Programs & Examples On #Filemaker

FileMaker is a cross-platform (OS X and Windows) database development environment.

What is the worst programming language you ever worked with?

I'm not sure if you meant to include scripting languages, but I've seen TCL (which is also annoying), but... the mIRC scripting language annoys me to no end.

Because of some oversight in the parsing, it's whitespace significant when it's not supposed to be. Conditional statements will sometimes be executed when they're supposed to be skipped because of this. Opening a block statement cannot be done on a separate line, etc.

Other than that it's just full of messy, inconsistent syntax that was probably designed that way to make very basic stuff easy, but at the same time makes anything a little more complex barely readable.

I lost most of my mIRC scripts, or I could have probably found some good examples of what a horrible mess it forces you to create :(

How to Read and Write from the Serial Port

I spent a lot of time to use SerialPort class and has concluded to use SerialPort.BaseStream class instead. You can see source code: SerialPort-source and SerialPort.BaseStream-source for deep understanding. I created and use code that shown below.

  • The core function public int Recv(byte[] buffer, int maxLen) has name and works like "well known" socket's recv().

  • It means that

    • in one hand it has timeout for no any data and throws TimeoutException.
    • In other hand, when any data has received,
      • it receives data either until maxLen bytes
      • or short timeout (theoretical 6 ms) in UART data flow

.

public class Uart : SerialPort

    {
        private int _receiveTimeout;

        public int ReceiveTimeout { get => _receiveTimeout; set => _receiveTimeout = value; }

        static private string ComPortName = "";

        /// <summary>
        /// It builds PortName using ComPortNum parameter and opens SerialPort.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="ComPortNum"></param>
        public Uart(int ComPortNum) : base()
        {
            base.BaudRate = 115200; // default value           
            _receiveTimeout = 2000;
            ComPortName = "COM" + ComPortNum;

            try
            {
                base.PortName = ComPortName;
                base.Open();
            }
            catch (UnauthorizedAccessException ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Error: Port {0} is in use", ComPortName);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Uart exception: " + ex);
            }
        } //Uart()

        /// <summary>
        /// Private property returning positive only Environment.TickCount
        /// </summary>
        private int _tickCount { get => Environment.TickCount & Int32.MaxValue; }


        /// <summary>
        /// It uses SerialPort.BaseStream rather SerialPort functionality .
        /// It Receives up to maxLen number bytes of data, 
        /// Or throws TimeoutException if no any data arrived during ReceiveTimeout. 
        /// It works likes socket-recv routine (explanation in body).
        /// Returns:
        ///    totalReceived - bytes, 
        ///    TimeoutException,
        ///    -1 in non-ComPortNum Exception  
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="buffer"></param>
        /// <param name="maxLen"></param>
        /// <returns></returns>
        public int Recv(byte[] buffer, int maxLen)
        {
            /// The routine works in "pseudo-blocking" mode. It cycles up to first 
            /// data received using BaseStream.ReadTimeout = TimeOutSpan (2 ms).
            /// If no any message received during ReceiveTimeout property, 
            /// the routine throws TimeoutException 
            /// In other hand, if any data has received, first no-data cycle
            /// causes to exit from routine.

            int TimeOutSpan = 2;
            // counts delay in TimeOutSpan-s after end of data to break receive
            int EndOfDataCnt;
            // pseudo-blocking timeout counter
            int TimeOutCnt = _tickCount + _receiveTimeout; 
            //number of currently received data bytes
            int justReceived = 0;
            //number of total received data bytes
            int totalReceived = 0;

            BaseStream.ReadTimeout = TimeOutSpan;
            //causes (2+1)*TimeOutSpan delay after end of data in UART stream
            EndOfDataCnt = 2;
            while (_tickCount < TimeOutCnt && EndOfDataCnt > 0)
            {
                try
                {
                    justReceived = 0; 
                    justReceived = base.BaseStream.Read(buffer, totalReceived, maxLen - totalReceived);
                    totalReceived += justReceived;

                    if (totalReceived >= maxLen)
                        break;
                }
                catch (TimeoutException)
                {
                    if (totalReceived > 0) 
                        EndOfDataCnt--;
                }
                catch (Exception ex)
                {                   
                    totalReceived = -1;
                    base.Close();
                    Console.WriteLine("Recv exception: " + ex);
                    break;
                }

            } //while
            if (totalReceived == 0)
            {              
                throw new TimeoutException();
            }
            else
            {               
                return totalReceived;
            }
        } // Recv()            
    } // Uart

How to pass command line argument to gnuplot?

Yet another way is this:

You have a gnuplot script named scriptname.gp:

#!/usr/bin/gnuplot -p
# This code is in the file 'scriptname.gp'
EPATH = $0
FILENAME = $1 

plot FILENAME

Now you can call the gnuplot script scriptname.gp by this convoluted peace of syntax:

echo "call \"scriptname.gp\" \"'.'\" \"'data.dat'\"" | gnuplot 

What's the proper way to compare a String to an enum value?

Doing an static import of the GestureTypes and then using the valuesOf() method could make it look much cleaner:

enum GestureTypes{ROCK,PAPER,SCISSORS};

and

import static com.example.GestureTypes.*;
public class GestureFactory {

    public static Gesture getInstance(final String gesture) {
        if (ROCK == valueOf(gesture))
            //do somthing
        if (PAPER == valueOf(gesture))
            //do somthing
    }
}

Reload parent window from child window

window.parent.opener.location.reload();

worked for me.

Read next word in java

Using Scanners, you will end up spawning a lot of objects for every line. You will generate a decent amount of garbage for the GC with large files. Also, it is nearly three times slower than using split().

On the other hand, If you split by space (line.split(" ")), the code will fail if you try to read a file with a different whitespace delimiter. If split() expects you to write a regular expression, and it does matching anyway, use split("\\s") instead, that matches a "bit" more whitespace than just a space character.

P.S.: Sorry, I don't have right to comment on already given answers.

WCF on IIS8; *.svc handler mapping doesn't work

using PowerShell you can install the required feature with:

Add-WindowsFeature 'NET-HTTP-Activation'

LaTeX "\indent" creating paragraph indentation / tabbing package requirement?

The first line of a paragraph is indented by default, thus whether or not you have \indent there won't make a difference. \indent and \noindent can be used to override default behavior. You can see this by replacing your line with the following:

Now we are engaged in a great civil war.\\
\indent this is indented\\
this isn't indented


\noindent override default indentation (not indented)\\
asdf 

Cannot invoke an expression whose type lacks a call signature

TypeScript supports structural typing (also called duck typing), meaning that types are compatible when they share the same members. Your problem is that Apple and Pear don't share all their members, which means that they are not compatible. They are however compatible to another type that has only the isDecayed: boolean member. Because of structural typing, you don' need to inherit Apple and Pear from such an interface.

There are different ways to assign such a compatible type:

Assign type during variable declaration

This statement is implicitly typed to Apple[] | Pear[]:

const fruits = fruitBasket[key];

You can simply use a compatible type explicitly in in your variable declaration:

const fruits: { isDecayed: boolean }[] = fruitBasket[key];

For additional reusability, you can also define the type first and then use it in your declaration (note that the Apple and Pear interfaces don't need to be changed):

type Fruit = { isDecayed: boolean };
const fruits: Fruit[] = fruitBasket[key];

Cast to compatible type for the operation

The problem with the given solution is that it changes the type of the fruits variable. This might not be what you want. To avoid this, you can narrow the array down to a compatible type before the operation and then set the type back to the same type as fruits:

const fruits: fruitBasket[key];
const freshFruits = (fruits as { isDecayed: boolean }[]).filter(fruit => !fruit.isDecayed) as typeof fruits;

Or with the reusable Fruit type:

type Fruit = { isDecayed: boolean };
const fruits: fruitBasket[key];
const freshFruits = (fruits as Fruit[]).filter(fruit => !fruit.isDecayed) as typeof fruits;

The advantage of this solution is that both, fruits and freshFruits will be of type Apple[] | Pear[].

How to set a border for an HTML div tag

You need to set more fields then just border-width. The style basically puts the border on the page. Width controls the thickness, and color tells it what color to make the border.

border-style: solid; border-width:thin; border-color: #FFFFFF;

How to make a hyperlink in telegram without using bots?

My phone is xiaomi Redmi note 8 with MIUI 11.0.9 . There is no option for create hyperlink :enter image description here So I use Telegram desktop or Telegram X for create hyperlink because Telegram X supports markdown. Type url and send message (in Telegram X) or there is an alternate way which is the easiest!

Select the text using Xiaomi's Word Editor and click in the three dots on the top right corner of the chat. It is usually used for accessing settings but if you select a text and click there, you can see Telegram's own Formatter!

Unordered List (<ul>) default indent

Typical default display properties for ul

ul {
    display: block;
    list-style-type: disc;
    margin-before: 1em;
    margin-after: 1em;
    margin-start: 0;
    margin-end: 0;
    padding-start: 40px;
}

C++ STL Vectors: Get iterator from index?

Or you can use std::advance

vector<int>::iterator i = L.begin();
advance(i, 2);

How to clear a textbox once a button is clicked in WPF?

There is one possible pitfall with using textBoxName.Text = string.Empty; and that is if you are using Text binding for your TextBox (i.e. <TextBox Text="{Binding Path=Description}"></TextBox>). In this case, setting an empty string will actually override and break your binding.

To prevent this behavior you have to use the Clear method:

textBoxName.Clear();

This way the TextBox will be cleared, but the binding will be kept intact.

How to select option in drop down protractorjs e2e tests

Another way to set an option element:

var setOption = function(optionToSelect) {

    var select = element(by.id('locregion'));
    select.click();
    select.all(by.tagName('option')).filter(function(elem, index) {
        return elem.getText().then(function(text) {
            return text === optionToSelect;
        });
    }).then(function(filteredElements){
        filteredElements[0].click();
    });
};

// using the function
setOption('BeaverBox Testing');

Use HTML5 to resize an image before upload

If some of you, like me, encounter orientation problems I have combined the solutions here with a exif orientation fix

https://gist.github.com/SagiMedina/f00a57de4e211456225d3114fd10b0d0

General guidelines to avoid memory leaks in C++

Use RAII

  • Forget Garbage Collection (Use RAII instead). Note that even the Garbage Collector can leak, too (if you forget to "null" some references in Java/C#), and that Garbage Collector won't help you to dispose of resources (if you have an object which acquired a handle to a file, the file won't be freed automatically when the object will go out of scope if you don't do it manually in Java, or use the "dispose" pattern in C#).
  • Forget the "one return per function" rule. This is a good C advice to avoid leaks, but it is outdated in C++ because of its use of exceptions (use RAII instead).
  • And while the "Sandwich Pattern" is a good C advice, it is outdated in C++ because of its use of exceptions (use RAII instead).

This post seem to be repetitive, but in C++, the most basic pattern to know is RAII.

Learn to use smart pointers, both from boost, TR1 or even the lowly (but often efficient enough) auto_ptr (but you must know its limitations).

RAII is the basis of both exception safety and resource disposal in C++, and no other pattern (sandwich, etc.) will give you both (and most of the time, it will give you none).

See below a comparison of RAII and non RAII code:

void doSandwich()
{
   T * p = new T() ;
   // do something with p
   delete p ; // leak if the p processing throws or return
}

void doRAIIDynamic()
{
   std::auto_ptr<T> p(new T()) ; // you can use other smart pointers, too
   // do something with p
   // WON'T EVER LEAK, even in case of exceptions, returns, breaks, etc.
}

void doRAIIStatic()
{
   T p ;
   // do something with p
   // WON'T EVER LEAK, even in case of exceptions, returns, breaks, etc.
}

About RAII

To summarize (after the comment from Ogre Psalm33), RAII relies on three concepts:

  • Once the object is constructed, it just works! Do acquire resources in the constructor.
  • Object destruction is enough! Do free resources in the destructor.
  • It's all about scopes! Scoped objects (see doRAIIStatic example above) will be constructed at their declaration, and will be destroyed the moment the execution exits the scope, no matter how the exit (return, break, exception, etc.).

This means that in correct C++ code, most objects won't be constructed with new, and will be declared on the stack instead. And for those constructed using new, all will be somehow scoped (e.g. attached to a smart pointer).

As a developer, this is very powerful indeed as you won't need to care about manual resource handling (as done in C, or for some objects in Java which makes intensive use of try/finally for that case)...

Edit (2012-02-12)

"scoped objects ... will be destructed ... no matter the exit" that's not entirely true. there are ways to cheat RAII. any flavour of terminate() will bypass cleanup. exit(EXIT_SUCCESS) is an oxymoron in this regard.

wilhelmtell

wilhelmtell is quite right about that: There are exceptional ways to cheat RAII, all leading to the process abrupt stop.

Those are exceptional ways because C++ code is not littered with terminate, exit, etc., or in the case with exceptions, we do want an unhandled exception to crash the process and core dump its memory image as is, and not after cleaning.

But we must still know about those cases because, while they rarely happen, they can still happen.

(who calls terminate or exit in casual C++ code?... I remember having to deal with that problem when playing with GLUT: This library is very C-oriented, going as far as actively designing it to make things difficult for C++ developers like not caring about stack allocated data, or having "interesting" decisions about never returning from their main loop... I won't comment about that).

Lightbox to show videos from Youtube and Vimeo?

I like prettyPhoto, IMHO it's the one that looks the best.

new DateTime() vs default(DateTime)

The answer is no. Keep in mind that in both cases, mdDate.Kind = DateTimeKind.Unspecified.

Therefore it may be better to do the following:

DateTime myDate = new DateTime(1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, DateTimeKind.Utc);

The myDate.Kind property is readonly, so it cannot be changed after the constructor is called.

Pass array to where in Codeigniter Active Record

$this->db->where_in('id', ['20','15','22','42','86']);

Reference: where_in

What is sr-only in Bootstrap 3?

The .sr-only class hides an element to all devices except screen readers:

Skip to main content Combine .sr-only with .sr-only-focusable to show the element again when it is focused

.sr-only {
border: 0 !important;
clip: rect(1px, 1px, 1px, 1px) !important; /* 1 */
-webkit-clip-path: inset(50%) !important;
    clip-path: inset(50%) !important;  /* 2 */
height: 1px !important;
margin: -1px !important;
overflow: hidden !important;
padding: 0 !important;
position: absolute !important;
width: 1px !important;
white-space: nowrap !important;            /* 3 */

}

TypeError: unhashable type: 'dict', when dict used as a key for another dict

What it seems like to me is that by calling the keys method you're returning to python a dictionary object when it's looking for a list or a tuple. So try taking all of the keys in the dictionary, putting them into a list and then using the for loop.

How to set value in @Html.TextBoxFor in Razor syntax?

I tried replacing value with Value and it worked out. It has set the value in input tag now.

@Html.TextBoxFor(model => model.Destination, new { id = "txtPlace", Value= "3" })

How to run .sh on Windows Command Prompt?

Install GIT. During installation of GIT, add GIT Bash to windows context menu by selecting its option. After installation right click in your folder select GIT Bash Here (see attached pic) and use your sh command like for example:

sh test.sh

enter image description here

Setting button text via javascript

Use textContent instead of value to set the button text.

Typically the value attribute is used to associate a value with the button when it's submitted as form data.

Note that while it's possible to set the button text with innerHTML, using textContext should be preferred because it's more performant and it can prevent cross-site scripting attacks as its value is not parsed as HTML.

JS:

var b = document.createElement('button');
b.setAttribute('content', 'test content');
b.setAttribute('class', 'btn');  
b.textContent = 'test value';

var wrapper = document.getElementById("divWrapper");
wrapper.appendChild(b);

Produces this in the DOM:

<div id="divWrapper">
    <button content="test content" class="btn">test value</button>
</div>

Demo: https://jsfiddle.net/13ucp6ob/

C# : changing listbox row color?

First use this Namespace:

using System.Drawing;

Add this anywhere on your form:

listBox.DrawMode = DrawMode.OwnerDrawFixed;
listBox.DrawItem += listBox_DrawItem;

Here is the Event Handler:

private void listBox_DrawItem(object sender, DrawItemEventArgs e)
{
     e.DrawBackground();

     Graphics g = e.Graphics;
     g.FillRectangle(new SolidBrush(Color.White), e.Bounds);
     ListBox lb = (ListBox)sender;
     g.DrawString(lb.Items[e.Index].ToString(), e.Font, new SolidBrush(Color.Black), new PointF(e.Bounds.X, e.Bounds.Y));

     e.DrawFocusRectangle();
}

Dump a list in a pickle file and retrieve it back later

Pickling will serialize your list (convert it, and it's entries to a unique byte string), so you can save it to disk. You can also use pickle to retrieve your original list, loading from the saved file.

So, first build a list, then use pickle.dump to send it to a file...

Python 3.4.1 (default, May 21 2014, 12:39:51) 
[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 5.0 (clang-500.2.79)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> mylist = ['I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.', "Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?", "I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!", "No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting."]
>>> 
>>> import pickle
>>> 
>>> with open('parrot.pkl', 'wb') as f:
...   pickle.dump(mylist, f)
... 
>>> 

Then quit and come back later… and open with pickle.load...

Python 3.4.1 (default, May 21 2014, 12:39:51) 
[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 5.0 (clang-500.2.79)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import pickle
>>> with open('parrot.pkl', 'rb') as f:
...   mynewlist = pickle.load(f)
... 
>>> mynewlist
['I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.', "Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?", "I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!", "No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting."]
>>>

Is Task.Result the same as .GetAwaiter.GetResult()?

If a task faults, the exception is re-thrown when the continuation code calls awaiter.GetResult(). Rather than calling GetResult, we could simply access the Result property of the task. The benefit of calling GetResult is that if the task faults, the exception is thrown directly without being wrapped in AggregateException, allowing for simpler and cleaner catch blocks.

For nongeneric tasks, GetResult() has a void return value. Its useful function is then solely to rethrow exceptions.

source : c# 7.0 in a Nutshell

how to set windows service username and password through commandline

This works:

sc.exe config "[servicename]" obj= "[.\username]" password= "[password]"

Where each of the [bracketed] items are replaced with the true arguments. (Keep the quotes, but don't keep the brackets.)

Just keep in mind that:

  • The spacing in the above example matters. obj= "foo" is correct; obj="foo" is not.
  • '.' is an alias to the local machine, you can specify a domain there (or your local computer name) if you wish.
  • Passwords aren't validated until the service is started
  • Quote your parameters, as above. You can sometimes get by without quotes, but good luck.

Best way to combine two or more byte arrays in C#

Many of the answers seem to me to be ignoring the stated requirements:

  • The result should be a byte array
  • It should be as efficient as possible

These two together rule out a LINQ sequence of bytes - anything with yield is going to make it impossible to get the final size without iterating through the whole sequence.

If those aren't the real requirements of course, LINQ could be a perfectly good solution (or the IList<T> implementation). However, I'll assume that Superdumbell knows what he wants.

(EDIT: I've just had another thought. There's a big semantic difference between making a copy of the arrays and reading them lazily. Consider what happens if you change the data in one of the "source" arrays after calling the Combine (or whatever) method but before using the result - with lazy evaluation, that change will be visible. With an immediate copy, it won't. Different situations will call for different behaviour - just something to be aware of.)

Here are my proposed methods - which are very similar to those contained in some of the other answers, certainly :)

public static byte[] Combine(byte[] first, byte[] second)
{
    byte[] ret = new byte[first.Length + second.Length];
    Buffer.BlockCopy(first, 0, ret, 0, first.Length);
    Buffer.BlockCopy(second, 0, ret, first.Length, second.Length);
    return ret;
}

public static byte[] Combine(byte[] first, byte[] second, byte[] third)
{
    byte[] ret = new byte[first.Length + second.Length + third.Length];
    Buffer.BlockCopy(first, 0, ret, 0, first.Length);
    Buffer.BlockCopy(second, 0, ret, first.Length, second.Length);
    Buffer.BlockCopy(third, 0, ret, first.Length + second.Length,
                     third.Length);
    return ret;
}

public static byte[] Combine(params byte[][] arrays)
{
    byte[] ret = new byte[arrays.Sum(x => x.Length)];
    int offset = 0;
    foreach (byte[] data in arrays)
    {
        Buffer.BlockCopy(data, 0, ret, offset, data.Length);
        offset += data.Length;
    }
    return ret;
}

Of course the "params" version requires creating an array of the byte arrays first, which introduces extra inefficiency.

angular js unknown provider

After handling with this error too, I can support this list of answers with my own case.

It's at the same time simple and dumb (maybe not dumb for beginners like me, but yes for experts), the script reference to angular.min.js must be the first one in your list of scripts in the html page.

This works:

<script src="Scripts/angular.min.js"></script>
<script src="MyScripts/MyCartController.js"></script>
<script src="MyScripts/MyShoppingModule.js"></script>

This not:

<script src="MyScripts/MyCartController.js"></script>
<script src="MyScripts/MyShoppingModule.js"></script>
<script src="Scripts/angular.min.js"></script>

Notice about the angular.min.js.

Hope it helps anyone !! :)

Iterate over a Javascript associative array in sorted order

Get the keys in the first for loop, sort it, use the sorted result in the 2nd for loop.

var a = new Array();
a['b'] = 1;
a['z'] = 1;
a['a'] = 1;

var b = [];
for (k in a) b.push(k);
b.sort();
for (var i = 0; i < b.length; ++i) alert(b[i]);

Add newline to VBA or Visual Basic 6

There are actually two ways of doing this:

  1. st = "Line 1" + vbCrLf + "Line 2"

  2. st = "Line 1" + vbNewLine + "Line 2"

These even work for message boxes (and all other places where strings are used).

Easy way to pull latest of all git submodules

Remark: not too easy way, but workable and it has its own unique pros.

If one want to clone only HEAD revision of a repository and only HEADs of all the its submodules (i.e. to checkout "trunk"), then one can use following Lua script. Sometimes simple command git submodule update --init --recursive --remote --no-fetch --depth=1 can result in an unrecoverable git error. In this case one need to clean up subdirectory of .git/modules directory and clone submodule manually using git clone --separate-git-dir command. The only complexity is to find out URL, path of .git directory of submodule and path of submodule in superproject tree.

Remark: the script is only tested against https://github.com/boostorg/boost.git repository. Its peculiarities: all the submodules hosted on the same host and .gitmodules contains only relative URLs.

-- mkdir boost ; cd boost ; lua ../git-submodules-clone-HEAD.lua https://github.com/boostorg/boost.git .
local module_url = arg[1] or 'https://github.com/boostorg/boost.git'
local module = arg[2] or module_url:match('.+/([_%d%a]+)%.git')
local branch = arg[3] or 'master'
function execute(command)
    print('# ' .. command)
    return os.execute(command)
end
-- execute('rm -rf ' .. module)
if not execute('git clone --single-branch --branch master --depth=1 ' .. module_url .. ' ' .. module) then
    io.stderr:write('can\'t clone repository from ' .. module_url .. ' to ' .. module .. '\n')
    return 1
end
-- cd $module ; git submodule update --init --recursive --remote --no-fetch --depth=1
execute('mkdir -p ' .. module .. '/.git/modules')
assert(io.input(module .. '/.gitmodules'))
local lines = {}
for line in io.lines() do
    table.insert(lines, line)
end
local submodule
local path
local submodule_url
for _, line in ipairs(lines) do
    local submodule_ = line:match('^%[submodule %"([_%d%a]-)%"%]$')
    if submodule_ then
        submodule = submodule_
        path = nil
        submodule_url = nil
    else
        local path_ = line:match('^%s*path = (.+)$')
        if path_ then
            path = path_
        else
            submodule_url = line:match('^%s*url = (.+)$')
        end
        if submodule and path and submodule_url then
            -- execute('rm -rf ' .. path)
            local git_dir = module .. '/.git/modules/' .. path:match('^.-/(.+)$')
            -- execute('rm -rf ' .. git_dir)
            execute('mkdir -p $(dirname "' .. git_dir .. '")')
            if not execute('git clone --depth=1 --single-branch --branch=' .. branch .. ' --separate-git-dir ' .. git_dir .. ' ' .. module_url .. '/' .. submodule_url .. ' ' .. module .. '/' .. path) then
                io.stderr:write('can\'t clone submodule ' .. submodule .. '\n')
                return 1
            end
            path = nil
            submodule_url = nil
        end
    end
end

How to get an Android WakeLock to work?

{PowerManager mgr = (PowerManager)context.getSystemService(Context.POWER_SERVICE);
WakeLock wakeLock = mgr.newWakeLock(PowerManager.PARTIAL_WAKE_LOCK,"MyWakeLock"); 
wakeLock.acquire();}

use this code and don't forget to permit wakelock in android manifest

C# with MySQL INSERT parameters

What I did is like this.

String person;
String address;
person = your value;
address =your value;
string connString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["default"].ConnectionString;
    MySqlConnection conn = new MySqlConnection(connString);
    conn.Open();
    MySqlCommand comm = conn.CreateCommand();
    comm.CommandText = "INSERT INTO room(person,address) VALUES('"+person+"','"+address+"')";
    comm.ExecuteNonQuery();
    conn.Close();

How do you transfer or export SQL Server 2005 data to Excel

You could always use ADO to write the results out to the worksheet cells from a recordset object

Reorder / reset auto increment primary key

You may simply use this query

alter table abc auto_increment = 1;

Keep-alive header clarification

Where is this info kept ("this connection is between computer A and server F")?

A TCP connection is recognized by source IP and port and destination IP and port. Your OS, all intermediate session-aware devices and the server's OS will recognize the connection by this.

HTTP works with request-response: client connects to server, performs a request and gets a response. Without keep-alive, the connection to an HTTP server is closed after each response. With HTTP keep-alive you keep the underlying TCP connection open until certain criteria are met.

This allows for multiple request-response pairs over a single TCP connection, eliminating some of TCP's relatively slow connection startup.

When The IIS (F) sends keep alive header (or user sends keep-alive) , does it mean that (E,C,B) save a connection

No. Routers don't need to remember sessions. In fact, multiple TCP packets belonging to same TCP session need not all go through same routers - that is for TCP to manage. Routers just choose the best IP path and forward packets. Keep-alive is only for client, server and any other intermediate session-aware devices.

which is only for my session ?

Does it mean that no one else can use that connection

That is the intention of TCP connections: it is an end-to-end connection intended for only those two parties.

If so - does it mean that keep alive-header - reduce the number of overlapped connection users ?

Define "overlapped connections". See HTTP persistent connection for some advantages and disadvantages, such as:

  • Lower CPU and memory usage (because fewer connections are open simultaneously).
  • Enables HTTP pipelining of requests and responses.
  • Reduced network congestion (fewer TCP connections).
  • Reduced latency in subsequent requests (no handshaking).

if so , for how long does the connection is saved to me ? (in other words , if I set keep alive- "keep" till when?)

An typical keep-alive response looks like this:

Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=100

See Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Keep-Alive Header for example (a draft for HTTP/2 where the keep-alive header is explained in greater detail than both 2616 and 2086):

  • A host sets the value of the timeout parameter to the time that the host will allows an idle connection to remain open before it is closed. A connection is idle if no data is sent or received by a host.

  • The max parameter indicates the maximum number of requests that a client will make, or that a server will allow to be made on the persistent connection. Once the specified number of requests and responses have been sent, the host that included the parameter could close the connection.

However, the server is free to close the connection after an arbitrary time or number of requests (just as long as it returns the response to the current request). How this is implemented depends on your HTTP server.

Convert MySQL to SQlite

There are different ways to do this. I also had this problem and I searched a lot and then I got a simple way to convert MySQL to SQLite.

Follow these steps:

  1. First You Need to Install SQLite DB Browser (very small and fast to view Tables and Data)

  2. Open your MySQL File in Notepad or it would be great if you open in Notepad++

  3. Remove First extra Lines Contains Information or Queries and Save it.

  4. Open SQLite DB Browser, Create Database, then Tables, and Same Types as it is in MySQL Database.

  5. In Menu Bar of SQLite DB Browser Select File-> then Import data MySQL File which you saved.

It will easily Convert into SQLite After Warning Dialog.

If error then remove more extra lines if your MySQL file have.

You can also Install MySQL to SQLite Converter Software on trial Basis, but the information I am giving for conversion is life time.

Sorting a Data Table

This worked for me:

dt.DefaultView.Sort = "Town ASC, Cutomer ASC";
dt = dt.DefaultView.ToTable();

Saving a Numpy array as an image

If you are working in python environment Spyder, then it cannot get more easier than to just right click the array in variable explorer, and then choose Show Image option.

enter image description here

This will ask you to save image to dsik, mostly in PNG format.

PIL library will not be needed in this case.

Angular EXCEPTION: No provider for Http

Import HttpModule in your app.module.ts file.

import { HttpModule } from '@angular/http';
import { YourHttpTestService } from '../services/httpTestService';

Also remember to declare HttpModule under imports like below:

imports: [
    BrowserModule,
    HttpModule
  ],

How to get data from database in javascript based on the value passed to the function

Try the following:

<script> 
 //Functions to open database and to create, insert data into tables

 getSelectedRow = function(val)
    {
        db.transaction(function(transaction) {
              transaction.executeSql('SELECT * FROM Employ where number = ?;',[parseInt(val)], selectedRowValues, errorHandler);

        });
    };
    selectedRowValues = function(transaction,results)
    {
         for(var i = 0; i < results.rows.length; i++)
         {
             var row = results.rows.item(i);
             alert(row['number']);
             alert(row['name']);                 
         }
    };
</script>

You don't have access to javascript variable names in SQL, you must pass the values to the Database.

running a command as a super user from a python script

Try:

subprocess.call(['sudo', 'apach2ctl', 'restart'])

The subprocess needs to access the real stdin/out/err for it to be able to prompt you, and read in your password. If you set them up as pipes, you need to feed the password into that pipe yourself.

If you don't define them, then it grabs sys.stdout, etc...

CSS Font Border?

Sorry I'm late, but speaking about text-shadow, I thought you would also like this example (I use it quite often when I need good shadows on text):

text-shadow:
    -2px   -2px lightblue,
    -2px -1.5px lightblue,
    -2px   -1px lightblue,
    -2px -0.5px lightblue,
    -2px    0px lightblue,
    -2px  0.5px lightblue,
    -2px    1px lightblue,
    -2px  1.5px lightblue,
    -2px    2px lightblue,
    -1.5px  2px lightblue,
    -1px    2px lightblue,
    -0.5px  2px lightblue,
    0px     2px lightblue,
    0.5px   2px lightblue,
    1px     2px lightblue,
    1.5px   2px lightblue,
    2px     2px lightblue,
    2px   1.5px lightblue,
    2px     1px lightblue,
    2px   0.5px lightblue,
    2px     0px lightblue,
    2px  -0.5px lightblue,
    2px    -1px lightblue,
    2px  -1.5px lightblue,
    2px    -2px lightblue,
    1.5px  -2px lightblue,
    1px    -2px lightblue,
    0.5px  -2px lightblue,
    0px    -2px lightblue,
    -0.5px -2px lightblue,
    -1px   -2px lightblue,
    -1.5px -2px lightblue;

Git clone without .git directory

Use

git clone --depth=1 --branch=master git://someserver/somerepo dirformynewrepo
rm -rf ./dirformynewrepo/.git
  • The depth option will make sure to copy the least bit of history possible to get that repo.
  • The branch option is optional and if not specified would get master.
  • The second line will make your directory dirformynewrepo not a Git repository any more.
  • If you're doing recursive submodule clone, the depth and branch parameter don't apply to the submodules.

Bulk package updates using Conda

the Conda Package Manager is almost ready for beta testing, but it will not be fully integrated until the release of Spyder 2.4 (https://github.com/spyder-ide/spyder/wiki/Roadmap). As soon as we have it ready for testing we will post something on the mailing list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/spyderlib). Be sure to subscribe

Cheers!

Change UITextField and UITextView Cursor / Caret Color

This worked for me in swift:

UITextField.tintColor = UIColor.blackColor()

You can also set this in storyboard: https://stackoverflow.com/a/18759577/3075340

JPA OneToMany not deleting child

In addition to cletus' answer, JPA 2.0, final since december 2010, introduces an orphanRemoval attribute on @OneToMany annotations. For more details see this blog entry.

Note that since the spec is relatively new, not all JPA 1 provider have a final JPA 2 implementation. For example, the Hibernate 3.5.0-Beta-2 release does not yet support this attribute.

key_load_public: invalid format

So, after update I had the same issue. I was using PEM key_file without extension and simply adding .pem fixed my issue. Now the file is key_file.pem.

How to change symbol for decimal point in double.ToString()?

Some shortcut is to create a NumberFormatInfo class, set its NumberDecimalSeparator property to "." and use the class as parameter to ToString() method whenever u need it.

using System.Globalization;

NumberFormatInfo nfi = new NumberFormatInfo();
nfi.NumberDecimalSeparator = ".";

value.ToString(nfi);

NHibernate.MappingException: No persister for: XYZ

I had the same problem because I was adding the wrong assembly in Configuration.AddAssembly() method.

Gradients in Internet Explorer 9

Opera will soon start having builds available with gradient support, as well as other CSS features.

The W3C CSS Working Group is not even finished with CSS 2.1, y'all know that, right? We intend to be finished very soon. CSS3 is modularized precisely so we can move modules through to implementation faster rather than an entire spec.

Every browser company uses a different software cycle methodology, testing, and so on. So the process takes time.

I'm sure many, many readers well know that if you're using anything in CSS3, you're doing what's called "progressive enhancement" - the browsers with the most support get the best experience. The other part of that is "graceful degradation" meaning the experience will be agreeable but perhaps not the best or most attractive until that browser has implemented the module, or parts of the module that are relevant to what you want to do.

This creates quite an odd situation that unfortunately front-end devs get extremely frustrated by: inconsistent timing on implementations. So it's a real challenge on either side - do you blame the browser companies, the W3C, or worse yet - yourself (goodness knows we can't know it all!) Do those of us who are working for a browser company and W3C group members blame ourselves? You?

Of course not. It's always a game of balance, and as of yet, we've not as an industry figured out where that point of balance really is. That's the joy of working in evolutionary technology :)

Android Layout Weight

weight values 0-1 share distribution of available space (after setting layout_width="0px") in proportion to the weight value. View elements with weight not specified (no weight entry) get weight 0 which means they get no expansion.

A simple alternative with no weight entries needed is to attach marquee to a view with text which tells it to expand from minimum needed for the text (wrap_content) to space available EditText: android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:ellipsize="marquee"

How can I get the "network" time, (from the "Automatic" setting called "Use network-provided values"), NOT the time on the phone?

Now you can get time for the current location but for this you have to set the system's persistent default time zone.setTimeZone(String timeZone) which can be get from

Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
 long now = calendar.getTimeInMillis();
 TimeZone current = calendar.getTimeZone();

setAutoTimeEnabled(boolean enabled)

Sets whether or not wall clock time should sync with automatic time updates from NTP.

TimeManager timeManager = TimeManager.getInstance();
 // Use 24-hour time
 timeManager.setTimeFormat(TimeManager.FORMAT_24);

 // Set clock time to noon
 Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
 calendar.set(Calendar.MILLISECOND, 0);
 calendar.set(Calendar.SECOND, 0);
 calendar.set(Calendar.MINUTE, 0);
 calendar.set(Calendar.HOUR_OF_DAY, 12);
 long timeStamp = calendar.getTimeInMillis();
 timeManager.setTime(timeStamp);

I was looking for that type of answer I read your answer but didn't satisfied and it was bit old. I found the new solution and share it. :)

For more information visit: https://developer.android.com/things/reference/com/google/android/things/device/TimeManager.html

How do I test which class an object is in Objective-C?

What means about isKindOfClass in Apple Documentation

Be careful when using this method on objects represented by a class cluster. Because of the nature of class clusters, the object you get back may not always be the type you expected. If you call a method that returns a class cluster, the exact type returned by the method is the best indicator of what you can do with that object. For example, if a method returns a pointer to an NSArray object, you should not use this method to see if the array is mutable, as shown in the following code:

// DO NOT DO THIS!
if ([myArray isKindOfClass:[NSMutableArray class]])
{
    // Modify the object
}

If you use such constructs in your code, you might think it is alright to modify an object that in reality should not be modified. Doing so might then create problems for other code that expected the object to remain unchanged.

AngularJS - Passing data between pages

app.factory('persistObject', function () {

        var persistObject = [];

        function set(objectName, data) {
            persistObject[objectName] = data;
        }
        function get(objectName) {
            return persistObject[objectName];
        }

        return {
            set: set,
            get: get
        }
    });

Fill it with data like this

persistObject.set('objectName', data); 

Get the object data like this

persistObject.get('objectName'); 

How does database indexing work?

An index is just a data structure that makes the searching faster for a specific column in a database. This structure is usually a b-tree or a hash table but it can be any other logic structure.

Sql select rows containing part of string

SELECT *
FROM myTable
WHERE URL = LEFT('mysyte.com/?id=2&region=0&page=1', LEN(URL))

Or use CHARINDEX http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa258228(v=SQL.80).aspx

JNZ & CMP Assembly Instructions

At first it seems as if JNZ means jump if not Zero (0), as in jump if zero flag is 1/set.

But in reality it means Jump (if) not Zero (is set).

If 0 = not set and 1 = set then just remember:
JNZ Jumps if the zero flag is not set (0)

Specify an SSH key for git push for a given domain

Even if the user and host are the same, they can still be distinguished in ~/.ssh/config. For example, if your configuration looks like this:

Host gitolite-as-alice
  HostName git.company.com
  User git
  IdentityFile /home/whoever/.ssh/id_rsa.alice
  IdentitiesOnly yes

Host gitolite-as-bob
  HostName git.company.com
  User git
  IdentityFile /home/whoever/.ssh/id_dsa.bob
  IdentitiesOnly yes

Then you just use gitolite-as-alice and gitolite-as-bob instead of the hostname in your URL:

git remote add alice git@gitolite-as-alice:whatever.git
git remote add bob git@gitolite-as-bob:whatever.git

Note

You want to include the option IdentitiesOnly yes to prevent the use of default ids. Otherwise, if you also have id files matching the default names, they will get tried first because unlike other config options (which abide by "first in wins") the IdentityFile option appends to the list of identities to try. See: https://serverfault.com/questions/450796/how-could-i-stop-ssh-offering-a-wrong-key/450807#450807

Laravel Eloquent inner join with multiple conditions

This is not politically correct but works

   ->leftJoin("players as p","n.item_id", "=", DB::raw("p.id_player and n.type='player'"))

Is There a Better Way of Checking Nil or Length == 0 of a String in Ruby?

Every class has a nil? method:

if a_variable.nil?
    # the variable has a nil value
end

And strings have the empty? method:

if a_string.empty?
    # the string is empty
}

Remember that a string does not equal nil when it is empty, so use the empty? method to check if a string is empty.

Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection parameter name:index

The error says "The index is out of range". That means you were trying to index an object with a value that was not valid. If you have two books, and I ask you to give me your third book, you will look at me funny. This is the computer looking at you funny. You said - "create a collection". So it did. But initially the collection is empty: not only is there nothing in it - it has no space to hold anything. "It has no hands".

Then you said "the first element of the collection is now 'ItemID'". And the computer says "I never was asked to create space for a 'first item'." I have no hands to hold this item you are giving me.

In terms of your code, you created a view, but never specified the size. You need a

dataGridView1.ColumnCount = 5;

Before trying to access any columns. Modify

DataGridView dataGridView1 = new DataGridView();

dataGridView1.Columns[0].Name = "ItemID";

to

DataGridView dataGridView1 = new DataGridView();
dataGridView1.ColumnCount = 5;
dataGridView1.Columns[0].Name = "ItemID";

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.datagridview.columncount.aspx

Do you recommend using semicolons after every statement in JavaScript?

Yes, you should always use semicolons. Why? Because if you end up using a JavaScript compressor, all your code will be on one line, which will break your code.

Try http://www.jslint.com/; it will hurt your feelings, but show you many ways to write better JavaScript (and one of the ways is to always use semicolons).

Why does the 260 character path length limit exist in Windows?

It does, and it is a default for some reason, but you could easily override it with this registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:00000001

See: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/jeremykuhne/2016/07/30/net-4-6-2-and-long-paths-on-windows-10/

Remove new lines from string and replace with one empty space

You can remove new line and multiple white spaces.

$pattern = '~[\r\n\s?]+~';
$name="test1 /
                     test1";
$name = preg_replace( $pattern, "$1 $2",$name);

echo $name;

Changing the URL in react-router v4 without using Redirect or Link

React Router v4

There's a couple of things that I needed to get this working smoothly.

The doc page on auth workflow has quite a lot of what is required.

However I had three issues

  1. Where does the props.history come from?
  2. How do I pass it through to my component which isn't directly inside the Route component
  3. What if I want other props?

I ended up using:

  1. option 2 from an answer on 'Programmatically navigate using react router' - i.e. to use <Route render> which gets you props.history which can then be passed down to the children.
  2. Use the render={routeProps => <MyComponent {...props} {routeProps} />} to combine other props from this answer on 'react-router - pass props to handler component'

N.B. With the render method you have to pass through the props from the Route component explicitly. You also want to use render and not component for performance reasons (component forces a reload every time).

const App = (props) => (
    <Route 
        path="/home" 
        render={routeProps => <MyComponent {...props} {...routeProps}>}
    />
)

const MyComponent = (props) => (
    /**
     * @link https://reacttraining.com/react-router/web/example/auth-workflow
     * N.B. I use `props.history` instead of `history`
     */
    <button onClick={() => {
        fakeAuth.signout(() => props.history.push('/foo'))
    }}>Sign out</button>
)

One of the confusing things I found is that in quite a few of the React Router v4 docs they use MyComponent = ({ match }) i.e. Object destructuring, which meant initially I didn't realise that Route passes down three props, match, location and history

I think some of the other answers here are assuming that everything is done via JavaScript classes.

Here's an example, plus if you don't need to pass any props through you can just use component

class App extends React.Component {
    render () {
        <Route 
            path="/home" 
            component={MyComponent}
        />
    }
}

class MyComponent extends React.Component {
    render () {
        /**
         * @link https://reacttraining.com/react-router/web/example/auth-workflow
         * N.B. I use `props.history` instead of `history`
         */
        <button onClick={() => {
            this.fakeAuth.signout(() => this.props.history.push('/foo'))
        }}>Sign out</button>
    }
}

Java Spring - How to use classpath to specify a file location?

From an answer of @NimChimpsky in similar question:

Resource resource = new ClassPathResource("storedProcedures.sql");
InputStream resourceInputStream = resource.getInputStream();

Using ClassPathResource and interface Resource. And make sure you are adding the resources directory correctly (adding /src/main/resources/ into the classpath).

Note that Resource have a method to get a java.io.File so you can also use:

Resource resource = new ClassPathResource("storedProcedures.sql");
FileReader fr = new FileReader(resource.getFile());

How to break out of a loop in Bash?

It's not that different in bash.

workdone=0
while : ; do
  ...
  if [ "$workdone" -ne 0 ]; then
      break
  fi
done

: is the no-op command; its exit status is always 0, so the loop runs until workdone is given a non-zero value.


There are many ways you could set and test the value of workdone in order to exit the loop; the one I show above should work in any POSIX-compatible shell.

Download File Using jQuery

Here's a nice article that shows many ways of hiding files from search engines:

http://antezeta.com/news/avoid-search-engine-indexing

JavaScript isn't a good way not to index a page; it won't prevent users from linking directly to your files (and thus revealing it to crawlers), and as Rob mentioned, wouldn't work for all users.
An easy fix is to add the rel="nofollow" attribute, though again, it's not complete without robots.txt.

<a href="uploads/file.doc" rel="nofollow">Download Here</a>

How do I find the number of arguments passed to a Bash script?

Below is the easy one -

cat countvariable.sh

echo "$@" |awk '{for(i=0;i<=NF;i++); print i-1 }'

Output :

#./countvariable.sh 1 2 3 4 5 6
6
#./countvariable.sh 1 2 3 4 5 6 apple orange
8

Disabling contextual LOB creation as createClob() method threw error

Check if you are not on a VPN. I had the same issue but realized the db I was connecting to remote!

PHP multiline string with PHP

Use Heredocs to output muli-line strings containing variables. The syntax is...

$string = <<<HEREDOC
   string stuff here
HEREDOC;

The "HEREDOC" part is like the quotes, and can be anything you want. The end tag must be the only thing on it's line i.e. no whitespace before or after, and must end in a colon. For more info check out the manual.

MySQL query to select events between start/end date

In PHP and phpMyAdmin

$tb = tableDataName; //Table name
$now = date('Y-m-d'); //Current date

//start and end is the fields of tabla with date format value (yyyy-m-d)

$query = "SELECT * FROM $tb WHERE start <= '".$now."' AND end >= '".$now."'";

Rails params explained?

Basically, parameters are user specified data to rails application.

When you post a form, you do it generally with POST request as opposed to GET request. You can think normal rails requests as GET requests, when you browse the site, if it helps.

When you submit a form, the control is thrown back to the application. How do you get the values you have submitted to the form? params is how.

About your code. @vote = Vote.new params[:vote] creates new Vote to database using data of params[:vote]. Given your form user submitted was named under name :vote, all data of it is in this :vote field of the hash.

Next two lines are used to get item and uid user has submitted to the form.

@extant = Vote.find(:last, :conditions => ["item_id = ? AND user_id = ?", item, uid])

finds newest, or last inserted, vote from database with conditions item_id = item and user_id = uid.

Next lines takes last vote time and current time.

Undefined reference to static class member

Regarding the second question: push_ref takes reference as a parameter, and you cannot have a reference to static const memeber of a class/struct. Once you call static_cast, a temporary variable is created. And a reference to this object can be passed, everything works just fine.

Or at least my colleague who resolved this said so.

Finding out current index in EACH loop (Ruby)

x.each_with_index { |v, i| puts "current index...#{i}" }

Having trouble setting working directory

I just had this error message happen. When searching for why, I figured out that there's a related issue that can occur if you're not paying attention - the same error occurs if the directory you are trying to move into does not exist.

Date in to UTC format Java

Try this... Worked for me and printed 10/22/2013 01:37:56 AM Ofcourse this is your code only with little modifications.

final SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss");
sdf.setTimeZone(TimeZone.getTimeZone("UTC"));   // This line converts the given date into UTC time zone
final java.util.Date dateObj = sdf.parse("2013-10-22T01:37:56");

aRevisedDate = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy KK:mm:ss a").format(dateObj);
System.out.println(aRevisedDate);

How can I scale an image in a CSS sprite

Try this: Stretchy Sprites - Cross-browser, responsive resizing/stretching of CSS sprite images

This method scales sprites 'responsively' so that the width/height adjust according to your browser window size. It doesn't use background-size as support for this in older browsers is non-existent.

CSS

.stretchy {display:block; float:left; position:relative; overflow:hidden; max-width:160px;}
.stretchy .spacer {width: 100%; height: auto;}
.stretchy .sprite {position:absolute; top:0; left:0; max-width:none; max-height:100%;}
.stretchy .sprite.s2 {left:-100%;}
.stretchy .sprite.s3 {left:-200%;}

HTML

<a class="stretchy" href="#">
  <img class="spacer" alt="" src="spacer.png">
  <img class="sprite" alt="icon" src="sprite_800x160.jpg">
</a>
<a class="stretchy s2" href="#">
  <img class="spacer" alt="" src="spacer.png">
  <img class="sprite" alt="icon" src="sprite_800x160.jpg">
</a>
<a class="stretchy s3" href="#">
  <img class="spacer" alt="" src="spacer.png">
  <img class="sprite" alt="icon" src="sprite_800x160.jpg">
</a>

What does {0} mean when found in a string in C#?

In addition to the value you wish to print, the {0} {1}, etc., you can specify a format. For example, {0,4} will be a value that is padded to four spaces.

There are a number of built-in format specifiers, and in addition, you can make your own. For a decent tutorial/list see String Formatting in C#. Also, there is a FAQ here.

val() vs. text() for textarea

.val() always works with textarea elements.

.text() works sometimes and fails other times! It's not reliable (tested in Chrome 33)

What's best is that .val() works seamlessly with other form elements too (like input) whereas .text() fails.

Get unique values from a list in python

Maintaining order:

# oneliners
# slow -> . --- 14.417 seconds ---
[x for i, x in enumerate(array) if x not in array[0:i]]

# fast -> . --- 0.0378 seconds ---
[x for i, x in enumerate(array) if array.index(x) == i]

# multiple lines
# fastest -> --- 0.012 seconds ---
uniq = []
[uniq.append(x) for x in array if x not in uniq]
uniq

Order doesn't matter:

# fastest-est -> --- 0.0035 seconds ---
list(set(array))

how do you increase the height of an html textbox

<input type="text" style="font-size:xxpt;height:xxpx">

Just replace "xx" with whatever values you wish.

Redirecting a request using servlets and the "setHeader" method not working

As you can see, the response is still HTTP/1.1 200 OK. To indicate a redirect, you need to send back a 302 status code:

response.setStatus(HttpServletResponse.SC_FOUND); // SC_FOUND = 302

Using PUT method in HTML form

Can I use "Put" method in html form to send data from HTML Form to server?

Yes you can, but keep in mind that it will not result in a PUT but a GET request. If you use an invalid value for the method attribute of the <form> tag, the browser will use the default value get.

HTML forms (up to HTML version 4 (, 5 Draft) and XHTML 1) only support GET and POST as HTTP request methods. A workaround for this is to tunnel other methods through POST by using a hidden form field which is read by the server and the request dispatched accordingly. XHTML 2.0 once planned to support GET, POST, PUT and DELETE for forms, but it's going into XHTML5 of HTML5, which does not plan to support PUT. [update to]

You can alternatively offer a form, but instead of submitting it, create and fire a XMLHttpRequest using the PUT method with JavaScript.

How to get the seconds since epoch from the time + date output of gmtime()?

ep = datetime.datetime(1970,1,1,0,0,0)
x = (datetime.datetime.utcnow()- ep).total_seconds()

This should be different from int(time.time()), but it is safe to use something like x % (60*60*24)

datetime — Basic date and time types:

Unlike the time module, the datetime module does not support leap seconds.

CSS: Truncate table cells, but fit as much as possible

I had the same issue, but I needed to display multiple lines (where text-overflow: ellipsis; fails). I solve it using a textarea inside a TD and then style it to behave like a table cell.

    textarea {
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
        width: 100%;
        border: none;
        resize: none;

        /* Remove blinking cursor (text caret) */
        color: transparent;
        display: inline-block;
        text-shadow: 0 0 0 black; /* text color is set to transparent so use text shadow to draw the text */
        &:focus {
            outline: none;
        }
    }

What's the best strategy for unit-testing database-driven applications?

I use the first (running the code against a test database). The only substantive issue I see you raising with this approach is the possibilty of schemas getting out of sync, which I deal with by keeping a version number in my database and making all schema changes via a script which applies the changes for each version increment.

I also make all changes (including to the database schema) against my test environment first, so it ends up being the other way around: After all tests pass, apply the schema updates to the production host. I also keep a separate pair of testing vs. application databases on my development system so that I can verify there that the db upgrade works properly before touching the real production box(es).

Move view with keyboard using Swift

Updated for Swift 3...

As others have said, you need to add notification observers in your controller's viewDidLoad() method, like so:

NotificationCenter.default.addObserver(forName: .UIKeyboardWillShow, object: nil, queue: nil)
    { notification in
    self.keyboardWillShow(notification)
    }

NotificationCenter.default.addObserver(forName: .UIKeyboardWillHide, object: nil, queue: nil)
    { notification in
    self.keyboardWillHide(notification)
    }

NotificationCenter.default.addObserver(forName: .UIKeyboardDidShow, object: nil, queue: nil)
    { _ in
    self.enableUserInteraction()
    }

NotificationCenter.default.addObserver(forName: .UIKeyboardDidHide, object: nil, queue: nil)
    { _ in
    self.enableUserInteraction()
    }

Remember to remove your observers where appropriate (I do it in the viewWillDisappear() method)

NotificationCenter.default.removeObserver(self, name: .UIKeyboardWillShow, object: nil)
NotificationCenter.default.removeObserver(self, name: .UIKeyboardWillHide, object: nil)
NotificationCenter.default.removeObserver(self, name: .UIKeyboardDidShow, object: nil)
NotificationCenter.default.removeObserver(self, name: .UIKeyboardDidHide, object: nil)

Then, implement your show and hide methods - notice the line that tells the app to ignore interaction events (beginIgnoringInteractionEvents). This is important since without it, the user could tap on a field or even a scrollview and cause the shift to occur a second time, resulting in a terrible UI glitch. Ignoring interaction events prior to the keyboard showing and hiding will prevent this:

func keyboardWillShow(notification: Notification)
    {
    if let keyboardSize = (notification.userInfo?[UIKeyboardFrameBeginUserInfoKey] as? NSValue)?.cgRectValue
        {
        UIApplication.shared.beginIgnoringInteractionEvents()
        self.view.frame.origin.y -= keyboardSize.height
        // add this line if you are shifting a scrollView, as in a chat application
        self.timelineCollectionView.contentInset.top += keyboardSize.height
        }
    }

func keyboardWillHide(notification: Notification)
    {
    if let keyboardSize = (notification.userInfo?[UIKeyboardFrameBeginUserInfoKey] as? NSValue)?.cgRectValue
        {
        UIApplication.shared.beginIgnoringInteractionEvents()
        self.view.frame.origin.y += keyboardSize.height
        // add this line if you are shifting a scrollView, as in a chat application
        self.timelineCollectionView.contentInset.top -= keyboardSize.height
        }
    }

Lastly, re-enable user interactions (remember, this method fires after the keyboard didShow or didHide):

func enableUserInteraction()
    {
    UIApplication.shared.endIgnoringInteractionEvents()
    }

Xcode - How to fix 'NSUnknownKeyException', reason: … this class is not key value coding-compliant for the key X" error?

Another one cause of this situation is that you declare this property implemented as @dynamic, but class can not find it in parent class.

Getting Current date, time , day in laravel

Php has a date function which works very well. With laravel and blade you can use this without ugly <?php echo tags. For example, I use the following in a .blade.php file...

Copyright © {{ date('Y') }}

... and Laravel/blade translates that to the current year. If you want date time and day, you'll use something like this:

{{ date('Y-m-d H:i:s') }}

How to hash a password

Based on csharptest.net's great answer, I have written a Class for this:

public static class SecurePasswordHasher
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Size of salt.
    /// </summary>
    private const int SaltSize = 16;

    /// <summary>
    /// Size of hash.
    /// </summary>
    private const int HashSize = 20;

    /// <summary>
    /// Creates a hash from a password.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="password">The password.</param>
    /// <param name="iterations">Number of iterations.</param>
    /// <returns>The hash.</returns>
    public static string Hash(string password, int iterations)
    {
        // Create salt
        byte[] salt;
        new RNGCryptoServiceProvider().GetBytes(salt = new byte[SaltSize]);

        // Create hash
        var pbkdf2 = new Rfc2898DeriveBytes(password, salt, iterations);
        var hash = pbkdf2.GetBytes(HashSize);

        // Combine salt and hash
        var hashBytes = new byte[SaltSize + HashSize];
        Array.Copy(salt, 0, hashBytes, 0, SaltSize);
        Array.Copy(hash, 0, hashBytes, SaltSize, HashSize);

        // Convert to base64
        var base64Hash = Convert.ToBase64String(hashBytes);

        // Format hash with extra information
        return string.Format("$MYHASH$V1${0}${1}", iterations, base64Hash);
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Creates a hash from a password with 10000 iterations
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="password">The password.</param>
    /// <returns>The hash.</returns>
    public static string Hash(string password)
    {
        return Hash(password, 10000);
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Checks if hash is supported.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="hashString">The hash.</param>
    /// <returns>Is supported?</returns>
    public static bool IsHashSupported(string hashString)
    {
        return hashString.Contains("$MYHASH$V1$");
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Verifies a password against a hash.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="password">The password.</param>
    /// <param name="hashedPassword">The hash.</param>
    /// <returns>Could be verified?</returns>
    public static bool Verify(string password, string hashedPassword)
    {
        // Check hash
        if (!IsHashSupported(hashedPassword))
        {
            throw new NotSupportedException("The hashtype is not supported");
        }

        // Extract iteration and Base64 string
        var splittedHashString = hashedPassword.Replace("$MYHASH$V1$", "").Split('$');
        var iterations = int.Parse(splittedHashString[0]);
        var base64Hash = splittedHashString[1];

        // Get hash bytes
        var hashBytes = Convert.FromBase64String(base64Hash);

        // Get salt
        var salt = new byte[SaltSize];
        Array.Copy(hashBytes, 0, salt, 0, SaltSize);

        // Create hash with given salt
        var pbkdf2 = new Rfc2898DeriveBytes(password, salt, iterations);
        byte[] hash = pbkdf2.GetBytes(HashSize);

        // Get result
        for (var i = 0; i < HashSize; i++)
        {
            if (hashBytes[i + SaltSize] != hash[i])
            {
                return false;
            }
        }
        return true;
    }
}

Usage:

// Hash
var hash = SecurePasswordHasher.Hash("mypassword");

// Verify
var result = SecurePasswordHasher.Verify("mypassword", hash);

A sample hash could be this:

$MYHASH$V1$10000$Qhxzi6GNu/Lpy3iUqkeqR/J1hh8y/h5KPDjrv89KzfCVrubn

As you can see, I also have included the iterations in the hash for easy usage and the possibility to upgrade this, if we need to upgrade.


If you are interested in .net core, I also have a .net core version on Code Review.

Map with Key as String and Value as List in Groovy

Groovy accepts nearly all Java syntax, so there is a spectrum of choices, as illustrated below:

// Java syntax 

Map<String,List> map1  = new HashMap<>();
List list1 = new ArrayList();
list1.add("hello");
map1.put("abc", list1); 
assert map1.get("abc") == list1;

// slightly less Java-esque

def map2  = new HashMap<String,List>()
def list2 = new ArrayList()
list2.add("hello")
map2.put("abc", list2)
assert map2.get("abc") == list2

// typical Groovy

def map3  = [:]
def list3 = []
list3 << "hello"
map3.'abc'= list3
assert map3.'abc' == list3

ASP.NET MVC Page Won't Load and says "The resource cannot be found"

The page is not found cause the associated controller doesn't exit. Just create the specific Controller. If you try to show the home page, and use Visual Studio 2015, follow this steps:

  1. Right click on Controller folder, and then select Add > Controller;
  2. Select MVC 5 Controller - Empty;
  3. Click in Add;
  4. Put HomeController for the controller name;
  5. Build the project and after Run your project again

I hope this help

Https Connection Android

Probably you can try something like this. This helped me

    SslContextFactory sec = new SslContextFactory();
    sec.setValidateCerts(false);
    sec.setTrustAll(true);

    org.eclipse.jetty.websocket.client.WebSocketClient client = new WebSocketClient(sec);

What is the difference between declarative and imperative paradigm in programming?

Imperative programming
A programming language that requires programming discipline such as C/C++, Java, COBOL, FORTRAN, Perl and JavaScript. Programmers writing in such languages must develop a proper order of actions in order to solve the problem, based on a knowledge of data processing and programming.

Declarative programming
A computer language that does not require writing traditional programming logic; Users concentrate on defining the input and output rather than the program steps required in a procedural programming language such as C++ or Java.

Declarative programming examples are CSS, HTML, XML, XSLT, RegX.

How to run an .ipynb Jupyter Notebook from terminal?

I had the same problem and I found papermill. The advantages against the others solutions is that you can see the results while the notebook is running. I find this feature interesting when the notebook takes very long. It is very easy to use:

pip install papermill
papermill notebook.ipynb output.ipynb

It has also, other handy options as saving the output file to Amazon S3, Google Cloud, etc. See the page for more information.

How to apply Hovering on html area tag?

for complete this script , the function for draw circle ,

    function drawCircle(coordon)
    {
        var coord = coordon.split(',');

        var c = document.getElementById("myCanvas");
        var hdc = c.getContext("2d");
        hdc.beginPath();

        hdc.arc(coord[0], coord[1], coord[2], 0, 2 * Math.PI);
        hdc.stroke();
    }

Summarizing count and conditional aggregate functions on the same factor

Assuming that your original dataset is similar to the one you created (i.e. with NA as character. You could specify na.strings while reading the data using read.table. But, I guess NAs would be detected automatically.

The price column is factor which needs to be converted to numeric class. When you use as.numeric, all the non-numeric elements (i.e. "NA", FALSE) gets coerced to NA) with a warning.

library(dplyr)
df %>%
     mutate(price=as.numeric(as.character(price))) %>%  
     group_by(company, year, product) %>%
     summarise(total.count=n(), 
               count=sum(is.na(price)), 
               avg.price=mean(price,na.rm=TRUE),
               max.price=max(price, na.rm=TRUE))

data

I am using the same dataset (except the ... row) that was showed.

df = tbl_df(data.frame(company=c("Acme", "Meca", "Emca", "Acme", "Meca","Emca"),
 year=c("2011", "2010", "2009", "2011", "2010", "2013"), product=c("Wrench", "Hammer",
 "Sonic Screwdriver", "Fairy Dust", "Kindness", "Helping Hand"), price=c("5.67",
 "7.12", "12.99", "10.99", "NA",FALSE)))

shared global variables in C

In one header file (shared.h):

extern int this_is_global;

In every file that you want to use this global symbol, include header containing the extern declaration:

#include "shared.h"

To avoid multiple linker definitions, just one declaration of your global symbol must be present across your compilation units (e.g: shared.cpp) :

/* shared.cpp */
#include "shared.h"
int this_is_global;

Can I clear cell contents without changing styling?

you can use ClearContents. ex,

Range("X").Cells.ClearContents

How can I issue a single command from the command line through sql plus?

This is how I solved the problem:

<target name="executeSQLScript">
    <exec executable="sqlplus" failonerror="true" errorproperty="exit.status">
        <arg value="${dbUser}/${dbPass}@<DBHOST>:<DBPORT>/<SID>"/>
        <arg value="@${basedir}/db/scripttoexecute.sql"/>
    </exec>
</target>

Is there an exponent operator in C#?

For what it's worth I do miss the ^ operator when raising a power of 2 to define a binary constant. Can't use Math.Pow() there, but shifting an unsigned int of 1 to the left by the exponent's value works. When I needed to define a constant of (2^24)-1:

public static int Phase_count = 24;
public static uint PatternDecimal_Max = ((uint)1 << Phase_count) - 1;

Remember the types must be (uint) << (int).

When should I use double or single quotes in JavaScript?

The difference is purely stylistic. I used to be a double-quote Nazi. Now I use single quotes in nearly all cases. There's no practical difference beyond how your editor highlights the syntax.

How do I put all required JAR files in a library folder inside the final JAR file with Maven?

The following is my solution. Test it if it works for you:

<plugin>
    <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
    <artifactId>maven-dependency-plugin</artifactId>
    <executions>
        <execution>
            <id>copy-dependencies</id>
            <phase>prepare-package</phase>
            <goals>
                <goal>copy-dependencies</goal>
            </goals>
            <configuration>
                <outputDirectory>${project.build.directory}/classes/lib</outputDirectory>
                <overWriteReleases>false</overWriteReleases>
                <overWriteSnapshots>false</overWriteSnapshots>
                <overWriteIfNewer>true</overWriteIfNewer>
            </configuration>
        </execution>
    </executions>
</plugin>

<plugin>
    <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
    <artifactId>maven-jar-plugin</artifactId>
    <configuration>
        <archive>
            <manifest>
                <addClasspath>true</addClasspath>
                <!-- <classpathPrefix>lib</classpathPrefix> -->
                <!-- <mainClass>test.org.Cliente</mainClass> -->
            </manifest>
            <manifestEntries>
                <Class-Path>lib/</Class-Path>
            </manifestEntries>
        </archive>
    </configuration>
</plugin>

The first plugin puts all dependencies in the target/classes/lib folder, and the second one includes the library folder in the final JAR file, and configures the Manifest.mf file.

But then you will need to add custom classloading code to load the JAR files.

Or, to avoid custom classloading, you can use "${project.build.directory}/lib, but in this case, you don't have dependencies inside the final JAR file, which defeats the purpose.

It's been two years since the question was asked. The problem of nested JAR files persists nevertheless. I hope it helps somebody.

This table does not contain a unique column. Grid edit, checkbox, Edit, Copy and Delete features are not available

My case is different. This issue is only specific to PHPMyAdmin. I downloaded couple other admin tools (Adminer, MySQLWorkbench, HeidiSQL etc) and the same db works fine in all of those.

I have all the indexes, primary key and unique keys defined and still get the error. I get this after I upgraded to MySQL 5.6 (did not face the same with the previous versions).

Turns out PMA has issues with Table names in capital. PMA is not able to recognise keys with capital table names. Once I change them to small (ALTER TABLE mytable ENGINE=INNODB -- I use INNODB -- does that for each table without changing anything else), I was able to access normally. I'm on a Windows system with UniformServer.

window.location.reload with clear cache

In my case reload() doesn't work because the asp.net controls behavior. So, to solve this issue I've used this approach, despite seems a work around.

self.clear = function () {
    //location.reload(true); Doesn't work to IE neither Firefox;
    //also, hash tags must be removed or no postback will occur.
    window.location.href = window.location.href.replace(/#.*$/, '');
};

Autoplay audio files on an iPad with HTML5

Have puzzled over this whilst developing a quick prototype web app under iOS4.2 (dev build). Solution is actually quite simple. Note that you can't seem to already have the tag in your HTML page, you actually need to insert the tag into the document dynamically (note this example uses Prototype 1.7 for some extra Javascript snazziness):

this.soundFile = new Element("audio", {id: "audio-1", src: "audio-1.mp3", controls: ""});
document.body.appendChild(this.soundFile);
this.soundFile.load();
this.soundFile.play();

As you've not set a controller, there shouldn't be any need to do anything tricksy with CSS to hide it / position it off-screen.

This seems to work perfectly.

Static class initializer in PHP

There is a way to call the init() method once and forbid it's usage, you can turn the function into private initializer and ivoke it after class declaration like this:

class Example {
    private static function init() {
        // do whatever needed for class initialization
    }
}
(static function () {
    static::init();
})->bindTo(null, Example::class)();

Bootstrap 3 - jumbotron background image effect

I think what you are looking for is to keep the background image fixed and just move the content on scroll. For that you have to simply use the following css property :

background-attachment: fixed;

Invalid configuration object. Webpack has been initialised using a configuration object that does not match the API schema

This error usually happens when you have conflicting version (angular js). So the webpack could not start the application. You can simply fix it by removing the webpack and reinstall it.

npm uninstall webpack --save-dev
npm install webpack --save-dev

The restart your application and everything is fine.

I hope am able to help someone. Cheers

Best way to convert pdf files to tiff files

I wrote a little powershell script to go through a directory structure and convert all pdf files to tiff files using ghostscript. Here is my script:

$tool = 'C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.63\bin\gswin32c.exe'
$pdfs = get-childitem . -recurse | where {$_.Extension -match "pdf"}

foreach($pdf in $pdfs)
{

    $tiff = $pdf.FullName.split('.')[0] + '.tiff'
    if(test-path $tiff)
    {
        "tiff file already exists " + $tiff
    }
    else        
    {   
        'Processing ' + $pdf.Name        
        $param = "-sOutputFile=$tiff"
        & $tool -q -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=tiffg4 $param -r300 $pdf.FullName -c quit
    }
}

iTunes Connect: How to choose a good SKU?

As others have noted, "SKU" stands for stock keeping unit. Here's what I find currently (3 February 2017) in the Apple documentation regarding the "SKU Number:"

SKU Number

A unique ID for your app in the Apple system that is not seen by users. You can use letters, numbers, hyphens, periods, and underscores. The SKU can’t
start with a hyphen, period, or underscore. Use a value that is meaningful to your organization. Can’t be edited after saving the iTunes Connect record.

(internet archive link:) iTunes Connect Properties

How to get document height and width without using jquery

This is a cross-browser solution:

var w = window.innerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth || document.body.clientWidth;
var h = window.innerHeight || document.documentElement.clientHeight || document.body.clientHeight;

Convert unix time stamp to date in java

You need to convert it to milliseconds by multiplying the timestamp by 1000:

java.util.Date dateTime=new java.util.Date((long)timeStamp*1000);

How to build and use Google TensorFlow C++ api

You can use this ShellScript to install (most) of it's dependencies, clone, build, compile and get all the necessary files into ../src/includes folder:

https://github.com/node-tensorflow/node-tensorflow/blob/master/tools/install.sh

add an onclick event to a div

Is it possible to add onclick to a div and have it occur if any area of the div is clicked.

Yes … although it should be done with caution. Make sure there is some mechanism that allows keyboard access. Build on things that work

If yes then why is the onclick method not going through to my div.

You are assigning a string where a function is expected.

divTag.onclick = printWorking;

There are nicer ways to assign event handlers though, although older versions of Internet Explorer are sufficiently different that you should use a library to abstract it. There are plenty of very small event libraries and every major library jQuery) has event handling functionality.

That said, now it is 2019, older versions of Internet Explorer no longer exist in practice so you can go direct to addEventListener

'innerText' works in IE, but not in Firefox

Just reposting from comments under the original post. innerHTML works in all browsers. Thanks stefita.

myElement.innerHTML = "foo";

Can't subtract offset-naive and offset-aware datetimes

I know this is old, but just thought I would add my solution just in case someone finds it useful.

I wanted to compare the local naive datetime with an aware datetime from a timeserver. I basically created a new naive datetime object using the aware datetime object. It's a bit of a hack and doesn't look very pretty but gets the job done.

import ntplib
import datetime
from datetime import timezone

def utc_to_local(utc_dt):
    return utc_dt.replace(tzinfo=timezone.utc).astimezone(tz=None)    

try:
    ntpt = ntplib.NTPClient()
    response = ntpt.request('pool.ntp.org')
    date = utc_to_local(datetime.datetime.utcfromtimestamp(response.tx_time))
    sysdate = datetime.datetime.now()

...here comes the fudge...

    temp_date = datetime.datetime(int(str(date)[:4]),int(str(date)[5:7]),int(str(date)[8:10]),int(str(date)[11:13]),int(str(date)[14:16]),int(str(date)[17:19]))
    dt_delta = temp_date-sysdate
except Exception:
    print('Something went wrong :-(')

How to forcefully set IE's Compatibility Mode off from the server-side?

For Node/Express developers you can use middleware and set this via server.

app.use(function(req, res, next) {
  res.setHeader('X-UA-Compatible', 'IE=edge');
  next();
});

Is there a css cross-browser value for "width: -moz-fit-content;"?

Is there a single declaration that fixes this for Webkit, Gecko, and Blink? No. However, there is a cross-browser solution by specifying multiple width property values that correspond to each layout engine's convention.

.mydiv {  
  ...
  width: intrinsic;           /* Safari/WebKit uses a non-standard name */
  width: -moz-max-content;    /* Firefox/Gecko */
  width: -webkit-max-content; /* Chrome */
  ...
}

Adapted from: MDN

How to get selenium to wait for ajax response?

As mentioned above you can wait for active connections to get closed:

private static void WaitForReady() {
    WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(webDriver, waitForElement);
    wait.Until(driver => (bool)((IJavaScriptExecutor)driver).ExecuteScript("return jQuery.active == 0"));
}

My observation is this is not reliable as data transfer happens very quickly. Much more time is consumed on data processing and rendering on the page and even jQuery.active == 0 data might not be yet on the page.

Much wiser is to use an explicit wait for element to be shown on the page, see some of the answers related to this.

The best situation is if your web application have some custom loader or indication that data is being processed. In this case you can just wait for this indication to hide.

Troubleshooting "program does not contain a static 'Main' method" when it clearly does...?

What I found is that the Program.cs file was not part of the solution. I did an add existing item and added the file (Program.cs) back to the solution.

This corrected the error: Error 1 Program '..... does not contain a static 'Main' method suitable for an entry point

Node JS Error: ENOENT

To expand a bit on why the error happened: A forward slash at the beginning of a path means "start from the root of the filesystem, and look for the given path". No forward slash means "start from the current working directory, and look for the given path".

The path

/tmp/test.jpg

thus translates to looking for the file test.jpg in the tmp folder at the root of the filesystem (e.g. c:\ on windows, / on *nix), instead of the webapp folder. Adding a period (.) in front of the path explicitly changes this to read "start from the current working directory", but is basically the same as leaving the forward slash out completely.

./tmp/test.jpg = tmp/test.jpg

Ant build failed: "Target "build..xml" does not exist"

Is this a problem Only when you run ant -d or ant -verbose, but works other times?

I noticed this error message line:

Could not load definitions from resource org/apache/tools/ant/antlib.xml. It could not be found.

The org/apache/tools/ant/antlib.xml file is embedded in the ant.jar. The ant command is really a shell script called ant or a batch script called ant.bat. If the environment variable ANT_HOME is not set, it will figure out where it's located by looking to see where the ant command itself is located.

Sometimes I've seen this where someone will move the ant shell/batch script to put it in their path, and have ANT_HOME either not set, or set incorrectly.

What platform are you on? Is this Windows or Unix/Linux/MacOS? If you're on Windows, check to see if %ANT_HOME% is set. If it is, make sure it's the right directory. Make sure you have set your PATH to include %ANT_HOME%/bin.

If you're on Unix, don't copy the ant shell script to an executable directory. Instead, make a symbolic link. I have a directory called /usr/local/bin where I put the command I want to override the commands in /bin and /usr/bin. My Ant is installed in /opt/ant-1.9.2, and I have a symbolic link from /opt/ant-1.9.2 to /opt/ant. Then, I have symbolic links from all commands in /opt/ant/bin to /usr/local/bin. The Ant shell script can detect the symbolic links and find the correct Ant HOME location.

Next, go to your Ant installation directory and look under the lib directory to make sure ant.jar is there, and that it contains org/apache/tools/ant/antlib.xml. You can use the jar tvf ant.jar command. The only thing I can emphasize is that you do have everything setup correctly. You have your Ant shell script in your PATH either because you included the bin directory of your Ant's HOME directory in your classpath, or (if you're on Unix/Linux/MacOS), you have that file symbolically linked to a directory in your PATH.

Make sure your JAVA_HOME is set correctly (on Unix, you can use the symbolic link trick to have the java command set it for you), and that you're using Java 1.5 or higher. Java 1.4 will no longer work with newer versions of Ant.

Also run ant -version and see what you get. You might get the same error as before which leads me to think you have something wrong.

Let me know what you find, and your OS, and I can give you directions on reinstalling Ant.

How to create a signed APK file using Cordova command line interface?

An update to @malcubierre for Cordova 4 (and later)-

Create a file called release-signing.properties and put in APPFOLDER\platforms\android folder

Contents of the file: edit after = for all except 2nd line

storeFile=C:/yourlocation/app.keystore
storeType=jks
keyAlias=aliasname
keyPassword=aliaspass
storePassword=password

Then this command should build a release version:

cordova build android --release

UPDATE - This was not working for me Cordova 10 with android 9 - The build was replacing the release-signing.properties file. I had to make a build.json file and drop it in the appfolder, same as root. And this is the contents - replace as above:

{
"android": {
    "release": {
       "keystore": "C:/yourlocation/app.keystore",
        "storePassword": "password",
        "alias": "aliasname",
        "password" : "aliaspass",
        "keystoreType": ""
    }
}
}

Run it and it will generate one of those release-signing.properties in the android folder

A Parser-blocking, cross-origin script is invoked via document.write - how to circumvent it?

According to Google Developers article, you can:

What is a 'multi-part identifier' and why can't it be bound?

A multipart identifier is any description of a field or table that contains multiple parts - for instance MyTable.SomeRow - if it can't be bound that means there's something wrong with it - either you've got a simple typo, or a confusion between table and column. It can also be caused by using reserved words in your table or field names and not surrounding them with []. It can also be caused by not including all of the required columns in the target table.

Something like redgate sql prompt is brilliant for avoiding having to manually type these (it even auto-completes joins based on foreign keys), but isn't free. SQL server 2008 supports intellisense out of the box, although it isn't quite as complete as the redgate version.

Get width in pixels from element with style set with %?

Try jQuery:

$("#banner-contenedor").width();

What's the difference between "Solutions Architect" and "Applications Architect"?

An 'architect' is the title given to someone who can design multiple layers of applications that work together well at a high level. Anything that gets into a generic type of 'architect' without a specific type of technology (i.e. "Solutions", "Applications", "Business", etc) is marketing speak.

Connection refused to MongoDB errno 111

This done the trick for me

sudo service mongod restart

Fit Image into PictureBox

You can set picturebox's SizeMode property to PictureSizeMode.Zoom, this will increase the size of smaller images or decrease the size of larger images to fill the PictureBox

Excel VBA - select a dynamic cell range

sub selectVar ()
    dim x,y as integer
    let srange = "A" & x & ":" & "m" & y
    range(srange).select
end sub

I think this is the simplest way.

pip install from git repo branch

Instructions to install from private repo using ssh credentials:

$ pip install git+ssh://[email protected]/myuser/foo.git@my_version

How do I iterate through children elements of a div using jQuery?

children() is a loop in itself.

$('.element').children().animate({
'opacity':'0'
});

How to extract filename.tar.gz file

If file filename.tar.gz gives this message: POSIX tar archive, the archive is a tar, not a GZip archive.

Unpack a tar without the z, it is for gzipped (compressed), only:

mv filename.tar.gz filename.tar # optional
tar xvf filename.tar

Or try a generic Unpacker like unp (https://packages.qa.debian.org/u/unp.html), a script for unpacking a wide variety of archive formats.

determine the file type:

$ file ~/Downloads/filename.tbz2
/User/Name/Downloads/filename.tbz2: bzip2 compressed data, block size = 400k

How to suppress "error TS2533: Object is possibly 'null' or 'undefined'"?

As of TypeScript 3.7 (https://www.typescriptlang.org/docs/handbook/release-notes/typescript-3-7.html), you can now use the ?. operator to get undefined when accessing an attribute (or calling a method) on a null or undefined object:

inputEl?.current?.focus(); // skips the call when inputEl or inputEl.current is null or undefined

How do I perform HTML decoding/encoding using Python/Django?

You can also use django.utils.html.escape

from django.utils.html import escape

something_nice = escape(request.POST['something_naughty'])

Python Decimals format

Only first part of Justin's answer is correct. Using "%.3g" will not work for all cases as .3 is not the precision, but total number of digits. Try it for numbers like 1000.123 and it breaks.

So, I would use what Justin is suggesting:

>>> ('%.4f' % 12340.123456).rstrip('0').rstrip('.')
'12340.1235'
>>> ('%.4f' % -400).rstrip('0').rstrip('.')
'-400'
>>> ('%.4f' % 0).rstrip('0').rstrip('.')
'0'
>>> ('%.4f' % .1).rstrip('0').rstrip('.')
'0.1'

What is the time complexity of indexing, inserting and removing from common data structures?

I guess I will start you off with the time complexity of a linked list:

Indexing---->O(n)
Inserting / Deleting at end---->O(1) or O(n)
Inserting / Deleting in middle--->O(1) with iterator O(n) with out

The time complexity for the Inserting at the end depends if you have the location of the last node, if you do, it would be O(1) other wise you will have to search through the linked list and the time complexity would jump to O(n).

How do you set a JavaScript onclick event to a class with css

Asking about "a class" in the question title, the answer is getElementsByClassName:

  var hrefs = document.getElementsByClassName("YOUR-CLASS-NAME-HERE");
  for (var i = 0; i < hrefs.length; i++) {
   hrefs.item(i).addEventListener('click', function(e){
    e.preventDefault(); /*use if you want to prevent the original link following action*/
    alert('hohoho');
   });
  }

Remove specific characters from a string in Javascript

Simply replace it with nothing:

var string = 'F0123456'; // just an example
string.replace(/^F0+/i, ''); '123456'

How to fully clean bin and obj folders within Visual Studio?

I store my finished VS projects by saving only source code.

I delete BIN, DEBUG, RELEASE, OBJ, ARM and .vs folders from all projects.

This reduces the size of the project considerably. The project

must be rebuilt when pulled out of storage.

Get value of a specific object property in C# without knowing the class behind

In some cases, Reflection doesn't work properly.

You could use dictionaries, if all item types are the same. For instance, if your items are strings :

Dictionary<string, string> response = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Dictionary<string, string>>(item);

Or ints:

Dictionary<string, int> response = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Dictionary<string, int>>(item);

How can I set multiple CSS styles in JavaScript?

A JavaScript library allows you to do these things very easily

jQuery

$('#myElement').css({
  font-size: '12px',
  left: '200px',
  top: '100px'
});

Object and a for-in-loop

Or, a much more elegant method is a basic object & for-loop

var el = document.getElementById('#myElement'),
    css = {
      font-size: '12px',
      left: '200px',
      top: '100px'
    };  

for(i in css){
   el.style[i] = css[i];
}

How to obtain image size using standard Python class (without using external library)?

While it's possible to call open(filename, 'rb') and check through the binary image headers for the dimensions, it seems much more useful to install PIL and spend your time writing great new software! You gain greater file format support and the reliability that comes from widespread usage. From the PIL documentation, it appears that the code you would need to complete your task would be:

from PIL import Image
im = Image.open('filename.png')
print 'width: %d - height: %d' % im.size # returns (width, height) tuple

As for writing code yourself, I'm not aware of a module in the Python standard library that will do what you want. You'll have to open() the image in binary mode and start decoding it yourself. You can read about the formats at:

Does C# have an equivalent to JavaScript's encodeURIComponent()?

System.Uri.EscapeUriString() didn't seem to do anything, but System.Uri.EscapeDataString() worked for me.

How to echo shell commands as they are executed

You can execute a Bash script in debug mode with the -x option.

This will echo all the commands.

bash -x example_script.sh

# Console output
+ cd /home/user
+ mv text.txt mytext.txt

You can also save the -x option in the script. Just specify the -x option in the shebang.

######## example_script.sh ###################
#!/bin/bash -x

cd /home/user
mv text.txt mytext.txt

##############################################

./example_script.sh

# Console output
+ cd /home/user
+ mv text.txt mytext.txt

How to validate array in Laravel?

Asterisk symbol (*) is used to check values in the array, not the array itself.

$validator = Validator::make($request->all(), [
    "names"    => "required|array|min:3",
    "names.*"  => "required|string|distinct|min:3",
]);

In the example above:

  • "names" must be an array with at least 3 elements,
  • values in the "names" array must be distinct (unique) strings, at least 3 characters long.

EDIT: Since Laravel 5.5 you can call validate() method directly on Request object like so:

$data = $request->validate([
    "name"    => "required|array|min:3",
    "name.*"  => "required|string|distinct|min:3",
]);

How do I query between two dates using MySQL?

Just Cast date_field as date

SELECT * FROM `objects` 
WHERE (cast(date_field as date) BETWEEN '2010-09-29' AND 
'2010-01-30' )

Downloading a picture via urllib and python

A simpler solution may be(python 3):

import urllib.request
import os
os.chdir("D:\\comic") #your path
i=1;
s="00000000"
while i<1000:
    try:
        urllib.request.urlretrieve("http://www.gunnerkrigg.com//comics/"+ s[:8-len(str(i))]+ str(i)+".jpg",str(i)+".jpg")
    except:
        print("not possible" + str(i))
    i+=1;

Run a shell script with an html button

This is how it look like in pure bash

cat /usr/lib/cgi-bin/index.cgi

#!/bin/bash
echo Content-type: text/html
echo ""
## make POST and GET stings
## as bash variables available
if [ ! -z $CONTENT_LENGTH ] && [ "$CONTENT_LENGTH" -gt 0 ] && [ $CONTENT_TYPE != "multipart/form-data" ]; then
read -n $CONTENT_LENGTH POST_STRING <&0
eval `echo "${POST_STRING//;}"|tr '&' ';'`
fi
eval `echo "${QUERY_STRING//;}"|tr '&' ';'`

echo  "<!DOCTYPE html>"
echo  "<html>"
echo  "<head>"
echo  "</head>"

if [[ "$vote" = "a" ]];then
echo "you pressed A"
  sudo /usr/local/bin/run_a.sh
elif [[ "$vote" = "b" ]];then
echo "you pressed B"
  sudo /usr/local/bin/run_b.sh
fi

echo  "<body>"
echo  "<div id=\"content-container\">"
echo  "<div id=\"content-container-center\">"
echo  "<form id=\"choice\" name='form' method=\"POST\" action=\"/\">"
echo  "<button id=\"a\" type=\"submit\" name=\"vote\" class=\"a\" value=\"a\">A</button>"
echo  "<button id=\"b\" type=\"submit\" name=\"vote\" class=\"b\" value=\"b\">B</button>"
echo  "</form>"
echo  "<div id=\"tip\">"
echo  "</div>"
echo  "</div>"
echo  "</div>"
echo  "</div>"
echo  "</body>"
echo  "</html>"

Build with https://github.com/tinoschroeter/bash_on_steroids

Content type 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded;charset=UTF-8' not supported for @RequestBody MultiValueMap

I wrote about an alternative in this StackOverflow answer.

There I wrote step by step, explaining with code. The short way:

First: write an object

Second: create a converter to mapping the model extending the AbstractHttpMessageConverter

Third: tell to spring use this converter implementing a WebMvcConfigurer.class overriding the configureMessageConverters method

Fourth and final: using this implementation setting in the mapping inside your controller the consumes = MediaType.APPLICATION_FORM_URLENCODED_VALUE and @RequestBody in front of your object.

I'm using spring boot 2.

Adding timestamp to a filename with mv in BASH

Well, it's not a direct answer to your question, but there's a tool in GNU/Linux whose job is to rotate log files on regular basis, keeping old ones zipped up to a certain limit. It's logrotate

Is it possible to start activity through adb shell?

eg:

MyPackageName is com.example.demo

MyActivityName is com.example.test.MainActivity

adb shell am start -n com.example.demo/com.example.test.MainActivity

Can I use VARCHAR as the PRIMARY KEY?

It is ok for sure. With just few hundred of entries, it will be fast.

You can add an unique id as as primary key (int autoincrement) ans set your coupon_code as unique. So if you need to do request in other tables it's better to use int than varchar

get number of columns of a particular row in given excel using Java

Sometimes using row.getLastCellNum() gives you a higher value than what is actually filled in the file.
I used the method below to get the last column index that contains an actual value.

private int getLastFilledCellPosition(Row row) {
        int columnIndex = -1;

        for (int i = row.getLastCellNum() - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
            Cell cell = row.getCell(i);

            if (cell == null || CellType.BLANK.equals(cell.getCellType()) || StringUtils.isBlank(cell.getStringCellValue())) {
                continue;
            } else {
                columnIndex = cell.getColumnIndex();
                break;
            }
        }

        return columnIndex;
    }

How to insert Records in Database using C# language?

You should change your code to make use of SqlParameters and adapt your insert statement to the following

string connetionString = "Data Source=UMAIR;Initial Catalog=Air; Trusted_Connection=True;" ;
// [ ] required as your fields contain spaces!!
string insStmt = "insert into Main ([First Name], [Last Name]) values (@firstName,@lastName)";

using (SqlConnection cnn = new SqlConnection(connetionString))
{
    cnn.Open();
    SqlCommand insCmd = new SqlCommand(insStmt, cnn);
    // use sqlParameters to prevent sql injection!
    insCmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@firstName", textbox2.Text);
    insCmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@lastName", textbox3.Text);
    int affectedRows = insCmd.ExecuteNonQuery();
    MessageBox.Show (affectedRows + " rows inserted!");
}

How to Disable landscape mode in Android?

You can do this for your entire application without having to make all your activities extend a common base class.

The trick is first to make sure you include an Application subclass in your project. In its onCreate(), called when your app first starts up, you register an ActivityLifecycleCallbacks object (API level 14+) to receive notifications of activity lifecycle events.

This gives you the opportunity to execute your own code whenever any activity in your app is started (or stopped, or resumed, or whatever). At this point you can call setRequestedOrientation() on the newly created activity.

And do not forget to add app:name=".MyApp" in your manifest file.

class MyApp extends Application {

    @Override
    public void onCreate() {
        super.onCreate();  

        // register to be informed of activities starting up
        registerActivityLifecycleCallbacks(new ActivityLifecycleCallbacks() {

            @Override
            public void onActivityCreated(Activity activity, 
                                          Bundle savedInstanceState) {

                // new activity created; force its orientation to portrait
                activity.setRequestedOrientation(
                    ActivityInfo.SCREEN_ORIENTATION_PORTRAIT);
            }
            ....
        });
    }
}

Java - What does "\n" mean?

\n is add a new line.

Please note java has method System.out.println("Write text here");

Notice the difference:

Code:

System.out.println("Text 1");
System.out.println("Text 2");

Output:

Text 1
Text 2

Code:

System.out.print("Text 1");
System.out.print("Text 2");

Output:

Text 1Text 2

Create a folder inside documents folder in iOS apps

The Swift 2 solution:

let documentDirectoryPath: String = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains(.DocumentDirectory, .UserDomainMask, true).first!
if !NSFileManager.defaultManager().fileExistsAtPath(documentDirectoryPath) {
        do {
            try NSFileManager.defaultManager().createDirectoryAtPath(documentDirectoryPath, withIntermediateDirectories: false, attributes: nil)

        } catch let createDirectoryError as NSError {
            print("Error with creating directory at path: \(createDirectoryError.localizedDescription)")
        }

    }

How can I echo HTML in PHP?

There are a few ways to echo HTML in PHP.

1. In between PHP tags

<?php if(condition){ ?>
     <!-- HTML here -->
<?php } ?>

2. In an echo

if(condition){
     echo "HTML here";
}

With echos, if you wish to use double quotes in your HTML you must use single quote echos like so:

echo '<input type="text">';

Or you can escape them like so:

echo "<input type=\"text\">";

3. Heredocs

4. Nowdocs (as of PHP 5.3.0)

Template engines are used for using PHP in documents that contain mostly HTML. In fact, PHP's original purpose was to be a templating language. That's why with PHP you can use things like short tags to echo variables (e.g. <?=$someVariable?>).

There are other template engines (such as Smarty, Twig, etc.) that make the syntax even more concise (e.g. {{someVariable}}).

The primary benefit of using a template engine is keeping the design (presentation logic) separate from the coding (business logic). It also makes the code cleaner and easier to maintain in the long run.

If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment.

Further reading is available on these things in the PHP documentation.


NOTE: PHP short tags <? and ?> are discouraged because they are only available if enabled with short_open_tag php.ini configuration file directive, or if PHP was configured with the --enable-short-tags option. They are available, regardless of settings from 5.4 onwards.

docker: executable file not found in $PATH

In the error message shown:

Error response from daemon: Cannot start container foo_1: \
    exec: "grunt serve": executable file not found in $PATH

It is complaining that it cannot find the executable grunt serve, not that it could not find the executable grunt with the argument serve. The most likely explanation for that specific error is running the command with the json syntax:

[ "grunt serve" ]

in something like your compose file. That's invalid since the json syntax requires you to split up each parameter that would normally be split by the shell on each space for you. E.g.:

[ "grunt", "serve" ]

The other possible way you can get both of those into a single parameter is if you were to quote them into a single arg in your docker run command, e.g.

docker run your_image_name "grunt serve"

and in that case, you need to remove the quotes so it gets passed as separate args to the run command:

docker run your_image_name grunt serve

For others seeing this, the executable file not found means that Linux does not see the binary you are trying to run inside your container with the default $PATH value. That could mean lots of possible causes, here are a few:

  • Did you remember to include the binary inside your image? If you run a multi-stage image, make sure that binary install is run in the final stage. Run your image with an interactive shell and verify it exists:

    docker run -it --rm your_image_name /bin/sh
    
  • Your path when shelling into the container may be modified for the interactive shell, particularly if you use bash, so you may need to specify the full path to the binary inside the container, or you may need to update the path in your Dockerfile with:

    ENV PATH=$PATH:/custom/dir/bin
    
  • The binary may not have execute bits set on it, so you may need to make it executable. Do that with chmod:

    RUN chmod 755 /custom/dir/bin/executable
    
  • If you run the image with a volume, that volume can overlay the directory where the executable exists in your image. Volumes do not merge with the image, they get mounted in the filesystem tree same as any other Linux filesystem mount. That means files from the parent filesystem at the mount point are no longer visible. (Note that named volumes are initialized by docker from the image content, but this only happens when the named volume is empty.) So the fix is to not mount volumes on top of paths where you have executables you want to run from the image.

Fastest way to check a string is alphanumeric in Java

I've written the tests that compare using regular expressions (as per other answers) against not using regular expressions. Tests done on a quad core OSX10.8 machine running Java 1.6

Interestingly using regular expressions turns out to be about 5-10 times slower than manually iterating over a string. Furthermore the isAlphanumeric2() function is marginally faster than isAlphanumeric(). One supports the case where extended Unicode numbers are allowed, and the other is for when only standard ASCII numbers are allowed.

public class QuickTest extends TestCase {

    private final int reps = 1000000;

    public void testRegexp() {
        for(int i = 0; i < reps; i++)
            ("ab4r3rgf"+i).matches("[a-zA-Z0-9]");
    }

public void testIsAlphanumeric() {
    for(int i = 0; i < reps; i++)
        isAlphanumeric("ab4r3rgf"+i);
}

public void testIsAlphanumeric2() {
    for(int i = 0; i < reps; i++)
        isAlphanumeric2("ab4r3rgf"+i);
}

    public boolean isAlphanumeric(String str) {
        for (int i=0; i<str.length(); i++) {
            char c = str.charAt(i);
            if (!Character.isLetterOrDigit(c))
                return false;
        }

        return true;
    }

    public boolean isAlphanumeric2(String str) {
        for (int i=0; i<str.length(); i++) {
            char c = str.charAt(i);
            if (c < 0x30 || (c >= 0x3a && c <= 0x40) || (c > 0x5a && c <= 0x60) || c > 0x7a)
                return false;
        }
        return true;
    }

}

Compare two files and write it to "match" and "nomatch" files

I had used JCL about 2 years back so cannot write a code for you but here is the idea;

  1. Have 2 steps
  2. First step will have ICETOOl where you can write the matching records to matched file.
  3. Second you can write a file for mismatched by using SORT/ICETOOl or by just file operations.

again i apologize for solution without code, but i am out of touch by 2 yrs+

HTML Button Close Window

Use the code below. It works every time.

<button onclick="self.close()">Close</button>

It works every time in Chrome and also works on Firefox.

Automated Python to Java translation

It may not be an easy problem. Determining how to map classes defined in Python into types in Java will be a big challange because of differences in each of type binding time. (duck typing vs. compile time binding).

How to mark-up phone numbers?

As one would expect, WebKit's support of tel: extends to the Android mobile browser as well - FYI

How can I completely uninstall nodejs, npm and node in Ubuntu

It is better to remove NodeJS and its modules manually because installation leaves a lot of files, links and modules behind and later this creates problems when we reconfigure another version of NodeJS and its modules.

To remove the files, run the following commands:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/bin/npm 
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/share/man/man1/node* 
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/dtrace/node.d
rm -rf ~/.npm
rm -rf ~/.node-gyp
sudo rm -rf /opt/local/bin/node
sudo rm -rf /opt/local/include/node
sudo rm -rf /opt/local/lib/node_modules
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/node*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/include/node*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/bin/node*

I have posted a step by step guide with commands on my blog: AMCOS IT Support For Windows and Linux: To completely uninstall node js from Ubuntu.

Check if a string is null or empty in XSLT

If there is a possibility that the element does not exist in the XML I would test both that the element is present and that the string-length is greater than zero:

<xsl:choose>
    <xsl:when test="categoryName and string-length(categoryName) &gt; 0">
        <xsl:value-of select="categoryName " />
    </xsl:when>
    <xsl:otherwise>
        <xsl:value-of select="other" />
    </xsl:otherwise>
</xsl:choose>

Plot bar graph from Pandas DataFrame

To plot just a selection of your columns you can select the columns of interest by passing a list to the subscript operator:

ax = df[['V1','V2']].plot(kind='bar', title ="V comp", figsize=(15, 10), legend=True, fontsize=12)

What you tried was df['V1','V2'] this will raise a KeyError as correctly no column exists with that label, although it looks funny at first you have to consider that your are passing a list hence the double square brackets [[]].

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
ax = df[['V1','V2']].plot(kind='bar', title ="V comp", figsize=(15, 10), legend=True, fontsize=12)
ax.set_xlabel("Hour", fontsize=12)
ax.set_ylabel("V", fontsize=12)
plt.show()

enter image description here

Align two inline-blocks left and right on same line

give it float: right and the h1 float:left and put an element with clear:both after them.

How do I hide certain files from the sidebar in Visual Studio Code?

The "Make Hidden" extension works great!

Make Hidden provides more control over your project's directory by enabling context menus that allow you to perform hide/show actions effortlessly, a view pane explorer to see hidden items and the ability to save workspaces to quickly toggle between bulk hidden items.

How do I add a placeholder on a CharField in Django?

For a ModelForm, you can use the Meta class thus:

from django import forms

from .models import MyModel

class MyModelForm(forms.ModelForm):
    class Meta:
        model = MyModel
        widgets = {
            'name': forms.TextInput(attrs={'placeholder': 'Name'}),
            'description': forms.Textarea(
                attrs={'placeholder': 'Enter description here'}),
        }

Create a hidden field in JavaScript

var input = document.createElement("input");

input.setAttribute("type", "hidden");

input.setAttribute("name", "name_you_want");

input.setAttribute("value", "value_you_want");

//append to form element that you want .
document.getElementById("chells").appendChild(input);

When to use references vs. pointers

The performances are exactly the same, as references are implemented internally as pointers. Thus you do not need to worry about that.

There is no generally accepted convention regarding when to use references and pointers. In a few cases you have to return or accept references (copy constructor, for instance), but other than that you are free to do as you wish. A rather common convention I've encountered is to use references when the parameter must refer an existing object and pointers when a NULL value is ok.

Some coding convention (like Google's) prescribe that one should always use pointers, or const references, because references have a bit of unclear-syntax: they have reference behaviour but value syntax.

Char to int conversion in C

Since the ASCII codes for '0','1','2'.... are placed from 48 to 57 they are essentially continuous. Now the arithmetic operations require conversion of char datatype to int datatype.Hence what you are basically doing is: 53-48 and hence it stores the value 5 with which you can do any integer operations.Note that while converting back from int to char the compiler gives no error but just performs a modulo 256 operation to put the value in its acceptable range

How do I ignore a directory with SVN?

After losing a lot of time looking for how to do this simple activity, I decided to post it was not hard to find a decent explanation.

First let the sample structure

$ svn st ? project/trunk/target ? project/trunk/myfile.x

1 – first configure the editor,in mycase vim export SVN_EDITOR=vim

2 – “svn propedit svn:ignore project/trunk/” will open a new file and you can add your files and subdirectory in us case type “target” save and close file and works

$ svn st ? project/trunk/myfile.x

thanks.

Find all files with name containing string

find / -exec grep -lR "{test-string}" {} \;

How to add headers to a multicolumn listbox in an Excel userform using VBA

No. I create labels above the listbox to serve as headers. You might think that it's a royal pain to change labels every time your lisbox changes. You'd be right - it is a pain. It's a pain to set up the first time, much less changes. But I haven't found a better way.

Removing specific rows from a dataframe

DF[ ! ( ( DF$sub ==1 & DF$day==2) | ( DF$sub ==3 & DF$day==4) ) , ]   # note the ! (negation)

Or if sub is a factor as suggested by your use of quotes:

DF[ ! paste(sub,day,sep="_") %in% c("1_2", "3_4"), ]

Could also use subset:

subset(DF,  ! paste(sub,day,sep="_") %in% c("1_2", "3_4") )

(And I endorse the use of which in Dirk's answer when using "[" even though some claim it is not needed.)

How to do an INNER JOIN on multiple columns

You can JOIN with the same table more than once by giving the joined tables an alias, as in the following example:

SELECT 
    airline, flt_no, fairport, tairport, depart, arrive, fare
FROM 
    flights
INNER JOIN 
    airports from_port ON (from_port.code = flights.fairport)
INNER JOIN
    airports to_port ON (to_port.code = flights.tairport)
WHERE 
    from_port.code = '?' OR to_port.code = '?' OR airports.city='?'

Note that the to_port and from_port are aliases for the first and second copies of the airports table.

CSS Background Opacity

The following methods can be used to solve your problem:

  1. CSS alpha transparency method (doesn't work in Internet Explorer 8):

    #div{background-color:rgba(255,0,0,0.5);}
    
  2. Use a transparent PNG image according to your choice as background.

  3. Use the following CSS code snippet to create a cross-browser alpha-transparent background. Here is an example with #000000 @ 0.4% opacity

    .div {
        background:rgb(0,0,0);
        background: transparent\9;
        background:rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
        filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#66000000,endColorstr=#66000000);
        zoom: 1;
    }
    .div:nth-child(n) {
        filter: none;
    }
    

For more details regarding this technique, see this, which has an online CSS generator.

os.path.dirname(__file__) returns empty

import os.path

dirname = os.path.dirname(__file__) or '.'

MVC 5 Access Claims Identity User Data

var claim = User.Claims.FirstOrDefault(c => c.Type == "claim type here");

Write-back vs Write-Through caching?

Let's look at this with the help of an example. Suppose we have a direct mapped cache and the write back policy is used. So we have a valid bit, a dirty bit, a tag and a data field in a cache line. Suppose we have an operation : write A ( where A is mapped to the first line of the cache).

What happens is that the data(A) from the processor gets written to the first line of the cache. The valid bit and tag bits are set. The dirty bit is set to 1.

Dirty bit simply indicates was the cache line ever written since it was last brought into the cache!

Now suppose another operation is performed : read E(where E is also mapped to the first cache line)

Since we have direct mapped cache, the first line can simply be replaced by the E block which will be brought from memory. But since the block last written into the line (block A) is not yet written into the memory(indicated by the dirty bit), so the cache controller will first issue a write back to the memory to transfer the block A to memory, then it will replace the line with block E by issuing a read operation to the memory. dirty bit is now set to 0.

So write back policy doesnot guarantee that the block will be the same in memory and its associated cache line. However whenever the line is about to be replaced, a write back is performed at first.

A write through policy is just the opposite. According to this, the memory will always have a up-to-date data. That is, if the cache block is written, the memory will also be written accordingly. (no use of dirty bits)

Fetch: POST json data

I think that, we don't need parse the JSON object into a string, if the remote server accepts json into they request, just run:

const request = await fetch ('/echo/json', {
  headers: {
    'Content-type': 'application/json'
  },
  method: 'POST',
  body: { a: 1, b: 2 }
});

Such as the curl request

curl -v -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '@data.json' '/echo/json'

In case to the remote serve not accept a json file as the body, just send a dataForm:

const data =  new FormData ();
data.append ('a', 1);
data.append ('b', 2);

const request = await fetch ('/echo/form', {
  headers: {
    'Content-type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'
  },
  method: 'POST',
  body: data
});

Such as the curl request

curl -v -X POST -H 'Content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded' -d '@data.txt' '/echo/form'

Oracle - How to create a readonly user

create user ro_role identified by ro_role;
grant create session, select any table, select any dictionary to ro_role;

Warning: comparison with string literals results in unspecified behaviour

You want to use strcmp() == 0 to compare strings instead of a simple ==, which will just compare if the pointers are the same (which they won't be in this case).

args[i] is a pointer to a string (a pointer to an array of chars null terminated), as is "&" or "<".

The expression argc[i] == "&" checks if the two pointers are the same (point to the same memory location).

The expression strcmp( argc[i], "&") == 0 will check if the contents of the two strings are the same.

With Spring can I make an optional path variable?

thanks Paul Wardrip in my case I use required.

@RequestMapping(value={ "/calificacion-usuario/{idUsuario}/{annio}/{mes}", "/calificacion-usuario/{idUsuario}" }, method=RequestMethod.GET)
public List<Calificacion> getCalificacionByUsuario(@PathVariable String idUsuario
        , @PathVariable(required = false) Integer annio
        , @PathVariable(required = false) Integer mes) throws Exception {
    return repositoryCalificacion.findCalificacionByName(idUsuario, annio, mes);
}

Open JQuery Datepicker by clicking on an image w/ no input field

The jQuery documentation says that the datePicker needs to be attached to a SPAN or a DIV when it is not associated with an input box. You could do something like this:

<img src='someimage.gif' id="datepickerImage" />
<div id="datepicker"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">
 $(document).ready(function() {
    $("#datepicker").datepicker({
            changeMonth: true,
            changeYear: true,
    })
    .hide()
    .click(function() {
      $(this).hide();
    });

    $("#datepickerImage").click(function() {
       $("#datepicker").show(); 
    });
 });
</script>

Adding rows to tbody of a table using jQuery

I have never ever come across such a strange problem like this! o.O

Do you know what the problem was? $ isn't working. I tried the same code with jQuery like jQuery("#tblEntAttributes tbody").append(newRowContent); and it works like a charm!

No idea why this strange problem occurs!

Error: Configuration with name 'default' not found in Android Studio

I also facing this issue but i follow the following steps:-- 1) I add module(Library) to a particular folder name ThirdPartyLib

To resolve this issue i go settings.gradle than just add follwing:-

project(':').projectDir = new File('ThirdPartyLib/')

:- is module name...

How to modify WooCommerce cart, checkout pages (main theme portion)

You can use the is_cart() conditional tag:

if (! is_cart() ) {
  // Do something.
}

How do I get the number of elements in a list?

To get the number of element in any iterable object, your goto method in Python is len() eg.

a = range(1000) # range
b = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz' # string
c = [10, 20, 30] # List
d = (30, 40, 50, 60, 70) # tuple
e = {11, 21, 31, 41} # set

len() method can work on all the above data types because they are iterable i.e You can iterate over them.

all_var = [a, b, c, d, e] # All variables are stored to a list
for var in all_var:
    print(len(var))

Rough estimate of the len() method

def len(iterable, /):
    total = 0
    for i in iterable:
        total += 1
    return total