It saddens me to say this, but Substance module for NetBeans, which allows you to play with all the available themes, watermarks, skins, and even set an arbitrary image as the IDE watermark (a feature that was used extensively in the NetBeans look and feel contest about a
After more than two years with java.net, it's time to start with my own domain. So, you're welcome to subscribe to the RSS feed of Pushing Pixels, which will be my primary blog from now on. For starters, it has two posts:
Following my yesterday's entry on the letter and spirit of software licenses, i started thinking about translating the intent into the words. Some manage to do it in a few sentences, some require sizeable chunks of Amazon forests to be printed.
Some of you most probably have heard about the latest round of "Microsoft against open source".
For the past year, Substance has been a fairly popular and stable project, making the top ten java.net lists in hits and accesses for most of the months (even given the presence of the such heavy hitters as JDK, Looking Glass and AppFuse).
It's not a big secret that a lot of people hate BugParade. It was great 10 years ago, but it's still stuck there, with complete lack of transparency, arcane voting and comment system and quite a few other problems.
I went to JavaOne 2005, and my impressions back then were not very favorable. Much has changed since then (well, we still had a few cheap applauses at the opening keynote), and this year it has been a much more pleasurable experience.