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Blog Archive for kirillcool during February 2005

Almost every application with GUI needs icons. And they better be sexy. And stylish. And consistent. And small. Here are few tips for programatically creating icons using Java 2D features First, here is a screenshot of a demo that shows icons created using the techniques described in this entry. As you can see, it can paint any letter on any background, creating an optional plus sign and optional...
As aptly put in this article, there are two types of programmers, those that go with languages and those that go with tools. Given that we all go with Java, what about the tools? Looking at the market, we have at least five major players, Eclipse, JBuilder, NetBeans, JDeveloper and IntelliJ (which, unfortunately, has no free version). How to choose which one is the best for you? Here there are...