Installing NetExtender on OS X El Capitan

On October 31, 2015, in Mac, Miscellaneous, by Anuj Gakhar

If you are trying to install Dell SonicWALL NetExtender (it’s a VPN client) on OSX El Capitan, you might run into a situation where it won’t connect to the VPN server and you might see this in the logs. If you then try to do as the logs say, you won’t be able to do […]


Warning: mysql_connect(): No such file or directory

On January 27, 2015, in PHP, by Anuj Gakhar

I’ve been trying to setup a local PHP/Mysql app today and came across this issue with the database connection. Warning: mysql_connect(): No such file or directory The connection parameters I’ve been using were as follows :- Turns out, the fix was quite simple. Change the above code like below and problem solved! The reason is […]


Book review : JMeter Cookbook

On January 18, 2015, in Books, by Anuj Gakhar

I’ve got a review copy of the JMeter Cookbook by Packt publishing. This book is a practical, hands-on guide that focuses on how to leverage Apache JMeter to meet your testing needs. With over 50 practical and carefully selected recipes, it will guide you through building robust and maintainable test scripts, Cloud testing, developing custom […]


Partial Borders with CSS

On July 28, 2014, in Web Development, by Anuj Gakhar

There is no such thing as border-length in CSS, which would have made this really easy to do. But anyway, if you want to have partial borders (a border that spans only half the length of the div e.g.), you can use the before/after pseudo selectors for this. You shouldn’t have to change any markup […]

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Dojo DateTextBox and disabled dates

On July 23, 2014, in Javascript, by Anuj Gakhar

Dojo’s DateTextBox widget is a widget that allows typing in or chosing a date from a calendar widget. By default, it uses the Dojo Calendar as it’s popUpClass although you can give it any popUpClass you need to. Normally, the Calendar class has a “isDisabledDate” function which can be overriden to provide your own implementation […]

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Packt Publishing celebrates 10 years with a special $10 offer

On July 3, 2014, in Books, Miscellaneous, by Anuj Gakhar

It has been 10 years since Packt Publishing embarked on its mission to deliver effective learning and information services to IT professionals. In that time, it has published over 2000 titles and helped projects become household names, awarding over $400,000 through its Open Source Project Royalty Scheme. To celebrate this huge milestone, Packt is offering […]


Selenium webdriver “Element cannot be scrolled into view”

On June 19, 2014, in Javascript, Testing, by Anuj Gakhar

If you are trying to write a functional test with the Selenium webdriver, you might occasionally run into this error :- This is happening because the webdriver is trying to scroll the element into view before it clicks it and the browser window size may not be big enough for it to view the element. […]

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Using RequireJS with Jasmine 2.0

On June 12, 2014, in Javascript, Testing, by Anuj Gakhar

I’ve been trying to get some Jasmine tests running with RequireJS and although my tests work with Jasmine 1.3.x, I’ve been getting an error if I use Jasmine 2.0 for the tests. Apparently, Jasmine 2.0 has changed how it loads and executes the tests. If you look at the source here, you’ll see all the […]

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Win Free Copies of the new book – Extending Bootstrap

On June 12, 2014, in Books, Javascript, by Anuj Gakhar

Readers would be pleased to know that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a Giveaway of their new book – Extending Bootstrap Three lucky winners stand a chance to win 3 digital copies of this book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky Winners. Book Overview […]


Dojo and IE8 Compatibility

On April 18, 2014, in Browsers, Javascript, by Anuj Gakhar

As a web developer, we all have to write cross-browser code on a day to day basis and most of the time, cross-browser really means making sure the code works in different versions of IE. IE10 and IE11 are a lot better than IE9 in terms of compatibility and the biggest challenge is usually IE8 […]

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