Date Formats

Deutsch It is quite common that we need to enter a date into a software or read a date displayed by a software.  Often it is paired with a time, forming a timestamp.  This might be a birthday or the deadline of an IT project nobody likes to be reminded of or whatever.  We deal …

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Ruby 2.0 coming soon

This is a translation of Ruby 2.0 in Sicht According to blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp Ruby 2.0 is almost finished. The new features are already known and a release 2.0.0-p0 is planned for Q1 2013.

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Why are Laptop displays having so poor resolutions?

Deutsch On google+ you can find a post Linus Torvalds himself about this issue. The post is in English, not in his native language (Swedish). P.S. I will continue to write a blog entry about every Friday in German and translate some (but not all) of these to English.

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Automatic Test of Links

Deutsch Running a web site with hundreds or thousands of links it is essential to have automatic mechanisms for testing these links. Many tools are available for this. I am using the Perl library LWP. My page www.it-sky-consulting.com has only about 130 links, but off course I want to establish processes that scale. The problem …

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Overflow of Integer Types

Deutsch Handling of integral numbers has always been one of the basic capabilities of our computing devices. Any common programming language since the fifties provides this in some way. There are some significant differences between the ways integral numbers are handled in different programming languages. Dealing with the overflow There are several approaches: Integral numbers …

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Latency of DB-connections

Deutsch Applications that are using a database are often running slower than one would  expect by the power of the hard- and software.  Both DB server and application server are running on powerful machines that are not even close to their limits. The problem is the connection between the two servers. This connection is of …

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