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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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Spicing up your JTabbedPane - part VI

Posted by kirillcool on February 14, 2007 at 12:22 AM PST

This is the sixth part of the series that describes the additional capabilities that you can get on your tabbed panes.

Bringing life to your (j)sliders

Posted by kirillcool on February 11, 2007 at 8:26 PM PST

One of the more interesting suggestions on the entries about translucent scroll bars came from Mikael Grev: an interesting addition would be if the scroll bars would b

New skins for Swing applications

Posted by kirillcool on February 6, 2007 at 12:06 AM PST

I wouldn't be the first to admit it, but my programming skills are much better than my designing / color-matching skills. The ever merciless community won't let me forget this (and i thank you for it).

Substance LAF 3.2 official release

Posted by kirillcool on February 5, 2007 at 12:15 AM PST

Substance LAF is pleased to announce the release of version 3.2 (code-named Iowa). The list of new features includes:

Ye old faithful IDE

Posted by kirillcool on January 18, 2007 at 10:03 AM PST

My current work project involves extending an existing application and adding a few new features. All is well and good, but it's written in C++. Well, all is still well, since that has been my primary development from '99 to '02 (in Visual Studio 6).

Playing with Color

Posted by kirillcool on January 17, 2007 at 9:40 AM PST

Seeing that this subject has popped up twice over the last two days (here and here), i decided to share a little trick to make a Color object mutable.

Where have i been?

Posted by kirillcool on January 12, 2007 at 10:13 AM PST

My last blog entry was back in November and it marked the last major core feature added to the Iowa release of Substance look and feel.

I've been tagged...

Posted by kirillcool on January 4, 2007 at 1:54 PM PST

Joshua has tagged me, so here are five things that you didn't know about me.

  1. I spent about 25 minutes (don't tell my boss) trying to trace this thing to its origin.

Spicing up your buttons with rollover (and pressed) effects, part II

Posted by kirillcool on November 27, 2006 at 10:21 PM PST

The first part introduced the "ghosting image" effects (aka "spring" in Romain presentations). When you rollover the mouse over a button, its icon has an outward decaying "ghost" image painted (starts from 50% opacity and decays linearly to zero).

Spicing up your buttons with rollover effects

Posted by kirillcool on November 22, 2006 at 7:52 PM PST

One of the main source of ideas for new features in Substance is the community. And not only the explicit user requests.