Spring and clustering

There’s some interesting stuff about clustering with Terracotta specifically, and the scoping of beans in Spring 2.0 here. I’ll have to check out the scoping thingy.


Symlinks for Windows

Sometimes I miss the flexibility of symlinks in linux on my workstation. Junction is supposed to fill some of the gap. Check it out here.

Development Web

Character conversion in J2EE webapps

A little over a year ago I linked to a couple of articles regarding internationalisation and charactersets here. Now I’m doing the same thing all over again, and I of course forgot one small step. For a really extensive and good overview of everything check out this excellent article, read it for in depth info. What I had to do was:

  1. Always use UTF-8 codes in your property files. JRC Editor will help you with that.
  2. Create a ServletFilter that sets the character encoding for each request: req.setCharacterEncoding(“utf-8”)
  3. Set the encoding for the JSP compiler: < %@ page contentType="text/html;charset=utf-8" pageEncoding="utf-8" %>
  4. Set the encoding for the browser to interpret: meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=UTF-8″

That should be it. 🙂