WeakReferences (java.lang.ref and more)

May 27th 2014, 3:08 amCategory: Software Engineering 0 comments

One of the most overlooked features of Java and programming generally, is WeakReferences. Here you can find a walkthrough of java.lang.ref and similar options in other languages with suggestions of possible uses.

WeakReferences (java.lang.ref and more) from Mohannad Hassan


Rails Translation Center Gem

June 16th 2013, 2:00 amCategory: Rails 0 comments

A common task in most of Rails applications is to use internationalization. You have to work with yaml and text files to manage your web application translations. Sometimes, you need your system users to help you translating it to several languages. So, you need a user friendly and easy tool to translate your web application.

Free Google Translate API v2

December 25th 2011, 5:25 amCategory: Ruby 6 comments


Google Translate API v2 is now available as a paid service only, and the number of requests your application can make per day is limited. As of December 1, 2011, Google Translate API v1 is no longer available; it was officially deprecated on May 26, 2011.

Rasem, draw SVG images using ruby

April 17th 2011, 5:06 amCategory: Ruby 1 comments

The web is moving to HTML 5 where SVG images are the standard images to use. But how to generate SVG images to include? You might draw static SVG images and include them in your web site but this will not help with generated SVG images with dynamic data. Of course, you can read the complete specification of SVG and generate your own images; these are a few hundreds of pages; good luck with that :)

If you are already using Heroku on your Mac or Linux with some email like me@x.com and you want change the currently active username on your Mac to other like me@y.com, you should do the following: