Foxit Reader 2.0

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I happened to know about “Foxit Reader 2.0“; an incredibly small sized PDF reader from Mr.Vadivel’s blog. In his post he had explained about the reason of migration through some of the disadvantages of the commonly used Adobe PDF reader. And I decided just to test this new one. But WOW! For my surprise it took no time for the installation!!! One sec?? Naa.. 🙂
Its has some good features too. Lets check some of them taken from their official site.

  • The download size of Foxit Reader is only 1.5 M which is a fraction of Acrobat Reader 20 M size
  • When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay. You are not forced to view an annoying splash window displaying company logo, author names, etc.
  • Have you ever wished to annotate (or comment on) a PDF document when you are reading it? Foxit Reader 2.0 allows you to draw graphics, highlight text, type text and make notes on a PDF document and then print out or save the annotated document.
  • You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.
  • Foxit Reader highly respects the security and privacy of users and will never connect to Internet without users’ permission. While other PDF Reader often silently connects to the Internet in the background. Foxit PDF Reader does not contain any spyware or adware.

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Five Advantages of Spring Framework

1. Spring Provides Better Leverage

2. Spring Enables POJO Programming

3. Dependency Injection Helps Testability

4. Inversion of Control Simplifies JDBC

5. Spring‘s Community Thrives

Read more on this here

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Quartz – an opensource Job scheduler

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Quartz is a full-featured, open source job scheduling system that can be integrated with, or used along side virtually any J2EE or J2SE application – from the smallest stand-alone application to the largest e-commerce system. Quartz can be used to create simple or complex schedules for executing tens, hundreds, or even tens-of-thousands of jobs; jobs whose tasks are defined as standard Java components or EJBs. The Quartz Scheduler includes many enterprise-class features, such as JTA transactions and clustering.

Jobs are scheduled to run when a given Trigger occurs. Triggers can be created with nearly any combination of the following directives:

  • at a certain time of day (to the millisecond)
  • on certain days of the week
  • on certain days of the month
  • on certain days of the year
  • not on certain days listed within a registered Calendar (such as business holidays)
  • repeated a specific number of times
  • repeated until a specific time/date
  • repeated indefinitely
  • repeated with a delay interval

We are using this simple but fully loaded job scheduler for the scheduling purpose.

References : here and here

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Two interesting feautures of the Firefox address-bar

Secure sites
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If we’re connected to a secure site, then the address bar will have a padlock by the arrow on the right and the background will turn yellow. The padlock also appears on the status bar as normal. Therefore, if the address bar isn’t yellow, then it’s not safe to give over credit card details.

Search Textbox

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The Address bar is acting as a search text box. When we type something (not a full site address) in the address bar and press ENTER then it will automatically search in Google for that word. And if there a well known website with that word then it will redirect to that site.

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