Nowadays UTF8 is far from being just “trendy”, it’s the de facto standard for information representation. There are a lot of discussions on the “why locales are bad” theme, and I’m not going to argue with that.
Update3: We’re back to our own hosting. Update2: Razvan Dragomirescu was kind enough to mirror the spreadsheet widget. Click here to access the demo. Thanks, Razvan! Update: Due to high traffic the demo page might load very slowly. Please have patience. In the last weeks, I’ve been using my so very little spare time to create a spreadsheet widget based on dojo.Click here for a… Read More
One thing I forgot to mention was the usage of Spring message bundles. Usually, a ResourceBundleMessageSource is configured to inject bundle messages for Spring MVC. The only bad thing is that I could not specify an encoding for the configured message.properties files. As the default properties format is ISO 8859-1 character encoding and tedious operations like the transformation of Unicode… Read More
Setting up a solution to store, manage and display UTF-8 data using MySql was quite a challenge. There are a few steps that you have to get right, otherwise, garbage data will come out at various stages in your application. Inserting the data First, make sure your data is UTF-8. You can easily check this with a text editor or… Read More
>> 10 reasons why Eclipse is better Most of the following are not checked in Idea 6.0 which is anyways in beta. They refer to 4.x and 5.x Idea versions. 1. The visual editor – one feature that Idea sucks at is the visual editor. While the best in this category is still Netbeans IMO, Eclipse’s Visual Editor, although buggy… Read More