Thursday, June 28, 2007

Google Desktop for Linux

Google Desktop for Linux makes
searching your computer as easy as searching the web with Google.

Not only can
you rediscover important documents that have been idling on your hard drive for
years, but you can also search through emails saved in Gmail or other
applications. All office files, including documents and slides created with can be easily found. Since some Linux users are program
developers, Google Desktop was designed with the ability to search source codes
and information contained in .pdf, .ps, .man and .info documents.

It also
features the Quick Search Box ,which you can call up by pressing the Ctrl key
twice. Type a few letters or words into the search box and your top results pop
up instantly. Keeping with a global focus, you can use it in English, French,
Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean --and
it works with many versions of Linux too.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Windows Environment Variable Editor

All developers need to tweak with the environmental variables.  JAVA_HOME, JDK_HOME, ANT_HOME, and many more variables are expected on a developers machine for Java.

Weve is a ultra simple environment variable
(EV) editor. The full application source code is provided under the
Zlib license. This application is intended for programmers who
reasonably often deal with environment variables on the windows

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

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How to Delete an Undeletable File

Unlocker is a very
useful freeware that will allow you to unlock any files that are
currently in use by Windows. You’ll know if this is happening if you
are getting any of these messages when trying to delete a file:

  • Cannot delete file: Access is denied
  • There has been a sharing violation
  • The source or destination file may be in use
  • The file is in use by another program or user
  • Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use

Unlocker will make things right again for you.

You’ll notice that right after installing the software, a new option
named “unlocker” will appear when right clicking any files or folders
in Windows Explorer. To unlock a locked file, just right click it,
select unlocker, and the unlocker software will start. Then, click
“unlock all” and close the software. Now that your file is unlocked,
just delete it in Windows Explorer, as you always do. This is much
simpler than solution #1 or #2, isn’t it?

Taken from Geeks Blog

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Law of Demeter and TDD

I have found the Law of Demeter most useful in TDD practice.  This way we can create Mock classes in a better way.

The Law of Demeter (LoD), or Principle of Least Knowledge is a design guideline for developing software, particularly object-oriented programs. The guideline was invented at Northeastern University in the fall of 1987,
and can be succinctly summarized as “Only talk to your immediate
friends.” The fundamental notion is that a given object should assume
as little as possible about the structure or properties of anything
else (including its subcomponents).

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

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Friday, June 01, 2007

How to create Drupal site in Marathi (Devnagari)

Prasad Shirgaonkar has written a short guide about how to create Drupal sites in Marathi (Devnagari). This article has some steps to follow for starting a Marathi Drupal site.

Thanks Prasad for this contribution. I believe this will help many webmasters around the world who want to create a Marathi web site.

He also mentions the UniSaraswati Marathi Transliterator project using which any Drupal site can provide Marathi typing facility out of the box just by installing the module.

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur