My name is Adrian Smith.

I am a software developer, software architect and performance consultant. Originally from the UK, working in Vienna since 1998. These days I mainly work on web software using Java.

This is my blog, where I write about topics such as: software architecture, programming languages, databases and others.
(And, ocassionally, my life.)

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How to Create Absolute LinksLinks in web applications can be Relative links like <a href="/foo">, or Absolute links like <a href="https://www.databasesandlife.com/foo">. If you’re writing a web application, relative links are generally the way to go. It’s simpler to move the application to a new domain. In addition, for those counting bytes, relative links are shorter. However, sometimes, absolute links cannot be avoided: If you need to redirect to another page, it was necessary in the past to use absolute URLs. Read more...
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