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Image to Text

April 6, 2011 Leave a comment

A picture is worth a thousand words, which means that it is some tens of thousands characters! That’s exactly what image to ascii tools do. Back to the early ages of computers, it was a way to create simple graphics using the available textual characters. It was an art, but know it is a technique that it is implemented from the http://www.text-image.com/.

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[GREEK POST] Τι ειναι αντικειμενοστραφής προγραμματισμός;

March 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Σας παρουσιάζουμε ένα αρκετά ενδιαφέρον, εισαγωγικό, μάθημα στον αντικειμενοστραφή προγραμματισμό με χρήση Java. Πιστεύω ότι ειναι χρήσιμο για οποιον θέλει να αποκτήσει μια εικόνα για το τι ειναι αντικειμενοστραφής προγραμματισμός. Μην περιμένετε να γινετε ειδικοί, αλλά σίγουρα θα κατανοήσετε ή τουλάχιστον θα ακουσετε κάποιες απο τις ποιο βασικές έννοιες.

Στο συγκεκριμένο video θα παρακολουθήσετε μια σύντομη παρουσίαση όλως των βασικών εννοιών που υπάρχουν στον αντικειμενοστραφή (Object Oriented – OO) προγραμματισμό.

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Toad Tips & Tricks Event

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Η iteam διοργανώνει ένα event για τους Έλληνες χρήστες του Toad, την Τρίτη 15 Μαρτίου 2011 στο Village @ The Mall. Βασικός ομιλητής θα είναι ο Martin Rapetti, Technical Distribution Manager της Quest Software, ο οποίος θα παρουσιάσει απλές τεχνικές με τις οποίες η καθημερινή εργασία των developer και των DBA θα γίνει πιο εύκολη και πιο αποτελεσματική. Η θεματολογία που θα παρουσιαστεί θα καλύψει τις εξής ενότητες:

  • Build SQL and PL/SQL efficiently
  • Optimize code
  • Test code and its scalability
  • Improve coding standards
  • Enhance database monitoring and management
  • Use Toad for Oracle’s new multi-platform data querying and modeling tools
  • Using Toad for Optimal Code Development
  • Best Practices for using Toad Development Suite for Oracle
  • Using Toad for Proactive Database Administration
  • Best Practices for using Toad DBA Suite for Oracle
  • Multi-platform data querying and modeling tools that are now included with Toad for Oracle

Στο τέλος της ημερίδας, δύο τυχεροί από τους παρευρισκόμενους θα κερδίσουν από έναν mini projector Samsung κατόπιν κλήρωσης.

Πότε: 15 Μαρτίου 2011 (09:00 – 13:00)
Πού: Village @ The Mall (Α. Παπανδρέου 35, παραπλεύρως Αττικής Οδού) 

Η συμμετοχή είναι δωρεάν. Λόγω των περιορισμένων θέσεων θα τηρηθεί σειρά προτεραιότητας.

http://www.iteam.gr/toad-tips-tricks-event

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Assignment summary results for codeproject.com

February 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Assignment summary results for http://www.codeproject.com/

Adopted Business Model Community based with strong elements of affiliate marketing.
E-business activities Community based Consumer to Consumer (C2C), Peer to Peer (P2P) and Business to Customer (B2C).
Type of transactions Purely virtual C2C/P2P
Business Model Entities
Strategic Partners The Software Companies that place their advertisements in Code Project. 

The software development community that contributes articles and solutions.

The software development community that reads and comments on those articles, tutorials and solutions.

Key Activities Enabling software developers and engineers to share knowledge and find useful industry related articles and news. 

Enabling the software development community to collaborate.

Key Resource The software development community members that volunteer their time and effort to publish articles and answer to questions. 

The well designed layout of the site and its strong and reliable reputation which has been created over the past 12 years.

The members of Code Project are in their majority professional software engineers and a lot of them have senior position which makes advertising more effective and well targeted.

Value Proposition 

Offering a site where the software development community can meet and exchange ideas and knowledge. 

Make Project Code a wealth of information and a valuable resource for all software developers.

Customer Relationship 

The software development community members expect good quality articles and comments. 

The article writers expect a large readership.

The software companies that advertise their products expect a large, influential and well targeted group.

Distribution Channels 

All distribution is electronic over the internet and through the Code Project site and email newsletters.
Customer Segment 

The software development community that uses the site. 

The advertisers.

Cost 

Costs associated with staff maintaining and administrating the site. 

Costs with hosting the portal and software and hardware requirements.

Revenues Advertising revenues. 

Revenues from affiliate marketing.

Sales of the Code Projects novelty items through cafepress.com

Marketspace Components Intermediary, Customers and Sellers.
E-marketplace Public information portal.
Blog Benefits Could provide a central point of reference. 

Rise the aware of the site.

Could replace the email newsletter.

Attract new and younger users.

Blog Drawbacks Published information can be easily lost within the large volume of information and opinions that already exist on the site. 

May be seen as a redundant feature.

May been seen as an advertising tool without any real content.

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Microsoft’s general confusion with booleans

February 11, 2011 Leave a comment

One would think that a boolean is a pretty easy to grasp and define primitive data type.  True or False and that’s the end of story…

Unless of course you are Microsoft.

The Boolean with 3 possible values..

Type: BOOL

If the function retrieves a message other than WM_QUIT, the return value is nonzero.

If the function retrieves the WM_QUIT message, the return value is zero.

If there is an error, the return value is -1. For example, the function fails if hWnd is an invalid window handle or lpMsg is an invalid pointer. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Apparently -1 is not a nonzero value.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms644936(v=VS.85).aspx

The TriStateBoolean with 5 possible values.. 3 of them not supported..

MsoTriState Enumeration

Office 2007

Office Developer Reference

Specifies a tri-state Boolean value.

Name Value Description
msoCTrue 1 Not supported.
msoFalse 0 False.
msoTriStateMixed -2 Not supported.
msoTriStateToggle -3 Not supported.
msoTrue -1 True.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa432714%28office.12%29.aspx

About us!

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Welcome to our blog! In fact this is not a blog, but an expirement! We are two software engineers who try to collect several tutorials in one place, in order to help everyone start coding!

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