Archive for June, 2010

Expressions and SSIS Cheat Sheet

June 25th, 2010 No comments

I have been working with SQL Server 2008 Integration Services lately and I found a cheat sheet for SSIS that is quite helpful.

This cheat sheet is available in PDF format from PragmaticWorks at

Review of the book Apache Struts 2 – Web Application Development

June 21st, 2010 No comments

This book is made of 15 chapters. One might consider that the first nine chapters (205 pages) explain what’s new with Struts 2 and that the rest of the book
is a mix of JavaScript/Ajax learning and good practices to document and test a web application.

It is based on the 2.1.6 version of Struts.

Read more…

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No direct access for JSP under WEB-INF

June 14th, 2010 No comments

I have been asked several times in the past whether files under WEB-INF can be accessed or not.
It is indeed somewhat confusing. The answer is YES and NO.

You cannot access them directly.

For instance the following URL would give a 404 error :

But you can access test.jsp indirectly.
For instance the following JSP, callTest.jsp, contains code that includes a call to the somewhat protected JSP test.jsp :

<%@ include file="WEB-INF/test.jsp" %>

The URL to call the JSP is :

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iPad simulator

June 12th, 2010 No comments

It is possible to check how a site will look like on the iPad by visiting

By default it shows a portrait view but if you click on the upper left or right corner, you can rotate it and get a portrait view.

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jQuery is the most detected JavaScript library in use on the web

June 2nd, 2010 No comments

More interesting stats : according to BuiltWith Trends, which provides trending information, jQuery is the most detected JavaScript library in use on the web. About 30% of the top 10000 web sites use it.
You can check the stats for all JavaScript frameworks here and for jQuery specifically here.

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The truth about Flash Player

June 1st, 2010 No comments

Adobe published some stats about Flash Player, in case you did not already them :

98% of Internet connected PCs have Flash Player

75% of web video is viewed using Flash Player

98% of enterprises rely on Flash Player

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