How to disable PHP OPCache for certain directories

Deactivate OPCache per folderIn this article, I want to show you how to disable the OPCache based caching for certain directories. (If you need a short introduction to the subject of OPCache, you should scroll down to the blue box in this article.) Although OPCache is a good idea in almost all cases, there are, as with many thing, situations where you should make an exception. Especially when it comes to the development or if a bugfix is to be tested, it can make sense to disable OPCache.
However, since other projects that benefit from OPCache are often running on the same web server, a complete deactivation of OPCache for such test cases can not be an option. Therefore, this article is about how to disable OPCache on the directory level.
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How to open the default mail client in Java

Open standard mail in JavaIn the following post there is once again a small Java code snippet, by means of which the standard mail program can be called/opened.
In order to open the standard mail application in almost any operating system, a URI with the mailto protocol is suitable. Therefore, the following Java code must be able to compose the mailto URI format.
The second difficulty is to resolve this URI (or in simple words – to execute this URI). Unfortunately, this can not be executed directly using the Runtime.getRuntime().exec()-command, but must be started as a parameter via a system-specific program. Our Java-Snippet must therefore be able to distinguish between the operating systems.
Open standard mail in Java
The sample code can be run as it is and opens the default mail program with a few […]

How to detect operating system in Java

Detect operating system in javaIn the following article, there is a short Java snippet that can be used to read the operating system of the computer running the Java program.
In addition, it is the first Java snippet at all here in the blog. Although I have been writing a few lines of Java code again and again for a couple of years, I really couldn’t befriend myself (especially with regard to my C # passion) with Java so far yet. But since I have to deal more and more with Java on the job, however, this will soon be reflected in the blog. But let’s come to the Snippet now…
Read operating system in Java
In order to identify the computer’s operating system in Java, the getProperty-method of the system-class is suitable. Using this […]

Best Practice: Convert 1 and 0 to true and false in Javascript

1 und 0 zu true und false in Javascript
Today there will be only a very short post. There are certainly many ways to convert 0 and 1 in Javascript to true and false.
The following way to reach the wanted result I’ve seen today. I think it is probably the shortest and most elegant way to go. In addition, it works not only for integer values, but also for the string representations of 0 to 1.
So this is the stuff I like to add to my personal “POP”-collection (pearls of programming)…
0 and 1 to true and false
To convert the integers 0 and 1 to boolean, it is sufficient to use the not-operator twice.

var thisIsFalse = !!0; //false
var thisIsTrue = !!1; //true

Why it works? Here is a short explanation. 1 is a valid value and thus true. When we write !1 now, then we create a false condition because 1 […]

Open SAP GUI from HTML out of your webbrowser

SAP aus Browser aufrufenSome time ago I got into a discussion about whether it is possible to open transactions in the SAP GUI out of the browser. The opinion of the colleagues was unanimous – start SAP GUI from browser is something not be done.
However I have maintained and created a small proof-of-concept. Because it works. Ok, it’s not pretty, but it works. And that’s how to call the SAP GUI from the browser.
sapshcut.exe and what you can do with it
The solution works (among other things) using the sapshcut.exe (short for SAP Shortcut). This .exe file allows to start the SAP GUI parameterized. The possible parameters ranging from user via logon language up to the executed transaction. A complete list of possible parameters can be obtained by calling the sapshcut.exe with the parameter -?. (See screenshots below.)
sapshcut.exe - help from cmd