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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Easily configure a web server (PHP/MySql) with XAMPP

XAMPP, by Apache Friends, is known as an installable Apache distribution, containing everything you need to get a server up and running on your own PC. Essentially, this package includes several applications and services all bundled together for fast and easy configuration, such as Apache, MySQL, PHP, OpenSSL, FileZilla FTP server, and more. This web server kit has recently reached version 1.8 and comes loaded with various improvements and fixes as well as preliminary support for Mac OS X and Solaris.

XAMPP shall be of particular use to BIT second semester students as well , since Database systems I requires students to practice bunch of SQL queries , MySQL is the choice of DBMS since ORACLE is kind heavyweight and a commercial DBMS. Using XAMPP it's easy to set up and configure MySQL instances on your local computer. I myself using XAMPP to practice queries for this subject. I have found it a lightweight , hassle free solution. hence I hereby recommend anyone to try XAMPP bundle without hesitation. It's easy to use. Once installed you can use phpMyAdmin to setup database or use the window command prompt or linux terminal to run DML/DDL queries. in window simple add "C:\xampp\mysql\bin" to your PATH variable and you are good to go.

Run XAMPP contol panel and start MySQL service.

Make sure to create a password for the user root as follows

Open the command prompt (cmd) Login to mysql terminal using root

mysql -u root

change the password using the following query

update user set password=PASSWORD("NEW_PASSWORD_HERE") where User='root';

Download XAMPP  ( Note: If you are using Windows XP , make sure to  choose version 1.8.2)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sublime Text : The Text editor you'll fall in love with.

(JS file of the ProfitLossCalculator opened using Sublime Text)

Sublime Text is not just a text editor It's a powerful programmers' tool with slick interface, unique feature which are not available in any other code editor.It's really awesome that I've been using this for a while and highly recommend to all the programmers out there. It won't serve you as highly sophisticated integrated development environment but it'll make coding fun.

Most apparent one of the features available in Sublime Text is the document preview section on the right hand corner of the editor, which enable users to easily navigate up and down through long source codes without scrolling up and down over and over again. It's nifty and time saving,  you got to admit. 

Sublime text also includes auto fill feature as depicted in the screenshot above, mind you this is not "Intellisense" which is available in Visual Studio/Netbeans, nevertheless it can help save you lot of keystrokes by remembering the stuff you already typed in.
Syntax highlighting for various languages are available built-in as depicted in the screen shot below, and also various color themes to choose from.

A few most prominent feature are listed below.

Goto Anything

Use Goto Anything to open files with only a few keystrokes, and instantly jump to symbols, lines or words.
Triggered with Ctrl+P, it is possible to:
  • Type part of a file name to open it.
  • Type @ to jump to symbols, # to search within the file, and : to go to a line number.

Distraction Free Mode

When you need to focus, Distraction Free Mode is there to help you out. Distraction Free Mode is full screen, chrome free editing, with nothing but your text in the center of the screen. You can incrementally show elements of the UI, such as tabs and the find panel, as you need them.

You can enter Distraction Free Mode using the View/Enter Distraction Free Mode menu.

Split Editing

Get the most out of your wide screen monitor with split editing support. Edit files side by side, or edit two locations in the one file. You can edit with as many rows and columns as you wish.
  • Take advantage of multiple monitors by editing with multiple windows, and using multiple splits in each window.
  • Take a look at the View/Layout menu for split editing options. To open multiple views into the one file, use the File/New View into File menu item.

Cross Platform

Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses.

Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.

Enter the official web site here to download Sublime Text. Happy Coding.!

Monday, April 14, 2014

BIT Semester 04- Recommended Readings - Ebooks - Download

                  I have included following E Books in the shared folder (link below) which are recommended for 4th Semester of BIT degree program conducted by UCSC, Please share this post among fellow students and keep in touch with the blog for updates. If you have any trouble downloading any of the files please let me know. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

JStockCharts Update - Gain Analyzer for Historical prices

After passing it's thousand downloads milestone, JStockCharts is keep getting updated continuously with fresh features which are not available in other applications. Historical Prices window has been added with a new tab to analyze historical price data to see how a selected counter recorded a given gain percentage or a higher value. It is my utmost joy to fulfill my users various requests and this is indeed one of such requests. This feature can possible go a long way with your valuable suggestions. I humbly expect them. Enjoy!

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

BIT Semester 02 -Recommended Readings - Ebooks - Download

It was without a doubt a cumbersome task to find the Electronic versions of recommended books for BIT UCSC Semester 01 but it was harder to find semester 02 ones, hence I thought of sharing what I have found for the benefit of fellow students who following BIT in UCSC. I haven't been able to find all the books recommended by UCSC , but I'll update the list once I have found others on due course. 

I have included following E Books in the shared folder (link below), Please share this post among fellow students and keep in touch with the blog for I shall upload other E books as soon as I found them.

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05 April 2014 : Uploaded "Systems Analysis and Design Methods by Jeffrey L. Whitten and Lonnie D. Bentley."

01 June 2014 : Uploaded "Java: The Complete Reference Book by Herbert Schildt"

15 June 2014: Uploaded  "Computer Program Design by Elizabeth A. Dickson, Tata McGraw-Hill Edition 2002"

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