Tag Archive: LinkedIn

Jul 11 2012

MongoDB and NoSQL

I recently started playing around with NoSQL databases as became interested in MongoDB. Here is a great video tutorial that will get you quickly introduced to NoSQL and the MongoDB application. It covers how NoSQL is different from typical RDBMS platforms and schemas, and how data is stored in MongoDB.

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Jul 06 2012

Creating Symbolic Links in Windows 7

When I need to create a symbolic link (symlink) in Windows 7, I always forget how. Hopefully by sharing this information, I will be able to retain it. To create a symbolic link in Windows 7, we can use the mklink command that comes with Windows 7. Typically you want to create a symbolic link …

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Jul 05 2012

Backup MySQL Database to Dropbox

I use MySQL on a regular basis for development, but also use it for production websites as well. Most website hosts provide access to the cron utility for scheduling jobs. I came across a post the other day that showed how to backup MySQL using the ‘mysqldump’ utility and a PHP script. That solution used …

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Jun 29 2012

Droid Incredible Wipe Cache Partition

Seems like every time a new system update tries to download it fails, and I have to wipe the cache partition to get the phone to recognize that it needs to try applying the update again. I have these steps memorized, but I thought they might be useful for someone else to have as well. …

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Jun 21 2012

When was Windows installed?

Ever wanted to know when Windows was installed on a computer? Simply open a command prompt and type the following command: This command will display the date and time when the installation occurred.

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Jun 18 2012

Application Level Logging in OpenShift using Apache Commons Logging on JBossAS7

I read a good article tonight about implementing application level logging using log4J, and I thought this concept could be extended and abstracted one level further by making use of the Apache Commons Logging API. Using the Apache Commons Logging API allows the logging implementation to be abstracted away from the application; resulting in application …

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May 23 2012

Manually Removing WordPress Mobile Edition

I had an old version of WordPress Mobile Edition installed along with the Carrington mobile theme, but I recently changed to a different plugin. Also after upgrading to WordPress 3.x a while back, I noticed the plugin had stopped working and was no longer visible on the plugins page. This morning I started off by …

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May 16 2012

Peer Code Review

Here is a presentation I created back in 2010 illustrating the benefits of peer code review in software development teams. I also discuss the Code Collaborator product from Smart Bear Software; the peer code review tool I use most regularly.   Peer Code Review

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May 10 2011

Syncing Gmail Contacts Birthdays and Events with Google Calendar

I am horrible with other people’s important dates, e.g., birthdays, anniversaries, date you got your appendix removed, etc. I just realized I should put all that info into my Gmail Contacts, and then it will appear on my Google Calendar automatically. Oh wait… It doesn’t show up. Damn. Why doesn’t it work? Turns out, this …

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Feb 04 2011

How to Design a Good API and Why It Matters

I am starting to design a new API for an application that will need to integrate with other applications. Before doing so, I always make it a point to re-watch and re-read this presentation given by Joshua Bloch from Google.  Joshua does a fantastic job going over the DOs and DON’Ts of good API design. …

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