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Blog Archive for timboudreau during April 2006

I was going through old email, and my friend Jesse had pointed up my friend Jarda's commit log message as a candidate "Most Poetic Commit Log of the Year Award". What's the most amusing commit message you've read but neither incited nor written yourself? Here's Jarda's: Hopeless in my own destiny, strugling to really improve the speedup of startup at least a bit, but always loosing my...
In Monday's blog, I announced a webstart-enabled standalone tool that will generate a NetBeans plug-in module that takes a JAR of Swing components, putting them on the component palette for users to drag and drop. Here I describe how to do the same thing using the plug-in development tools inside NetBeans. I had actually written this up a couple of weeks ago, and it was my friend and colleague...
BeanNetter - the NetBeans Module Generator So NetBeans has this cool component palette from which you can drag and drop components onto Swing forms. But where are all the cool components? NetBeans just shows the default JDK Swing components - but there are lots of components out there. Wouldn't it be nicer if you could make them just appear in your IDE? And there are sites such as nbextras....