April 29, 2000

Listing all available SQL Server

Thanks to the SQL-DMO object model, it’s very easy to list all the available SQL Server 7.0 installations. For example, this code loads all the SQL Servers registered on the

Zip a Directory In Java

Through its package, Java provides you with an easy mechanism to compress/decompress files. Here is a method called zipDir, that shows how to recursively zip a directory structure. Note

Use Finally For Guaranteed Code Execution

Java’s exception handling mechanism provides developers with an elegant, easy-to-use way to handle exceptional situations in their programs. For example, if there is a file operation to be performed, one

BigDecimal Numbers and Formatting

[float]s and [double]s are useful for graphics and possible statistics.However they are not recommended for certain calculations requiring absoluteaccuracy, such as when they involve money . That’s because the results

Range of Ports Available to ServerSockets

The class implements a server socket. A server socket waits for requests to come in over the network. It performs some operation based on that request, and then possibly

Sorting Arrays of Primitive Types

Sorting arrays of primitive types (byte, char, double, float, int, long, and short) is easy.Example: import java.util.*;import java.awt.*;class SortDBL // Sorts an array of randomly generated double values.{ public static