a temporary set of actions which aim to create a unique, final deliverable. This concise project definition reveals the major differences between characteristics of projects and operations:

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.Net Debugging Classes

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The System.Diagnostics namespace contains five groups of classes that can help an programmer to debug and trace .NET applications. This five groups of classes have following uses : debugging tracing using of Windows event log performance monitoring process controlling This article will review the Debugger and Debug classes contained by first group of System.Diagnostics namespace.

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iText – Constructing tables

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iText is a Java library for developers looking to enhance web- and other applications with dynamic PDF document generation and/or manipulation. Constructing tables with the iText library can be thought of as an easy task, but there is much more thought that should be put into this when generating large dynamic tables (variable number of […]

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How to populate a ListBox field dinamically in Lotus Notes

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In the project that I’m working now I needed a way to select multiple entries from a list and copy them to another list. To do this I created a form which contains two ListBox fields called listA and listB and a Button field named To. The entries of the two lists are computed using […]

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File Tracking Client for Linux

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The Linux version of our File Tracking Client application is now available for download from the project’s website or from its SourceForge repository. So, now there are three application downloads available: A Demo version for Windows platform A Demo version for Linux platform The production version that runs both on Windows and Linux (This requires […]

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Cross-domain AJAX calls

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In these days all web2.0 apps make use of AJAX to save bandwidth, user time or to display data without refreshing the page. When you make an AJAX request the response could be plain text, Html or JSON, but if you want to make a cross-domain AJAX call you can’t because the browser security model dictates that XMLHttpRequest must have the same domain in order to communicate. This is where you need to use JSONP, this technique will make the AJAX call and after will inject the response in a script tag and will pass the data to a specified function.
Some JavaScript Libraries help you dealing with JSONP and in this article I will show you how to make cross-domain AJAX calls with MooTools and jQuery.

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Hibernate MappingException error

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When using Hibernate in a project, correct configuration of the service is a must, otherwise errors won’t let you alone :) Following the basic steps of configuration, I found myself facing an error, of which cause made no sense on the moment because I thought my configuration were correct. In the hibernate.cfg.xml file, sessionFactory was […]

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Linguistic sorting with Oracle

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Sorting characters is done differently from one language to another. For example, in English digits come before letters in an ascending sorting. But, in German, digits are ascendant sorted after letters. Sorting may or may not be case sensitive, diacritics may be considered or ignored, and phonetic rules could also be used (e.g.: in Spanish […]

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Generate iCalendar feed from ASP.NET

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In order to feed calendar clients (like MS Outlook, Google Calendar) it is required to supply a plain text file with the ‘.ics’ extension.

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SimpleORM – working with multiple db connections

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In a recent project I had to handle with two simultaneous DB connections using SimpleORM. As you probably know SimpleORM, according with the official web site, is “a full featured Java object relational mapping system that avoids exotic technologies such as byte code generation [more]”. After spending some time in searching more info about how to […]

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