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Kirill Grouchnikov

Kirill Grouchnikov has been writing software since he was in junior high school, and after finishing his BSc in computer science, he happily continues doing it for a living. He is currently working as a senior software developer in a large corporate environment and would like to share his views on the Java community, trends and code writing experience.

 

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Bringing life to Swing desktop applications - teaser 2

Posted by kirillcool on April 28, 2007 at 2:44 PM PDT

If you were not convinced by the first teaser, here's one more reason to come and hear me and Alex presenting the Bringing Life to Swing Des

Borrowing from Vista - part II

Posted by kirillcool on April 28, 2007 at 2:07 PM PDT

The first part of this series described the fade effects on tree decorations (lines and expand / collapse icons) that happen under Vista and were added to the latest stable release of

Bringing life to Swing desktop applications - teaser 1

Posted by kirillcool on April 24, 2007 at 8:39 PM PDT

If you happen to be at this year's JavaOne, you're more than welcome to hear me and Alex presenting the Bringing Life to Swing Desktop Applications technical session (TS-3414).

Feisty Fawn, Sun's JDK and the latest Eclipse

Posted by kirillcool on April 22, 2007 at 5:07 PM PDT

The latest barrage of announcements from both Ubuntu and Sun's camp finally made me reconsider my position from two years back, and i decided to give Linux a chance.

Substance LAF 3.3 official release

Posted by kirillcool on April 16, 2007 at 12:15 AM PDT

Yet another year has passed and Substance has celebrated its second birthday. As scheduled, the release for version 3.3 (Iowa) is available. The list of new features includes:

Who doesn't want the transition effects in Swing applications?

Posted by kirillcool on April 9, 2007 at 10:45 AM PDT

Over the past two years, the Swing community has seen a few efforts to provide transition effects. I had first heard it mentioned by Chet in 2005 in one of his JavaOne sessions. He was speaking about not "surprising" the user when you change the UI elements.

Non photorealistic rendering in Java - edge detection

Posted by kirillcool on April 7, 2007 at 11:17 PM PDT

The image structure information is one of the most important inputs to the non-photorealistic rendering algorithms.

Spring effects and widgets - now in Windows look and feel

Posted by kirillcool on March 31, 2007 at 10:11 PM PDT

In the comments on the entry on spring effects under third-party LAFs, Chris has asked if it would be possible to make this functionality available under the platform's system look and feel.

Non photorealistic rendering in Java - introduction

Posted by kirillcool on March 25, 2007 at 12:27 AM PDT

Non photorealistic rendering (or NPR for short) employs a variety of artistic techniques, such as stippling, watercoloring, stylizing, mosaicizing etc. to render digital images.

New to Swings

Posted by kirillcool on March 21, 2007 at 8:41 PM PDT

What is it with people on Swing forums? Need help with Swings, help required in Swings, i am new to Swings...