Java Image Scaling Algorithm

The following article explains the different pitfalls for image scaling with java quite well. And it includes some code how to do it right.

If you use the multistep scaling flag of the provided helper method, ensure that your server has enough memory.

WebKit Browser-Engine für für Java und Qt

WebKit for SWT (ver. 0.5) is an embeddable Java™ WebKit browser component developed by Genuitec. This component can be used in the development of a wide range of Java SWT applications that require integration of rich HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and Flash content and functionality.

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Java: get the time of another time zone

public Date getLocalCurrentDate() {
TimeZone timeZone = TimeZone.getTimeZone(„Greece“);
TimeZone defaultZone = TimeZone.getTimeZone(„GMT“);
Date localDate = new Date();
Date yourDate = new Date();
yourDate.setTime(localDate.getTime() + timeZone.getRawOffset() – defaultZone.getRawOffset() – defaultZone.getDSTSavings());
return yourDate;

Java: timezone shift / Zeit in andere Zeitzone umrechnen

To calculate a time to another time zone, just

  1. get a timezone object for the new timezone
  2. register the timezone object to a formatter
  3. recalculate the time with the formatter to a string

code sample:

// formatter
DateFormat df = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance(DateFormat.FULL, DateFormat.FULL);
// local date
Date now = new Date();
// instanciate timezone
TimeZone timezone = TimeZone.getTimeZone(„Japan“);
// register on formatter
// recalculate
System.out.println(„Japan time is:“+df.format(now));