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Karl Schaefer

Karl Schaefer is a software engineer at Carnegie Learning, Inc. and a project owner of SwingX.


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SwingX: Using PromptSupport

Posted by kschaefe on July 15, 2010 at 8:21 PM PDT

With the release of SwingX 1.6.1, we now have a milestone release that contains the PromptSupport code.  So, what are prompts?  They are decorations to empty text components that usually provide a clue on how to use the component.  Search fields containing a "Search&qu

SwingX 1.6.1 Released

Posted by kschaefe on July 8, 2010 at 8:10 AM PDT

I am please to announce that SwingX has released version 1.6.1.  We hope to have the release uploaded Maven central soon.

Just a quick overview of some of the issues:

Maven: Using JUnit with DLLs

Posted by kschaefe on August 14, 2009 at 5:54 AM PDT

Since I was unable to quickly google the solution for my Maven DLL problem, I thought I'd post a quick blog about it. Here's the situation, I have tests that rely on artifacts that are DLLs (in my case these were the Java3D DLLs).

Job Search: Technical Questions

Posted by kschaefe on August 13, 2009 at 7:56 AM PDT

The other day I posted some initial thoughts from my recent job search. Today, I wanted to talk a bit about technical questions. The questions I faced during my interviews (or before in timed tests) ranged from the obscure and puzzle-oriented to the practical and useful (albeit short).

My Recent Job Hunting Experience

Posted by kschaefe on August 11, 2009 at 12:49 PM PDT

Now that I have officially given notice at work, I wanted to take a minute to share some details of my recent job hunting experience and raise some questions that have been bothering me. A small bit of background, I have been working in software development for 13 years, during that time, I've done Web-based, desktop, and database stuff.

SwingX 1.0 in Sight

Posted by kschaefe on May 6, 2009 at 6:58 AM PDT

Just a quick update about SwingX. We are making the final dispositions of what's in and what's out for the 1.0 release.

SwingX Pushing Onward

Posted by kschaefe on March 27, 2009 at 11:08 AM PDT

SwingX is preparing to release 0.9.6, our (hopefully) final pre-1.0 release. This release is mainly bug fixes and some API migration. As always, you can view the change notes on our wiki. Those notes should provide detail for migrating from older versions to the latest SwingX.