This article lists and briefly describes the various executables which can be found in an Java JRE's or JDK's bin directory. For some of the more interesting tools, screenshots and simple usage examples are also shown.
This article describes the different artifacts which are used to specify the access rights in an Oracle ADF application. This is basically a high level overview of the data stored in the src/META-INF/jazn-data.xml file.
This article shows different ways how to create a stack trace from a running Java Virtual Machine, and explains two command line programms to create the stack trace for the Sun JVM and the jrockit JVM.
With internationalisation and localization becoming more and more important, it becomes also more and more important to know how operating systems and programming languages handle multi language texts. This article gives an introduction to character encodings and how they are supported in different languages. The article is currently still work in progress but already provides some useful background information and some sample programs in C.
I recently spent some time to learn how to use the open source Electronic Circuit Simulation program ng-spice. This article contains an introduction into this application and how to use it together with the open source package gEDA (GPL electronic design automation). Some example circuits are also provided.