Category Archives: Software Development

Douglas Crockford on JavaScript and JSON

One of the things I both love and hate about being a professional software developer is having to continually learn new technologies and languages.  I started writing code in Applesoft BASIC and 6502 assembly, drifted through my Pascal phase and … Continue reading

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how to insert space in jsf page?

can any one please tell me how to insert a space character in the jsf field like how we does it html by using  ? is there any tag in jsf? There are a few variations on how to do … Continue reading

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configure generates .infig.status: error: cannot find input file:

I ran into this today.  When running configure, “.infig.status: error: cannot find input file:” error was generated: bash-3.2$ ./configurechecking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -cchecking whether build environment is sane… yeschecking for a thread-safe mkdir -p… /bin/mkdir -pchecking for gawk… … Continue reading

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C++: Pragmatically Generating a Back Trace/Stack Dump

When you work on a very large embedded project with multiple developers on different continents, all dumping code into a project, it becomes very difficult to figure out what is broken and more importantly, who is the best person to … Continue reading

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HTTP GET, POST, and PUT with curl

Curl is one of those swiss army knife type command line utilities for developers who need to develop web services or network software. I keep forgetting the command line syntax using curl, so I thought I would post it here … Continue reading

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Installing Subversion on legacy Red Hat distros

Upgrading subversion on legacy Red Hat machines is painful because of the interdependent RPMs. If you attempt to install the rpms from your distribution you will quickly find that the apr or apr-util versions are simply too old. You quickly … Continue reading

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Painless Software Schedules

Each month, I decided I would dedicate myself to improving one simple area of my professional life. This month I have chosen (drum roll please): software scheduling and estimating. I really suck at it and I need to improve. As … Continue reading

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