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Blog Archive for timboudreau during February 2005

I'm doing a NetBeans module-building presentation inside Sun next week. POV-Ray scene language makes a nice demo for explaining how to do some things. So NetBeans now has POV-Ray support... POV-Ray is pretty cool - I used it years ago in my brief period doing commercial graphics work. Unlike most 3D rendering software, rather than a modeller (though Moray is a good one), it uses a "scene...
The TiVO folks have a Java SDK for writing applications that run on a TiVO (well actually the code runs on the server, and the visualization happens on the user's TV), along with a simulator that lets you run and debug applications on your computer. Here's how to very simply set up NetBeans to run/debug TiVO applications. These instructions are for a current NetBeans 4.1 development build, but...
Having a couple evenings to kill in a hotel room, and needing to do a bit of coding to keep myself sane, I wrote some UI and keyboard usability improvements to JNN, James Gosling's RSS reader (screenshot in blog). I hope you'll agree the results are pretty slick. I got involved in JNN a year ago, when I downloaded it, and noticed it had some "border build-up" problems in the UI - it was a...
So I moved from Prague to California. And I had this car in Massachusetts. What better way to get it to California, than to drive, with lots of stops to demo NetBeans for people? It's been an interesting trip - thus far I'm in Dallas, Texas. I've been to a bunch of Sun field offices, and learned a lot about this company and its customers - working in Prague is a bit like working for a...