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Blog Archive for castelaz during August 2004

I believe nearly every developer eventually creates their own metaphor for programming. Some are rather tame, such as “building bridges between users and systems”. Others can be quite aggressive. One of my coworkers will often say he’s spent his day “mangling bits” when things have not gone particularly well. As for me, I frequently picture myself with a large...
I recently started a new assignment at work to improve field validation in our primary Swing application. Like many older GUI based applications, our product relies heavily upon the lost focus event to trigger field validation. In other words, we verify the value of a component, such as a JTextField, inside its lost focus event. The problem, as you might guess, is that the verfication occurs...