Effective Java, Groovy, SCEA, UML and Algorithms Books for Sale

I’m selling the following books ALL IN for 3k pesos. All of these books are in good/like new condition.

0073523402 Algorithms ~ Sanjoy Dasgupta

1932394842 Groovy in Action ~ Dierk Koenig

0321356683 Effective Java (2nd Edition) (Java Series) ~ Joshua Bloch

B001DYVOQ6 Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2Ee Technology ~ Mark/ Roberts, Simon Cade

0596007957 UML 2.0 in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O’Reilly)) ~ Dan Pilone

You can send me an SMS at 0915-426-3848 for inquiries. If you do not get any replies, that means the books are already gone with the wind. :)

RFS: Trying to raise funds for the upcoming iPhone/iPod touch.



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SitePoint Books: The Bushfire Relief Sale

Get 5 books (PDF) for the price of 1 and get to help the victims of the recent bushfires in Australia.

SitePoint is well known for their book: The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

More details on The Bushfire Relief Sale site.

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COM Scripting and Groovy

While I was reading my copy of Groovy in Action which I won from JavaRanch, I came across an interesting tool called Scriptom.

This is the same tool that the authors used to insert the Groovy code samples into the book’s draft written as an MS Word document.

You can read more about COM Scripting and Groovy from Codehaus.

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Agile Modeling and Einstein

Last week, a friend of mine asked me about my opinion about keeping design documents simple. What follows is a quote from the Agile Modeling article he sent me over Skype.

One of the more controversial concepts in Agile Modeling is that agile models and agile documents are sufficient for the task at hand, or as I like to say they are “just barely good enough (JBGE)“. In this article I make the following critical points about a model or document (an artifact) being just barely good enough

This reminded me of a quote from Einstein which says “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler”.

This Einstein Wiki Quote entry also mentions that it is likely that the KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) Agile methodology principle also originated from the same idea.

I didn’t get to read the whole article, but overall I agree with the concept.

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Zend Framework Large File Upload Issues

I tried modifying this Zend_Form_Element_File example to support larger file uploads but noticed that I’ve been getting “Undefined index” errors when my uploads are bigger than 8MB.

Notice: Undefined index: tmp_name in C:\quickstart\library\Zend\File\Transfer\Adapter\Abstract.php on line 589

Notice: Undefined index: name in C:\quickstart\library\Zend\Validate\File\Size.php on line 398

Notice: Undefined index: tmp_name in C:\quickstart\library\Zend\File\Transfer\Adapter\Abstract.php on line 589

Notice: Undefined index: name in C:\quickstart\library\Zend\Validate\File\Extension.php on line 228

Being a PHP and Zend Framework newbie, I wanted to put the blame on Zend but in the end I found the reason for the upload and validation errors after much googling.

The solution requires updating two properties in php.ini:

upload_max_filesize = 32M
post_max_size = 32M

With these changes you can now upload relatively bigger files!

Just make sure that your hosting provider supports your file upload size settings.

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WordPress Thank a Plugin Developer Day

Yesterday, I tried working on my first ever WordPress plugin. It’s a simple filter which includes a Google Adsense script after every post.

I’m thinking of creating a Buy me a Coffee plugin next to take this plugin development challenge on to the next level.

Coincidentally, Matt just announced January 28 as the official WordPress Thank a Plugin Developer Day.

Hopefully next year my plugins would be included in the next 4000 plugins for WordPress.

But for now, I’d like to thank the developers of Google Sitemap Generator and Syntax Highlighter Plus for a job well done.

Keep up the good work you guys!

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Web Hosting Anyone?

We’ve finally decided to get a reseller hosting space to accommodate our growing number of sites.

It’s quite pricey to get a hosting account for each site so we’re now getting one big space and divide it accordingly.

To help us with the initial costs of setting up the account, we’ve decided to offer the remaining space as a service with the following details:

50 pesos for 100 MB of space and 1GB of bandwidth per month (good for static sites).

100 pesos for 250 MB of space and 2.5GB of bandwidth per month (good for blogs).

150 pesos for 500 MB of space and 5GB of bandwidth per month (good for web developers and designers).

Supports both PHP 5 and MySQL 5.

This offer is limited to the Philippines on a “supplies last” basis and will be ready starting this February.

One thing that we can guarantee you is that we will NOT oversell (which is a common practice of other cheap hosting providers).

If you think you need more space and bandwidth than what we’re currently offering then it might be a good idea to sign up for their shared hosting services directly.

Please post a comment here or send me an email to dayg77 AT gmail DOT com if you’re interested.

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