Java 8 in Eclipse (Kepler and Luna)

Java 8 is officially available since a couple of days. It was released on March 18th this year. Yeah! But - Eclipse, the biggest and most popular Java IDE is a little bit behind the schedule (at least IMHO). There is no official Eclipse version for Java 8 right now!

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3 ways of installing Oracle XE 11g on Ubuntu

During the last few days I struggled with installing Oracle XE 11g on an Ubuntu VM. And with “the last few days” I mean “the last few weeks”. Sad, but true. Here is what I learned about installing Oracle XE 11g on Ubuntu. But please note that I am not a Linux specialist nor an Oracle specialist - it was my first try. And as you will see, I try to make my life as easy as possible. But let’s start with the very basics.

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Show next image by clicking images in NextGEN Gallery V2.0.40

Last year I posted two modifications for the Wordpress plugin NextGen Gallery and its Thickbox and Shutter effect (here is the old one for Thickbox and the old one for Shutter). The modification makes it possible to click on the current image to go forward to the next image. To close the slideshow you can just click somewhere beneath the image. This is the same behavior as on many popular website such as Facebook.

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Install OpinionTrends with nginx and memcached

OpinionTrends is build with Python and Flask. Therefore you can run it without any additional server right out of the box. Batteries included! However, it is much more common and much more efficient if you run it with a web server and an application server. A widely used combination for Python web applications is nginx together with uWSGI. In this tutorial I want to show how we set up this two tools to run TechTrends and OpinionTrends. The tutorial starts at the very beginning and the only thing I assume is that you run a Linux machine with Python and easy_install.

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