Top four free programs to capture screenshot

For most web developers, programmers and bloggers taking screenshots is quite a common task. Sometimes you need the screenshot for your next post or article or just to send it to your tech help desk to troubleshoot a problem. I have been using Snagit for several years and I really like the features it offers …

Build a better blog in 31 days with ProBlogger

One of the first blogging tips blogs I started following was ProBlogger. Run by Darren, this blog offers incredible tips to new and experienced bloggers. I still follow Problogger because everyday I get some more useful tips about blogging. In 2005 and 2007 offered a 31-day series on how to become a better blogger. This …

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I am opening my blog to advertisements. I have had Google AdSense ad units for some time on my website, and now I think is the appropriate time to solicit ads directly from advertisers. While I am working on getting my marketing arm in place, I thought it will be a good idea to let …

How to find page ID in WordPress 2.7

One of the changes in WordPress 2.7 release is the disappearance of page id column from the admin console. As far as I know, currently there is no way to display the page id column. Page ids can be used to exclude or arrange links to the pages in the navigation menu. I use 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 …