Staying Online

Download Link : Staying Online print 1.doc INTRODUCTION Staying Online Back in the ’80s the Bee Gees crooned “Staying’ Alive”. In today’s parlance, this would be best said as “Staying’ Online”! Corny references apart, the fact is that being online and creating a strong web presence are the two most important things for personal and professional […]

Notes on build script

Choose a language that can be used in multiple platforms (very important for a Java project) Ensure that as many steps are automated. Begin with a full clean up and allow full build and deployment to the server Automate even server restart to increase developer efficiency Each build should ensure that it recompiles all classes and optionally fetches […]

How To Get The Current Epoch Time (Unix Timestamp)

  Perl time PHP time() Ruby Time.now (or Time.new). To display the epoch: Time.now.to_i Python import time first, then int(time.time()) Java long epoch = System.currentTimeMillis()/1000; Microsoft .NET C# epoch = (DateTime.Now.ToUniversalTime().Ticks – 621355968000000000) / 10000000; VBScript/ASP DateDiff(“s”, “01/01/1970 00:00:00”, Now()) Erlang calendar:datetime_to_gregorian_seconds(calendar:now_to_universal_time( now()))-719528*24*3600. OR element(1, now()) * 10000 + element(2, now()). MySQL SELECT unix_timestamp(now()) PostgreSQL SELECT extract(epoch […]

9 skills developers will need in the next five years

With the recent changes in the economy, a lot of developers are focused on their short-term job prospects. At the same time, it’s important to make sure that you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to taking the time and energy to learn new skills. Here is a  list of 10 […]

Flash z-order — always on top?

I was trying to use a javascript pull-down menu that was just above a flash movie. The pull down was always BEHIND the flash movie, no matter how I set the z-order. Here is how I fixed it: Adding this parameter to the OBJECT tag: <param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”> Adding this parameter to the EMBED tag: […]