Replace Linebreak in Excel

Just a quick note because this helped me a lot 🙂

To replace a linebreak in an excel cell:

In Excel, choose Edit>Replace
Click in the Find What box
Hold the Alt key, and (on the number keypad), type 0010
This represents a line break in Excel.
You won’t see anything in the ‘Find What’ box

In the Replace with box, type the characters that you want to use
instead of a line break

Click the Replace All button

Props go to this thread.

Hope it helps someone else…

Apache ODE modification framework

A little late I am now publishing the source code of the demonstration prototype of my diploma thesis. The thesis has been about runtime modification of BPEL processes.

The modification is based on the svn trunk of Apache ODE located in https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ode/trunk and the revision was 805932 updated at 19. August 09. It shouldn’t be hard to apply the changes to the latest revision though.

The source code is available in a 7-zip File containing the SVN checkout and the additional files required to run the modification service: apache-ode-modification-framework.7z

EDIT:
The modification framework provides some simple modification operations like inserting or skipping BPEL activities and modifying the value of process variables. The inserted BPEL activities can be provided to the webservice in the form of BPEL code as if this fraction of the process has been part of the process in the first place. The provided code is compiled using the default ODE compiler. With the current state of the implementation it is not possible to modify the specification of existent partner links or to create new partner links to use in the activities that are inserted. Therefore to use such a modification framework in a reasonable way, the given prototype would have to be extended to enable such modifications.

Enable add-ons for recent version of Firefox minefield

I am using the trunk version of firefox a lot because it’s much faster than the current official version.

Recently the preference to enable old versions of extensions in firefox has been changed:
extensions.checkCompatibility
has been renamed to
extensions.checkCompatibility.VERSION
With the current version being 3.7a or new 4.0b the preference key is
extensions.checkCompatibility.3.7a
extensions.checkCompatibility.4.0b

Setting this preference key to the boolean value false will allow you to enable add-ons that are not tagged as compatible with the current development version of firefox. Of course because of possible API changes, especially in Version 4 some plugins may be broken, but for me all add-ons I use still work on the nightly builds.

ASP.NET MVC

This is just a public draft, containing mvc related links…

Best Practices / Richtlinien

Model-Binding entweder mit Parameter-Blacklist, oder ĂĽber Whitelist

http://blog.maartenballiauw.be/post/2009/05/06/More-ASPNET-MVC-Best-Practices.aspx

Put your controllers on a diet

Controllers should be really thin: they only accept an incoming request, dispatch an action to a service- or business layer and eventually respond to the incoming request with the result from service- or business layer, nicely wrapped and translated in a simple view model object.

In short: don’t put business logic in your controller!

Link list

Link list in ScottGu’s Blog

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2009/06/07/june-7th-links-asp-net-ajax-asp-net-mvc-visual-studio.aspx

ScottGu’s Blog ASP.NET MVC Framework

Compile-time View Checking

Form validation

MVC Best Practices

Caching

Mehrsprachigkeit – Best practices

todo

Misc

Finished studying! And starting to blog!

Recently I handed in my diploma thesis and this week I finished the last thing to do at university and did the presentation of my thesis – I am done studying!!

And with finishing to study, I finally decided to give blogging a try. This blog is going to contain maybe some personal thoughts, but mostly will be about technology, coding and solving problems. I’ll be writing in English because there might come up some programming-related posts and English will reach a lot more people. So I hope some posts will help others searching for solutions on related issues. But even if no one’s gonna read posts in this blog, it eventually will be my own little knowledge base.