Skip to main content

Blog Archive for kirillcool during December 2005

This entry on JavaLobby has caught my eye a few days ago. It talks about a RAD-race at JavaPolis and the fact that the top three teams were using JDeveloper. During the course of (so) many flamewars on "which IDE is better", it's always Eclipse vs. NetBeans vs. IntelliJ (and don't start another one in the comments by telling that your favourite IDE should be the first in the list). I have started...
About two weeks ago NetBeans has announced a Look and Feel competition (which should really by Look only, since they are accepting screenshots). One of the more enjoyable ways to create an attractive screenshot (although this depends on male-to-female ratio on the judging panel :) is to use the Substance NB module that allows using the Substance LAF integrated into the View menu. One of the users...
This entry describes the capabilities that release 2.1 of Substance look-and-feel provides for your tabbed panes. They are: Animation effect for tabs with modified (and unsaved) content Close buttons on tabs with listeners Following the feedback from the users (thanks Raj), the latest daily drop of version 2.2 (code-named El Paso) provides even more functionality available to your Swing...
The GMail provides a nice visual feedback while you are typing a new password. On each keystroke, the currently typed string is sent to the Google servers (hopefully encrypted) and the computed strength is shown to the user (weak - red, medium - yellow, strong - green). This can serve as either suggestion only (as is in Google's case) or as semi-client side validation (providing feedback to the...
In the world of seemingly arbitrary records set by JRockit 5.0 JVM from BEA (see this comment on the JavaLobby thread), i have decided to take my test Swing application for a ride. This application is a test-bed for Substance LAF, so it utilizes a lot of Swing-related stuff, creating all possible core components, a lot of listeners, various layouts, colors etc. After downloading the latest...
Substance look-and-feel has reached the 2.1 release, with a lot of new features and a lot of bugs fixed. The brief overview of new features: JGoodies Looks' package for drop shadows support on popup windows (menus, tooltips etc) Heap status panel when application is run under decorated mode has been added. The panel can be shown / hidden from the top-level frame menu. Clicking on the panel...
A long long time ago in a blog far far away I wrote about JDK collections and how should you choose your data structures. This topic has been on my mind during the past year, and I still haven't reached a definitive conclusion. First, I should mention that i have interviewed about 40 people this year for the technical positions in our project, which gave me an opportunity to see a large variety...