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 gains. What is web presence? Is it just acquiring an e-mail address? Is it putting up a site?...

October 6, 2011 · 51 min · 10760 words · Shafiq Alibhai

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 latest code from the repository Stale references to others code is the most frequent offense among developers....

May 9, 2011 · 1 min · 156 words · Shafiq Alibhai

How To Get The Current Epoch Time (Unix Timestamp)

<td> <code>time</code> </td> <td> <code>time()</code> </td> <td> <code></code> (or <code></code>). To display the epoch: <code></code> </td> <td> <code>import time first, then int(time.time())</code> </td> <td> <code>long epoch = System.currentTimeMillis()/1000;</code> </td> <td> <code>epoch = (DateTime.Now.ToUniversalTime().Ticks - 621355968000000000) / 10000000;</code> </td> <td> <code>DateDiff("s", "01/01/1970 00:00:00", Now())</code> </td> <td> <code>calendar:datetime_to_gregorian_seconds(calendar:now_to_universal_time( now()))-719528*24*3600.</code><br /> OR<br /> <code>element(1, now()) * 10000 + element(2, now()).</code> </td> <td> <code>SELECT unix_timestamp(now())</code> </td> <td> <code>SELECT extract(epoch FROM now());</code> </td> <td> <code>SELECT (SYSDATE - TO_DATE('01-01-1970 00:00:00', 'DD-MM-YYYY HH24:MI:SS')) *&lt;br /> 24 * 60 * 60 FROM DUAL <td> <code>SELECT DATEDIFF(s, '1970-01-01 00:00:00', GETUTCDATE())</code> </td> <td> <code>Math....

September 30, 2010 · 1 min · 144 words · Shafiq Alibhai

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 skills you should be learning right now to make sure that your resume is relevant for the next five years....

July 12, 2009 · 5 min · 963 words · Shafiq Alibhai

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: Adding this parameter to the EMBED tag: wmode=”transparent” With those added parameters, the menu now extended down over the flash portion properly.

July 1, 2009 · 1 min · 67 words · Shafiq Alibhai