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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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Adding scroll pane previewers to your Swing applications

Posted by kirillcool on November 18, 2006 at 10:34 AM PST

Previous entries on this blog introduced a few enhancements that were made in Substance look and feel to the scroll panes:

Substance LAF 3.1 official release

Posted by kirillcool on November 13, 2006 at 2:29 PM PST

Substance look-and-feel is pleased to announce the release of version 3.1 (Honolulu).

Experimenting with scroll panes and scroll bars - it's a go

Posted by kirillcool on November 11, 2006 at 12:09 AM PST

One feature that was suggested in the original entry (thanks Alan) was to animate the opacity of the scroll track when the mouse enters / leaves the scroll bar.

Experimenting with scroll panes and scroll bars - incorporating your feedback

Posted by kirillcool on November 7, 2006 at 7:55 PM PST

The previous entry showed the first experimental support for translucent scrollbars that show the viewport contents on the scrollbar area (buttons and track). The readers have left very interesting ideas in the comments section (thanks everybody), and here is the new implementation.

Experimenting with scroll panes and scroll bars

Posted by kirillcool on November 3, 2006 at 9:41 PM PST

I have mixed thoughts about the My Dream App contest. On one hand, the screenshots and the mockup videos are spectacular (check this 16MB Quicktime Movie, 800x600). On the other hand, these are really only screenshots and mockup videos, at least for now.

Animating layouts part VI - welcome to the real world

Posted by kirillcool on October 30, 2006 at 11:02 PM PST

This is the sixth part in a series about automatically animated layouts in Swing applications.

Adding a date stamp to your digital pictures

Posted by kirillcool on October 30, 2006 at 10:17 AM PST

You can call me old-fashioned, but i prefer holding a photo album in my hands (the same goes for the books). Sure, it feels bulky and may require more energy spent to page through it, but it just feels right. Especially now with the new baby in town we take quite a lot of pictures and send them to the proud grandparents and other selected family members.

Animating layouts part V - layered / overlapping transitions

Posted by kirillcool on October 27, 2006 at 8:04 AM PDT

This is the fifth part in a series about automatically animated layouts in Swing applications.

Caution: rough seas ahead. You appear to be using an older version of Firefox.

Posted by kirillcool on October 25, 2006 at 10:42 PM PDT

I don't know about you, but some of the error messages out there are pretty lame. The Daily WTF site contains some of these here and here. Today this has happened to me, but not for very obvious reason.

Checkers Easter egg for Swing applications

Posted by kirillcool on October 22, 2006 at 10:45 PM PDT

The laf-widget project allows not only plugging additional "feel" part to the Swing apps (described in this java.net article), but also allows planting Easter Eggs in Swing apps without any change to the app code.