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  Stub Mixlib::ShellOut and shell_out in Ruby unit testing

Unit testing is part of software development to ensure the tiny component of a function can work as designed. Different frameworks and tools can be used to run unit testing for different programming languages. In Ruby, one popular unit testing framework is Rspec, or Chefspec if you are writing Chef recipes. While writing Chef recipes, some low level commands(DOS commands or shell commands) need to be executed on the managed resource to perform actions or gather information. For example, lis...

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  Ruby net-scp cannot scp multiple files with asterisk(*)

net-ssh/net-scp is a Ruby gem which can be used to scp files between different *nix machines. It's similar to how the *nix scp command. It can be used to scp a file or a directory. However, it seems it has some problem to scp multiple files using pattern *. For example, below script is supposed to download all files from remote directory to local directory: require 'net/scp' host = 'testmachine' login = 'testaccount' password = "testpassword" remote_path = '/tmp/remote...

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  Resolve stylesheet_link_tag fails to work in Ruby on Rails

When developing Ruby On Rails application, developers sometimes will see an unexpected behavior where the application cannot be loaded due to "TypeError: Object doesn't support this property or method" when invoking stylesheet_link_tag. The symptom looks like  And the Rails log will show something similar to below The error occurs because there is some problem finding the correct assets which are located in app/assets. To resolve the issue, you can following below steps. Add gem 'coffee-...

437 0 0          RUBY ON RAILS STYLESHEET_LINK_TAG JAVASCRIPT_INCLUDE_TAG TYPEERROR


  Sort an array with only one local variable

Array sorting algorithm question is frequently asked during technical interviews. There are lots of sort algorithms including bubble sort, selection sort, insertion sort, quick sort, merge sort etc. Usually interviewees will be asked to implement sort algorithms. But have you ever been asked to sort an array which you are allowed to define ONLY ONE local variable in your algorithm?  Bubble sort can be used to do this actually. Normally a bubble sort algorithm may need three local ...

1,876 3 0          JAVASCRIPT ALGORITHM SORTING BUBBLE SORT


  Java 9 release is delayed again

The original Java 9 planned release date is March 2017. But latest source shows that Java 9 release will be delayed again to July 2017. It's four months later than the planned date. Oracle Chief Architect of Java Platform group Mark Reinhold proposes this new release date in a message sent on the OpenJDK mailing list.  Despite this progress, at this point it's clear that Jigsaw needs more time. We recently received critical feedback that motivated a redesign of the module ...

2,467 0 0          JAVA RELEASE DATE JAVA 9 JAVA 9 DELAY


  try { return } finally {}

Do you know what value will be printed when following program is ran? class Test { public int aaa() { int x = 1; try { return ++x; } catch (Exception e) { } finally { ++x; } return x; } public static void main(String[] args) { Test t = new Test(); int y = t.aaa(); System.out.println(y); } } And before answering the above question, do you have answers to following questions? If ther...

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  Loading images progressively using Gaussian blur

The popular online publishing platform Medium has adopted an impressive image loading mechanism -- pure color - blur image loading - real image loading. Since images on Medium usually have high definition, it takes much time to load an image and hence brings a bad user experience if rendering the image after it's completely downloaded. The solution Medium comes out is to preload an small image when the real image is being loaded.  On Medium, the HTML code will have below pattern ...

29,351 0 0          JAVASCRIPT ALGORITHM GAUSSIAN BLUR MEDIUM BLUR IMAGE


  Traditional recursion vs Tail recursion

Recursion is a frequently adopted pattern for solving some sort of algorithm problems which need to divide and conquer a big issue and solve the smaller but the same issue first. For example, calculating fibonacci  accumulating sum and calculating factorials. In these kinds of issues, recursion is more straightforward than their loop counterpart. Furthermore, recursion may need less code and looks more concise. For example, let's calculate sum of a set of numbers starting with 0 and st...

1,751 3 0          ALGORITHM RECURSION TAIL RECURSION TRADITIONAL RECURSION