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How to sort List<Integer>?

Use Collections class API to sort.

Collections.sort(list);

MIME types missing in IIS 7 for ASP.NET - 404.17

There are two reasons you might get this message:

  1. ASP.Net is not configured. For this run from Administrator command %FrameworkDir%\%FrameworkVersion%\aspnet_regiis -i. Read the message carefully. On Windows8/IIS8 it may say that this is no longer supported and you may have to use Turn Windows Features On/Off dialog in Install/Uninstall a Program in Control Panel.
  2. Another reason this may happen is because your App Pool is not configured correctly. For example, you created website for WordPress and you also want to throw in few aspx files in there, WordPress creates app pool that says don't run CLR stuff. To fix this just open up App Pool and enable CLR.

PHP float with 2 decimal places: .00

you can try this,it will work for you

number_format(0.00, 2)

How to concat two ArrayLists?

You can use .addAll() to add the elements of the second list to the first:

array1.addAll(array2);

Edit: Based on your clarification above ("i want a single String in the new Arraylist which has both name and number."), you would want to loop through the first list and append the item from the second list to it.

Something like this:

int length = array1.size();
if (length != array2.size()) { // Too many names, or too many numbers
    // Fail
}
ArrayList<String> array3 = new ArrayList<String>(length); // Make a new list
for (int i = 0; i < length; i++) { // Loop through every name/phone number combo
    array3.add(array1.get(i) + " " + array2.get(i)); // Concat the two, and add it
}

If you put in:

array1 : ["a", "b", "c"]
array2 : ["1", "2", "3"]

You will get:

array3 : ["a 1", "b 2", "c 3"]

What does $(function() {} ); do?

$(function() { ... });

is just jQuery short-hand for

$(document).ready(function() { ... });

What it's designed to do (amongst other things) is ensure that your function is called once all the DOM elements of the page are ready to be used.

However, I don't think that's the problem you're having - can you clarify what you mean by 'Somehow, some functions are cannot be called and I have to call those function inside' ? Maybe post some code to show what's not working as expected ?

Edit: Re-reading your question, it could be that your function is running before the page has finished loaded, and therefore won't execute properly; putting it in $(function) would indeed fix that!

Is embedding background image data into CSS as Base64 good or bad practice?

In my case it allows me to apply a CSS stylesheet without worrying about copying associated images, since they're already embedded inside.

String to object in JS

Here is my approach to handle some edge cases like having whitespaces and other primitive types as values

const str = " c:234 , d:sdfg ,e: true, f:null, g: undefined, h:name "; 

const strToObj = str
  .trim()
  .split(",")
  .reduce((acc, item) => {
    const [key, val = ""] = item.trim().split(":");
    let newVal = val.trim();

    if (newVal == "null") {
      newVal = null;
    } else if (newVal == "undefined") {
      newVal = void 0;
    } else if (!Number.isNaN(Number(newVal))) {
      newVal = Number(newVal);
    }else if (newVal == "true" || newVal == "false") {
      newVal = Boolean(newVal);
    }
    return { ...acc, [key.trim()]: newVal };
  }, {});

How do you set up use HttpOnly cookies in PHP

You can use this in a header file.

// setup session enviroment
ini_set('session.cookie_httponly',1);
ini_set('session.use_only_cookies',1);

This way all future session cookies will use httponly.

  • Updated.

To draw an Underline below the TextView in Android

If your TextView has fixed width, alternative solution can be to create a View which will look like an underline and position it right below your TextView.

<RelativeLayout
   android:layout_width="match_parent"
   android:layout_height="match_parent">

        <TextView
            android:id="@+id/myTextView"
            android:layout_width="20dp"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"/>

        <View
            android:layout_width="20dp"
            android:layout_height="1dp"
            android:layout_below="@+id/myTextView"
            android:background="#CCCCCC"/>
</RelativeLayout>

Useful example of a shutdown hook in Java?

Shutdown Hooks are unstarted threads that are registered with Runtime.addShutdownHook().JVM does not give any guarantee on the order in which shutdown hooks are started.For more info refer http://techno-terminal.blogspot.in/2015/08/shutdown-hooks.html

Is there any way to return HTML in a PHP function? (without building the return value as a string)

Yes, there is: you can capture the echoed text using ob_start:

<?php function TestBlockHTML($replStr) {
    ob_start(); ?>
    <html>
    <body><h1><?php echo($replStr) ?></h1>
    </html>
<?php
    return ob_get_clean();
} ?>

Find provisioning profile in Xcode 5

check here:

~/Library/MobileDevice/Provisioning Profiles

Downloading a large file using curl

I use this handy function:

By downloading it with a 4094 byte step it will not full your memory

function download($file_source, $file_target) {
    $rh = fopen($file_source, 'rb');
    $wh = fopen($file_target, 'w+b');
    if (!$rh || !$wh) {
        return false;
    }

    while (!feof($rh)) {
        if (fwrite($wh, fread($rh, 4096)) === FALSE) {
            return false;
        }
        echo ' ';
        flush();
    }

    fclose($rh);
    fclose($wh);

    return true;
}

Usage:

     $result = download('http://url','path/local/file');

You can then check if everything is ok with:

     if (!$result)
         throw new Exception('Download error...');

Query to get all rows from previous month

Here's another alternative. Assuming you have an indexed DATE or DATETIME type field, this should use the index as the formatted dates will be type converted before the index is used. You should then see a range query rather than an index query when viewed with EXPLAIN.

SELECT
    * 
FROM
    table
WHERE 
    date_created >= DATE_FORMAT( CURRENT_DATE - INTERVAL 1 MONTH, '%Y/%m/01' ) 
AND
    date_created < DATE_FORMAT( CURRENT_DATE, '%Y/%m/01' )

How do I use jQuery to redirect?

I found out why this happening.

After looking at my settings on my wamp, i did not check http headers, since activated this, it now works.

Thank you everyone for trying to solve this. :)

Setting a checkbox as checked with Vue.js

Let's say you want to pass a prop to a child component and that prop is a boolean that will determine if the checkbox is checked or not, then you have to pass the boolean value to the v-bind:checked="booleanValue" or the shorter way :checked="booleanValue", for example:

<input
    id="checkbox"
    type="checkbox"
    :value="checkboxVal"
    :checked="booleanValue"
    v-on:input="checkboxVal = $event.target.value"
/>

That should work and the checkbox will display the checkbox with it's current boolean state (if true checked, if not unchecked).

How to set timer in android?

for whom wants to do this in kotlin:

val timer = fixedRateTimer(period = 1000L) {
            val currentTime: Date = Calendar.getInstance().time
            runOnUiThread {
                tvFOO.text = currentTime.toString()
            }
        }

for stopping the timer you can use this:

timer.cancel()

this function has many other options, give it a try

Can you get the column names from a SqlDataReader?

There is a GetName function on the SqlDataReader which accepts the column index and returns the name of the column.

Conversely, there is a GetOrdinal which takes in a column name and returns the column index.

How do I set path while saving a cookie value in JavaScript?

For access cookie in whole app (use path=/):

function createCookie(name,value,days) {
    if (days) {
        var date = new Date();
        date.setTime(date.getTime()+(days*24*60*60*1000));
        var expires = "; expires="+date.toGMTString();
    }
    else var expires = "";
    document.cookie = name+"="+value+expires+"; path=/"; 
}

Note:

If you set path=/,
Now the cookie is available for whole application/domain. If you not specify the path then current cookie is save just for the current page you can't access it on another page(s).

For more info read- http://www.quirksmode.org/js/cookies.html (Domain and path part)

If you use cookies in jquery by plugin jquery-cookie:

$.cookie('name', 'value', { expires: 7, path: '/' });
//or
$.cookie('name', 'value', { path: '/' });

Get first key in a (possibly) associative array?

php73:

$array = ['a' => '..', 'b' => '..'];

array_key_first($array); // 'a'
array_key_last($array); // 'b';

http://php.net/manual/en/function.array-key-first.php

How do I unload (reload) a Python module?

In Python 3.0–3.3 you would use: imp.reload(module)

The BDFL has answered this question.

However, imp was deprecated in 3.4, in favour of importlib (thanks @Stefan!).

I think, therefore, you’d now use importlib.reload(module), although I’m not sure.

java.io.IOException: Invalid Keystore format

go to build clean the project then rebuild your project it worked for me.

Adding delay between execution of two following lines

You can use gcd to do this without having to create another method

double delayInSeconds = 2.0;
dispatch_time_t popTime = dispatch_time(DISPATCH_TIME_NOW, (int64_t)(delayInSeconds * NSEC_PER_SEC));
dispatch_after(popTime, dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^(void){
  NSLog(@"Do some work");
});

You should still ask yourself "do I really need to add a delay" as it can often complicate code and cause race conditions

CSS change button style after click

If your button would be an <a> element, you could use the :visited selector.

You are limited however, you can only change:

  • color
  • background-color
  • border-color (and its sub-properties)
  • outline-color
  • The color parts of the fill and stroke properties

I haven't read this article about revisiting the :visited but maybe some smarter people have found more ways to hack it.

How do I find all files containing specific text on Linux?

find /path -type f -exec grep -l "string" {} \;

Explanation from comments

find is a command that lets you find files and other objects like directories and links in subdirectories of a given path. If you don't specify a mask that filesnames should meet, it enumerates all directory objects.

-type f specifies that it should proceed only files, not directories etc.
-exec grep specifies that for every found file, it should run grep command, passing its filename as an argument to it, by replacing {} with the filename

How to query GROUP BY Month in a Year

For Oracle:

select EXTRACT(month from DATE_CREATED), sum(Num_of_Pictures)
from pictures_table
group by EXTRACT(month from DATE_CREATED);

String.Format like functionality in T-SQL?

Actually there is no built in function similar to string.Format function of .NET is available in SQL server.

There is a function FORMATMESSAGE() in SQL server but it mimics to printf() function of C not string.Format function of .NET.

SELECT FORMATMESSAGE('This is the %s and this is the %s.', 'first variable', 'second variable') AS Result

Converting JSON to XML in Java

For json to xml use the following Jackson example:

final String str = "{\"name\":\"JSON\",\"integer\":1,\"double\":2.0,\"boolean\":true,\"nested\":{\"id\":42},\"array\":[1,2,3]}";
ObjectMapper jsonMapper = new ObjectMapper();
JsonNode node = jsonMapper.readValue(str, JsonNode.class);
XmlMapper xmlMapper = new XmlMapper();
        xmlMapper.configure(SerializationFeature.INDENT_OUTPUT, true);
        xmlMapper.configure(ToXmlGenerator.Feature.WRITE_XML_DECLARATION, true);
        xmlMapper.configure(ToXmlGenerator.Feature.WRITE_XML_1_1, true);
StringWriter w = new StringWriter();
xmlMapper.writeValue(w, node);
System.out.println(w.toString());

Prints:

<?xml version='1.1' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<ObjectNode>
  <name>JSON</name>
  <integer>1</integer>
  <double>2.0</double>
  <boolean>true</boolean>
  <nested>
    <id>42</id>
  </nested>
  <array>1</array>
  <array>2</array>
  <array>3</array>
</ObjectNode>

To convert it back (xml to json) take a look at this answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/62468955/1485527 .

Get string character by index - Java

Here's the correct code. If you're using zybooks this will answer all the problems.

for (int i = 0; i<passCode.length(); i++)
{
    char letter = passCode.charAt(i);
    if (letter == ' ' )
    {
        System.out.println("Space at " + i);
    }
}

How do I change a PictureBox's image?

You can use the ImageLocation property of pictureBox1:

pictureBox1.ImageLocation = @"C:\Users\MSI\Desktop\MYAPP\Slider\Slider\bt1.jpg";

Replace a newline in TSQL

The answer posted above/earlier that was reported to replace CHAR(13)CHAR(10) carriage return:

REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(MyField, CHAR(13) + CHAR(10), 'something else'), CHAR(13), 'something else'), CHAR(10), 'something else')

Will never get to the REPLACE(MyField, CHAR(13) + CHAR(10), 'something else') portion of the code and will return the unwanted result of:

'something else''something else'

And NOT the desired result of a single:

'something else'

That would require the REPLACE script to be rewritten as such:

REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(MyField, CHAR(10), 'something else'), CHAR(13), 'something else'), CHAR(13) + CHAR(10), 'something else')

As the flow first tests the 1st/Furthest Left REPLACE statement, then upon failure will continue to test the next REPLACE statement.

How do I remove documents using Node.js Mongoose?

remove() has been deprecated. Use deleteOne(), deleteMany() or bulkWrite().

The code I use

TeleBot.deleteMany({chatID: chatID}, function (err, _) {
                if (err) {
                    return console.log(err);
                }
            });

What is the HTML5 equivalent to the align attribute in table cells?

You can use inline css :
<td style = "text-align: center;">

How to present UIAlertController when not in a view controller?

Kevin Sliech provided a great solution.

I now use the below code in my main UIViewController subclass.

One small alteration i made was to check to see if the best presentation controller is not a plain UIViewController. If not, it's got to be some VC that presents a plain VC. Thus we return the VC that's being presented instead.

- (UIViewController *)bestPresentationController
{
    UIViewController *bestPresentationController = [UIApplication sharedApplication].keyWindow.rootViewController;

    if (![bestPresentationController isMemberOfClass:[UIViewController class]])
    {
        bestPresentationController = bestPresentationController.presentedViewController;
    }    

    return bestPresentationController;
}

Seems to all work out so far in my testing.

Thank you Kevin!

How much should a function trust another function

The addEdge is trusting more than the correction of the addNode method. It's also trusting that the addNode method has been invoked by other method. I'd recommend to include check if m is not null.

Problems installing the devtools package

Nowadays (ubuntu 14.04) I need both:

 $ sudo apt-get -y install libcurl4-gnutls-dev
 $ sudo apt-get -y install libssl-dev

MongoDB: Combine data from multiple collections into one..how?

Very basic example with $lookup.

db.getCollection('users').aggregate([
    {
        $lookup: {
            from: "userinfo",
            localField: "userId",
            foreignField: "userId",
            as: "userInfoData"
        }
    },
    {
        $lookup: {
            from: "userrole",
            localField: "userId",
            foreignField: "userId",
            as: "userRoleData"
        }
    },
    { $unwind: { path: "$userInfoData", preserveNullAndEmptyArrays: true }},
    { $unwind: { path: "$userRoleData", preserveNullAndEmptyArrays: true }}
])

Here is used

 { $unwind: { path: "$userInfoData", preserveNullAndEmptyArrays: true }}, 
 { $unwind: { path: "$userRoleData", preserveNullAndEmptyArrays: true }}

Instead of

{ $unwind:"$userRoleData"} 
{ $unwind:"$userRoleData"}

Because { $unwind:"$userRoleData"} this will return empty or 0 result if no matching record found with $lookup.

Chrome ignores autocomplete="off"

I had a similar issue where the input field took either a name or an email. I set autocomplete="off" but Chrome still forced suggestions. Turns out it was because the placeholder text had the words "name" and "email" in it.

For example

<input type="text" placeholder="name or email" autocomplete="off" />

I got around it by putting a zero width space into the words in the placeholder. No more Chrome autocomplete.

<input type="text" placeholder="nam&#8203;e or emai&#8203;l" autocomplete="off" />

Changing factor levels with dplyr mutate

With the forcats package from the tidyverse this is easy, too.

mutate(dat, x = fct_recode(x, "B" = "A"))

Why is the minidlna database not being refreshed?

There is a patch for the sourcecode of minidlna at sourceforge available that does not make a full rescan, but a kind of incremental scan. That worked fine, but with some later version, the patch is broken. See here Link to SF

Regards Gerry

Why does Date.parse give incorrect results?

There is some method to the madness. As a general rule, if a browser can interpret a date as an ISO-8601, it will. "2005-07-08" falls into this camp, and so it is parsed as UTC. "Jul 8, 2005" cannot, and so it is parsed in the local time.

See JavaScript and Dates, What a Mess! for more.

Show diff between commits

I use gitk to see the difference:

gitk k73ud..dj374

It has a GUI mode so that reviewing is easier.

React Checkbox not sending onChange

In material ui, state of checkbox can be fetched as

this.refs.complete.state.switched

How to convert a list of numbers to jsonarray in Python

import json
row = [1L,[0.1,0.2],[[1234L,1],[134L,2]]]
row_json = json.dumps(row)

Joining pandas dataframes by column names

you can use the left_on and right_on options as follows:

pd.merge(frame_1, frame_2, left_on='county_ID', right_on='countyid')

I was not sure from the question if you only wanted to merge if the key was in the left hand dataframe. If that is the case then the following will do that (the above will in effect do a many to many merge)

pd.merge(frame_1, frame_2, how='left', left_on='county_ID', right_on='countyid')

How do you get centered content using Twitter Bootstrap?

If you are using Bootstrap 2.0+

This can make the div centered to the page.

<div class="row">
    <div class="span4 offset4">
        //your content here gets centered of the page
    </div>
</div>

How to store .pdf files into MySQL as BLOBs using PHP?

In regards to Gordon M's answer above, the 1st and 2nd parameter in mysqli_real_escape_string () call should be swapped for the newer php versions, according to: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli.real-escape-string.php

HTML5 tag for horizontal line break

You can still use <hr> as a horizontal line, and you probably should. In HTML5 it defines a thematic break in content, without making any promises about how it is displayed. The attributes that aren't supported in the HTML5 spec are all related to the tag's appearance. The appearance should be set in CSS, not in the HTML itself.

So use the <hr> tag without attributes, then style it in CSS to appear the way you want.

How do you create a UIImage View Programmatically - Swift

You can use above in one line.

  let imageView = UIImageView(image: UIImage(named: "yourImage.png")!)

How to add dll in c# project

The DLL must be present at all times - as the name indicates, a reference only tells VS that you're trying to use stuff from the DLL. In the project file, VS stores the actual path and file name of the referenced DLL. If you move or delete it, VS is not able to find it anymore.

I usually create a libs folder within my project's folder where I copy DLLs that are not installed to the GAC. Then, I actually add this folder to my project in VS (show hidden files in VS, then right-click and "Include in project"). I then reference the DLLs from the folder, so when checking into source control, the library is also checked in. This makes it much easier when more than one developer will have to change the project.

(Please make sure to set the build type to "none" and "don't copy to output folder" for the DLL in your project.)

PS: I use a German Visual Studio, so the captions I quoted may not exactly match the English version...

How do I get the size of a java.sql.ResultSet?

ResultSet rs = ps.executeQuery();
int rowcount = 0;
if (rs.last()) {
  rowcount = rs.getRow();
  rs.beforeFirst(); // not rs.first() because the rs.next() below will move on, missing the first element
}
while (rs.next()) {
  // do your standard per row stuff
}

How to check if an excel cell is empty using Apache POI?

Gagravarr's answer is quite good!


Check if an excel cell is empty

But if you assume that a cell is also empty if it contains an empty String (""), you need some additional code. This can happen, if a cell was edited and then not cleared properly (for how to clear a cell properly, see further below).

I wrote myself a helper to check if an XSSFCell is empty (including an empty String).

 /**
 * Checks if the value of a given {@link XSSFCell} is empty.
 * 
 * @param cell
 *            The {@link XSSFCell}.
 * @return {@code true} if the {@link XSSFCell} is empty. {@code false}
 *         otherwise.
 */
public static boolean isCellEmpty(final XSSFCell cell) {
    if (cell == null) { // use row.getCell(x, Row.CREATE_NULL_AS_BLANK) to avoid null cells
        return true;
    }

    if (cell.getCellType() == Cell.CELL_TYPE_BLANK) {
        return true;
    }

    if (cell.getCellType() == Cell.CELL_TYPE_STRING && cell.getStringCellValue().trim().isEmpty()) {
        return true;
    }

    return false;
}

Pay attention for newer POI Version

They first changed getCellType() to getCellTypeEnum() as of Version 3.15 Beta 3 and then moved back to getCellType() as of Version 4.0.

  • Version >= 3.15 Beta 3:

    • Use CellType.BLANK and CellType.STRING instead of Cell.CELL_TYPE_BLANK and Cell.CELL_TYPE_STRING
  • Version >= 3.15 Beta 3 && Version < 4.0

    • Use Cell.getCellTypeEnum() instead of Cell.getCellType()

But better double check yourself, because they planned to change it back in future releases.


Example

This JUnit test shows the case in which the additional empty check is needed.

Scenario: the content of a cell is changed within a Java program. Later on, in the same Java program, the cell is checked for emptiness. The test will fail if the isCellEmpty(XSSFCell cell) function doesn't check for empty Strings.

@Test
public void testIsCellEmpty_CellHasEmptyString_ReturnTrue() {
    // Arrange
    XSSFCell cell = new XSSFWorkbook().createSheet().createRow(0).createCell(0);

    boolean expectedValue = true;
    boolean actualValue;

    // Act
    cell.setCellValue("foo");
    cell.setCellValue("bar");
    cell.setCellValue(" ");
    actualValue = isCellEmpty(cell);

    // Assert
    Assert.assertEquals(expectedValue, actualValue);
}

In addition: Clear a cell properly

Just in case if someone wants to know, how to clear the content of a cell properly. There are two ways to archive that (I would recommend way 1).

// way 1
public static void clearCell(final XSSFCell cell) {
    cell.setCellType(Cell.CELL_TYPE_BLANK);
}

// way 2
public static void clearCell(final XSSFCell cell) {
    String nullString = null;
    cell.setCellValue(nullString); 
}

Why way 1? Explicit is better than implicit (thanks, Python)

Way 1: sets the cell type explicitly back to blank.
Way 2: sets the cell type implicitly back to blank due to a side effect when setting a cell value to a null String.


Useful sources

Regards winklerrr

org.hibernate.exception.ConstraintViolationException: Could not execute JDBC batch update

You may need to handle javax.persistence.RollbackException

Fastest way to convert JavaScript NodeList to Array?

Here's a new cool way to do it using the ES6 spread operator:

let arr = [...nl];

Multiple arguments to function called by pthread_create()?

struct arg_struct *args = (struct arg_struct *)args;

--> this assignment is wrong, I mean the variable argument should be used in this context. Cheers!!!

How do you stop MySQL on a Mac OS install?

For those who used homebrew to install MySQL use the following commands below to start, stop, or restart MySQL

Brew start

/usr/local/bin/mysql.server start

Brew restart

/usr/local/bin/mysql.server restart

Brew stop

/usr/local/bin/mysql.server stop

How to upgrade Angular CLI project?

USEFUL:

Use the official Angular Update Guide select your current version and the version you wish to upgrade to for the relevant upgrade guide. https://update.angular.io/

See GitHub repository Angular CLI diff for comparing Angular CLI changes. https://github.com/cexbrayat/angular-cli-diff/

UPDATED 26/12/2018:

Use the official Angular Update Guide mentioned in the useful section above. It provides the most up to date information with links to other resources that may be useful during the upgrade.

UPDATED 08/05/2018:

Angular CLI 1.7 introduced ng update.

ng update

A new Angular CLI command to help simplify keeping your projects up to date with the latest versions. Packages can define logic which will be applied to your projects to ensure usage of latest features as well as making changes to reduce or eliminate the impact related to breaking changes.

Configuration information for ng update can be found here

1.7 to 6 update

CLI 1.7 does not support an automatic v6 update. Manually install @angular/cli via your package manager, then run the update migration schematic to finish the process.

npm install @angular/cli@^6.0.0
ng update @angular/cli --migrate-only --from=1

UPDATED 30/04/2017:

1.0 Update

You should now follow the Angular CLI migration guide


UPDATED 04/03/2017:

RC Update

You should follow the Angular CLI RC migration guide


UPDATED 20/02/2017:

Please be aware 1.0.0-beta.32 has breaking changes and has removed ng init and ng update

The pull request here states the following:

BREAKING CHANGE: Removing the ng init & ng update commands because their current implementation causes more problems than it solves. Update functionality will return to the CLI, until then manual updates of applications will need done.

The angular-cli CHANGELOG.md states the following:

BREAKING CHANGES - @angular/cli: Removing the ng init & ng update commands because their current implementation causes more problems than it solves. Once RC is released, we won't need to use those to update anymore as the step will be as simple as installing the latest version of the CLI.


UPDATED 17/02/2017:

Angular-cli has now been added to the NPM @angular package. You should now replace the above command with the following -

Global package:

npm uninstall -g angular-cli @angular/cli
npm cache clean
npm install -g @angular/cli@latest

Local project package:

rm -rf node_modules dist # On Windows use rmdir /s /q node_modules dist
npm install --save-dev @angular/cli@latest
npm install
ng init

ORIGINAL ANSWER

You should follow the steps from the README.md on GitHub for updating angular via the angular-cli.

Here they are:

Updating angular-cli

To update angular-cli to a new version, you must update both the global package and your project's local package.

Global package:

npm uninstall -g angular-cli
npm cache clean
npm install -g angular-cli@latest

Local project package:

rm -rf node_modules dist tmp # On Windows use rmdir /s /q node_modules dist tmp
npm install --save-dev angular-cli@latest
npm install
ng init

Running ng init will check for changes in all the auto-generated files created by ng new and allow you to update yours. You are offered four choices for each changed file: y (overwrite), n (don't overwrite), d (show diff between your file and the updated file) and h (help).

Carefully read the diffs for each code file, and either accept the changes or incorporate them manually after ng init finishes.

iOS 7 UIBarButton back button arrow color

Swift 2.0: Coloring Navigation Bar & buttons

navigationController?.navigationBar.barTintColor = UIColor.blueColor()
navigationController?.navigationBar.tintColor = UIColor.whiteColor()
navigationController!.navigationBar.titleTextAttributes = [NSForegroundColorAttributeName: UIColor.whiteColor()]

Duplicate Symbols for Architecture arm64

to solve this problem go to Build phases and search about duplicate file like (facebookSDK , unityads ) and delete (extension file.o) then build again .

How to get primary key of table?

How about this:

SELECT COLUMN_NAME
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA = 'Your Database'
  AND TABLE_NAME = 'Your Table name'
  AND COLUMN_KEY = 'PRI';


SELECT COLUMN_NAME
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA = 'Your Database'
  AND TABLE_NAME = 'Your Table name'
  AND COLUMN_KEY = 'UNI';

Positioning <div> element at center of screen

I would do this in CSS:

div.centered {
  position: fixed; 
  top: 50%;
  left: 50%;
  transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
}

then in HTML:

<div class="centered"></div>

TypeError: tuple indices must be integers, not str

SQlite3 has a method named row_factory. This method would allow you to access the values by column name.

https://www.kite.com/python/examples/3884/sqlite3-use-a-row-factory-to-access-values-by-column-name

How to write data to a text file without overwriting the current data

You have to open as new StreamWriter(filename, true) so that it appends to the file instead of overwriting.

When to use the JavaScript MIME type application/javascript instead of text/javascript?

application because .js-Files aren't something a user wants to read but something that should get executed.

PHP CURL & HTTPS

I was trying to use CURL to do some https API calls with php and ran into this problem. I noticed a recommendation on the php site which got me up and running: http://php.net/manual/en/function.curl-setopt.php#110457

Please everyone, stop setting CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER to false or 0. If your PHP installation doesn't have an up-to-date CA root certificate bundle, download the one at the curl website and save it on your server:

http://curl.haxx.se/docs/caextract.html

Then set a path to it in your php.ini file, e.g. on Windows:

curl.cainfo=c:\php\cacert.pem

Turning off CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER allows man in the middle (MITM) attacks, which you don't want!

How to change text color of simple list item

You just have override the getView method of ArrayAdapter

ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(getApplicationContext(), 
        android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, mStringList) {
    @Override
    public View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {
        View view = super.getView(position, convertView, parent);
        TextView text = (TextView) view.findViewById(android.R.id.text1);
        text.setTextColor(Color.BLACK);
        return view;
    }
};

How to turn off the Eclipse code formatter for certain sections of Java code?

The phantom comments, adding // where you want new lines, are great!

  1. The @formatter: off adds a reference from the code to the editor. The code should, in my opinion, never have such references.

  2. The phantom comments (//) will work regardless of the formatting tool used. Regardless of Eclipse or InteliJ or whatever editor you use. This even works with the very nice Google Java Format

  3. The phantom comments (//) will work all over your application. If you also have Javascript and perhaps use something like JSBeautifier. You can have similar code style also in the Javascript.

  4. Actually, you probably DO want formatting right? You want to remove mixed tab/space and trailing spaces. You want to indent the lines according to the code standard. What you DONT want is a long line. That, and only that, is what the phantom comment gives you!

SQL error "ORA-01722: invalid number"

This is because:

You executed an SQL statement that tried to convert a string to a number, but it was unsuccessful.

As explained in:

To resolve this error:

Only numeric fields or character fields that contain numeric values can be used in arithmetic operations. Make sure that all expressions evaluate to numbers.

Why is the Java main method static?

because, a static members are not part of any specific class and that main method, not requires to create its Object, but can still refer to all other classes.

Using Thymeleaf when the value is null

This can also be handled using the elvis operator ?: which will add a default value when the field is null:

<span th:text="${object.property} ?: 'default value'"></span>

make: *** No rule to make target `all'. Stop

Your makefile should ideally be named makefile, not make. Note that you can call your makefile anything you like, but as you found, you then need the -f option with make to specify the name of the makefile. Using the default name of makefile just makes life easier.

How to read files from resources folder in Scala?

Onliner solution for Scala >= 2.12

val source_html = Source.fromResource("file.html").mkString

How to detect if user select cancel InputBox VBA Excel

Following example uses InputBox method to validate user entry to unhide sheets: Important thing here is to use wrap InputBox variable inside StrPtr so it could be compared to '0' when user chose to click 'x' icon on the InputBox.

Sub unhidesheet()

Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim pw As String

pw = InputBox("Enter Password to Unhide Sheets:", "Unhide Data Sheets")
If StrPtr(pw) = 0 Then

   Exit Sub
ElseIf pw = NullString Then
   Exit Sub
ElseIf pw = 123456 Then
    For Each ws In ThisWorkbook.Worksheets
        ws.Visible = xlSheetVisible
    Next
End If
End Sub

Where does the @Transactional annotation belong?

It is better to have it in the service layer! This is clearly explained on one of the article that I came across yesterday! Here is the link that you can check out!

Clean out Eclipse workspace metadata

There is no easy way to remove the "outdated" stuff from an existing workspace. Using the "clean" parameter will not really help, as many of the files you refer to are "free form data", only known to the plugins that are no longer available.

Your best bet is to optimize the re-import, where I would like to point out the following:

  • When creating a new workspace, you can already choose to have some settings being copied from the current to the new workspace.
  • You can export the preferences of the current workspace (using the Export menu) and re-import them in the new workspace.
  • There are lots of recommendations on the Internet to just copy the ${old_workspace}/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.runtime/.settings folder from the old to the new workspace. This is surely the fastest way, but it may lead to weird behaviour, because some of your plugins may depend on these settings and on some of the mentioned "free form data" stored elsewhere. (There are even people symlinking these folders over multiple workspaces, but this really requires to use the same plugins on all workspaces.)
  • You may want to consider using more project specific settings than workspace preferences in the future. So for instance all the Java compiler settings can either be set on the workspace level or on the project level. If set on the project level, you can put them under version control and are independent of the workspace.

Creating Dynamic button with click event in JavaScript

Wow you're close. Edits in comments:

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function add(type) {_x000D_
  //Create an input type dynamically.   _x000D_
  var element = document.createElement("input");_x000D_
  //Assign different attributes to the element. _x000D_
  element.type = type;_x000D_
  element.value = type; // Really? You want the default value to be the type string?_x000D_
  element.name = type; // And the name too?_x000D_
  element.onclick = function() { // Note this is a function_x000D_
    alert("blabla");_x000D_
  };_x000D_
_x000D_
  var foo = document.getElementById("fooBar");_x000D_
  //Append the element in page (in span).  _x000D_
  foo.appendChild(element);_x000D_
}_x000D_
document.getElementById("btnAdd").onclick = function() {_x000D_
  add("text");_x000D_
};
_x000D_
<input type="button" id="btnAdd" value="Add Text Field">_x000D_
<p id="fooBar">Fields:</p>
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Now, instead of setting the onclick property of the element, which is called "DOM0 event handling," you might consider using addEventListener (on most browsers) or attachEvent (on all but very recent Microsoft browsers) — you'll have to detect and handle both cases — as that form, called "DOM2 event handling," has more flexibility. But if you don't need multiple handlers and such, the old DOM0 way works fine.


Separately from the above: You might consider using a good JavaScript library like jQuery, Prototype, YUI, Closure, or any of several others. They smooth over browsers differences like the addEventListener / attachEvent thing, provide useful utility features, and various other things. Obviously there's nothing a library can do that you can't do without one, as the libraries are just JavaScript code. But when you use a good library with a broad user base, you get the benefit of a huge amount of work already done by other people dealing with those browsers differences, etc.

How to set the style -webkit-transform dynamically using JavaScript?

Try using

img.style.webkitTransform = "rotate(60deg)"

Best/Most Comprehensive API for Stocks/Financial Data

Markit On Demand provides a set of free financial APIs for playing around with. Looks like there is a stock quote API, a stock ticker/company search and a charting API available. Look at http://dev.markitondemand.com

What is the difference between dict.items() and dict.iteritems() in Python2?

dict.iteritems(): gives you an iterator. You may use the iterator in other patterns outside of the loop.

student = {"name": "Daniel", "student_id": 2222}

for key,value in student.items():
    print(key,value)

('student_id', 2222)
('name', 'Daniel')

for key,value in student.iteritems():
    print(key,value)

('student_id', 2222)
('name', 'Daniel')

studentIterator = student.iteritems()

print(studentIterator.next())
('student_id', 2222)

print(studentIterator.next())
('name', 'Daniel')

How to use default Android drawables

Better to use android.R.drawable because it is public and documented.

Remove scrollbar from iframe

If anyone here is having a problem with disabling scrollbars on the iframe, it could be because the iframe's content has scrollbars on elements below the html element!

Some layouts set html and body to 100% height, and use a #wrapper div with overflow: auto; (or scroll), thereby moving the scrolling to the #wrapper element.

In such a case, nothing you do will prevent the scrollbars from showing up except editing the other page's content.

How to pass boolean parameter value in pipeline to downstream jobs?

Jenkins "boolean" parameters are really just a shortcut for the "choice parameter" type with the choices hardcoded to the strings "true" and "false", and with a checkbox to set the string variable. But in the end, it is just that: a string variable, with nothing to do with a true boolean. That's why you need to convert the string to a boolean if you don't want to do a string comparison like:

if (myBoolean == "true")

Where do I find the bashrc file on Mac?

The .bashrc file is in your home directory.

So from command line do:

cd
ls -a

This will show all the hidden files in your home directory. "cd" will get you home and ls -a will "list all".

In general when you see ~/ the tilda slash refers to your home directory. So ~/.bashrc is your home directory with the .bashrc file.

And the standard path to homebrew is in /usr/local/ so if you:

cd /usr/local
ls | grep -i homebrew

you should see the homebrew directory (/usr/local/homebrew). Source

Yes sometimes you may have to create this file and the typical format of a .bashrc file is:

# .bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions
. .alias
alias ducks='du -cks * | sort -rn | head -15'

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
    . /etc/bashrc
fi

PATH=$PATH:/home/username/bin:/usr/local/homebrew
export PATH

If you create your own .bashrc file make sure that the following line is in your ~/.bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
    . ~/.bashrc
fi

ECONNREFUSED error when connecting to mongodb from node.js

OK, this was another case of not being truly forthcoming in the info I posted above. My node.js app was very simple, but I was including another couple lines in my node.js code that apparently caused this issue.

Specifically, I had another variable declared which was calling some other code that made a separate database call using incorrect db info. This is why, when using Xinzz's code, the console log error seemed not to change. It wasn't actually the mongoose.connect command that was throwing the error!

Lesson learned, localize the problem and comment out unrelated code! Sorry guys, I knew this was me being dumb.

New warnings in iOS 9: "all bitcode will be dropped"

This issue has been recently fixed (Nov 2010) by Google, see https://code.google.com/p/analytics-issues/issues/detail?id=671. But be aware that as a good fix it brings more bugs :)

You will also have to follow the initialisation method listed here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/ios/v2.

The latest instructions are going to give you a headache because it references utilities not included in the pod. Below will fail with the cocoapod

// Configure tracker from GoogleService-Info.plist.
NSError *configureError;
[[GGLContext sharedInstance] configureWithError:&configureError];
NSAssert(!configureError, @"Error configuring Google services: %@", configureError);

Cache busting via params

Found a comparison of the 2 techniques (query string vs file name) here:

Version as a querystring has two problems.

First, it may not always be a browser that implements caching through which we need to bust. It is said that certain (possibly older) proxies do ignore the querystring with respect to their caching behavior.

Second, in certain more complex deployment scenarios, where you have multiple frontend and/or multiple backend servers, an upgrade is anything but instantaneous. You need to be able to serve both the old and the new version of your assets at the same time. See for example how this affects you when using Google App Engine.

MySQL error: key specification without a key length

You can specify the key length in the alter table request, something like:

alter table authors ADD UNIQUE(name_first(20), name_second(20));

Log record changes in SQL server in an audit table

Take a look at this article on Simple-talk.com by Pop Rivett. It walks you through creating a generic trigger that will log the OLDVALUE and the NEWVALUE for all updated columns. The code is very generic and you can apply it to any table you want to audit, also for any CRUD operation i.e. INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE. The only requirement is that your table to be audited should have a PRIMARY KEY (which most well designed tables should have anyway).

Here's the code relevant for your GUESTS Table.

  1. Create AUDIT Table.
    IF NOT EXISTS
          (SELECT * FROM sysobjects WHERE id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[Audit]') 
                   AND OBJECTPROPERTY(id, N'IsUserTable') = 1)
           CREATE TABLE Audit 
                   (Type CHAR(1), 
                   TableName VARCHAR(128), 
                   PK VARCHAR(1000), 
                   FieldName VARCHAR(128), 
                   OldValue VARCHAR(1000), 
                   NewValue VARCHAR(1000), 
                   UpdateDate datetime, 
                   UserName VARCHAR(128))
    GO
  1. CREATE an UPDATE Trigger on the GUESTS Table as follows.
    CREATE TRIGGER TR_GUESTS_AUDIT ON GUESTS FOR UPDATE
    AS
    
    DECLARE @bit INT ,
           @field INT ,
           @maxfield INT ,
           @char INT ,
           @fieldname VARCHAR(128) ,
           @TableName VARCHAR(128) ,
           @PKCols VARCHAR(1000) ,
           @sql VARCHAR(2000), 
           @UpdateDate VARCHAR(21) ,
           @UserName VARCHAR(128) ,
           @Type CHAR(1) ,
           @PKSelect VARCHAR(1000)
           
    
    --You will need to change @TableName to match the table to be audited. 
    -- Here we made GUESTS for your example.
    SELECT @TableName = 'GUESTS'
    
    -- date and user
    SELECT         @UserName = SYSTEM_USER ,
           @UpdateDate = CONVERT (NVARCHAR(30),GETDATE(),126)
    
    -- Action
    IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM inserted)
           IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM deleted)
                   SELECT @Type = 'U'
           ELSE
                   SELECT @Type = 'I'
    ELSE
           SELECT @Type = 'D'
    
    -- get list of columns
    SELECT * INTO #ins FROM inserted
    SELECT * INTO #del FROM deleted
    
    -- Get primary key columns for full outer join
    SELECT @PKCols = COALESCE(@PKCols + ' and', ' on') 
                   + ' i.' + c.COLUMN_NAME + ' = d.' + c.COLUMN_NAME
           FROM    INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLE_CONSTRAINTS pk ,
    
                  INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEY_COLUMN_USAGE c
           WHERE   pk.TABLE_NAME = @TableName
           AND     CONSTRAINT_TYPE = 'PRIMARY KEY'
           AND     c.TABLE_NAME = pk.TABLE_NAME
           AND     c.CONSTRAINT_NAME = pk.CONSTRAINT_NAME
    
    -- Get primary key select for insert
    SELECT @PKSelect = COALESCE(@PKSelect+'+','') 
           + '''<' + COLUMN_NAME 
           + '=''+convert(varchar(100),
    coalesce(i.' + COLUMN_NAME +',d.' + COLUMN_NAME + '))+''>''' 
           FROM    INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLE_CONSTRAINTS pk ,
                   INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEY_COLUMN_USAGE c
           WHERE   pk.TABLE_NAME = @TableName
           AND     CONSTRAINT_TYPE = 'PRIMARY KEY'
           AND     c.TABLE_NAME = pk.TABLE_NAME
           AND     c.CONSTRAINT_NAME = pk.CONSTRAINT_NAME
    
    IF @PKCols IS NULL
    BEGIN
           RAISERROR('no PK on table %s', 16, -1, @TableName)
           RETURN
    END
    
    SELECT         @field = 0, 
           @maxfield = MAX(ORDINAL_POSITION) 
           FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS WHERE TABLE_NAME = @TableName
    WHILE @field < @maxfield
    BEGIN
           SELECT @field = MIN(ORDINAL_POSITION) 
                   FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS 
                   WHERE TABLE_NAME = @TableName 
                   AND ORDINAL_POSITION > @field
           SELECT @bit = (@field - 1 )% 8 + 1
           SELECT @bit = POWER(2,@bit - 1)
           SELECT @char = ((@field - 1) / 8) + 1
           IF SUBSTRING(COLUMNS_UPDATED(),@char, 1) & @bit > 0
                                           OR @Type IN ('I','D')
           BEGIN
                   SELECT @fieldname = COLUMN_NAME 
                           FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS 
                           WHERE TABLE_NAME = @TableName 
                           AND ORDINAL_POSITION = @field
                   SELECT @sql = '
    insert Audit (    Type, 
                   TableName, 
                   PK, 
                   FieldName, 
                   OldValue, 
                   NewValue, 
                   UpdateDate, 
                   UserName)
    select ''' + @Type + ''',''' 
           + @TableName + ''',' + @PKSelect
           + ',''' + @fieldname + ''''
           + ',convert(varchar(1000),d.' + @fieldname + ')'
           + ',convert(varchar(1000),i.' + @fieldname + ')'
           + ',''' + @UpdateDate + ''''
           + ',''' + @UserName + ''''
           + ' from #ins i full outer join #del d'
           + @PKCols
           + ' where i.' + @fieldname + ' <> d.' + @fieldname 
           + ' or (i.' + @fieldname + ' is null and  d.'
                                    + @fieldname
                                    + ' is not null)' 
           + ' or (i.' + @fieldname + ' is not null and  d.' 
                                    + @fieldname
                                    + ' is null)' 
                   EXEC (@sql)
           END
    END
    
    GO

Convert special characters to HTML in Javascript

function char_convert() {

    var chars = ["©","Û","®","ž","Ü","Ÿ","Ý","$","Þ","%","¡","ß","¢","à","£","á","À","¤","â","Á","¥","ã","Â","¦","ä","Ã","§","å","Ä","¨","æ","Å","©","ç","Æ","ª","è","Ç","«","é","È","¬","ê","É","­","ë","Ê","®","ì","Ë","¯","í","Ì","°","î","Í","±","ï","Î","²","ð","Ï","³","ñ","Ð","´","ò","Ñ","µ","ó","Õ","¶","ô","Ö","·","õ","Ø","¸","ö","Ù","¹","÷","Ú","º","ø","Û","»","ù","Ü","@","¼","ú","Ý","½","û","Þ","€","¾","ü","ß","¿","ý","à","‚","À","þ","á","ƒ","Á","ÿ","å","„","Â","æ","…","Ã","ç","†","Ä","è","‡","Å","é","ˆ","Æ","ê","‰","Ç","ë","Š","È","ì","‹","É","í","Œ","Ê","î","Ë","ï","Ž","Ì","ð","Í","ñ","Î","ò","‘","Ï","ó","’","Ð","ô","“","Ñ","õ","”","Ò","ö","•","Ó","ø","–","Ô","ù","—","Õ","ú","˜","Ö","û","™","×","ý","š","Ø","þ","›","Ù","ÿ","œ","Ú"]; 
    var codes = ["&copy;","&#219;","&reg;","&#158;","&#220;","&#159;","&#221;","&#36;","&#222;","&#37;","&#161;","&#223;","&#162;","&#224;","&#163;","&#225;","&Agrave;","&#164;","&#226;","&Aacute;","&#165;","&#227;","&Acirc;","&#166;","&#228;","&Atilde;","&#167;","&#229;","&Auml;","&#168;","&#230;","&Aring;","&#169;","&#231;","&AElig;","&#170;","&#232;","&Ccedil;","&#171;","&#233;","&Egrave;","&#172;","&#234;","&Eacute;","&#173;","&#235;","&Ecirc;","&#174;","&#236;","&Euml;","&#175;","&#237;","&Igrave;","&#176;","&#238;","&Iacute;","&#177;","&#239;","&Icirc;","&#178;","&#240;","&Iuml;","&#179;","&#241;","&ETH;","&#180;","&#242;","&Ntilde;","&#181;","&#243;","&Otilde;","&#182;","&#244;","&Ouml;","&#183;","&#245;","&Oslash;","&#184;","&#246;","&Ugrave;","&#185;","&#247;","&Uacute;","&#186;","&#248;","&Ucirc;","&#187;","&#249;","&Uuml;","&#64;","&#188;","&#250;","&Yacute;","&#189;","&#251;","&THORN;","&#128;","&#190;","&#252","&szlig;","&#191;","&#253;","&agrave;","&#130;","&#192;","&#254;","&aacute;","&#131;","&#193;","&#255;","&aring;","&#132;","&#194;","&aelig;","&#133;","&#195;","&ccedil;","&#134;","&#196;","&egrave;","&#135;","&#197;","&eacute;","&#136;","&#198;","&ecirc;","&#137;","&#199;","&euml;","&#138;","&#200;","&igrave;","&#139;","&#201;","&iacute;","&#140;","&#202;","&icirc;","&#203;","&iuml;","&#142;","&#204;","&eth;","&#205;","&ntilde;","&#206;","&ograve;","&#145;","&#207;","&oacute;","&#146;","&#208;","&ocirc;","&#147;","&#209;","&otilde;","&#148;","&#210;","&ouml;","&#149;","&#211;","&oslash;","&#150;","&#212;","&ugrave;","&#151;","&#213;","&uacute;","&#152;","&#214;","&ucirc;","&#153;","&#215;","&yacute;","&#154;","&#216;","&thorn;","&#155;","&#217;","&yuml;","&#156;","&#218;"];

    for(x=0; x<chars.length; x++){
        for (i=0; i<arguments.length; i++){
            arguments[i].value = arguments[i].value.replace(chars[x], codes[x]);
        }
    }
 }

char_convert(this);

What is http multipart request?

I have found an excellent and relatively short explanation here.

A multipart request is a REST request containing several packed REST requests inside its entity.

Angular: date filter adds timezone, how to output UTC?

The 'Z' is what adds the timezone info. As for output UTC, that seems to be the subject of some confusion -- people seem to gravitate toward moment.js.

Borrowing from this answer, you could do something like this without moment.js:

controller

var app1 = angular.module('app1',[]);

app1.controller('ctrl',['$scope',function($scope){

  var toUTCDate = function(date){
    var _utc = new Date(date.getUTCFullYear(), date.getUTCMonth(), date.getUTCDate(),  date.getUTCHours(), date.getUTCMinutes(), date.getUTCSeconds());
    return _utc;
  };

  var millisToUTCDate = function(millis){
    return toUTCDate(new Date(millis));
  };

    $scope.toUTCDate = toUTCDate;
    $scope.millisToUTCDate = millisToUTCDate;

  }]);

template

<html ng-app="app1">

  <head>
    <script data-require="angular.js@*" data-semver="1.2.12" src="http://code.angularjs.org/1.2.12/angular.js"></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <script src="script.js"></script>
  </head>

  <body>
    <div ng-controller="ctrl">
      <div>
      utc {{millisToUTCDate(1400167800) | date:'dd-M-yyyy H:mm'}}
      </div>
      <div>
      local {{1400167800 | date:'dd-M-yyyy H:mm'}}
      </div>
    </div>
  </body>

</html>

here's plunker to play with it

See also this and this.

Also note that with this method, if you use the 'Z' from Angular's date filter, it seems it will still print your local timezone offset.

How can I override inline styles with external CSS?

The only way to override inline style is by using !important keyword beside the CSS rule. The following is an example of it.

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div {
        color: blue !important;
       /* Adding !important will give this rule more precedence over inline style */
    }
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<div style="font-size: 18px; color: red;">
    Hello, World. How can I change this to blue?
</div>
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Important Notes:

  • Using !important is not considered as a good practice. Hence, you should avoid both !important and inline style.

  • Adding the !important keyword to any CSS rule lets the rule forcefully precede over all the other CSS rules for that element.

  • It even overrides the inline styles from the markup.

  • The only way to override is by using another !important rule, declared either with higher CSS specificity in the CSS, or equal CSS specificity later in the code.

  • Must Read - CSS Specificity by MDN

What's the best way to center your HTML email content in the browser window (or email client preview pane)?

I was struggling with Outlook and Office365. Surprisingly the thing that seemed to work was:

<table align='center' style='text-align:center'>
  <tr>
    <td align='center' style='text-align:center'>
      <!-- AMAZING CONTENT! -->
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>

I only listed some of the key things that resolved my Microsoft email issues.

Might I add that building an email that looks nice on all emails is a pain. This website was super nice for testing: https://putsmail.com/

It allows you to list all the emails you'd like to send your test email to. You can paste your code right into the window, edit, send, and resend. It helped me a ton.

laravel throwing MethodNotAllowedHttpException

My problem was not that my routes were set up incorrectly, but that I was referencing the wrong Form method (which I had copied from a different form). I was doing...

{!! Form::model([ ... ]) !!}

(with no model specified). But I should have been using the regular open method...

{!! Form::open([ ... ]) !!}

Because the first parameter to model expect an actual model, it was not getting any of my options I was specifying. Hope this helps someone who knows their routes are correct, but something else is amiss.

How do Python's any and all functions work?

s = "eFdss"
s = list(s)
all(i.islower() for i in s )   # FALSE
any(i.islower() for i in s )   # TRUE

Android Studio is slow (how to speed up)?

try deleting c:\users\.AndroidStudioX.X folder. it will also remove your android studio settings and customization

Bootstrap dropdown sub menu missing

I bumped with this issue a few days ago. I tried many solutions and none really worked for me on the end i ended up creating an extenion/override of the dropdown code of bootstrap. It is a copy of the original code with changes to the closeMenus function.

I think it is a good solution since it doesn't affects the core classes of bootstrap js.

You can check it out on gihub: https://github.com/djokodonev/bootstrap-multilevel-dropdown

How to make an autocomplete address field with google maps api?

Drifting a bit, but it would be relatively easy to autofill the US City/State or CA City/Provence when the user enters her postal code using a lookup table.

Here's how you could do it if you could force people to bend to your will:

  1. User enters: postal (zip) code

    You fill: state, city (province, for Canada)

  2. User starts to enter: streetname

    You: autofill

  3. You display: a range of allowed address numbers

    User: enters the number

Done.

Here's how it is natural for people to do it:

  1. User enters: address number

    You: do nothing

  2. User starts to enter: street name

    You: autofill, drawing from a massive list of every street in the country

  3. User enters: city

    You: autofill

  4. User enters: state/provence

    You: is it worth autofilling a few chars?

  5. You: autofill postal (zip) code, if you can (because some codes straddle cities).


Now you know why people charge $$$ to do this. :)

For the street address, consider there are two parts: numeric and streetname. If you have the zip code, then you can narrow down the available streets, but most people enter the numeric part first, which is backwa

Print time in a batch file (milliseconds)

If you're doing something like

for /l %%i in (1,1,500) do @echo %time%

or

if foo (
    echo %time%
    do_something
    echo %time%
)

then you could simply put a setlocal enabledelayedexpansion at the beginning of your batch file and use !time! instead of %time% which gets evaluated on execution, not on parsing the line (which includes complete blocks enclosed in parentheses).

Any way to return PHP `json_encode` with encode UTF-8 and not Unicode?

This function found here, works fine for me

function jsonRemoveUnicodeSequences($struct) {
   return preg_replace("/\\\\u([a-f0-9]{4})/e", "iconv('UCS-4LE','UTF-8',pack('V', hexdec('U$1')))", json_encode($struct));
}

How do I get which JRadioButton is selected from a ButtonGroup

You could use getSelectedObjects() of ItemSelectable (superinterface of ButtonModel) which returns the list of selected items. In case of a radio button group it can only be one or none at all.

How to create a jQuery function (a new jQuery method or plugin)?

You can always do this:

jQuery.fn.extend({
   myfunction: function(param){
       // code here
   },
});
OR
jQuery.extend({
   myfunction: function(param){
       // code here
   },
});
$(element).myfunction(param);

Android MediaPlayer Stop and Play

To stop the Media Player without the risk of an Illegal State Exception, you must do

  try {
        mp.reset();
        mp.prepare();
        mp.stop();
        mp.release();
        mp=null;
       }
  catch (Exception e)
         {
           e.printStackTrace();
         }

rather than just

try {
       mp.stop();
       mp.release();
       mp=null;
    } 
catch (Exception e) 
    {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }

Nested classes' scope?

In Python mutable objects are passed as reference, so you can pass a reference of the outer class to the inner class.

class OuterClass:
    def __init__(self):
        self.outer_var = 1
        self.inner_class = OuterClass.InnerClass(self)
        print('Inner variable in OuterClass = %d' % self.inner_class.inner_var)

    class InnerClass:
        def __init__(self, outer_class):
            self.outer_class = outer_class
            self.inner_var = 2
            print('Outer variable in InnerClass = %d' % self.outer_class.outer_var)

How to restart Activity in Android

Call this method

private void restartFirstActivity()
 {
 Intent i = getApplicationContext().getPackageManager()
 .getLaunchIntentForPackage(getApplicationContext().getPackageName() );

 i.addFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_CLEAR_TOP | Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK );
 startActivity(i);
 }

Thanks,

How to get source code of a Windows executable?

There's nothing you can do about it i'm afraid as you won't be able to view it in a readable format, it's pretty much intentional and it'll show the interpreted machine code, there would be no formatting or comments as you normally get in .cs/.c files.

It's pretty much a hit and miss scenario.

Someone has already asked about it on another website

Java says FileNotFoundException but file exists

The code itself is working correctly. The problem is, that the program working path is pointing to other place than you think.

Use this line and see where the path is:

System.out.println(new File(".").getAbsoluteFile());

What are the RGB codes for the Conditional Formatting 'Styles' in Excel?

For anyone who stumbles across this in the future, this is how you do it:

xl.Range("A1:A1").Style := "Bad"
xl.Range("A1:A1").Style := "Good"
xl.Range("A1:A1").Style := "Neutral"

An easy way to check on things like this is to open excel and record a macro. In this case I recorded a macro where I just formatted the cell to "Bad". Once you've recorded the macro, just go in and edit it and it will essentially give you the code. It will require a little translation on your part, but here is what the macro looks like when I edit it:

 Selection.Style = "Bad"

As you can see, it's pretty easy to make the jump to AHK from what excel provides.

Why does Math.Round(2.5) return 2 instead of 3?

You should check MSDN for Math.Round:

The behavior of this method follows IEEE Standard 754, section 4. This kind of rounding is sometimes called rounding to nearest, or banker's rounding.

You can specify the behavior of Math.Round using an overload:

Math.Round(2.5, 0, MidpointRounding.AwayFromZero); // gives 3

Math.Round(2.5, 0, MidpointRounding.ToEven); // gives 2

JavaScript getElementByID() not working

At the point you are calling your function, the rest of the page has not rendered and so the element is not in existence at that point. Try calling your function on window.onload maybe. Something like this:

<html>
<head>
    <title></title>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        window.onload = function(){
           var refButton = document.getElementById("btnButton");

            refButton.onclick = function() {
                alert('I am clicked!');
            }
        };
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1">
    <div>
        <input id="btnButton" type="button" value="Click me"/>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

How to get the Parent's parent directory in Powershell?

In powershell :

$this_script_path = $(Get-Item $($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path)).DirectoryName

$parent_folder = Split-Path $this_script_path -Leaf

Why an abstract class implementing an interface can miss the declaration/implementation of one of the interface's methods?

Abstract classes are not required to implement the methods. So even though it implements an interface, the abstract methods of the interface can remain abstract. If you try to implement an interface in a concrete class (i.e. not abstract) and you do not implement the abstract methods the compiler will tell you: Either implement the abstract methods or declare the class as abstract.

Parse JSON String into a Particular Object Prototype in JavaScript

While, this is not technically what you want, if you know before hand the type of object you want to handle you can use the call/apply methods of the prototype of your known object.

you can change this

alert(fooJSON.test() ); //Prints 12

to this

alert(Foo.prototype.test.call(fooJSON); //Prints 12

Opening database file from within SQLite command-line shell

I think the simplest way to just open a single database and start querying is:

sqlite> .open "test.db"
sqlite> SELECT * FROM table_name ... ;

Notice: This works only for versions 3.8.2+

Change Twitter Bootstrap Tooltip content on click

Bootstrap 4

$('#topic_1').tooltip('dispose').tooltip({title: 'Goodbye'}).tooltip('show')

https://getbootstrap.com/docs/4.1/components/tooltips/#tooltipdispose

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$('#topic_1').tooltip({title: 'Hello'}).tooltip('show');
setTimeout( function() {
  $('#topic_1').tooltip('dispose').tooltip({title: 'Goodbye'}).tooltip('show');
}, 5000);
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#topic_1 {
  border: 1px solid red;
  margin: 50px;
}
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<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.2/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-Smlep5jCw/wG7hdkwQ/Z5nLIefveQRIY9nfy6xoR1uRYBtpZgI6339F5dgvm/e9B" crossorigin="anonymous">
  <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/popper.js/1.14.3/umd/popper.min.js" integrity="sha384-ZMP7rVo3mIykV+2+9J3UJ46jBk0WLaUAdn689aCwoqbBJiSnjAK/l8WvCWPIPm49" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
  <script src="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.2/js/bootstrap.min.js" integrity="sha384-o+RDsa0aLu++PJvFqy8fFScvbHFLtbvScb8AjopnFD+iEQ7wo/CG0xlczd+2O/em" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

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Better way to remove specific characters from a Perl string

Well if you're using the randomly-generated string so that it has a low probability of being matched by some intentional string that you might normally find in the data, then you probably want one string per file.

You take that string, call it $place_older say. And then when you want to eliminate the text, you call quotemeta, and you use that value to substitute:

my $subs = quotemeta $place_holder;
s/$subs//g;

System.Data.OracleClient requires Oracle client software version 8.1.7

When we first moved over to Vista with Oracle 10g, we experienced this issue when we installed the Oracle client on our Vista boxes, even when we were running with admin privileges during install.

Oracle brought out a new version of the 10g client (10.2.0.3) that was Vista compatible.

I do believe that this was after 11g was released, so it is possible that there is a 'Vista compatible' version for 11g also.

Access a JavaScript variable from PHP

As JavaScript is a client-side language and PHP is a server-side language you would need to physically push the variable to the PHP script, by either including the variable on the page load of the PHP script (script.php?var=test), which really has nothing to do with JavaScript, or by passing the variable to the PHP via an AJAX/AHAH call each time the variable is changed.

If you did want to go down the second path, you'd be looking at XMLHttpRequest, or my preference, jQuerys Ajax calls: http://docs.jquery.com/Ajax

Using multiple delimiters in awk

Perl one-liner:

perl -F'/[\/=]/' -lane 'print "$F[2]\t$F[4]\t$F[7]"' file

These command-line options are used:

  • -n loop around every line of the input file, put the line in the $_ variable, do not automatically print every line

  • -l removes newlines before processing, and adds them back in afterwards

  • -a autosplit mode – perl will automatically split input lines into the @F array. Defaults to splitting on whitespace

  • -F autosplit modifier, in this example splits on either / or =

  • -e execute the perl code

Perl is closely related to awk, however, the @F autosplit array starts at index $F[0] while awk fields start with $1.

Using underscores in Java variables and method names

it's just your own style,nothing a bad style code,and nothing a good style code,just difference our code with the others.

PyTorch: How to get the shape of a Tensor as a list of int

Previous answers got you list of torch.Size Here is how to get list of ints

listofints = [int(x) for x in tensor.shape]

How can I switch language in google play?

Answer below the dotted line below is the original that's now outdated.

Here is the latest information ( Thank you @deadfish ):

add &hl=<language> like &hl=pl or &hl=en

example: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.example.xxx&hl=en or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.example.xxx&hl=pl

All available languages and abbreviations can be looked up here: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/table/4419860?hl=en

......................................................................

To change the actual local market:

Basically the market is determined automatically based on your IP. You can change some local country settings from your Gmail account settings but still IP of the country you're browsing from is more important. To go around it you'd have to Proxy-cheat. Check out some ways/sites: http://www.affilorama.com/forum/market-research/how-to-change-country-search-settings-in-google-t4160.html

To do it from an Android phone you'd need to find an app. I don't have my Droid anymore but give this a try: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=694720

CMake error at CMakeLists.txt:30 (project): No CMAKE_C_COMPILER could be found

I updated Visual Studio 2015 update 2 to Visual Studio 2015 update 3, and it solved my problem.

How do I compare two string variables in an 'if' statement in Bash?

This is more a clarification than an answer! Yes, the clue is in the error message:

[hi: command not found

which shows you that your "hi" has been concatenated to the "[".

Unlike in more traditional programming languages, in Bash, "[" is a command just like the more obvious "ls", etc. - it's not treated specially just because it's a symbol, hence the "[" and the (substituted) "$s1" which are immediately next to each other in your question, are joined (as is correct for Bash), and it then tries to find a command in that position: [hi - which is unknown to Bash.

In C and some other languages, the "[" would be seen as a different "character class" and would be disjoint from the following "hi".

Hence you require a space after the opening "[".

HTML5 LocalStorage: Checking if a key exists

The MDN documentation shows how the getItem method is implementated:

Object.defineProperty(oStorage, "getItem", {
      value: function (sKey) { return sKey ? this[sKey] : null; },
      writable: false,
      configurable: false,
      enumerable: false
    });

If the value isn't set, it returns null. You are testing to see if it is undefined. Check to see if it is null instead.

if(localStorage.getItem("username") === null){

How to use FormData for AJAX file upload?

$(document).ready(function () {
    $(".submit_btn").click(function (event) {
        event.preventDefault();
        var form = $('#fileUploadForm')[0];
        var data = new FormData(form);
        data.append("CustomField", "This is some extra data, testing");
        $("#btnSubmit").prop("disabled", true);
        $.ajax({
            type: "POST",
            enctype: 'multipart/form-data',
            url: "upload.php",
            data: data,
            processData: false,
            contentType: false,
            cache: false,
            timeout: 600000,
            success: function (data) {
                console.log();
            },
        });
    });
});

Deployment error:Starting of Tomcat failed, the server port 8080 is already in use

Change your Tomcat port address to 8084 and Shut Down Port to 8025. This will resolve your problem.

In other cases antivirus programs may cause problems. I had this problem with K7 total security. In my case K7 Firewall was blocking the 8084 port. The simple solution is to add an exception to Netbeans in K7 Firewall list.

In order to do that, open K7 and goto Settings -> Firewall Settings -> select Applications tab and find Netbeans.

Select Netbeans and click on edit link. On next screen select Grant Full Network access radio button.

Now goto Netbeans and start the server.

Reduce left and right margins in matplotlib plot

One way to automatically do this is the bbox_inches='tight' kwarg to plt.savefig.

E.g.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
data = np.arange(3000).reshape((100,30))
plt.imshow(data)
plt.savefig('test.png', bbox_inches='tight')

Another way is to use fig.tight_layout()

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

xs = np.linspace(0, 1, 20); ys = np.sin(xs)

fig = plt.figure()
axes = fig.add_subplot(1,1,1)
axes.plot(xs, ys)

# This should be called after all axes have been added
fig.tight_layout()
fig.savefig('test.png')

Regex: ignore case sensitivity

regular expression for validate 'abc' ignoring case sensitive

(?i)(abc)

Laravel eloquent update record without loading from database

The common way is to load the row to update:

$post = Post::find($id);

I your case

$post = Post::find(3);
$post->title = "Updated title";
$post->save();

But in one step (just update) you can do this:

$affectedRows = Post::where("id", 3)->update(["title" => "Updated title"]);

How to get the current URL within a Django template?

The other answers were incorrect, at least in my case. request.path does not provide the full url, only the relative url, e.g. /paper/53. I did not find any proper solution, so I ended up hardcoding the constant part of the url in the View before concatenating it with request.path.

Rerender view on browser resize with React

Edit 2018: now React has first class support for context


I will try to give a generic answer, that targets this specific problem but a more general problem also.

If you don't care about side effects libs, you can simply use something like Packery

If you use Flux, you could create a store that contain the window properties so that you keep a pure render function without having to query the window object everytime.

In other cases where you want to build a responsive website but you prefer React inline styles to media queries, or want the HTML/JS behavior to change according to window width, keep reading:

What is React context and why I talk about it

React context an is not in the public API and permits to pass properties to a whole hierarchy of components.

React context is particularly useful to pass to your whole app things that never changes (it is used by many Flux frameworks through a mixin). You can use it to store app business invariants (like the connected userId, so that it's available everywhere).

But it can also be used to store things that can change. The problem is that when the context changes, all the components that use it should be re-rendered and it is not easy to do so, the best solution is often to unmount/remount the whole app with the new context. Remember forceUpdate is not recursive.

So as you understand, context is practical, but there's a performance impact when it changes, so it should rather not change too often.

What to put in context

  • Invariants: like the connected userId, sessionToken, whatever...
  • Things that don't change often

Here are things that don't change often:

The current user language:

It does not change very oftenly, and when it does, as the whole app is translated we have to re-render everything: a very nice usecase of hot langage change

The window properties

Width and height to not change often but when we do our layout and behavior may have to adapt. For the layout sometimes it's easy to customize with CSS mediaqueries, but sometimes it's not and requires a different HTML structure. For the behavior you have to handle this with Javascript.

You don't want to re-render everything on every resize event, so you have to debounce the resize events.

What I understand of your problem is that you want to know how many items to display according to the screen width. So you have first to define responsive breakpoints, and enumerate the number of different layout types you can have.

For example:

  • Layout "1col", for width <= 600
  • Layout "2col", for 600 < width < 1000
  • Layout "3col", for 1000 <= width

On resize events (debounced), you can easily get the current layout type by querying the window object.

Then you can compare the layout type with the former layout type, and if it has changed, re-render the app with a new context: this permits to avoid re-rendering the app at all when the user has trigger resize events but actually the layout type has not changed, so you only re-render when required.

Once you have that, you can simply use the layout type inside your app (accessible through the context) so that you can customize the HTML, behavior, CSS classes... You know your layout type inside the React render function so this means you can safely write responsive websites by using inline styles, and don't need mediaqueries at all.

If you use Flux, you can use a store instead of React context, but if your app has a lot of responsive components maybe it's simpler to use context?

How to create a responsive image that also scales up in Bootstrap 3

Sure things!

.img-responsive is the right way to make images responsive with bootstrap 3 You can add some height rule for the picture you want to make responsive, because with responsibility, width changes along the height, fix it and there you are.

Excel CSV. file with more than 1,048,576 rows of data

I found this subject researching. There is a way to copy all this data to an Excel Datasheet. (I have this problem before with a 50 million line CSV file) If there is any format, additional code could be included. Try this.

Sub ReadCSVFiles()

Dim i, j As Double
Dim UserFileName As String
Dim strTextLine As String
Dim iFile As Integer: iFile = FreeFile

UserFileName = Application.GetOpenFilename
Open UserFileName For Input As #iFile
i = 1
j = 1
Check = False

Do Until EOF(1)
    Line Input #1, strTextLine
    If i >= 1048576 Then
        i = 1
        j = j + 1
    Else
        Sheets(1).Cells(i, j) = strTextLine
        i = i + 1
    End If
Loop
Close #iFile
End Sub

Why emulator is very slow in Android Studio?

For those who enabled HAXM and the emulator still works slow here is what you should do:

  1. If Avast antivirus is running on your computer, it is most likely the culprit.

as per HAXM Release_Notes.txt (Version 7.5.2):

  • On Windows, Avast Antivirus may interfere with HAXM and cause Android Emulator or QEMU to run very slowly. A workaround is to uncheck "Use nested virtualization where available" in Avast Settings > Troubleshooting.

So open your Avast dashboard > Menu > Settings > Troubleshooting and disable "Enable hardware-assisted virtualization"

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  1. Give a higher priority to your emulator's process in the Task Manager:

    Locate your emulator's process in the Task Manager > Details tab:

    Right-click on it and Set Priority -> Above normal enter image description here

Sorry that the screenshot is not in English but you got the point, right? That helped me significantly! I hope it will help you as well.

Also, one thing as per the Release Notes:

  • On Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, it is recommended to disable Hyper-V from Windows Features in order for the HAXM driver to properly function.

In my case, I didn't have any "Hyper-V" feature on my Windows 8.1 but you probably should try it, just in case. To locate and disable that feature see this article: https://support.bluestacks.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004254383-How-do-I-disable-Hyper-V-on-Windows-

Materialize CSS - Select Doesn't Seem to Render

If you're using Angularjs, you can use the angular-materialize plugin, which provides some handy directives. Then you don't need to initialize in the js, just add material-select to your select:

<div input-field>
    <select class="" ng-model="select.value1" material-select>
        <option ng-repeat="value in select.choices">{{value}}</option>
    </select>
</div>

Java - Opposite of .contains (does not contain)

Maybe

if (inventory.contains("bread") && !inventory.contains("water"))

Or

if (inventory.contains("bread")) {
    if (!inventory.contains("water")) {
        // do something here
    } 
}

C# find highest array value and index

The obligatory LINQ one[1]-liner:

var max = anArray.Select((value, index) => new {value, index})
                 .OrderByDescending(vi => vi.value)
                 .First();

(The sorting is probably a performance hit over the other solutions.)

[1]: For given values of "one".

Make HTML5 video poster be same size as video itself

This worked

<video class="video-box" poster="/" controls>
    <source src="some source" type="video/mp4">
</video>

And the CSS

.video-box{
 background-image: 'some image';
 background-size: cover;
}

Create a file if it doesn't exist

First let me mention that you probably don't want to create a file object that eventually can be opened for reading OR writing, depending on a non-reproducible condition. You need to know which methods can be used, reading or writing, which depends on what you want to do with the fileobject.

That said, you can do it as That One Random Scrub proposed, using try: ... except:. Actually that is the proposed way, according to the python motto "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission".

But you can also easily test for existence:

import os
# open file for reading
fn = raw_input("Enter file to open: ")
if os.path.exists(fn):
    fh = open(fn, "r")
else:
    fh = open(fn, "w")

Note: use raw_input() instead of input(), because input() will try to execute the entered text. If you accidently want to test for file "import", you'd get a SyntaxError.

Team Build Error: The Path ... is already mapped to workspace

If you don't have permissions on the server to delete other people's workspaces, you can just change the name of the build definition. TFS will create a new workspace and map it to "C:\Build\ProductReleases\new build name here\Sources".

How to configure WAMP (localhost) to send email using Gmail?

If you open the php.ini file in wamp, you will find these two lines:

smtp_server
smtp_port

Add the server and port number for your host (you may need to contact them for details)

The following two lines don't exist:

auth_username
auth_password

So you will need to add them to be able to send mail from a server that requires authentication. So an example may be:

smtp_server = mail.example.com
smtp_port = 26
auth_username = [email protected]
auth_password = example_password

Change default icon

The Icon property for a project specifies the icon file (.ico) that will be displayed for the compiled application in Windows Explorer and in the Windows taskbar.

The Icon property can be accessed in the Application pane of the Project Designer; it contains a list of icons that have been added to a project either as resources or as content files.

To specify an application icon

  1. With a project selected in Solution Explorer, on the Project menu click Properties.
  2. Select the Application pane.
  3. Select an icon (.ico) file from the Icon drop-down list.

To specify an application icon and add it to your project

  1. With a project selected in Solution Explorer, on the Project menu, click Properties.
  2. Select the Application pane.
  3. Select Browse from the Icon drop-down list and browse to the location of the icon file that you want.

The icon file is added to your project as a content file and can be seen on top left corner.

And if you want to show separate icons for every form you have to go to each form's properties, select icon attribute and browse for an icon you want.

Here's MSDN link for the same purpose...

Hope this helps.

MVC Razor Radio Button

I done this in a way like:

  @Html.RadioButtonFor(model => model.Gender, "M", false)@Html.Label("Male")
  @Html.RadioButtonFor(model => model.Gender, "F", false)@Html.Label("Female")

Getting XML Node text value with Java DOM

I use a very old java. Jdk 1.4.08 and I had the same issue. The Node class for me did not had the getTextContent() method. I had to use Node.getFirstChild().getNodeValue() instead of Node.getNodeValue() to get the value of the node. This fixed for me.

Simple InputBox function

The simplest way to get an input box is with the Read-Host cmdlet and -AsSecureString parameter.

$us = Read-Host 'Enter Your User Name:' -AsSecureString
$pw = Read-Host 'Enter Your Password:' -AsSecureString

This is especially useful if you are gathering login info like my example above. If you prefer to keep the variables obfuscated as SecureString objects you can convert the variables on the fly like this:

[Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto([Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($us))
[Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto([Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($pw))

If the info does not need to be secure at all you can convert it to plain text:

$user = [Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto([Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($us))

Read-Host and -AsSecureString appear to have been included in all PowerShell versions (1-6) but I do not have PowerShell 1 or 2 to ensure the commands work identically. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.utility/read-host?view=powershell-3.0

How to check whether a Storage item is set?

You can use hasOwnProperty method to check this

> localStorage.setItem('foo', 123)
undefined
> localStorage.hasOwnProperty('foo')
true
> localStorage.hasOwnProperty('bar')
false

Works in current versions of Chrome(Mac), Firefox(Mac) and Safari.

System.Timers.Timer vs System.Threading.Timer

This article offers a fairly comprehensive explanation:

"Comparing the Timer Classes in the .NET Framework Class Library" - also available as a .chm file

The specific difference appears to be that System.Timers.Timer is geared towards multithreaded applications and is therefore thread-safe via its SynchronizationObject property, whereas System.Threading.Timer is ironically not thread-safe out-of-the-box.

I don't believe that there is a difference between the two as it pertains to how small your intervals can be.

CSS background image to fit width, height should auto-scale in proportion

There is a CSS3 property for this, namely background-size (compatibility check). While one can set length values, it's usually used with the special values contain and cover. In your specific case, you should use cover:

body {
    background-image:    url(images/background.svg);
    background-size:     cover;                      /* <------ */
    background-repeat:   no-repeat;
    background-position: center center;              /* optional, center the image */
}

Eggsplanation for contain and cover

Sorry for the bad pun, but I'm going to use the picture of the day by Biswarup Ganguly for demonstration. Lets say that this is your screen, and the gray area is outside of your visible screen. For demonstration, I'm going to assume a 16x9 ratio.

screen

We want to use the aforementioned picture of the day as a background. However, we cropped the image to 4x3 for some reason. We could set the background-size property to some fixed length, but we will focus on contain and cover. Note that I also assume that we didn't mangle the width and/or height of body.

contain

contain

Scale the image, while preserving its intrinsic aspect ratio (if any), to the largest size such that both its width and its height can fit inside the background positioning area.

This makes sure that the background image is always completely contained in the background positioning area, however, there could be some empty space filled with your background-color in this case:

contain

cover

cover

Scale the image, while preserving its intrinsic aspect ratio (if any), to the smallest size such that both its width and its height can completely cover the background positioning area.

This makes sure that the background image is covering everything. There will be no visible background-color, however depending on the screen's ratio a great part of your image could be cut off:

cover

Demonstration with actual code

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div > div {_x000D_
  background-image: url(http://i.stack.imgur.com/r5CAq.jpg);_x000D_
  background-repeat: no-repeat;_x000D_
  background-position: center center;_x000D_
  background-color: #ccc;_x000D_
  border: 1px solid;_x000D_
  width: 20em;_x000D_
  height: 10em;_x000D_
}_x000D_
div.contain {_x000D_
  background-size: contain;_x000D_
}_x000D_
div.cover {_x000D_
  background-size: cover;_x000D_
}_x000D_
/********************************************_x000D_
 Additional styles for the explanation boxes _x000D_
*********************************************/_x000D_
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div > div {_x000D_
  margin: 0 1ex 1ex 0;_x000D_
  float: left;_x000D_
}_x000D_
div + div {_x000D_
  clear: both;_x000D_
  border-top: 1px dashed silver;_x000D_
  padding-top:1ex;_x000D_
}_x000D_
div > div::after {_x000D_
  background-color: #000;_x000D_
  color: #fefefe;_x000D_
  margin: 1ex;_x000D_
  padding: 1ex;_x000D_
  opacity: 0.8;_x000D_
  display: block;_x000D_
  width: 10ex;_x000D_
  font-size: 0.7em;_x000D_
  content: attr(class);_x000D_
}
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  <div class="contain"></div>_x000D_
  <p>Note the grey background. The image does not cover the whole region, but it's fully <em>contained</em>._x000D_
  </p>_x000D_
</div>_x000D_
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  <div class="cover"></div>_x000D_
  <p>Note the ducks/geese at the bottom of the image. Most of the water is cut, as well as a part of the sky. You don't see the complete image anymore, but neither do you see any background color; the image <em>covers</em> all of the <code>&lt;div&gt;</code>.</p>_x000D_
</div>
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Case objects vs Enumerations in Scala

For those still looking how to get GatesDa's answer to work: You can just reference the case object after declaring it to instantiate it:

trait Enum[A] {
  trait Value { self: A =>
    _values :+= this
  }
  private var _values = List.empty[A]
  def values = _values
}

sealed trait Currency extends Currency.Value
object Currency extends Enum[Currency] {
  case object EUR extends Currency; 
  EUR //THIS IS ONLY CHANGE
  case object GBP extends Currency; GBP //Inline looks better
}

<select> HTML element with height

I've used a few CSS hacks and targeted Chrome/Safari/Firefox/IE individually, as each browser renders selects a bit differently. I've tested on all browsers except IE.

For Safari/Chrome, set the height and line-height you want for your <select />.

For Firefox, we're going to kill Firefox's default padding and border, then set our own. Set padding to whatever you like.

For IE 8+, just like Chrome, we've set the height and line-height properties. These two media queries can be combined. But I kept it separate for demo purposes. So you can see what I'm doing.

Please note, for the height/line-height property to work in Chrome/Safari OSX, you must set the background to a custom value. I changed the color in my example.

Here's a jsFiddle of the below: http://jsfiddle.net/URgCB/4/

For the non-hack route, why not use a custom select plug-in via jQuery? Check out this: http://codepen.io/wallaceerick/pen/ctsCz

HTML:

<select>
    <option>Here's one option</option>
    <option>here's another option</option>
</select>

CSS:

@media screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:0) {  /*safari and chrome*/
    select {
        height:30px;
        line-height:30px;
        background:#f4f4f4;
    } 
}
select::-moz-focus-inner { /*Remove button padding in FF*/ 
    border: 0;
    padding: 0;
}
@-moz-document url-prefix() { /* targets Firefox only */
    select {
        padding: 15px 0!important;
    }
}        
@media screen\0 { /* IE Hacks: targets IE 8, 9 and 10 */        
    select {
        height:30px;
        line-height:30px;
    }     
}

How can you determine a point is between two other points on a line segment?

how about just ensuring that the slope is the same and the point is between the others?

given points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2) ( with x2 > x1) and candidate point (a,b)

if (b-y1) / (a-x1) = (y2-y2) / (x2-x1) And x1 < a < x2

Then (a,b) must be on line between (x1,y1) and (x2, y2)

org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer ClassNotFoundException

The jersey-container-servlet actually uses the jersey-container-servlet-core dependency. But if you use maven, that does not really matter. If you just define the jersey-container-servlet usage, it will automatically download the dependency as well.

But for those who add jar files to their project manually (i.e. without maven) It is important to know that you actually need both jar files. The org.glassfish.jersey.servlet.ServletContainer class is actually part of the core dependency.

How to Update a Component without refreshing full page - Angular

One of many solutions is to create an @Injectable() class which holds data that you want to show in the header. Other components can also access this class and alter this data, effectively changing the header.

Another option is to set up @Input() variables and @Output() EventEmitters which you can use to alter the header data.

Edit Examples as you requested:

@Injectable()
export class HeaderService {
    private _data;
    set data(value) {
        this._data = value;
    }
    get data() {
        return this._data;
    }
}

in other component:

constructor(private headerService: HeaderService) {}

// Somewhere
this.headerService.data = 'abc';

in header component:

let headerData;

constructor(private headerService: HeaderService) {
    this.headerData = this.headerService.data;
}

I haven't actually tried this. If the get/set doesn't work you can change it to use a Subject();

// Simple Subject() example:
let subject = new Subject();
this.subject.subscribe(response => {
  console.log(response); // Logs 'hello'
});
this.subject.next('hello');

How to find difference between two columns data?

There are many ways of doing this (and I encourage you to look them up as they will be more efficient generally) but the simplest way of doing this is to use a non-set operation to define the value of the third column:

SELECT
    t1.previous
    ,t1.present
    ,(t1.present - t1.previous) as difference
FROM #TEMP1 t1

Note, this style of selection is considered bad practice because it requires the query plan to reselect the value of the first two columns to logically determine the third (a violation of set theory that SQL is based on). Though it is more complicated, if you plan on using this to evaluate more than the values you listed in your example, I would investigate using an APPLY clause. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175156(v=sql.105).aspx

Is there a MessageBox equivalent in WPF?

Maybe the code here below helps:

using Windows.UI.Popups;
namespace something.MyViewModels
{
    public class TestViewModel
    {
        public void aRandonMethode()
        {
            MyMessageBox("aRandomMessage");
        }

        public async void MyMessageBox(string mytext)
        {
            var dialog = new MessageDialog(mytext);
            await dialog.ShowAsync();
        }
    }
}

What does ECU units, CPU core and memory mean when I launch a instance

Responding to the Forum Thread for the sake of completeness. Amazon has stopped using the the ECU - Elastic Compute Units and moved on to a vCPU based measure. So ignoring the ECU you pretty much can start comparing the EC2 Instances' sizes as CPU (Clock Speed), number of CPUs, RAM, storage etc.

Every instance families' instance configurations are published as number of vCPU and what is the physical processor. Detailed info and screenshot obstained from here http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/#instance-type-matrix

vCPU Count, difference in Clock Speed and Physical Processor

How to "perfectly" override a dict?

How can I make as "perfect" a subclass of dict as possible?

The end goal is to have a simple dict in which the keys are lowercase.

  • If I override __getitem__/__setitem__, then get/set don't work. How do I make them work? Surely I don't need to implement them individually?

  • Am I preventing pickling from working, and do I need to implement __setstate__ etc?

  • Do I need repr, update and __init__?

  • Should I just use mutablemapping (it seems one shouldn't use UserDict or DictMixin)? If so, how? The docs aren't exactly enlightening.

The accepted answer would be my first approach, but since it has some issues, and since no one has addressed the alternative, actually subclassing a dict, I'm going to do that here.

What's wrong with the accepted answer?

This seems like a rather simple request to me:

How can I make as "perfect" a subclass of dict as possible? The end goal is to have a simple dict in which the keys are lowercase.

The accepted answer doesn't actually subclass dict, and a test for this fails:

>>> isinstance(MyTransformedDict([('Test', 'test')]), dict)
False

Ideally, any type-checking code would be testing for the interface we expect, or an abstract base class, but if our data objects are being passed into functions that are testing for dict - and we can't "fix" those functions, this code will fail.

Other quibbles one might make:

  • The accepted answer is also missing the classmethod: fromkeys.
  • The accepted answer also has a redundant __dict__ - therefore taking up more space in memory:

    >>> s.foo = 'bar'
    >>> s.__dict__
    {'foo': 'bar', 'store': {'test': 'test'}}
    

Actually subclassing dict

We can reuse the dict methods through inheritance. All we need to do is create an interface layer that ensures keys are passed into the dict in lowercase form if they are strings.

If I override __getitem__/__setitem__, then get/set don't work. How do I make them work? Surely I don't need to implement them individually?

Well, implementing them each individually is the downside to this approach and the upside to using MutableMapping (see the accepted answer), but it's really not that much more work.

First, let's factor out the difference between Python 2 and 3, create a singleton (_RaiseKeyError) to make sure we know if we actually get an argument to dict.pop, and create a function to ensure our string keys are lowercase:

from itertools import chain
try:              # Python 2
    str_base = basestring
    items = 'iteritems'
except NameError: # Python 3
    str_base = str, bytes, bytearray
    items = 'items'

_RaiseKeyError = object() # singleton for no-default behavior

def ensure_lower(maybe_str):
    """dict keys can be any hashable object - only call lower if str"""
    return maybe_str.lower() if isinstance(maybe_str, str_base) else maybe_str

Now we implement - I'm using super with the full arguments so that this code works for Python 2 and 3:

class LowerDict(dict):  # dicts take a mapping or iterable as their optional first argument
    __slots__ = () # no __dict__ - that would be redundant
    @staticmethod # because this doesn't make sense as a global function.
    def _process_args(mapping=(), **kwargs):
        if hasattr(mapping, items):
            mapping = getattr(mapping, items)()
        return ((ensure_lower(k), v) for k, v in chain(mapping, getattr(kwargs, items)()))
    def __init__(self, mapping=(), **kwargs):
        super(LowerDict, self).__init__(self._process_args(mapping, **kwargs))
    def __getitem__(self, k):
        return super(LowerDict, self).__getitem__(ensure_lower(k))
    def __setitem__(self, k, v):
        return super(LowerDict, self).__setitem__(ensure_lower(k), v)
    def __delitem__(self, k):
        return super(LowerDict, self).__delitem__(ensure_lower(k))
    def get(self, k, default=None):
        return super(LowerDict, self).get(ensure_lower(k), default)
    def setdefault(self, k, default=None):
        return super(LowerDict, self).setdefault(ensure_lower(k), default)
    def pop(self, k, v=_RaiseKeyError):
        if v is _RaiseKeyError:
            return super(LowerDict, self).pop(ensure_lower(k))
        return super(LowerDict, self).pop(ensure_lower(k), v)
    def update(self, mapping=(), **kwargs):
        super(LowerDict, self).update(self._process_args(mapping, **kwargs))
    def __contains__(self, k):
        return super(LowerDict, self).__contains__(ensure_lower(k))
    def copy(self): # don't delegate w/ super - dict.copy() -> dict :(
        return type(self)(self)
    @classmethod
    def fromkeys(cls, keys, v=None):
        return super(LowerDict, cls).fromkeys((ensure_lower(k) for k in keys), v)
    def __repr__(self):
        return '{0}({1})'.format(type(self).__name__, super(LowerDict, self).__repr__())

We use an almost boiler-plate approach for any method or special method that references a key, but otherwise, by inheritance, we get methods: len, clear, items, keys, popitem, and values for free. While this required some careful thought to get right, it is trivial to see that this works.

(Note that haskey was deprecated in Python 2, removed in Python 3.)

Here's some usage:

>>> ld = LowerDict(dict(foo='bar'))
>>> ld['FOO']
'bar'
>>> ld['foo']
'bar'
>>> ld.pop('FoO')
'bar'
>>> ld.setdefault('Foo')
>>> ld
{'foo': None}
>>> ld.get('Bar')
>>> ld.setdefault('Bar')
>>> ld
{'bar': None, 'foo': None}
>>> ld.popitem()
('bar', None)

Am I preventing pickling from working, and do I need to implement __setstate__ etc?

pickling

And the dict subclass pickles just fine:

>>> import pickle
>>> pickle.dumps(ld)
b'\x80\x03c__main__\nLowerDict\nq\x00)\x81q\x01X\x03\x00\x00\x00fooq\x02Ns.'
>>> pickle.loads(pickle.dumps(ld))
{'foo': None}
>>> type(pickle.loads(pickle.dumps(ld)))
<class '__main__.LowerDict'>

__repr__

Do I need repr, update and __init__?

We defined update and __init__, but you have a beautiful __repr__ by default:

>>> ld # without __repr__ defined for the class, we get this
{'foo': None}

However, it's good to write a __repr__ to improve the debugability of your code. The ideal test is eval(repr(obj)) == obj. If it's easy to do for your code, I strongly recommend it:

>>> ld = LowerDict({})
>>> eval(repr(ld)) == ld
True
>>> ld = LowerDict(dict(a=1, b=2, c=3))
>>> eval(repr(ld)) == ld
True

You see, it's exactly what we need to recreate an equivalent object - this is something that might show up in our logs or in backtraces:

>>> ld
LowerDict({'a': 1, 'c': 3, 'b': 2})

Conclusion

Should I just use mutablemapping (it seems one shouldn't use UserDict or DictMixin)? If so, how? The docs aren't exactly enlightening.

Yeah, these are a few more lines of code, but they're intended to be comprehensive. My first inclination would be to use the accepted answer, and if there were issues with it, I'd then look at my answer - as it's a little more complicated, and there's no ABC to help me get my interface right.

Premature optimization is going for greater complexity in search of performance. MutableMapping is simpler - so it gets an immediate edge, all else being equal. Nevertheless, to lay out all the differences, let's compare and contrast.

I should add that there was a push to put a similar dictionary into the collections module, but it was rejected. You should probably just do this instead:

my_dict[transform(key)]

It should be far more easily debugable.

Compare and contrast

There are 6 interface functions implemented with the MutableMapping (which is missing fromkeys) and 11 with the dict subclass. I don't need to implement __iter__ or __len__, but instead I have to implement get, setdefault, pop, update, copy, __contains__, and fromkeys - but these are fairly trivial, since I can use inheritance for most of those implementations.

The MutableMapping implements some things in Python that dict implements in C - so I would expect a dict subclass to be more performant in some cases.

We get a free __eq__ in both approaches - both of which assume equality only if another dict is all lowercase - but again, I think the dict subclass will compare more quickly.

Summary:

  • subclassing MutableMapping is simpler with fewer opportunities for bugs, but slower, takes more memory (see redundant dict), and fails isinstance(x, dict)
  • subclassing dict is faster, uses less memory, and passes isinstance(x, dict), but it has greater complexity to implement.

Which is more perfect? That depends on your definition of perfect.

center MessageBox in parent form

Surely using your own panel or form would be by far the simplest approach if a little more heavy on the background (designer) code. It gives all the control in terms of centring and manipulation without writing all that custom code.

How to check if internet connection is present in Java?

You should connect to the place that your actual application needs. Otherwise you're testing whether you have a connection to somewhere irrelevant (Google in this case).

In particular, if you're trying to talk to a web service, and if you're in control of the web service, it would be a good idea to have some sort of cheap "get the status" web method. That way you have a much better idea of whether your "real" call is likely to work.

In other cases, just opening a connection to a port that should be open may be enough - or sending a ping. InetAddress.isReachable may well be an appropriate API for your needs here.

What are the differences between a program and an application?

My understanding is this:

  • A computer program is a set of instructions that can be executed on a computer.
  • An application is software that directly helps a user perform tasks.
  • The two intersect, but are not synonymous. A program with a user-interface is an application, but many programs are not applications.

Initialize array of strings

This example program illustrates initialization of an array of C strings.

#include <stdio.h>

const char * array[] = {
    "First entry",
    "Second entry",
    "Third entry",
};

#define n_array (sizeof (array) / sizeof (const char *))

int main ()
{
    int i;

    for (i = 0; i < n_array; i++) {
        printf ("%d: %s\n", i, array[i]);
    }
    return 0;
}

It prints out the following:

0: First entry
1: Second entry
2: Third entry

extract column value based on another column pandas dataframe

male_avgtip=(tips_data.loc[tips_data['sex'] == 'Male', 'tip']).mean()

I have also worked on this clausing and extraction operations for my assignment.

What is Node.js' Connect, Express and "middleware"?

The stupid simple answer

Connect and Express are web servers for nodejs. Unlike Apache and IIS, they can both use the same modules, referred to as "middleware".

Create dynamic URLs in Flask with url_for()

Templates:

Pass function name and argument.

<a href="{{ url_for('get_blog_post',id = blog.id)}}">{{blog.title}}</a>

View,function

@app.route('/blog/post/<string:id>',methods=['GET'])
def get_blog_post(id):
    return id

The transaction log for database is full. To find out why space in the log cannot be reused, see the log_reuse_wait_desc column in sys.databases

As an aside, it is always a good practice (and possibly a solution for this type of issue) to delete a large number of rows by using batches:

WHILE EXISTS (SELECT 1 
              FROM   YourTable 
              WHERE  <yourCondition>) 
  DELETE TOP(10000) FROM YourTable 
  WHERE  <yourCondition>

Adding an image to a PDF using iTextSharp and scale it properly

You can try something like this:

      Image logo = Image.GetInstance("pathToTheImage")
      logo.ScaleAbsolute(500, 300)

Oracle date difference to get number of years

If you just want the difference in years, there's:

SELECT EXTRACT(YEAR FROM date1) - EXTRACT(YEAR FROM date2) FROM mytable

Or do you want fractional years as well?

SELECT (date1 - date2) / 365.242199 FROM mytable

365.242199 is 1 year in days, according to Google.

How do you test your Request.QueryString[] variables?

I do have functions for each (actually it's one small class, with lots of statics):

  • GetIntegerFromQuerystring(val)
  • GetIntegerFromPost(val)
  • ....

It returns -1 if fails (which is almost always OK for me, I have some other functions for negative numbers as well).

Dim X as Integer = GetIntegerFromQuerystring("id")
If x = -1 Then Exit Sub

Format Float to n decimal places

This is a much less professional and much more expensive way but it should be easier to understand and more helpful for beginners.

public static float roundFloat(float F, int roundTo){

    String num = "#########.";

    for (int count = 0; count < roundTo; count++){
        num += "0";
    }

    DecimalFormat df = new DecimalFormat(num);

    df.setRoundingMode(RoundingMode.HALF_UP);

    String S = df.format(F);
    F = Float.parseFloat(S);

    return F;
}

Configure DataSource programmatically in Spring Boot

You can use DataSourceBuilder if you are using jdbc starter. Also, in order to override the default autoconfiguration bean you need to mark your bean as a @Primary

In my case I have properties starting with datasource.postgres prefix.

E.g

@ConfigurationProperties(prefix = "datasource.postgres")
@Bean
@Primary
public DataSource dataSource() {
    return DataSourceBuilder
        .create()
        .build();
}

If it is not feasible for you, then you can use

@Bean
@Primary
public DataSource dataSource() {
    return DataSourceBuilder
        .create()
        .username("")
        .password("")
        .url("")
        .driverClassName("")
        .build();
}

Get the distance between two geo points

An approximated solution (based on an equirectangular projection), much faster (it requires only 1 trig and 1 square root).

This approximation is relevant if your points are not too far apart. It will always over-estimate compared to the real haversine distance. For example it will add no more than 0.05382 % to the real distance if the delta latitude or longitude between your two points does not exceed 4 decimal degrees.

The standard formula (Haversine) is the exact one (that is, it works for any couple of longitude/latitude on earth) but is much slower as it needs 7 trigonometric and 2 square roots. If your couple of points are not too far apart, and absolute precision is not paramount, you can use this approximate version (Equirectangular), which is much faster as it uses only one trigonometric and one square root.

// Approximate Equirectangular -- works if (lat1,lon1) ~ (lat2,lon2)
int R = 6371; // km
double x = (lon2 - lon1) * Math.cos((lat1 + lat2) / 2);
double y = (lat2 - lat1);
double distance = Math.sqrt(x * x + y * y) * R;

You can optimize this further by either:

  1. Removing the square root if you simply compare the distance to another (in that case compare both squared distance);
  2. Factoring-out the cosine if you compute the distance from one master point to many others (in that case you do the equirectangular projection centered on the master point, so you can compute the cosine once for all comparisons).

For more info see: http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html

There is a nice reference implementation of the Haversine formula in several languages at: http://www.codecodex.com/wiki/Calculate_Distance_Between_Two_Points_on_a_Globe

tar: add all files and directories in current directory INCLUDING .svn and so on

Update: I added a fix for the OP's comment.

tar -czf workspace.tar.gz .

will indeed change the current directory, but why not place the file somewhere else?

tar -czf somewhereelse/workspace.tar.gz .
mv somewhereelse/workspace.tar.gz . # Update

How to get the return value from a thread in python?

Based of what kindall mentioned, here's the more generic solution that works with Python3.

import threading

class ThreadWithReturnValue(threading.Thread):
    def __init__(self, *init_args, **init_kwargs):
        threading.Thread.__init__(self, *init_args, **init_kwargs)
        self._return = None
    def run(self):
        self._return = self._target(*self._args, **self._kwargs)
    def join(self):
        threading.Thread.join(self)
        return self._return

Usage

        th = ThreadWithReturnValue(target=requests.get, args=('http://www.google.com',))
        th.start()
        response = th.join()
        response.status_code  # => 200

Type Checking: typeof, GetType, or is?

The last one is cleaner, more obvious, and also checks for subtypes. The others do not check for polymorphism.

Detecting when user scrolls to bottom of div with jQuery

If you need to use this on a div that has overflow-y as hidden or scroll, something like this may be what you need.

if ($('#element').prop('scrollHeight') - $('#element').scrollTop() <= Math.ceil($('#element').height())) {
    at_bottom = true;
}

I found ceil was needed because prop scrollHeight seems to round, or perhaps some other reason causing this to be off by less than 1.

How to get UTF-8 working in Java webapps?

Faced the same issue on Spring MVC 5 + Tomcat 9 + JSP.
After the long research, came to an elegant solution (no need filters and no need changes in the Tomcat server.xml (starting from 8.0.0-RC3 version))

  1. In the WebMvcConfigurer implementation set default encoding for messageSource (for reading data from messages source files in the UTF-8 encoding.

    @Configuration
    @EnableWebMvc
    @ComponentScan("{package.with.components}")
    public class WebApplicationContextConfig implements WebMvcConfigurer {
    
        @Bean
        public MessageSource messageSource() {
            final ResourceBundleMessageSource messageSource = new ResourceBundleMessageSource();
    
            messageSource.setBasenames("messages");
            messageSource.setDefaultEncoding("UTF-8");
    
            return messageSource;
        }
    
        /* other beans and methods */
    
    }
    
  2. In the DispatcherServletInitializer implementation @Override the onStartup method and set request and resource character encoding in it.

    public class DispatcherServletInitializer extends AbstractAnnotationConfigDispatcherServletInitializer {
    
        @Override
        public void onStartup(final ServletContext servletContext) throws ServletException {
    
            // https://wiki.apache.org/tomcat/FAQ/CharacterEncoding
            servletContext.setRequestCharacterEncoding("UTF-8");
            servletContext.setResponseCharacterEncoding("UTF-8");
    
            super.onStartup(servletContext);
        }
    
        /* servlet mappings, root and web application configs, other methods */
    
    }
    
  3. Save all message source and view files in UTF-8 encoding.

  4. Add <%@ page contentType="text/html;charset=UTF-8" %> or <%@ page pageEncoding="UTF-8" %> in each *.jsp file or add jsp-config descriptor to web.xml

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"
     xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_3_0.xsd"
     id="WebApp_ID" version="3.0">
        <display-name>AppName</display-name>
    
        <jsp-config>
            <jsp-property-group>
                <url-pattern>*.jsp</url-pattern>
                <page-encoding>UTF-8</page-encoding>
            </jsp-property-group>
        </jsp-config>
    </web-app>
    

Conversion failed when converting from a character string to uniqueidentifier

this fails:

 DECLARE @vPortalUID NVARCHAR(32)
 SET @vPortalUID='2A66057D-F4E5-4E2B-B2F1-38C51A96D385'
 DECLARE @nPortalUID AS UNIQUEIDENTIFIER
 SET @nPortalUID = CAST(@vPortalUID AS uniqueidentifier)
 PRINT @nPortalUID

this works

 DECLARE @vPortalUID NVARCHAR(36)
 SET @vPortalUID='2A66057D-F4E5-4E2B-B2F1-38C51A96D385'
 DECLARE @nPortalUID AS UNIQUEIDENTIFIER
 SET @nPortalUID = CAST(@vPortalUID AS UNIQUEIDENTIFIER)
 PRINT @nPortalUID

the difference is NVARCHAR(36), your input parameter is too small!

Android Gradle 5.0 Update:Cause: org.jetbrains.plugins.gradle.tooling.util

For others who have the same problem in IntelliJ:

upgrading to the latest IDE version should resolve the issue.

In my case going from 2018.1 -> 2018.3.3

Unable to connect with remote debugger

uninstall your application, then run react-native run-android. then click debugging end in chrome replace http://localhost:8081/debugger-ui/, end run react-native run-android. if you still haven't succeeded try again

How to get ID of button user just clicked?

$("button").click(function() {
    alert(this.id);
});

Redirect in Spring MVC

i know this is late , but you should try redirecting to a path and not to a file ha ha

What is the size of a pointer?

On 32-bit machine sizeof pointer is 32 bits ( 4 bytes), while on 64 bit machine it's 8 byte. Regardless of what data type they are pointing to, they have fixed size.

How can I insert binary file data into a binary SQL field using a simple insert statement?

I believe this would be somewhere close.

INSERT INTO Files
(FileId, FileData)
SELECT 1, * FROM OPENROWSET(BULK N'C:\Image.jpg', SINGLE_BLOB) rs

Something to note, the above runs in SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 with the data type as varbinary(max). It was not tested with image as data type.

Plugin with id 'com.google.gms.google-services' not found

Had the same problem.

Fixed by adding the dependency

classpath 'com.google.gms:google-services:3.0.0'

to the root build.gradle.

https://firebase.google.com/docs/android/setup#manually_add_firebase

Mysql Compare two datetime fields

You can use the following SQL to compare both date and time -

Select * From temp where mydate > STR_TO_DATE('2009-06-29 04:00:44', '%Y-%m-%d %H:%i:%s');

Attached mysql output when I used same SQL on same kind of table and field that you mentioned in the problem-

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It should work perfect.

Is JavaScript object-oriented?

It is object oriented, but not based on classes, it's based on prototypes.

Appending to an object

Way easier with ES6:

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_x000D_
let exampleObj = {_x000D_
  arg1: {_x000D_
    subArg1: 1,_x000D_
    subArg2: 2,_x000D_
  },_x000D_
  arg2: {_x000D_
    subArg1: 1,_x000D_
    subArg2: 2,_x000D_
  }_x000D_
};_x000D_
_x000D_
exampleObj.arg3 = {_x000D_
  subArg1: 1,_x000D_
  subArg2: 2,_x000D_
};_x000D_
_x000D_
console.log(exampleObj);
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_x000D_

{
arg1: {subArg1: 1, subArg2: 2}
arg2: {subArg1: 1, subArg2: 2}
arg3: {subArg1: 1, subArg2: 2}
}

Serving static web resources in Spring Boot & Spring Security application

i had the same issue with my spring boot application, so I thought it will be nice if i will share with you guys my solution. I just simply configure the antMatchers to be suited to specific type of filles. In my case that was only js filles and js.map. Here is a code:

   @Configuration
   @EnableWebSecurity
   public class SecurityConfig extends WebSecurityConfigurerAdapter {

   @Override
   protected void configure(HttpSecurity http) throws Exception {
       http.authorizeRequests()
      .antMatchers("/index.html", "/", "/home", 
       "/login","/favicon.ico","/*.js","/*.js.map").permitAll()
      .anyRequest().authenticated().and().csrf().disable();
   }
  }

What is interesting. I find out that resources path like "resources/myStyle.css" in antMatcher didnt work for me at all. If you will have folder inside your resoruces folder just add it in antMatcher like "/myFolder/myFille.js"* and it should work just fine.

How do I cast a string to integer and have 0 in case of error in the cast with PostgreSQL?

This should also do the job but this is across SQL and not postgres specific.

select avg(cast(mynumber as numeric)) from my table

vue.js 'document.getElementById' shorthand

You can use the directive v-el to save an element and then use it later.

https://vuejs.org/api/#vm-els

<div v-el:my-div></div>
<!-- this.$els.myDiv --->

Edit: This is deprecated in Vue 2, see ??? answer

Why am I suddenly getting a "Blocked loading mixed active content" issue in Firefox?

Put the below <meta> tag into the <head> section of your document to force the browser to replace unsecure connections (http) to secured connections (https). This can solve the mixed content problem if the connection is able to use https.

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="upgrade-insecure-requests">

If you want to block then add the below tag into the <head> tag:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="block-all-mixed-content">

Round a double to 2 decimal places

Here's an utility that rounds (instead of truncating) a double to specified number of decimal places.

For example:

round(200.3456, 2); // returns 200.35

Original version; watch out with this

public static double round(double value, int places) {
    if (places < 0) throw new IllegalArgumentException();

    long factor = (long) Math.pow(10, places);
    value = value * factor;
    long tmp = Math.round(value);
    return (double) tmp / factor;
}

This breaks down badly in corner cases with either a very high number of decimal places (e.g. round(1000.0d, 17)) or large integer part (e.g. round(90080070060.1d, 9)). Thanks to Sloin for pointing this out.

I've been using the above to round "not-too-big" doubles to 2 or 3 decimal places happily for years (for example to clean up time in seconds for logging purposes: 27.987654321987 -> 27.99). But I guess it's best to avoid it, since more reliable ways are readily available, with cleaner code too.

So, use this instead

(Adapted from this answer by Louis Wasserman and this one by Sean Owen.)

public static double round(double value, int places) {
    if (places < 0) throw new IllegalArgumentException();

    BigDecimal bd = BigDecimal.valueOf(value);
    bd = bd.setScale(places, RoundingMode.HALF_UP);
    return bd.doubleValue();
}

Note that HALF_UP is the rounding mode "commonly taught at school". Peruse the RoundingMode documentation, if you suspect you need something else such as Bankers’ Rounding.

Of course, if you prefer, you can inline the above into a one-liner:
new BigDecimal(value).setScale(places, RoundingMode.HALF_UP).doubleValue()

And in every case

Always remember that floating point representations using float and double are inexact. For example, consider these expressions:

999199.1231231235 == 999199.1231231236 // true
1.03 - 0.41 // 0.6200000000000001

For exactness, you want to use BigDecimal. And while at it, use the constructor that takes a String, never the one taking double. For instance, try executing this:

System.out.println(new BigDecimal(1.03).subtract(new BigDecimal(0.41)));
System.out.println(new BigDecimal("1.03").subtract(new BigDecimal("0.41")));

Some excellent further reading on the topic:


If you wanted String formatting instead of (or in addition to) strictly rounding numbers, see the other answers.

Specifically, note that round(200, 0) returns 200.0. If you want to output "200.00", you should first round and then format the result for output (which is perfectly explained in Jesper's answer).

Iterate through a HashMap

You can iterate through the entries in a Map in several ways. Get each key and value like this:

Map<?,?> map = new HashMap<Object, Object>();
for(Entry<?, ?> e: map.entrySet()){
    System.out.println("Key " + e.getKey());
    System.out.println("Value " + e.getValue());
}

Or you can get the list of keys with

Collection<?> keys = map.keySet();
for(Object key: keys){
    System.out.println("Key " + key);
    System.out.println("Value " + map.get(key));
}

If you just want to get all of the values and aren't concerned with the keys, you can use:

Collection<?> values = map.values();

Binding a list in @RequestParam

Change hidden field value with checkbox toggle like below...

HTML:

<input type='hidden' value='Unchecked' id="deleteAll" name='anyName'>
<input type="checkbox"  onclick="toggle(this)"/> Delete All

Script:

function toggle(obj) {`var $input = $(obj);
    if ($input.prop('checked')) {

    $('#deleteAll').attr( 'value','Checked');

    } else {

    $('#deleteAll').attr( 'value','Unchecked');

    }

}