How to remove URL forwarding to Yahoo Search by or through Search.Conduit

Problem: The URLs including development/local ones are forwarded to Yahoo Search page by a Conduit plugin via their search.conduit portal (as seen from status bar message) Reason: Spyware by Conduit (Anything that changes the settings of your computer without explicitly asking you, and sends out information from your computer without letting you know – is […]

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AppFuse jetty:run throws error “ZipException: invalid distance too far back”

Problem: When running mvn jetty:run to launch jetty, Appfuse throws error “java.util.zip.ZipException: invalid distance too far back” Reason: One of the jars in maven repository is corrupted. Fix: (Kind of nuke all, but works) Delete repository folder from .m2 folder : rm -r ~/.m2/repository Add any local jars you may have added to repository From […]

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Solved: Spring util:map, the Keys are not correct / as expected

Problem : The map instance created using util:map does not give expected keys in Java class when obtained using autowiring. Reason: When autowired, spring searches for the first Map with same name, and the result might not be the Map configured by the developer in the context xml. Fix: Instead the tag @Autowired, use  @Resource(name=”mapName”) […]

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6 Websites Android Developers Must Know

This entry is part 49 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

Creating an Android Application that users can both use and appreciate is not an easy task. However, obviously some online resources can make your life easier. I present below 6 websites that are a “must know” for all Android Developers. The Android Developer Official Page Obviously, this website contains answers to all questions that an […]

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The “Values” Folder

This entry is part 48 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

While developing Android Applications, one inevitably comes across the Values folder. It is located in <workspace>-><application name>->res. It holds some very important and interesting resources which I am going to tell you about in this post. The strings.xml file is already present when you create a new Application Project in Eclipse. It holds the important […]

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Android development primer: Working with Sliding Drawers in Android – Part II

This entry is part 46 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

In the first part, I showed you how to use a basic Sliding Drawer in Android. In this post I’ll show you how to make your Sliding Drawers fancier by changing the handle image when the Sliding Drawers is open and when it is closed. The complete source code is at the bottom. Save the […]

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A Simple Server

The task is to construct a simple server which just passes a string to the client. Client/server describes the relationship between two computer programs in which one program, the client, makes a service request from another program, the server, which fulfills the request. Although the client/server idea can be used by programs within a single […]

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