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Java component JMapViewer with offline OpenStreetMap support

For a prototype that is running in an isolated environment I was in need of an offline OpenStreetMap component for Java. Of all the awesomeness that OpenStreetMap does provide this was not one of them. Luckily I’m not the person […]

Empty strings treated as null value in Oracle

Why o why, dear Oracle, do you treat empty strings as a null value in SQL-queries? And, dear Oracle, if you do so, why did you implement it sloppy? SELECT * FROM table_x WHERE varchar2_column_y <> ”; This query takes […]