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  Java API vs Framework


What is the difference between a Java Library and a framework? The two concepts are essentially important for a Java developer. The most important difference between a library and a framework is Inversion of Control. It means that when you call a library you are in control. But with a framework, the control is inverted: the framework calls you. (This is called the Hollywood Principle: Don’t call Us, We’ll call You.) This is pretty much the definition of a framework. Basically, all the...

   Difference,API,Framework,Library,Java     2011-12-19 13:40:33


  HeartBleed: OpenBSD now starts to clean up OpenSSL


Since the disclosure of HeartBleed bug in OpenSSL, some arguments emerge around the safety of OpenSSL, the largest open source SSL/TLS library used by large number of servers, applications. Some people are even starting to create their own version of SSL library. This includes OpenBSD, a famous Unix like open source operating system. Just a few days after the HeartBleed bug, OpenBSD forked a new branch of OpenSSL and started to clean up the forked branch and plans to merge it to its own cod...

   HeartBleed,OpenBSD     2014-04-15 04:21:26


  A Javascript When Function


function when(conditionFunc, execFunc, interval){ if (conditionFunc()){ execFunc(); }else{ setTimeout(function(){ when(conditionFunc, execFunc, interval);}, interval); } } You have some code which should only execute when a condition is true. E.g. You have code which relies on a javascript library but can't be sure the library has loaded yet and don't want the code to execute until it has. This is common if you have a bookmarklet which injects more than one <...

   JavaScript,When,Implementation,When function     2012-02-24 05:08:34


  Facebook open sources its C++ library named Folly


Recently, Facebook open sourced its low level C++ function library for its internal use named Folly. Folly is an open sourced C++11 component library, it provides functions similar to what boost and std libraries provide, including string, vector and memory allocation, bit operation etc, to fulfill large scale high performance requirements.Currently Folly is tested with gcc4.6 on some 64 bit systems such as Fedora 17, Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian wheezy, it may also be OK on other 64 bit platforms wi...

   Facebook,Folly,C++,open source     2012-06-05 08:31:12


  Java AbstractMethodError explained and demonstrated


According to Oracle Java API documentation, AbstractMethodError is a kind of runtime error where the application is having some incompatible changes which leads to a missing implementation of an abstract method. Below is the official description. Thrown when an application tries to call an abstract method. Normally, this error is caught by the compiler; this error can only occur at run time if the definition of some class has incompatibly changed since the currently executing method was last co...

   JAVA,ABSTRACTMETHODERROR     2016-07-22 22:03:20


  Be cautious before deciding to use ReactJS in your product


ReactJS is an open source JavaScript library used for writing user interfaces. It revamps the way developers write web applications. More and more front end developers start to use this Facebook crafted library in their products or projects nowadays. However, although ReactJS is an open source library under BSD license, it doesn't mean there is no risk to freely adopts it in your products. If you are building or plain to build some products which may compete with Facebook or its subsid...

   JAVASCRIPT,FACEBOOK,REACTJS,VUE     2016-07-16 20:43:16


  Writing API clients in Perl and Python


I recently released a couple of API clients for the Ge.tt file sharing service, one in Perl and one in Python. (I am just a fan of the service, not an employee or contractor.) I would judge myself an "intermediate" pythonista mostly due to inexperience. It's a culture shock coming from a background of CPAN. The old joke is that Perl is just a life support system for CPAN and that is arguably true, but I am here to tell you: you may not appreciate how good Perl hackers have it with respe...

   API,Perl,Python,API Writing,Pattern     2011-12-23 08:02:38


  Computer skills one can learn within one day


Computer related technical skills are usually thought as complicated and difficult to understand. It's very difficult for one to get hands on one skill or master one skill. But if you really do want to learn something useful within one day, there are some good choices which will not take too long to get to know and use.. Version control:- Git, GitHub and SVN Regular expressions AWK sed Grep Learn how to do things with Vim that you never knew could be done. Set up a crawler that can scrape some ...

   Computer skills,Learn     2013-09-16 08:51:35


  malloc/free and new/delete in C++


malloc and free are C++/C language standard library functions, while new/delete are operator of C++. They can be used to allocate dynamic memory and free memory in C++ programs malloc/free can not meet the requirements of dynamic objects creation. Object needs to call the constructor to initialize the object when creating, the object needs to call the destructor before it is destroyed  Since malloc() and free() are library functions rather than operators, the compiler has no control permiss...

   C++,memory,malloc,free,new,delete     2012-06-20 06:52:09


  Creating Dynamic PDF files using HTML and PHP


There always arise a need for converting content from one file format to another one. Some may need to convert some text into HTML and some may need to convert some HTML content to an image format. The main reason for the need to convert from one file format to another is because the target file format is best suited for targeted medium where the content need to be displayed. The targeted medium may be an email, a printed hard copy or a web browser. The text format is best suited for sending ema...

   PHP,HTML,PDF,Conversion,Generate,Library     2011-11-18 12:10:53