I’ve been applying some limited internationalization to a US-centric Java-based web app: producing CSV files that give intelligible results when opened in Excel, without having to switch your Windows regional settings. Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way. Full article
Here’s a few tips on Manhattan street layout, getting around, security, eating and drinking, and swimming. Full article
I used the following material to give a one-hour overview of Java and web applications to a group of developers experienced in the Microsoft ecosystem. Full article
I find text with underlining or strikethough difficult to read, so I use the following user style sheet to remove it, except when hovering over links. Full article
The following Bash script is designed to be run from a crontab entry. It performs a database update (using Oracle’s sqlplus), checks the output for errors, and adds a success or failure comment to a JIRA ticket by sending an email to the JIRA instance. Full article
Blogger are shutting down their (S)FTP facility, so I’m moving to nanoc. I’ve redirected all current URLs and given the site a minor refresh. Full article
When a discussion starts to get overly general, and seems to be generating more problems than solutions, a simple question can help regain some focus. Full article
Hibernate is great, but about once a year we get bitten by using it incorrectly. Latest lesson: Don’t directly access fields on any instance other than ‘this’. Use the appropriate getter instead. Full article
If you need to compare two XML files that have only a few differences, you can use vimdiff or other line-oriented diff tools. You first need to format the XML with one attribute per line. Full article
Today a colleague sent a diagram dividing a system into ‘correct’ and ‘in error’ portions through phases of waterfall development. Full article
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