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Eye on IT – inspirerende keynotes en presentaties

Op 16 mei 2017 vindt het Eye on IT evenement plaats bij The Human Network. In een wereld waarin digitalisering zorgt voor snelle ontwikkelingen, is het belangrijk op de hoogte te blijven van die ontwikkelingen. Kom naar dit evenement en laat u inspireren door onze keynote-sprekers die u alles vertellen over de ontwikkelingen op het gebied van privacywetgeving en kunstmatige intelligentie. Daarnaast zijn er verschillende breakoutsessies, waaronder de volgende onderwerpen:

  • Secure and manage your digital transformation
  • Service-oriëntatie voor applicatieontwikkeling: van monoliet naar microservices (presentatie door ondergetekende)
  • Test automatisering hype of trend?

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Converting a hexstring to ObjectId for MongoDB in Javascript

How to convert a string value to ObjectID

Sometimes, the ObjectID of your MongoDB document is delivered as a 24 character hexstring. You can’t just compare this hexstring to an ObjectID, because the comparison will fail.

The solution is as follows:

var mongoose = require('mongoose' );
var hexstring = '58666c89d4bc6622ed5373dc';
// convert it to ObjectID
var ObjIDtype = mongoose.Types.ObjectId(hexstring);

The variable ObjIDtype now contains the value as type ObjectID and can be compared to MongoDB objectID’s.

How to fix SVN not able to update or clean working copy

Past week, it happened twice to me that SVN was not able to update. When updating or committing, the message “Previous operation has not finished; run ‘cleanup’ if it was interrupted” appears. But when I cleaned my working copy, that failed too.

For fixing this issue, install SQLite (download it here). Go to your SVN working directory, you’ll find a wc.db (the database where SVN keeps it’s date) in the .svn directory.

run the command

sqlite /pathto/wc.db "select * from work_queue"

You’ll probably see some records containing filenames you just touched. The records can be safely deleted. Run this:

sqlite /pathto/wc.db "delete from work_queue"

And you’re good to go! It’ll probably save you the trouble of deleting your working copy and checking it all out again.

My Whitebook about Node.js is published

My latest Whitebook is published on the Whitehorses knowledge site. It’s written in Dutch though.

If you’re looking for some in-depth articles in English, check out the Whitehorses blogposts about Node.js:

Node.js == serverside Javascript




Using MongoDB on a Raspberry Pi

Recently I hooked up my Raspberri Pi 3 as a small testing server for my MEAN stack (mainly Node.js and MongoDB in my case). That works great and I was surprised how fast this setup is on a relatively small pc.

But while utilising the more advanced features of MongoDB I found out they didn’t work as expected. The problem is, Raspbian Jessy has a 32bit kernel and MongoDB with versions higher than 3.0 only support 64bit. Hence, on Raspbian a 2.x version (32bit) is provided which of course lacks the newer features. So if you want to use the full potential of MongoDB, you’ll have to find another OS with 64bit support. I suggest an older laptop or desktop running Linux Mint! There is a tutorial for installing the right MongoDB version on Debian here.

Time Machine issue: not able to activate time machine

What if you always use OS X Time Machine for your backups and find out that restoring doesn’t work as you hoped? I found out recently that the “Activate Time Machine” option didn’t work anymore. It was accessible in the menu, but clicking it did not give a response.

I scoured the internet for a solution, went through all my log files and even did a complete restore (fortunately that still worked!). Still, not being able to restore specific files, I tried a desperate last option: removing the Time Machine backup disk from the selected backup disks in the options, and re-adding it. The good thing is that Time Machine will resume backing up in the same sparse bundle. The best thing is, though, that restoring files from Time Machine works as it should. This problem gave me a lot of head aches and frustration, so I’m very happy I found this solution.

Check these great Oracle JET blogposts

I just want to bring some nice blogposts on Oracle JET to your attention. Oracle JET is a new Javascript Extention Toolkit (yes, yes: JET) from Oracle for interacting with Oracle products and Oracle Cloud services.

They are written by my colleague Herman Brunnekreef. This are the topics:

 Visualizing data with Oracle JET,

Routing and responsive Layout with Oracle JET,

Integrating Oracle Map in Oracle JET

Go check them out. My guess is more blog posts about the subject are coming up 🙂

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