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Java Store/Warehouse

Posted by wsnyder6 on June 2, 2009 at 8:36 AM PDT

For desktop apps only at the start.

Controlling Logging of NetBeans Hibernate Module

Posted by wsnyder6 on May 21, 2009 at 6:57 AM PDT

I am writing a utility to import issue data from one db to another and am using the built in Hibernate support in NetBeans. The reverse engineering and other wizards have made this pretty painless.

However, the Hibernate logging can get out of control.

Success! LWUIT on Blackberry

Posted by wsnyder6 on July 9, 2008 at 3:41 PM PDT

This will be short and sweet.

To work around a race condition (see this thread), LWUIT needs to run on a separate thread on the Blackberry.

Introducing CashForward

Posted by wsnyder6 on May 18, 2008 at 6:58 PM PDT

In the coming months I'll be putting together a NetBeans based application for tracking household income and expenses. The primary audience are those who are new to budgeting software, or those who want a money management application that does the basic tasks, and does them well. (Oh, and is free and works on Windows, Linux, or a Mac.)

Motivating Features

Cleaning out the desktop project closet

Posted by wsnyder6 on January 23, 2008 at 6:31 PM PST

Cleaning out the project closet.

Like many of you, I've got a few ideas/projects cooking on the backburner. I'm tired of having them sit around.

Embedding a web browser in JavaFX

Posted by wsnyder6 on January 12, 2008 at 9:02 PM PST

I wanted to build something to handle my imeem playlists in a simple interface. (I am not in to the social network site stuff, yet I find that free tunes on imeem is hard to resist).

Using the DJ JWebBrowser as a custom JFX component, I was able to get something going.

It'd be nice to see if I could use the JFlashPlayer to control the playlists/songs. Next time...

Java desktop frameworks: Where are we headed?

Posted by wsnyder6 on April 5, 2007 at 9:00 AM PDT


It's been nice to finally see various toolkits arrive with the promise to make Java desktop development simpler, more focused (and more fun).