Derek’s Dope List Archive

Derek’s Dope List #1
Java

  • Cool utility to tell if your Java app is stalling because of your code or the JVM?
  • Free Java Fundamentals Course videos
  • Some useful new Hamcrest matchers for collections

Web

  • Want to know what’s taking up all the memory in Chrome? Paste this into a new tab:
    chrome://memory-redirect/
  • Linking to content within a Google Doc (think table of contents)

Derek’s Dope List #2
SQL

Java

Security

Random

Derek’s Dope List #3
Java

Chrome

Random

Derek’s Dope List #4
Java

  • The Top Java Memory Problems – Part 1
  • The Top Java Memory Problems – Part 2
  • Google Guava Cache

System

  • Find Out How to Open That File Type with Wolfram Alpha

CSS

  • Introducing dabblet: An interactive CSS playground

Web

Humor

  • “Yo Momma” computer science jokes

Derek’s Dope List #5
Visual Studio

  • December 2011 TFS Power Tools Release
  • Free eBook: OWASP Top 10 for .NET developers

Chrome

Java

  • IntelliJ IDEA 11.0.1 Release Candidate

Fun

  • Type let it snow into Google. Use the mouse to clear it.

Derek’s Dope List #6
PowerShell

  • New Year’s Resolution: How to Learn PowerShellin 2012.<rant>If you don’t know PowerShell, Java developer or not, start learning it now! You are officially behind the curve. Version 3 is already around the corner with a CTP release available now. It’s not just for admins either. I use it every morning to get my latest OHM source in two branches, check the changes for the previous day (in both branches), and get a list of all checked out files. And it only takes less than a minute to run. I have a script that automatically kills IE and restarts it for XSS testing. I have another script that scans a Visual Basic 6 project file and finds all the component references and displays their version and path. You could write Agent Ransack with a few scripts if you wanted to. I have another one that gets your BIOS info. And on and on… Don’t open a cmd prompt – use a PowerShell prompt instead. I can do a presentation for you guys when Andrew and I eventually make it down there or sooner by Webex if wanted.</rant> Phew!

Java

Web

Fun

Derek’s Dope List #7
PowerShell

  • Run this to get a searchable list of all drivers on your system:
    driverquery.exe /v /FO CSV | ConvertFrom-CSV | Select-Object ‘Display Name’, ‘Start Mode’, ‘Paged Pool(bytes)’, Path | Out-GridView

Java

  • James Gosling is working at a new company making robotic wavegliders that take a ton of instrument readings about the ocean. Follow their path to Hawaii!
  • Great Oracle presentation on Lambda expressions coming in Java 8

Web

  • JetBrains has a web-based IDE just for JavaScript, but I’m not really sure what the use-case is… Anyone?
  • Firefox 9 slinks onto the scene with fancy JavaScript optimizations

Dev

  • I actually never read the Agile Manifesto, so here it is!

.NET

Fun

  • For those lucky enough to have a Kindle Fire (Jeff!), there’s an update
  • This is how Dads explain the world to kids
  • The Hobbit trailer!
  • The Dark Knight Rises trailer!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Derek’s Dope List #8
Web

PowerShell

  • Cool update to yesterday’s driver query example – basically grep your drivers

SQL

  • Backing Up a SQL Server Database Directly Onto a Remote Server

Java

  • Great article on why we should be using FindBugs in OHM. If Google and eBay use it, then it’s usually not a bad idea. Intellij has a few FindBugs plugins, but I’m not sure if there an officially sanctioned one. I’ve been usingQAPlug (which also contains Checkstyle, Hammurapi, and PMD), but there is also this one.
  • Cotton Candy‘–Android computer on a stick

Random

Derek’s Dope List #9
Java

PowerShell

Cool

Visual Studio

Nerd Humor

  • Goto , click on Get Directions, click walking directions, enter “the shire” for A, enter “mordor” for B, and click Get Directions.

Derek’s Dope List #10
Java

Life

Web

Derek’s Dope List #11
Java – Guava!

Web

  • State of the Browser: Chrome closes on Firefox, IE6 dying out. Always good to see what we need to support.
  • Working with the JavaScript “this” Keyword

Visual Studio

Mobile

Derek’s Dope List #12
SQL

  • Latest SQL Injection Campaign Infects 1 Million Web Pages. It’s called ‘Lilupophilupop’, but I’m not exactly sure what makes it differ from others…

Java

Web

Windows

Fun

  • Controlled on a Wipe’Out Track

Derek’s Dope List #13
PowerShell

.NET

Java

Web

Fun

  • Live web cam of Abbey Road. For you young’ens that the famous road crossing on the Beatle’s album of the same name.

Derek’s Dope List #14
Java

  • Java tops list of software skills in demand: employer survey – sweet!
  • NetBeans 7.1 Released – Looks like quite a bit change for the better

.NET

Web

  • Scott Hanselman just created a new web site for public speaking and wrote a great article on having the website visible on desktop and mobile. Great tips.
  • Comparing Dart, jQuery, and JavaScript
  • Chrome beta release updates
  • Case study: How & why to build a consumer app with Node.js

PowerShell

  • Copy and paste this script into a text file, saved it to Documents\WindowsPowerShell as Get-ExchangeRates.ps1:

#Exchangerate feeds : http://www.ecb.int/home/html/rss.en.html

$url = ‘http://www.ecb.int/rss/fxref-usd.html
#$url = ‘http://www.ecb.int/rss/fxref-dkk.html

$xml = New-Object xml
$xml.Load($url)

$xml.RDF.Item |
ForEach-Object {
$rv = 1 | Select-Object Date, Currency, Rate, Description
$rv.Date = [DateTime]$_.Date
$rv.Description = $_.description.’#text’
$rv.Currency = $_.statistics.exchangeRate.targetCurrency
$rv.rate = $_.statistics.exchangeRate.value.’#text’
$rv
}

  • Open PowerShell and type .\Get-ExchangeRates.ps1 and you should see a list of exchange rates.

Derek’s Dope List #15
Web

Java

Security

.NET

Lifestyle

Design

Derek’s Dope List #16

Java

  • Profiling CPU in Flash and Flex Applications in IntelliJ IDEA
  • Kotlin Web Demo is out! JetBrains’ new JVM-based language is out and ready for testing. Of course they created a language, I mean it’s sooo easy…

Mobile

PowerShell

  • The PowerShell Morning Report – cool summary of your system (or a remote system), well… in the morning
  • Windows PowerShell Cheat Sheet

Web

.NET

SQL

Sad

  • Hostess Brands, Maker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies, Prepping Bankruptcy Report. My brother and I used to divvy the Twinkies box up and hide them from each other to make sure we got an equal amount. I remember my Mom telling us that she found a box of Twinkies hidden in a closet months (years?) later. I bet they were still good…

Fun

Derek’s Dope List #17

Java

Web

.NET

Security

Android

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