Category: Software development

Reading Time: < 1 minute I need to create a SOAP client in C#, and in order to test it I need a SOAP web service. Since my hosting company uses MySQL/PHP technology stack, I am using this PHP Soap web service example. For the C# soap client, I am following this example on stackoverflow. But there is one problem

January 16, 2013

Reading Time: < 1 minute I need to do some development work on Windows, using Visual Studio. I like to have a simple source code control system, in recent years I have used CVS, Subversion and git (on Mac). I did a google search on Subversion and found some instructions regarding setting up Subversion. Setting up Subversion on Windows and

January 10, 2013

Reading Time: 4 minutes (Update 02-27-2019) It’s 5 and half years since last update. And two more jobs for me :] Noticed from recent job search in STL, code exercise and code testing (at the spot, pair programming, TDD) is becoming common now in STL, which is unthink of 5.5 years back. I did add a few blog posts

November 27, 2011

Reading Time: < 1 minute drop down box Clear a list for selectionOneMenu every time, got burned by this in a “page number” drop down for Richfaces data scroller. And some other places. Use validator keep in mind it will overwrite the required = “true”, if the user does not select a valid value from drop down, it will give

November 10, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes The following was written more than a year ago… ====== Got opportunity to work on those two technologies recently due to job change. Had some gotchas as I transform from C++, CAD programming to this new program paradigm. Data problem vs. coding error In CAD world, sometimes there is problem with the data (CAD file)

October 11, 2011

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dirty flag on a HTML form is much trickier than I thought, that is, it is tricker when I started to programming for dirty flag. Saw this javascript snippet. It works great except in my case, I was generating dynamic drop down (selection menu), and in a lot of cases it behaves as opposite to

August 31, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes WordPress 3.1.1 Finally I got hands around my blog (this one stlplace) and did the WordPress upgrade. I put off the upgrade in the past primarily due to my laziness: there is no automatic update due to I was running on WP 2.0.2. The upgrade itself is not too bad, I followed those two articles

April 12, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes The following are iPhone development blogs I often read. Note I used Google reader to get them. I also listed some of the blogs under “dev” category in the side bar (small). Technical iPhone development by Jeff Lamarche. Jeff is the author of the best beginners book for iPhone dev “Beginning iPhone development”. Recently I

October 3, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was referring to the First application at Hibernate (Jboss) offical documentation. I found some problems when doing the exercise: just want to share some of my findings so others may benefit. 1) dependency version missing: there are already some some discussions on the Hibernate discussion forum, such as this one and that one. I

March 28, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Particularly in the IT (software development) field. Obviously the No. 1 thing is “never give up”. I started looking about 9 months ago when I felt “the need to look”: both for defense (fear of lay off) and offense (opportunities better matching my interest and skill). I had to admit finding a job is not

February 18, 2010
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