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Rebuilding a Lucene Cache

In a current project we are using an Apache Lucene Cache to increase search performance over an aggregation of data drawn from a SQL database. Everything works fine so far. Performance is really great. In a first approach we were … Continue reading

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Detecting memory leaks in Qt applications with Visual Studio

Visual Studio has the ability to report memory leaks after running an application in debugging mode. This is generelly somehow satisfactory, but raises some problems when developing a Qt application. Qt allocates memory in it’s DLLs and this memory is … Continue reading

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deploying a web application with maven into apache tomcat

This article refers to Maven 2.1.0 and Apache Tomcat 6.0.18 on a Windows machine. Auto-deploying a web application with Maven into Tomcat should be straightforward, but has some minor pitfalls. After I got it working today, I want to give … Continue reading

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getting a local wordpress installation

I spent this evening installing wordpress locally to have an offline playground. I already had an Apache 2.2 web server. So, next I installed MySql 5.1, used the command line tool to create a database (create database wordpress;) and then … Continue reading

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getting Qt

I’m in the process of transitioning WinFIG from Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) to the QT framework. There are various reasons: It has the much nicer programming model MFC seems almost abandoned by MS. There doesn’t seem to be much commitment … Continue reading

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getting started

I thought it would be nice to have a place where I could share some ideas, knowledge or whatever things I stumble across while working on WinFIG, but I will also write about more general things related to software development.

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