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Blog Archive for joshy during April 2006

I'm sure I'm the last Mac Java developer here to figure this out so I'm posting it not so much for you but for future generations intrepid googlers to find. How to get Netbeans code completion with Javadocs to work in Mac OS X Netbeans is a great IDE and I'm really starting to warm up to it (starting to warm up to IDEs in general, actually). One of my big complaints so far has been the lack of...
I'm always amazed by how big the Java ecosystem is. It really is a global community. When Chris and I wrote Swing Hacks we did it out of love for Swing, not to sell a lot of copies or make a lot of money. I'm always amazed when someone will pay for something I've written. When we hit an Amazon score of under 1000 (for a couple of hours anyway) I was bowled over. Well today I'm amazed again. One...
This is totally off topic for Java, but I need to rant about computers for a second. Why does no one make a desktop computer that can compete with Apple in their price and target range? The thing that keeps people buying PCs isn't the incredible quality of PCs, it's the lock-in to Windows (well, Windows apps, anyway) and simple inertia. Most people don't know they have a choice. I buy Apple...
div.myblog img { float: right; border: 1px solid black; padding: 2px; } div.myblog p { clear: right; } So here it is, I finally fixed my first bug in Mustang. By this I do not mean that I have fixed only one bug during my year at Sun, but that I finally fixed the very first one I started on. The bug is JProgressBar (indeterm.) renders wrong on WindowsLookAndFeel, Windows2000 + XP,...
One of the great things about having a project like SwingLabs is that it gives me a place to put classes I've built that others might find useful. Today I'm going to describe my recent addition to SwingLabs, the EnumComboBoxModel, a cute little class that lets you stuff enums directly into your comboboxes with no extra work. I often use comboboxes (also known as dropdown lists) in my user...
Some time ago I wrote an article for Slashdot discussing Be, Apple, and the future of operating systems. The mention of Be should indicate just how far ago this was. The other day I decided to try to find the article both to find out if I was at all correct in my conclusions, and to see if my writing has improved at all. Well, I couldn't find the relevant article, as Slashdot's archives are...