Monday, 27 November 2017

Send Email from a Static HTML Form using Google Apps Mail!

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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Developing a cloud based application


I was introduced to a new tool, swagger and  I didn't realize the wonderful development trip it would take me on.
I job was to create a cloud application and I was adamant I would work on the server side of the project and leave the GUI to more capable coders.

Swagger creates great documentation for the rest interface. The definition language uses the OpenAPI specification (formerly known as the Swagger Specification). An OpenAPI document that conforms to the OpenAPI Specification may be represented either in JSON or YAML format. I created my document in YAML format as per the "Petstore" example that comes with the swagger editor.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Add logical subst drives permanently to Windows

A Windows program expected to see a D: and an O: drive and the program was running on a virtual machine.

My first thought was to get the system admin to create 2 virtual drives on my VM machine but then I remembered from my MSDOS days the "subst" command.

Subst associates a path with a drive letter.

I had a problem that the subst command wouldn't associate drive d: because the virtual CDROM was assigned to that drive.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Another internet bandwidth sink

Rachael was complaining that her internet usage was sky high and yet she was on holiday.

I had a déjà vu  moment and thought that I've fixed this before with Judy. See Judy's problem in my Blog May 2015 "Irate ADSL customer wanting WEB access.

Judy's issue was dropped packets and a noisy link. After some investigation I had to discount this as a cause.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

launch4j - Program packaging tool for Java applications

The audience for this blog

As with all my blogs the audience is  myself, a computer programmer not too bright who wants to know how to launch a Java App as a one-click executable

So the aim of this blog is to show how to create an executable program from a Java jar.file.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Margaret wants to boot her Windows 8.1 machine and without logging on go straight to her desktop.

Run Dialog
Margaret wants to boot her Windows 8.1 machine and without logging on, go straight to her desktop.

She didn't want to go through the process at boot time prompting her for her password, interrupting and slowing down the procedure.

She explained that she only reads news or uses her computer's word processor to write "snail" mail, all her financial transaction do not occur in cyber space which greatly relieved me.