WebServlet annotation is introduced in Servlet 3.0, it’s used to simplify the servlet creation (we don’t need to define it and its URL mapping in web.xml)
The WebServlet annotation usage is
Then the user can visit /servlet/GetMailFileOwner to access this servlet
But today I met a problem with using WebServlet annotation. First I added WebServlet on the Linux machine (Eclipse Luna), and switched to another Windows machine (MyEclipse), then I tried to rebuild the project, I got following error:
WebServlet cannot be resolved toatype
On the Windows machine, I use the default servlet.jar which is added when I create the new Dynamic Web Project. But I replaced the default servlet.jar file with Tomcat 8.0 libraries.
So the solution is to add Tomcat 8.0 libraries to Java Build Path (We need first download Tomcat 8.0 and set it up for Eclipse, otherwise Eclipse will not find this Tomcat 8.0 libraries)
Sometimes we don’t want to make some form fields non-editable to users, like Product ID, Order Created Date, Post Author, etc.
For HTML text input and textarea controls, we can add “readonly” attribute to disallow users to modify their value, but this attribute will not work for checkbox control. So how should we disable the checkbox (or set it as readonly)? The “disabled” attribute will do the job
<input type="checkbox"checked disabled>
(It works for both radio box and checkbox)
You will see following checkbox and radio button is disabled:
When I tried to import the “paramiko” module, I got following error:
No module named Crypto.PublicKey
That means we need to install pycrypto library. Run following command to install pycrypto library by using pip:
pip install pycrypto
In the installation I got a different error message:
error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat
That means we need a C compiler to compile this extension. But we can also download a pre-built extension for windows: http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/modules.shtml#pycrypto
After installing this extension and tried to import “paramiko” module, I got the error “No module named Crypto.PublicKey” again. We should rename “crypto” directory under “Lib/site-packages” to “Crypto”, then importing paramiko will work.
In Drupal, user_load($uid) function will return an user object. And Drupal has defined a global user object as well (it represents current logged in user).
The user object has following properties:
status -> active/blocked
uid -> user id
mail -> email address
created -> created timestamp
login -> login timestamp
hostname -> ip address
init -> the email address provided at initial registration
roles -> roles assigned to this user
The difference between “mail” property and “init” property is that mail can be changed after registration, but init is the first used email address and cannot be changed. If you want to send email to an user, you need to know his email address ($user->mail).
GMPY is a multiple-precision arithmetic module, which is a extension module written by C. I tried to install it by using pip, then I got following error message:
Unable to find vcvarsall.bat
It’s because it’s trying to find a c compiler (Visual C++ or MinGW) to compile this extension but failed. To fix this error, one method is to install a C compiler (Visual C++ or MinGW). And another easier way is to download an windows installer: https://code.google.com/p/gmpy/downloads/list
In Drupal, if you want to let your published node appear in search results, you need to re-index the search first (Administration->Configuration->Search Settings). And the Drupal cron job file (cron.php) will be executed to re-index the site at a specific time on every minute, every hour or every day, etc.
But recently I’m building a project outsourcing site, I need the newly posted project can be searched by other users immediately after it’s published. I searched on Google and Drupal for a while, finally I found this module: Auto-Index.
This module will automatically re-index the nodes every time a new node is created or an existing node is edited. And there is no more configuration needed after installing.