Java Calendar and SimpleDateFormat Classes: A Beginner’s How To for Date Manipulation

Java Calendar The Calendar class is a java utility for obtaining and modifying the current date and time. It contains all the functionality necessary to get the current time in any time zone as well as methods for manipulating the Date. import java.util.Calendar; Java SimpleDateFormat The SimpleDateFormat is another utility that is used to format

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SYBASE ASE :: Create Table Transact-SQL Syntax – An Overview

SYBASE Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is a relational model database server, that uses Transact-SQL (T-SQL) as the procedural language for creating, modifying and querying the Databases. Detailed below is a short overview of how to create tables in an ASE Database Server including auto generating ID SEQUENCES, foreign keys, and unique indexes. Basic Format Like

How to use Spring Framework with a Command Line JAVA Application

What is Spring Spring is an open source framework created with the purpose of enabling developers to build and deliver applications faster. The Framework is available for both the JAVA and .NET platforms. Spring provides a set of core features that can be used for most applications as well as modules that provide additional features.

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Factory Pattern and the Java Class Object

Overview The Factory Pattern is a Software Design Pattern that is used to create an object without calling the specific object’s constructor.  This pattern allows a end user to call the factory to instantiate a class without having to know how to instantiate the class itself.  How it works is by the creation of a

TweenLite FrameLabel Plugin Overview : How to play movieclips in reverse

When developing in Flash we often find ourselves developing straight code based animations as well as time-line animations.  And when creating the time-line based animations we often find ourselves wishing to play the animation in reverse in certain occasions. Unfortunately Flash does not have reverse capability built in, Yes it has the prevFrame() method which

Flash AS3: How to slice a bitmap image into a grid of bitmaps

In Flash Applications we sometimes find ourselves having to split an image up into slices.  To accomplish this simple task we utilize bitmaps to copy data from a section of the main graphic to create bitmaps of the different slices or pieces. Outlined below are the steps and code that are used to complete this

Adboe Buzzword : A Free Online Word Processor and Collaborative Team Environment

Buzzword© is an online Word Processor created by Adobe©. This online flash application is free to everyone who has an adobe account, if not signed up then registration is as simple as creating an account using your email and selecting a password. Adobe© Buzzword© provides all the key features of a standard word processor including

Flash Tweens reach new levels with enhancements to the popular TweenLite and TweenMax library

In Flash there are a  multitude of tweening libraries available to developers from the built in tween engine, to libraries written by developers for both AS2 and AS3. Currently the TweenLite and TweenMax libraries (by Jack Doyle and avaiable on his website GreenSock) are the ones I currently use in my Flash projects for a

Flint: A Flash AS3 Particle System

While doing research into particle generators for a new Action Script 3 Flash project I am working on I came across the Flint Particle System. This library is an open source project with the goal of creating a base framework that is easily extensible by developers to create their own particle behaviors and effects. I

PHP Exceptions: An Overview

Overview Exceptions are a way to modify the flow of an application based on specific errors that occur during execution. They are used by developers to prevent invalid values or configurations from being executed.  There are 2 way to handle Exceptions in PHP by the user of Try Catch blocks or the use of a

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