Posts Tagged ‘development’

Funny Eclipse Error Message

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

So, today I was working with Eclipse, everyone’s favourite IDE, and it randomly popped up with a little alert window that said:

‘Processing Dirty Regions’ has encountered a problem.
An internal error occurred during: “Processing Dirty Regions”.

I’m not sure I want to know what Eclipse’s “dirty regions” are, why it was ‘processing’ them, or why it failed.

iCalendar Recurrence

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The iCalendar specification isn’t fantastic to begin with, and if you dig into the bits about recurring events, it gets even worse. I decided that my calendar application I’m developing needed to support importing from and exporting to iCal format, because that’s what all the other major calendar applications use. When I started looking for an implementation in PHP, I found lots of forum posts asking for the same thing I was looking for, but no complete implementation of the recurring events. So, I decided to write my own… I quickly found out why there aren’t any complete implementations – because the specification is an absolute pain. </rant>