I'm an author at Manning Publications, and as such, I have a login to their document system. A while ago, I found chapter 12 of the new book Hadoop in Action in one of the public folders. It was probably put there by mistake, but I couldn't resist taking a look at it, and much to my surprise, the first section in that chapter mentioned iText.
I've been working at home for my own company for exactly two months now, and I really enjoy my sabbatical. Yet, there are times when I miss having colleagues nearby, especially: having lunch with colleagues.
A couple of days ago, I installed a development environment for Android because I volunteered to review chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 9 of Android in Practice. I don't have much time to read for the moment, but I succeeded in finishing the first chapter today, and I've deployed my first "Hello Android" application on my phone.
After I installed different virtual hosts on my local Apache server, I noticed that my blog site (Bruno Lowagie's Online Gazette) didn't work because I had enable clean URLs on my public webserver, but this wasn't possible on my local machine. I had to apply some extra, minor changes to the httpd.conf file. This is what was needed:
A couple of days ago, I explained how I installed Apache, mySql and PHP on my new portable. I use this local installation to develop different sites (one of them being itextpdf.com). I put the HTML, CSS and PHP files of these sites in different directories under
C:/WWW/. This is how I tell Apache how to serve these different sites using different ports on the localhost.
I've been installing the WAMP stack (Windows, Apache, mySql and PHP) many, many times now, and with every try I do something wrong. Maybe it's time to write a page for further reference so that I have a checklist for the next time I need to do this.