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TypeError [ERR_INVALID_ARG_TYPE]: The "path" argument must be of type string. Received type undefined raised when starting react app

In my case, it was because I (at one point) had reactn installed, which also includes its own version of React (for some reason).

After that had been installed (even after uninstalling again), this error occured.

I simply removed node_modules and ran npm install again, and it worked.

error TS1086: An accessor cannot be declared in an ambient context in Angular 9

I had this problem but didn't have a version conflict in my package.json.

My package-lock.json was somehow out of sync with package json though. Deleting and regenerating it worked for me.

TS1086: An accessor cannot be declared in ambient context

I had this error when i deleted several components while the server was on(after running the ng serve command). Although i deleted the references from the routes component and module, it didnt solve the problem. Then i followed these steps:

  1. Ended the server
  2. Restored those files
  3. Ran the ng serve command (at this point it solved the error)
  4. Ended the server
  5. Deleted the components which previously led to the error
  6. Ran the ng serve command (At this point no error as well).

Could not load dynamic library 'cudart64_101.dll' on tensorflow CPU-only installation

Tensorflow 2.1 works with Cuda 10.1.

If you want a quick hack:

  • Just download cudart64_101.dll from here. Extract the zip file and copy the cudart64_101.dll to your CUDA bin directory


  • Install Cuda 10.1

iPhone is not available. Please reconnect the device

Whenever this error occurs, either your Xcode version or iPhone version isn't working together. You will have to update one or the either or both.

2020 Update: Xcode: 12 Beta for iOS 14

Xcode 12, building for iOS Simulator, but linking in object file built for iOS, for architecture arm64

In my case I was trying to run on an watchOS 7 simulator in Relese mode but the iOS 14 simulator was in Debug mode.

So simply putting both sims in Debug/Release mode solved the problem for me!

Target class controller does not exist - Laravel 8

In case if you prefer grouping of this routes, you can do as :

Route::group(['namespace' => 'App\Http\Controllers\Api'], function () {
    Route::resource('user', 'UserController');
    Route::resource('book', 'BookController');

Error: Node Sass version 5.0.0 is incompatible with ^4.0.0

This error occurs when versions of NodeJS and Node Sass are not matched.

you can resolve your issue by doing as below:

- Step 1: Remove Nodejs from your computer

- Step 2: Reinstall Nodejs version 14.15.1.

- Step 3: Uninstall Node sass by run the command npm uninstall node-sass

- Step 4: Reinstall Node sass version 4.14.1 by run the command npm install [email protected]

After all steps, you can run command ng serve -o to run your application.

Node sass version 5.0.0 is incompatible with ^4.0.0.

xlrd.biffh.XLRDError: Excel xlsx file; not supported

As noted in the release email, linked to from the release tweet and noted in large orange warning that appears on the front page of the documentation, and less orange, but still present, in the readme on the repository and the release on pypi:

xlrd has explicitly removed support for anything other than xls files.

In your case, the solution is to:

  • make sure you are on a recent version of Pandas, at least 1.0.1, and preferably the latest release. 1.2 will make his even clearer.
  • install openpyxl:
  • change your Pandas code to be:
    df1 = pd.read_excel(
         os.path.join(APP_PATH, "Data", "aug_latest.xlsm"),

How to get AIC from Conway–Maxwell-Poisson regression via COM-poisson package in R?

I figured out myself.

cmp calls ComputeBetasAndNuHat which returns a list which has objective as minusloglik

So I can change the function cmp to get this value.

Monitoring the Full Disclosure mailinglist

Two generic ways to do the same thing... I'm not aware of any specific open solutions to do this, but it'd be rather trivial to do.

You could write a daily or weekly cron/jenkins job to scrape the previous time period's email from the archive looking for your keyworkds/combinations. Sending a batch digest with what it finds, if anything.

But personally, I'd Setup a specific email account to subscribe to the various security lists you're interested in. Add a simple automated script to parse the new emails for various keywords or combinations of keywords, when it finds a match forward that email on to you/your team. Just be sure to keep the keywords list updated with new products you're using.

You could even do this with a gmail account and custom rules, which is what I currently do, but I have setup an internal inbox in the past with a simple python script to forward emails that were of interest.

How do I get the command-line for an Eclipse run configuration?

You'll find the junit launch commands in .metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.debug.core/.launches, assuming your Eclipse works like mine does. The files are named {TestClass}.launch.

You will probably also need the .classpath file in the project directory that contains the test class.

Like the run configurations, they're XML files (even if they don't have an xml extension).

R : how to simply repeat a command?

You could use replicate or sapply:

R> colMeans(replicate(10000, sample(100, size=815, replace=TRUE, prob=NULL))) R> sapply(seq_len(10000), function(...) mean(sample(100, size=815, replace=TRUE, prob=NULL))) 

replicate is a wrapper for the common use of sapply for repeated evaluation of an expression (which will usually involve random number generation).

Under what circumstances can I call findViewById with an Options Menu / Action Bar item?

I am trying to obtain a handle on one of the views in the Action Bar

I will assume that you mean something established via android:actionLayout in your <item> element of your <menu> resource.

I have tried calling findViewById(

To retrieve the View associated with your android:actionLayout, call findItem() on the Menu to retrieve the MenuItem, then call getActionView() on the MenuItem. This can be done any time after you have inflated the menu resource.

I am receiving warning in Facebook Application using PHP SDK

You need to ensure that any code that modifies the HTTP headers is executed before the headers are sent. This includes statements like session_start(). The headers will be sent automatically when any HTML is output.

Your problem here is that you're sending the HTML ouput at the top of your page before you've executed any PHP at all.

Move the session_start() to the top of your document :

<?php    session_start(); ?> <html> <head> <title>PHP SDK</title> </head> <body> <?php require_once 'src/facebook.php';    // more PHP code here. 

How much should a function trust another function

Typically this is bad practice. Since it is possible to call addEdge before addNode and have a NullPointerException (NPE) thrown, addEdge should check if the result is null and throw a more descriptive Exception. In my opinion, the only time it is acceptable not to check for nulls is when you expect the result to never be null, in which case, an NPE is plenty descriptive.

PHP array value passes to next row

Change the checkboxes so that the name includes the index inside the brackets:

<input type="checkbox" class="checkbox_veh" id="checkbox_addveh<?php echo $i; ?>" <?php if ($vehicle_feature[$i]->check) echo "checked"; ?> name="feature[<?php echo $i; ?>]" value="<?php echo $vehicle_feature[$i]->id; ?>"> 

The checkboxes that aren't checked are never submitted. The boxes that are checked get submitted, but they get numbered consecutively from 0, and won't have the same indexes as the other corresponding input fields.

programming a servo thru a barometer

You could define a mapping of air pressure to servo angle, for example:

def calc_angle(pressure, min_p=1000, max_p=1200):     return 360 * ((pressure - min_p) / float(max_p - min_p))  angle = calc_angle(pressure) 

This will linearly convert pressure values between min_p and max_p to angles between 0 and 360 (you could include min_a and max_a to constrain the angle, too).

To pick a data structure, I wouldn't use a list but you could look up values in a dictionary:

d = {1000:0, 1001: 1.8, ...}  angle = d[pressure] 

but this would be rather time-consuming to type out!

need to add a class to an element

You can use result.className = 'red';, but you can also use result.classList.add('red');. The .classList.add(str) way is usually easier if you need to add a class in general, and don't want to check if the class is already in the list of classes.

conflicting types for 'outchar'

It's because you haven't declared outchar before you use it. That means that the compiler will assume it's a function returning an int and taking an undefined number of undefined arguments.

You need to add a prototype pf the function before you use it:

void outchar(char);  /* Prototype (declaration) of a function to be called */  int main(void) {     ... }  void outchar(char ch) {     ... } 

Note the declaration of the main function differs from your code as well. It's actually a part of the official C specification, it must return an int and must take either a void argument or an int and a char** argument.

How can I convert this one line of ActionScript to C#?

There is collection of Func<...> classes - Func that is probably what you are looking for:

 void MyMethod(Func<int> param1 = null) 

This defines method that have parameter param1 with default value null (similar to AS), and a function that returns int. Unlike AS in C# you need to specify type of the function's arguments.

So if you AS usage was

MyMethod(function(intArg, stringArg) { return true; }) 

Than in C# it would require param1 to be of type Func<int, siring, bool> and usage like

MyMethod( (intArg, stringArg) => { return true;} ); 

Microsoft Advertising SDK doesn't deliverer ads

I only use MicrosoftAdvertising.Mobile and Microsoft.Advertising.Mobile.UI and I am served ads. The SDK should only add the DLLs not reference itself.

Note: You need to explicitly set width and height Make sure the phone dialer, and web browser capabilities are enabled

Followup note: Make sure that after you've removed the SDK DLL, that the xmlns references are not still pointing to it. The best route to take here is

  1. Remove the XAML for the ad
  2. Remove the xmlns declaration (usually at the top of the page, but sometimes will be declared in the ad itself)
  3. Remove the bad DLL (the one ending in .SDK )
  4. Do a Clean and then Build (clean out anything remaining from the DLL)
  5. Add the xmlns reference (actual reference is below)
  6. Add the ad to the page (example below)

Here is the xmlns reference:


Then the ad itself:

<AdNamespace:AdControl x:Name="myAd" Height="80" Width="480"                    AdUnitId="yourAdUnitIdHere" ApplicationId="yourIdHere"/> 

Using Lato fonts in my css (@font-face)

Font Squirrel has a wonderful web font generator.

I think you should find what you need here to generate OTF fonts and the needed CSS to use them. It will even support older IE versions.

Uninitialized Constant MessagesController

Your model is @Messages, change it to @message.

To change it like you should use migration:

def change   rename_table :old_table_name, :new_table_name end 

Of course do not create that file by hand but use rails generator:

rails g migration ChangeMessagesToMessage 

That will generate new file with proper timestamp in name in 'db dir. Then run:

rake db:migrate 

And your app should be fine since then.

Adding a UISegmentedControl to UITableView

   self.tableView.tableHeaderView = segmentedControl; 

If you want it to obey your width and height properly though enclose your segmentedControl in a UIView first as the tableView likes to mangle your view a bit to fit the width.

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How to implement a simple scenario the OO way

You might implement your class model by composition, having the book object have a map of chapter objects contained within it (map chapter number to chapter object). Your search function could be given a list of books into which to search by asking each book to search its chapters. The book object would then iterate over each chapter, invoking the function to look for the desired key and return some kind of index into the chapter. The book's search() would then return some data type which could combine a reference to the book and some way to reference the data that it found for the search. The reference to the book could be used to get the name of the book object that is associated with the collection of chapter search hits.

Embed ruby within URL : Middleman Blog

<%= link_to "" + article_url(article, :text => article.title), :class => "btn btn-primary" do %>   <i class="fa fa-facebook">     Facebook Share    </i> <%end%> 

I am assuming that current_article_url is

How to make a variable accessible outside a function?

$.getJSON is an asynchronous request, meaning the code will continue to run even though the request is not yet done. You should trigger the second request when the first one is done, one of the choices you seen already in ComFreek's answer.

Alternatively you could use jQuery's $.when/.then(), similar to this:

var input = "netuetamundis";  var sID;  $(document).ready(function () {     $.when($.getJSON("" + input + "?api_key=API_KEY_HERE", function () {         obj = name;         sID =;         console.log(sID);     })).then(function () {         $.getJSON("" + sID + "/summary?api_key=API_KEY_HERE", function (stats) {             console.log(stats);         });     }); }); 

This would be more open for future modification and separates out the responsibility for the first call to know about the second call.

The first call can simply complete and do it's own thing not having to be aware of any other logic you may want to add, leaving the coupling of the logic separated.

Method Call Chaining; returning a pointer vs a reference?

It's canonical to use references for this; precedence: ostream::operator<<. Pointers and references here are, for all ordinary purposes, the same speed/size/safety.

Jquery assiging class to th in a table

You had thead in your selector, but there is no thead in your table. Also you had your selectors backwards. As you mentioned above, you wanted to be adding the tr class to the th, not vice-versa (although your comment seems to contradict what you wrote up above).

$('tr th').each(function(index){     if($('tr td').eq(index).attr('class') != ''){         // get the class of the td         var tdClass = $('tr td').eq(index).attr('class');         // add it to this th         $(this).addClass(tdClass );     } }); 


How to use a global array in C#?

Your class shoud look something like this:

class Something {     int[] array; //global array, replace type of course     void function1() {        array = new int[10]; //let say you declare it here that will be 10 integers in size     }     void function2() {        array[0] = 12; //assing value at index 0 to 12.     } } 

That way you array will be accessible in both functions. However, you must be careful with global stuff, as you can quickly overwrite something.

Two constructors

The first line of a constructor is always an invocation to another constructor. You can choose between calling a constructor from the same class with "this(...)" or a constructor from the parent clas with "super(...)". If you don't include either, the compiler includes this line for you: super();

Crop image to specified size and picture location

You would need to do something like this. I am typing this off the top of my head, so this may not be 100% correct.

CGColorSpaceRef colorSpace = CGColorSpaceCreateDeviceRGB(); CGContextRef context = CGBitmapContextCreate(NULL, 640, 360, 8, 4 * width, colorSpace, kCGImageAlphaPremultipliedFirst); CGColorSpaceRelease(colorSpace);  CGContextDrawImage(context, CGRectMake(0,-160,640,360), cgImgFromAVCaptureSession);  CGImageRef image = CGBitmapContextCreateImage(context); UIImage* myCroppedImg = [UIImage imageWithCGImage:image]; CGContextRelease(context);       

Is there a way to view two blocks of code from the same file simultaneously in Sublime Text?

In the nav go View => Layout => Columns:2 (alt+shift+2) and open your file again in the other pane (i.e. click the other pane and use ctrl+p

It appears you can also reopen the file using the command File -> New View into File which will open the current file in a new tab

How do I get some variable from another class in Java?

Your example is perfect: the field is private and it has a getter. This is the normal way to access a field. If you need a direct access to an object field, use reflection. Using reflection to get a field's value is a hack and should be used in extreme cases such as using a library whose code you cannot change.

How can I tell if an algorithm is efficient?

Yes you can start with the Wikipedia article explaining the Big O notation, which in a nutshell is a way of describing the "efficiency" (upper bound of complexity) of different type of algorithms. Or you can look at an earlier answer where this is explained in simple english

Better solution without exluding fields from Binding

You should not use your domain models in your views. ViewModels are the correct way to do it.

You need to map your domain model's necessary fields to viewmodel and then use this viewmodel in your controllers. This way you will have the necessery abstraction in your application.

If you never heard of viewmodels, take a look at this.

How to correctly write async method?

To get the behavior you want you need to wait for the process to finish before you exit Main(). To be able to tell when your process is done you need to return a Task instead of a void from your function, you should never return void from a async function unless you are working with events.

A re-written version of your program that works correctly would be

class Program {     static void Main(string[] args)     {         Debug.WriteLine("Calling DoDownload");         var downloadTask = DoDownloadAsync();         Debug.WriteLine("DoDownload done");         downloadTask.Wait(); //Waits for the background task to complete before finishing.      }      private static async Task DoDownloadAsync()     {         WebClient w = new WebClient();          string txt = await w.DownloadStringTaskAsync("");         Debug.WriteLine(txt);     } } 

Because you can not await in Main() I had to do the Wait() function instead. If this was a application that had a SynchronizationContext I would do await downloadTask; instead and make the function this was being called from async.

this in equals method

this refers to the current instance of the class (object) your equals-method belongs to. When you test this against an object, the testing method (which is equals(Object obj) in your case) will check wether or not the object is equal to the current instance (referred to as this).

An example:

Object obj = this; this.equals(obj); //true   Object obj = this; new Object().equals(obj); //false 

How to split a string in two and store it in a field

I would suggest the following:

String[] parsedInput = str.split("\n"); String firstName = parsedInput[0].split(": ")[1]; String lastName = parsedInput[1].split(": ")[1]; myMap.put(firstName,lastName); 

Titlecase all entries into a form_for text field

You don't want to take care of normalizing your data in a view - what if the user changes the data that gets submitted? Instead you could take care of it in the model using the before_save (or the before_validation) callback. Here's an example of the relevant code for a model like yours:

class Place < ActiveRecord::Base   before_save do |place| = =   end end 

You can also check out the Ruby on Rails guide for more info.

To answer you question more directly, something like this would work:

<%= f.text_field :city, :value => ( ? : '') %>   

This just means if exists, display the titlecase version of it, and if it doesn't display a blank string.

Undefined Symbols error when integrating Apptentive iOS SDK via Cocoapods

We have found that adding the Apptentive cocoa pod to an existing Xcode project may potentially not include some of our required frameworks.

Check your linker flags:

Target > Build Settings > Other Linker Flags 

You should see -lApptentiveConnect listed as a linker flag:

... -ObjC -lApptentiveConnect ... 

You should also see our required Frameworks listed:

  • Accelerate
  • CoreData
  • CoreText
  • CoreGraphics
  • CoreTelephony
  • Foundation
  • QuartzCore
  • StoreKit
  • SystemConfiguration
  • UIKit

    -ObjC -lApptentiveConnect -framework Accelerate -framework CoreData -framework CoreGraphics -framework CoreText -framework Foundation -framework QuartzCore -framework SystemConfiguration -framework UIKit -framework CoreTelephony -framework StoreKit  

How to do perspective fixing?

The simple solution is to just remap coordinates from the original to the final image, copying pixels from one coordinate space to the other, rounding off as necessary -- which may result in some pixels being copied several times adjacent to each other, and other pixels being skipped, depending on whether you're stretching or shrinking (or both) in either dimension. Make sure your copying iterates through the destination space, so all pixels are covered there even if they're painted more than once, rather than thru the source which may skip pixels in the output.

The better solution involves calculating the corresponding source coordinate without rounding, and then using its fractional position between pixels to compute an appropriate average of the (typically) four pixels surrounding that location. This is essentially a filtering operation, so you lose some resolution -- but the result looks a LOT better to the human eye; it does a much better job of retaining small details and avoids creating straight-line artifacts which humans find objectionable.

Note that the same basic approach can be used to remap flat images onto any other shape, including 3D surface mapping.

Ruby - ignore "exit" in code

loop {   begin   rescue SystemExit     p $!  #: #<SystemExit: exit>   end } 

This will print #<SystemExit: exit> in an infinite loop, without ever exiting.

String index out of range: 4

You are using the wrong iteration counter, replace inp.charAt(i) with inp.charAt(j).

Keep placeholder text in UITextField on input in IOS

Instead of using the placeholder text, you'll want to set the actual text property of the field to MM/YYYY, set the delegate of the text field and listen for this method:

- (BOOL)textField:(UITextField *)textField shouldChangeCharactersInRange:(NSRange)range replacementString:(NSString *)string {     // update the text of the label } 

Inside that method, you can figure out what the user has typed as they type, which will allow you to update the label accordingly.

python variable NameError

Your if statements are checking for int values. raw_input returns a string. Change the following line:

tSizeAns = raw_input() 


tSizeAns = int(raw_input()) 

Pass PDO prepared statement to variables

You could do $stmt->queryString to obtain the SQL query used in the statement. If you want to save the entire $stmt variable (I can't see why), you could just copy it. It is an instance of PDOStatement so there is apparently no advantage in storing it.

Why my regexp for hyphenated words doesn't work?

A couple of things:

  1. Your regexes need to be anchored by separators* or you'll match partial words, as is the case now
  2. You're not using the proper syntax for a non-capturing group. It's (?: not (:?

If you address the first problem, you won't need groups at all.

*That is, a blank or beginning/end of string.

AngularJs directive not updating another directive's scope

Just wondering why you are using 2 directives?

It seems like, in this case it would be more straightforward to have a controller as the parent - handle adding the data from your service to its $scope, and pass the model you need from there into your warrantyDirective.

Or for that matter, you could use 0 directives to achieve the same result. (ie. move all functionality out of the separate directives and into a single controller).

It doesn't look like you're doing any explicit DOM transformation here, so in this case, perhaps using 2 directives is overcomplicating things.

Alternatively, have a look at the Angular documentation for directives: The very last example at the bottom of the page explains how to wire up dependent directives.

Where do I put a single filter that filters methods in two controllers in Rails

Two ways.

i. You can put it in ApplicationController and add the filters in the controller

    class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base       def filter_method       end     end      class FirstController < ApplicationController       before_filter :filter_method     end      class SecondController < ApplicationController       before_filter :filter_method     end 

But the problem here is that this method will be added to all the controllers since all of them extend from application controller

ii. Create a parent controller and define it there

 class ParentController < ApplicationController   def filter_method   end  end  class FirstController < ParentController   before_filter :filter_method end  class SecondController < ParentController   before_filter :filter_method end 

I have named it as parent controller but you can come up with a name that fits your situation properly.

You can also define the filter method in a module and include it in the controllers where you need the filter

My eclipse won't open, i download the bundle pack it keeps saying error log

Make sure you have the prerequisite, a JVM ( installed.

This will be a JRE and JDK package.

There are a number of sources which includes:

Passing multiple values for same variable in stored procedure

You will need to do a couple of things to get this going, since your parameter is getting multiple values you need to create a Table Type and make your store procedure accept a parameter of that type.

Split Function Works Great when you are getting One String containing multiple values but when you are passing Multiple values you need to do something like this....


CREATE TYPE dbo.TYPENAME AS TABLE   (     arg int    )  GO 

Stored Procedure to Accept That Type Param

 CREATE PROCEDURE mainValues   @TableParam TYPENAME READONLY  AS     BEGIN     SET NOCOUNT ON;   --Temp table to store split values   declare @tmp_values table (   value nvarchar(255) not null);        --function splitting values     INSERT INTO @tmp_values (value)    SELECT arg FROM @TableParam      SELECT * FROM @tmp_values  --<-- For testing purpose END 


Declare a variable of that type and populate it with your values.

 DECLARE @Table TYPENAME     --<-- Variable of this TYPE   INSERT INTO @Table                --<-- Populating the variable   VALUES (331),(222),(876),(932)  EXECUTE mainValues @Table   --<-- Stored Procedure Executed  


╔═══════╗ ║ value ║ ╠═══════╣ ║   331 ║ ║   222 ║ ║   876 ║ ║   932 ║ ╚═══════╝ 

grep's at sign caught as whitespace

After some time with Google I asked on the ask ubuntu chat room.

A user there was king enough to help me find the solution I was looking for and i wanted to share so that any following suers running into this may find it:

grep -P "(^|\s)abc(\s|$)" gives the result I was looking for. -P is an experimental implementation of perl regexps.

grepping for abc and then using filters like grep -v '@abc' (this is far from perfect...) should also work, but my patch does something similar.

Hide Signs that Meteor.js was Used

The amount of hacks you would need to go through to completely hide the fact your site is built by Meteor.js is absolutely ridiculous. You would have to strip essentially all core functionality and just serve straight up html, completely defeating the purpose of using the framework anyway.

That being said, I suggest looking at

You enter a url, and it reveals a ton of information about a site. If you only need to "fool" engines like this, there may be simple solutions.

Gradle - Move a folder from ABC to XYZ

Your task declaration is incorrectly combining the Copy task type and project.copy method, resulting in a task that has nothing to copy and thus never runs. Besides, Copy isn't the right choice for renaming a directory. There is no Gradle API for renaming, but a bit of Groovy code (leveraging Java's File API) will do. Assuming Project1 is the project directory:

task renABCToXYZ {     doLast {         file("ABC").renameTo(file("XYZ"))     } } 

Looking at the bigger picture, it's probably better to add the renaming logic (i.e. the doLast task action) to the task that produces ABC.

C# - insert values from file into two arrays

var Text = File.ReadAllLines("Path"); foreach (var i in Text) {    var SplitText = i.Split().Where(x=> x.Lenght>1).ToList();    //@Array1 add SplitText[0]    //@Array2 add SpliteText[1]   }  

Implement specialization in ER diagram

So I assume your permissions table has a foreign key reference to admin_accounts table. If so because of referential integrity you will only be able to add permissions for account ids exsiting in the admin accounts table. Which also means that you wont be able to enter a user_account_id [assuming there are no duplicates!]

concat yesterdays date with a specific time

where date_dt = to_date(to_char(sysdate-1, 'YYYY-MM-DD') || ' 19:16:08', 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS') 

should work.

Comparing a variable with a string python not working when redirecting from bash script

When you read() the file, you may get a newline character '\n' in your string. Try either

if UserInput.strip() == 'List contents': 


if 'List contents' in UserInput: 

Also note that your second file open could also use with:

with open('/Users/.../USER_INPUT.txt', 'w+') as UserInputFile:     if UserInput.strip() == 'List contents': # or if s in f:         UserInputFile.write("ls")     else:         print "Didn't work" 

getting " (1) no such column: _id10 " error

I think you missed a equal sign at:

Cursor c = ourDatabase.query(DATABASE_TABLE, column, KEY_ROWID + "" + l, null, null, null, null);  

Change to:

Cursor c = ourDatabase.query(DATABASE_TABLE, column, KEY_ROWID + " = " + l, null, null, null, null); 

Accessing AppDelegate from framework?

If you're creating a framework the whole idea is to make it portable. Tying a framework to the app delegate defeats the purpose of building a framework. What is it you need the app delegate for?

Empty brackets '[]' appearing when using .where

A good bet is to utilize Rails' Arel SQL manager, which explicitly supports case-insensitive ActiveRecord queries:

t = Guide.arel_table Guide.where(t[:title].matches('%attack')) 

Here's an interesting blog post regarding the portability of case-insensitive queries using Arel. It's worth a read to understand the implications of utilizing Arel across databases.

Xml Parsing in C#

First add an Enrty and Category class:

public class Entry {     public string Id { get; set; }     public string Title { get; set; }     public string Updated { get; set; }     public string Summary { get; set; }     public string GPoint { get; set; }     public string GElev { get; set; }     public List<string> Categories { get; set; } }  public class Category {     public string Label { get; set; }     public string Term { get; set; } } 

Then use LINQ to XML

XDocument xDoc = XDocument.Load("path");          List<Entry> entries = (from x in xDoc.Descendants("entry")             select new Entry()             {                 Id = (string) x.Element("id"),                 Title = (string)x.Element("title"),                 Updated = (string)x.Element("updated"),                 Summary = (string)x.Element("summary"),                 GPoint = (string)x.Element("georss:point"),                 GElev = (string)x.Element("georss:elev"),                 Categories = (from c in x.Elements("category")                                   select new Category                                   {                                       Label = (string)c.Attribute("label"),                                       Term = (string)c.Attribute("term")                                   }).ToList();             }).ToList(); 

Instantiating a generic type

No, and the fact that you want to seems like a bad idea. Do you really need a default constructor like this?

Does the target directory for a git clone have to match the repo name?

Yes, it is possible:

git clone Packages 

You can specify the local root directory when using git clone.


The name of a new directory to clone into.
The "humanish" part of the source repository is used if no directory is explicitly given (repo for /path/to/repo.git and foo for host.xz:foo/.git).
Cloning into an existing directory is only allowed if the directory is empty.

As Chris comments, you can then rename that top directory.
Git only cares about the .git within said top folder, which you can get with various commands:

git rev-parse --show-toplevel git rev-parse --git-dir 

When to create variables (memory management)

I've heard that you must set a variable to 'null' once you're done using it so the garbage collector can get to it (if it's a field var).

This is very rarely a good idea. You only need to do this if the variable is a reference to an object which is going to live much longer than the object it refers to.

Say you have an instance of Class A and it has a reference to an instance of Class B. Class B is very large and you don't need it for very long (a pretty rare situation) You might null out the reference to class B to allow it to be collected.

A better way to handle objects which don't live very long is to hold them in local variables. These are naturally cleaned up when they drop out of scope.

If I were to have a variable that I won't be referring to agaon, would removing the reference vars I'm using (and just using the numbers when needed) save memory?

You don't free the memory for a primitive until the object which contains it is cleaned up by the GC.

Would that take more space than just plugging '5' into the println method?

The JIT is smart enough to turn fields which don't change into constants.

Been looking into memory management, so please let me know, along with any other advice you have to offer about managing memory

Use a memory profiler instead of chasing down 4 bytes of memory. Something like 4 million bytes might be worth chasing if you have a smart phone. If you have a PC, I wouldn't both with 4 million bytes.

OS X Sprite Kit Game Optimal Default Window Size

You should target the smallest, not the largest, supported pixel resolution by the devices your app can run on.

Say if there's an actual Mac computer that can run OS X 10.9 and has a native screen resolution of only 1280x720 then that's the resolution you should focus on. Any higher and your game won't correctly run on this device and you could as well remove that device from your supported devices list.

You can rely on upscaling to match larger screen sizes, but you can't rely on downscaling to preserve possibly important image details such as text or smaller game objects.

The next most important step is to pick a fitting aspect ratio, be it 4:3 or 16:9 or 16:10, that ideally is the native aspect ratio on most of the supported devices. Make sure your game only scales to fit on devices with a different aspect ratio.

You could scale to fill but then you must ensure that on all devices the cropped areas will not negatively impact gameplay or the use of the app in general (ie text or buttons outside the visible screen area). This will be harder to test as you'd actually have to have one of those devices or create a custom build that crops the view accordingly.

Alternatively you can design multiple versions of your game for specific and very common screen resolutions to provide the best game experience from 13" through 27" displays. Optimized designs for iMac (desktop) and a Macbook (notebook) devices make the most sense, it'll be harder to justify making optimized versions for 13" and 15" plus 21" and 27" screens.

But of course this depends a lot on the game. For example a tile-based world game could simply provide a larger viewing area onto the world on larger screen resolutions rather than scaling the view up. Provided that this does not alter gameplay, like giving the player an unfair advantage (specifically in multiplayer).

You should provide @2x images for the Retina Macbook Pro and future Retina Macs.

How to get parameter value for date/time column from empty MaskedTextBox

You're storing the .Text properties of the textboxes directly into the database, this doesn't work. The .Text properties are Strings (i.e. simple text) and not typed as DateTime instances. Do the conversion first, then it will work.

Do this for each date parameter:

Dim bookIssueDate As DateTime = DateTime.ParseExact( txtBookDateIssue.Text, "dd/MM/yyyy", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture ) cmd.Parameters.Add( New OleDbParameter("@Date_Issue", bookIssueDate ) ) 

Note that this code will crash/fail if a user enters an invalid date, e.g. "64/48/9999", I suggest using DateTime.TryParse or DateTime.TryParseExact, but implementing that is an exercise for the reader.

How to create a showdown.js markdown extension

In your last block you have a comma after 'lang', followed immediately with a function. This is not valid json.


It appears that the readme was incorrect. I had to to pass an array with the string 'twitter'.

var converter = new Showdown.converter({extensions: ['twitter']}); converter.makeHtml('whatever @meandave2020'); // output "<p>whatever <a href="">@meandave2020</a></p>" 

I submitted a pull request to update this.

SQL permissions for roles

USE DataBaseName; GO --------- CREATE ROLE --------- CREATE ROLE Doctors ; GO  ---- Assign Role To users -------  CREATE USER [Username] FOR LOGIN [Domain\Username] EXEC sp_addrolemember N'Doctors', N'Username'  ----- GRANT Permission to Users Assinged with this Role----- GRANT ALL ON Table1, Table2, Table3 TO Doctors; GO 

Difference between opening a file in binary vs text

The link you gave does actually describe the differences, but it's buried at the bottom of the page:

Text files are files containing sequences of lines of text. Depending on the environment where the application runs, some special character conversion may occur in input/output operations in text mode to adapt them to a system-specific text file format. Although on some environments no conversions occur and both text files and binary files are treated the same way, using the appropriate mode improves portability.

The conversion could be to normalize \r\n to \n (or vice-versa), or maybe ignoring characters beyond 0x7F (a-la 'text mode' in FTP). Personally I'd open everything in binary-mode and use a good text-encoding library for dealing with text.

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected [

Are you using php 5.4 on your local? the render line is using the new way of initializing arrays. Try replacing ["title" => "Welcome "] with array("title" => "Welcome ")

Please help me convert this script to a simple image slider

Problems only surface when I am I trying to give the first loaded content an active state

Does this mean that you want to add a class to the first button?

$('.o-links').click(function(e) {   // ... }).first().addClass('O_Nav_Current'); 

instead of using IDs for the slider's items and resetting html contents you can use classes and indexes:


.image-area {     width: 100%;     height: auto;     display: none; }  .image-area:first-of-type {     display: block; } 


var $slides = $('.image-area'),     $btns = $('a.o-links');  $btns.on('click', function (e) {     var i = $btns.removeClass('O_Nav_Current').index(this);     $(this).addClass('O_Nav_Current');      $slides.filter(':visible').fadeOut(1000, function () {         $slides.eq(i).fadeIn(1000);     });      e.preventDefault();  }).first().addClass('O_Nav_Current');

java doesn't run if structure inside of onclick listener

both your conditions are the same:

if(s < f) {     calc = f - s;     n = s; }else if(f > s){     calc =  s - f;     n = f;  } 


if(s < f)   


}else if(f > s){ 

are the same

change to

}else if(f < s){ 

String method cannot be found in a main class method

It seem like your Resort method doesn't declare a compareTo method. This method typically belongs to the Comparable interface. Make sure your class implements it.

Additionally, the compareTo method is typically implemented as accepting an argument of the same type as the object the method gets invoked on. As such, you shouldn't be passing a String argument, but rather a Resort.

Alternatively, you can compare the names of the resorts. For example

if (resortList[mid].getResortName().compareTo(resortName)>0)  

Autoresize View When SubViews are Added

Yes, it is because you are using auto layout. Setting the view frame and resizing mask will not work.

You should read Working with Auto Layout Programmatically and Visual Format Language.

You will need to get the current constraints, add the text field, adjust the contraints for the text field, then add the correct constraints on the text field.

Parameter binding on left joins with array in Laravel Query Builder

You don't have to bind parameters if you use query builder or eloquent ORM. However, if you use DB::raw(), ensure that you binding the parameters.

Try the following:

$array = array(1,2,3);       $query = DB::table('offers');             $query->select('id', 'business_id', 'address_id', 'title', 'details', 'value', 'total_available', 'start_date', 'end_date', 'terms', 'type', 'coupon_code', 'is_barcode_available', 'is_exclusive', 'userinformations_id', 'is_used');             $query->leftJoin('user_offer_collection', function ($join) use ($array)             {                 $join->on('user_offer_collection.offers_id', '=', '')                       ->whereIn('user_offer_collection.user_id', $array);             });       $query->get(); 

Setting default checkbox value in Objective-C?

Documentation on UISwitch says:

[mySwitch setOn:NO]; 

In Interface Builder, select your switch and in the Attributes inspector you'll find State which can be set to on or off.

Highlight Anchor Links when user manually scrolls?

You can use Jquery's on method and listen for the scroll event.

Intermediate language used in scalac?

The nearest equivalents would be icode and bcode as used by scalac, view Miguel Garcia's site on the Scalac optimiser for more information, here:

You might also consider Java bytecode itself to be your intermediate representation, given that bytecode is the ultimate output of scalac.

Or perhaps the true intermediate is something that the JIT produces before it finally outputs native instructions?

Ultimately though... There's no single place that you can point at an claim "there's the intermediate!". Scalac works in phases that successively change the abstract syntax tree, every single phase produces a new intermediate. The whole thing is like an onion, and it's very hard to try and pick out one layer as somehow being more significant than any other.

Generating a list of pages (not posts) without the index file

I have never used jekyll, but it's main page says that it uses Liquid, and according to their docs, I think the following should work:

<ul> {% for page in site.pages %}     {% if page.title != 'index' %}     <li><div class="drvce"><a href="{{ page.url }}">{{ page.title }}</a></div></li>     {% endif %} {% endfor %} </ul> 

Warp \ bend effect on a UIView?

What you show looks like a mesh warp. That would be straightforward using OpenGL, but "straightforward OpenGL" is like straightforward rocket science.

I wrote an iOS app for my company called Face Dancerthat's able to do 60 fps mesh warp animations of video from the built-in camera using OpenGL, but it was a lot of work. (It does funhouse mirror type changes to faces - think "fat booth" live, plus lots of other effects.)

Why there is this "clear" class before footer?

Most likely, as mentioned by others, it is a class carrying the css values:

.clear{clear: both;} 

in order to prevent any more page elements from extending into the footer element. It is a quick and easy way of making sure that pages with columns of varying heights don't cause the footer to render oddly, by possibly setting its top position at the end of a shorter column.

In many cases it is not necessary, but if you are using best-practice standards it is a good idea to use, if you are floating page elements left and right. It functions with page elements similar to the way a horizontal rule works with text, to ensure proper and complete sepperation.

Generic XSLT Search and Replace template

Here's one way in XSLT 2

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="">   <xsl:template match="@*|node()">     <xsl:copy>       <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>     </xsl:copy>   </xsl:template>   <xsl:template match="text()">     <xsl:value-of select="translate(.,'&quot;','''')"/>   </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> 

Doing it in XSLT1 is a little more problematic as it's hard to get a literal containing a single apostrophe, so you have to resort to a variable:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="">   <xsl:template match="@*|node()">     <xsl:copy>       <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>     </xsl:copy>   </xsl:template>   <xsl:variable name="apos">'</xsl:variable>   <xsl:template match="text()">     <xsl:value-of select="translate(.,'&quot;',$apos)"/>   </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> 

Are all Spring Framework Java Configuration injection examples buggy?

In your test, you are comparing the two TestParent beans, not the single TestedChild bean.

Also, Spring proxies your @Configuration class so that when you call one of the @Bean annotated methods, it caches the result and always returns the same object on future calls.

See here:

Calling another method java GUI

I'm not sure what you're trying to do, but here's something to consider: c(); won't do anything. c is an instance of the class checkbox and not a method to be called. So consider this:

public class FirstWindow extends JFrame {      public FirstWindow() {         checkbox c = new checkbox();         c.yourMethod(yourParameters); // call the method you made in checkbox     } }  public class checkbox extends JFrame {      public checkbox(yourParameters) {          // this is the constructor method used to initialize instance variables     }      public void yourMethod() // doesn't have to be void     {         // put your code here     } } 

Use NSInteger as array index

According to the error message, you declared myLoc as a pointer to an NSInteger (NSInteger *myLoc) rather than an actual NSInteger (NSInteger myLoc). It needs to be the latter.

I need to know how to get my program to output the word i typed in and also the new rearranged word using a 2D array

  1. What exactly doesn't work?
  2. Why are you using a 2d array?
  3. If you must use a 2d array:

    int numOfPairs = 10;  String[][] array = new String[numOfPairs][2]; for(int i = 0; i < array.length; i++){     for(int j = 0; j < array[i].length; j++){         array[i] = new String[2];         array[i][0] = "original word";         array[i][1] = "rearranged word";     }    } 

Does this give you a hint?

Summing radio input values

Your javascript is executed before the HTML is generated, so it doesn't "see" the ungenerated INPUT elements. For jQuery, you would either stick the Javascript at the end of the HTML or wrap it like this:

<script type="text/javascript">   $(function() { //jQuery trick to say after all the HTML is parsed.     $("input[type=radio]").click(function() {       var total = 0;       $("input[type=radio]:checked").each(function() {         total += parseFloat($(this).val());       });        $("#totalSum").val(total);     });   }); </script> 

EDIT: This code works for me

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> </head> <body>   <strong>Choose a base package:</strong>   <input id="item_0" type="radio" name="pkg" value="1942" />Base Package 1 - $1942   <input id="item_1" type="radio" name="pkg" value="2313" />Base Package 2 - $2313   <input id="item_2" type="radio" name="pkg" value="2829" />Base Package 3 - $2829   <strong>Choose an add on:</strong>   <input id="item_10" type="radio" name="ext" value="0" />No add-on - +$0   <input id="item_12" type="radio" name="ext" value="2146" />Add-on 1 - (+$2146)   <input id="item_13" type="radio" name="ext" value="2455" />Add-on 2 - (+$2455)   <input id="item_14" type="radio" name="ext" value="2764" />Add-on 3 - (+$2764)   <input id="item_15" type="radio" name="ext" value="3073" />Add-on 4 - (+$3073)   <input id="item_16" type="radio" name="ext" value="3382" />Add-on 5 - (+$3382)   <input id="item_17" type="radio" name="ext" value="3691" />Add-on 6 - (+$3691)   <strong>Your total is:</strong>   <input id="totalSum" type="text" name="totalSum" readonly="readonly" size="5" value="" />   <script src=""></script>   <script type="text/javascript">       $("input[type=radio]").click(function() {         var total = 0;         $("input[type=radio]:checked").each(function() {           total += parseFloat($(this).val());         });          $("#totalSum").val(total);       });     </script> </body> </html> 

Removing "http://" from a string

Try this out:

$url = ''; $url = str_replace(array('http://', 'https://'), '', $url); 


Or, a simple way to always remove the protocol:

$url = ''; $url = preg_replace('@^.+?\:\/\/@', '', $url); 

Is it possible to change the content HTML5 alert messages?

Thank you guys for the help,

When I asked at first I didn't think it's even possible, but after your answers I googled and found this amazing tutorial:

Java and unlimited decimal places?

I believe that you are looking for the java.lang.BigDecimal class.

Zipping a file in bash fails

Run dos2unix or similar utility on it to remove the carriage returns (^M).

This message indicates that your file has dos-style lineendings:

-bash: /backup/ /bin/bash^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory 

Utilities like dos2unix will fix it:

 dos2unix <backup.bash > 

Or, if no such utility is installed, you can accomplish the same thing with translate:

tr -d "\015\032" <backup.bash > 

As for how those characters got there in the first place, @MadPhysicist had some good comments.

is it possible to add colors to python output?

IDLE's console does not support ANSI escape sequences, or any other form of escapes for coloring your output.

You can learn how to talk to IDLE's console directly instead of just treating it like normal stdout and printing to it (which is how it does things like color-coding your syntax), but that's pretty complicated. The idle documentation just tells you the basics of using IDLE itself, and its idlelib library has no documentation (well, there is a single line of documentation—"(New in 2.3) Support library for the IDLE development environment."—if you know where to find it, but that isn't very helpful). So, you need to either read the source, or do a whole lot of trial and error, to even get started.

Alternatively, you can run your script from the command line instead of from IDLE, in which case you can use whatever escape sequences your terminal handles. Most modern terminals will handle at least basic 16/8-color ANSI. Many will handle 16/16, or the expanded xterm-256 color sequences, or even full 24-bit colors. (I believe gnome-terminal is the default for Ubuntu, and in its default configuration it will handle xterm-256, but that's really a question for SuperUser or AskUbuntu.)

Learning to read the termcap entries to know which codes to enter is complicated… but if you only care about a single console—or are willing to just assume "almost everything handles basic 16/8-color ANSI, and anything that doesn't, I don't care about", you can ignore that part and just hardcode them based on, e.g., this page.

Once you know what you want to emit, it's just a matter of putting the codes in the strings before printing them.

But there are libraries that can make this all easier for you. One really nice library, which comes built in with Python, is curses. This lets you take over the terminal and do a full-screen GUI, with colors and spinning cursors and anything else you want. It is a little heavy-weight for simple uses, of course. Other libraries can be found by searching PyPI, as usual.

Read input from a JOptionPane.showInputDialog box

Your problem is that, if the user clicks cancel, operationType is null and thus throws a NullPointerException. I would suggest that you move

if (operationType.equalsIgnoreCase("Q")) 

to the beginning of the group of if statements, and then change it to


This will make the program exit just as if the user had selected the quit option when the cancel button is pushed.

Then, change all the rest of the ifs to else ifs. This way, once the program sees whether or not the input is null, it doesn't try to call anything else on operationType. This has the added benefit of making it more efficient - once the program sees that the input is one of the options, it won't bother checking it against the rest of them.

Cannot retrieve string(s) from preferences (settings)

All your exercise conditionals are separate and the else is only tied to the last if statement. Use else if to bind them all together in the way I believe you intend.

strange error in my Animation Drawable

Looks like whatever is in your Animation Drawable definition is too much memory to decode and sequence. The idea is that it loads up all the items and make them in an array and swaps them in and out of the scene according to the timing specified for each frame.

If this all can't fit into memory, it's probably better to either do this on your own with some sort of handler or better yet just encode a movie with the specified frames at the corresponding images and play the animation through a video codec.

How to execute an action before close metro app WinJS

If I am not mistaken, it will be onunload event.

"Occurs when the application is about to be unloaded." - MSDN