Search a word in a two dimensional array using Java

Overview I was playing this word search game with my children when I realized that I can create a simple Java application that search for words in a grid. You can checkout the source code at https://github.com/johnpili/search-a-word-in-a-two-dimensional-array-using-java Algorithm Concept Project Structure MainApp.java In this example, I created a 15×15 character array and populate it with […]

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Generating Subresource Integrity (SRI)

Since launching my online recruitment platform and job vacancy portal. I became interested in rolling out my own content delivery network (CDN) to host my portal’s images, javascript and CSS. Thanks to NGINX, implementing a CDN is easy. Of course we need to ensure that our digital assets are not compromised during transport so we […]

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Using MySQL TIMESTAMPDIFF to delete unverified user records

Building a public website with user registration and email verification is typical. It will require users to validate their email by clicking a unique generated URL link. Sometimes, user registration with pending verification will grow exponentially and needs an automated cleanup of records. In this example I created a simple MySQL stored procedure to delete […]

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How to connect to a Cisco VPN in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Here’s the simple steps for you to connect to a Cisco VPN in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Cisco, an American company is the leading provider and manufacturer of enterprise network devices, telecommunication hardware, networking security and networking software. According to computer profile as of April 2018, Cisco holds a 73.9% market which makes it the undisputed […]

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Bash string manipulation in program arguments

In this code snippet, I would like to run an application with a URL payload based on date and time. This code will be executed in a specific schedule everyday and I would like to dynamically inject the date and time in the program argument when the program executes. ./json2csv rules.json “ncp” “http://localhost:8080/api/zget?eid=get-ncp-mv-by-starttime-endtime&starttime=$(date –date=’yesterday’ +\%Y-\%m-\%d)+00:00:00&endtime=$(date […]

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Standardizing SQLite in Spring framework Project

My approach in standardizing SQLite in a Spring framework project In a software development world were rapid project delivery is needed. The only way for us, developer having a sense of sanity is to build standardize code for future development. In doing so, it shortens the development time but having tested and functioning code base. […]

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