Using Google Maps JavaScript API for municipal Street Lights

Hey guys, fantastic news! Within three months since the launch of the first version of my web application, two municipalities (Palaio Faliro and Alimos) in Athens – Greece have already signed a contract to rent it and use it as a tool for surveying and registering complaints regarding municipal street lights. Very encouraging signs show […]

PHP – MS SQL Server – Greek Encoding

This is a guide that will assist you display Greek letters while exporting data from an SQL Server Database using PHP. I recently had to develop an application that will show the reserved University halls according to the timetable. The data were stored in an MS SQL Server 2012 database with Greek_CI_AI Collation.

SQL Server Configuration Manager – WMI error

Hey guys, does SQL Server Configuration Manager give “Invalid class [0x80041010]” error? Most probably you will encounter this problem after upgrading to Windows 10 and run SQLServerManager11.msc or SQLServerManager12.msc depending on the SQL Server version you have installed.   Here is the Solution, it worked for me and hopefully for most of you too.

Querying a Layer using an ArcGIS Online Map

While exploring the possibilities of ArcGIS API for JavaScript, I was wondering how to query a web map that has been created through ArcGIS Online. I spent quite a lot of time trying to figure out how to pass my Web Map created through ArcGIS Online as a URL. Especially for “var MapServiceToDisplay” and “var […]

Useful tips for installation of Oracle Business Intelligence on a Linux machine

This guide assumes you already have installed Oracle on your Linux machine and you now want to install Oracle Business Intelligence. It also assumes you are working on a 64-bit Linux machine. Before proceeding to the installation of OBIEE do the following:         Tip #1 – Open your terminal window and type: […]

Android Studio or Eclipse?

Eclipse IDE has been active for at least a decade now and it is the dominant IDE for Java developers. Google on the other hand decided to release Android Studio IDE based on IntelliJ IDEA as an alternative for Eclipse ADT plugin, required for Android development. When it comes to select the integrated development environment […]

PHPUnit Installation Tips regarding tests in Zend Framework

Hi there, I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to install PHPUnit and run tests with it. All the buzz comes from the fact that XAMPP can contain PHPUnit in its php\pear folder.  First I would recommend to uninstall the PHPUnit under your PEAR folder, so open command prompt from […]

How to install Zend Framework 2 on XAMPP

Hey guys, I spent quite a bit of time trying to find a proper way of how to install Zend Framework 2 on XAMPP. Here are my tips about how to tackle and get started with Zend Framework 2.   1)      Go to C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra and modify httpd-vhosts.conf Insert lines like: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName zf.localhost DocumentRoot […]

How to keep your WordPress Theme from being hacked

WordPress Theme Hack! Keeping you WordPress theme protected from being used by others is sometimes very important, especially if it is available on the web, or you intend to sell it. Most of the times, themes are accompanied with additional information, which make them vulnerable from being hacked. A typical example of this kind of […]