Archive for April, 2013

How to find open ports

The following command will show you which ports are open on your computer and what program hold the port:

netstat -anbo

With the following command you can search for an open port:

netstat -anbo|find "61616"

How to use WhatsApp On Windows 8

Read before

After installing and testing WhatsApp on my PC, I switched to the app on my device and got this message “WhatsApp can only be verified with one number, on one device.”

WhatsApp uses your phone number for verification and it seems that it is impossible to use two instances of WhatsApp (one on PC and one on your Smartphone) at the same time.


To use WhatsApp on your Windows 8 PC you will have to download an application such as Bluestacks, capable of running an emulator.

  • Download and Install BlueStacks.
  • Open BlueStacks and click on the Search icon on top right corner.

BlueStacks App Player for Windows (beta-1)

  • Enter WhatsApp and install the app from there (BlueStacks has its own “Android Play Store”).


  • Start WhatsApp Messenger on BlueStack.

  • You will now have to enter your phone number.
  • WhatsApp will then send you a SMS verification message with a 6 digit verification code.


  • Enter the verification code there.


  • Done 🙂
Categories: Android, Apps, Windows

Maven warning message – “Selected war files include a WEB-INF/web.xml which will be ignored”

When I build my WAR package using Maven, I get this warning message:
[WARNING] Warning: selected war files include a WEB-INF/web.xml which will be ignored
(webxml attribute is missing from war task, or ignoreWebxml attribute is specified as 'true')

This warning is fixed in current version of maven-war-plugin: