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Created by Dr. Xi on June 21, 2011 15:54:00    Last update: June 22, 2011 11:33:09
Demo code for CSV parsing with SuperCSV parser . Java code: import java.io.*; import java.util.List; imp... Test with a simple CSV file: psmith01,CLASS2B,Peter Smith 1,YEAR2,1,N,ADVANCED,... The parser worked correctly: Line 1 has 11 values: |psmith01| |CLASS2B|... Test with a more complicated CSV file: "psmith01 abc", "CLASS2B " , " Peter... The parser messed up on all three lines: Line 1 has 5 values: |psmith01 abc| |CLASS... Using two lines input: "psmith01 abc", "CLASS2B " , " Peter... It generates an exception: Line 1 has 5 values: |psmith01 abc| |CLASS... Add a new line in item two: "One", "Two ", "Three" Result: Line 2 has 3 values: |One| |Two | |...
Created by Dr. Xi on June 22, 2011 07:12:02    Last update: June 22, 2011 11:32:02
Demo code for CSV parsing with OstermillerUtils . Java code: import java.io.*; import java.util.List; imp... Test with a simple CSV file: psmith01,CLASS2B,Peter Smith 1,YEAR2,1,N,ADVANCED,... The parser worked correctly: Line 1 has 11 values: |psmith01| |CLASS2B|... Test with a more complicated CSV file: "psmith01 abc", "CLASS2B " , " Peter... The parser messed up on all three lines: Line 1 has 6 values: |psmith01 abc| | "CLA... Putting a space before the first quote: "Smith, Jack","210-345-8888" It dismissed the quotes: Line 1 has 3 values: | "Smith| | Jack"| ... Add a new line in item two: "One", "Two ", "Three" Result: Line 1 has 2 values: |One| | "Two| ...
Created by Dr. Xi on April 20, 2011 21:44:15    Last update: May 02, 2011 20:56:58
The String.format() method provides versatile formatting capabilities. This tutorial tries to present these capabilities in a accessible manner. The format string A format string can contain zero, one, or more format specifiers . The general form of a format specifier is: %[argument_index$] [flags] [width] [.precision]co... where things in square brackets are optional, and conversion is a character indicating the conversion to be applied to the corresponding variable value. The only required characters in the format specifier is the percent sign % and the conversion character. A simple example: public static void simpleFormat() { System.out... The Argument index The argument index is specified by a number, terminated by the dollar sign $ . The same argument may be repeated multiple times in a format string. Unindexed...
Created by Dr. Xi on October 16, 2008 20:45:40    Last update: March 28, 2011 20:23:22
Java's built-in classes are way too complex/flexible for a simple protocol like HTTP. This is a wrapper to simplify HTTP GET and POST. import java.io.*; import java.net.*; imp... A simple test: import java.io.*; import java.util.*; ...
Created by Dr. Xi on October 26, 2010 04:47:37    Last update: January 11, 2011 20:00:36
The code presented here is a simple implementation of a tab set. It is used to demo how a tab set could be implemented. The code is stand alone and does not depend on any JavaScript libraries. Multiple tab sets within the same page is supported. The HTML markup is fairly simple: Tabs sets are contained within a DIV element with class name "tabsContainer". Define a UL list for the tabs. Follow the UL list with equal number of DIVs for the tab contents. The Nifty Corners Cube technique is used to draw the rounded corners (original form, not the enhanced JavaScript form). HTML, CSS and JavaScript: <!doctype html> <html> <head> <style typ...
Created by Fang on April 01, 2010 22:24:58    Last update: April 02, 2010 02:49:38
In this note I'll show you how to create and package a JSP custom tag. The purpose of this tag is to display a random splash image for a home page, among a set of images. We should be able to add or delete candidate splash images from the WAR archive without the need to change the JSP. This is the intended use of the tag: <%@ taglib uri="http://custom.tag.com/demo" prefix... In the above example you provide a set of images named splash*.png (e.g., splash1.png, spalsh2.png, ...), and the tag will pick a random one to display when the JSP is rendered. Let's get started. I'll use Maven for this purpose. Create the standard Maven directory structure ./pom.xml ./src ./src/main ./src/main/jav... pom.xml <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"... SplashTag.java package tagdemo; import java.util.ArrayList......
Created by Dr. Xi on January 08, 2010 03:53:37    Last update: January 08, 2010 03:54:56
This is an Ant custom task to merge Properties files I lifted from http://marc.info/?l=ant-user&m=106442688632164&w=2 , with some minor bug fixes. Example usage: <taskdef name="mergeProperty" classname="ant.task.... Implementation: package ant.task.addon; import java.io.Buff...
Created by Dr. Xi on December 04, 2009 04:33:05    Last update: December 04, 2009 04:33:05
Variable Meaning $_ The default or implicit variable. @_ Within a subroutine the array @_ contains the parameters passed to that subroutine. $a, $b Special package variables when using sort() $<digit> Contains the subpattern from the corresponding set of capturing parentheses from the last pattern match, not counting patterns matched in nested blocks that have been exited already. $. Current line number for the last filehandle accessed. $/ The input record separator, newline by default. $| If set to nonzero, forces a flush right away and after every write or print on the currently selected output channel. Default is 0 (regardless of whether the channel is really buffered by the system or not; $| tells you only whether you've asked Perl explicitly to flush after...
Created by Dr. Xi on September 04, 2008 18:18:07    Last update: September 04, 2008 18:18:07
If the argument to getResourceAsStream is a directory, the stream content returns a list of files under that directory. The following code returns the list of files under the first directory on CLASSPATH (not the current directory): import java.io.*; public class TestGetResou...