Italian Accent Oracle fix

In Italian language we have accent words like àèéìòù

They are quite important because for instance “is” is spelled


whereas “and” is spelled


Accent are bad guys even today: if you copy them from MS-Word inside an Oracle sql script you can end up with different UTF-8 values.
Also the accent are likely to be destroyed if you past them in your html page without using the correct html entity (i.e. è )

Sometimes you need to export the data inserted with accent: an Oracle Virtual column can be an elegant solution….if you have at least Oracle 11g.


Also a magic update can fix some nasty problems….here the solution:


'à','a'''),'è','e'''),'é','e'''),'ì','i'''),'ò','o'''),'ù','u''') ));

Arduino Real Time OS Evolution (flash news)

A new version of an Arduino Realtime OS is on the go:

I have used with profit and fun NilRTOS, and I strongly suggest to you this new variant.

A preemptive multi tasking RTOS in a 2KB 1-MIPS, 8 bit microcontroller remember be the ugly time when a MS-Windows 3.x with 1 MB of RAM was an inferior operative system no-preemptive at all, but with nice software like Excel and Access

Org Mode parser 0.1.3 is out!

Beauty (OrgMode Parser 0.1.3) is here to stay!
OrgMode parser is a small nodeJS library to parse Emacs OrgMode files (more info at this link).

This version features:

  • Fixed empty header issue
  • Code Cleanup
  • Migration from jade to pug2 (new name of jade)
  • Added optional logging framework (winston)

Also I’d like to thank all the people contributed: I have a list now.




Oracle SQL Developer Keep Alive plugin

On some environment, on some customers, Oracle connections are drop after some idle time (i.e. 2 minutes).

I have found a small plugin for Sql Developer to solve this issue: it is very handy and logs its usage. Code is also very clean


AngularJS alterantive: Micro JavaScript framework on the 2017

AngularJS is indeed a good framework, but if you lose some grip on it (i.e. you go in vacation for 2 weeks), it is very complex to re-grasp.

Also I have seen junior JavaScript developer confused my $scope use.

JavaScript on client side has damned destiny: it is too easy to develop a framework from scratch: so roll you dice, cross your finger and find plenty of AngularJS alternatives

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