Category «Programming»

How to redirect homepage in Joomla

Joomla is a wonderful platform to publish websites. With readily available templates you can have your website up and running in no time. Sometimes though you may need to direct your visitors to a different page than your regular home page, for instance you may want to direct all the visitors to a promotion page …

How to read properties file in Spring.

If you need to read properties file in your Spring application all you need is to configure a PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer bean in your application context. Following example shows how to read property values from a properties file named config.properties. This file needs to be in your classpath so Spring can find it. Let’s begin by creating …

How to remove Ctrl-M (^M) from Unix files?

Sometimes when you upload or FTP files from a Windows system to a UNIX box you will see ^M at the end of each line. ^M is the UNIX equivalent of DOS line break. Not only does it not look pretty, this extra character may break all sorts of scripts that you try to run …

Print large string in PL/SQL.

For PL/SQL developers put_line is a quite useful method. I use it for logging purposes. Recently I found out that the method has an annoying limitation. You cannot print more than 255 characters per line! Now that is a strange feature. I don’t know what is the reasoning behind this restriction but it does make …