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Blog Archive for gfx during October 2005

Using Eclipse for the code, NetBeans for profiling, how cool is that? Well, it is, especially when you have a dual screen setup. I know a lot of developers do have such a setup today. Mine is a bit weird though: Anyway, I have been quite successful using two IDEs so far so I'm ready to switch to next gear and use NetBeans 5.0 GUI Builder for my UIs. Eclipse, as any decent IDE/source editor,...
I just installed Flock and I am writing this entry from within this new web browser. Flock provides a brand new way to browse the web and interact with social networks: blogs, del.icio.us, flickr, etc. It's been a while since we have seen real innovation amid web browsers but this is it. Go try it out, you might not regret it, despit the bugs. Flock also contains many powerful features, like a...
When I'm home and need to tweak and plot an equation, I use an excellent tool that ships with MacOS X 10.4, Grapher. Easy to use, it fits my purpose and provides a good user experience: As I don't want to carry both my laptops to the office every day, I bring only my Windows box, on which I have yet to find a tool to replace Grapher. I have tried several tools and none convinced me yet....
Many months ago, Craig and I started the SwingFX project. One of the first components to be added was the infinite progress panel I described in a blog entry: This component was quite successful (I've recently seen a variation in ZValley's ZEN) but it remains quite simple. Michael Bushe just added a very valuable feature, the ability to cancel the current running task: You can get it today in...
You can run the WebStart demo or download its source code. Once the application is started, you can drag and drop pictures from the list on the left to the image viewer on the right and trigger a cool looking animation. When writing this application, I found serious performances issues with J2SE 1.5. There were also some problems with Java SE 1.6 but far less important. Chris Campbell and Chet...