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Blog Archive for timboudreau during August 2006

For NetBeans Day Seattle, we have a new entry on the agenda: This Is Not A Conference - basically a mini-unconference in an hour. It's something new, and I'm looking for theme ideas and any other sort of brainstorming on what this should look like. There is a lot of information on the web about "unconferences" - I'll include some links. Basically it means turning the traditional...
A bit before NetBeans 5.0 was out, I wrote support for completion tooltips for JLists and JTrees for NetBeans' Explorer components. It's not at all NetBeans-specific - it can be used for any JList or JTree. What it does is relatively simple - provide tooltip-like popup(s) that are painted by the list or tree's cell renderer. If necessary it will provide two tooltips - one on the left, and...
My friend Jarda has a NetBeans-based application which uses only the NetBeans module system - i.e. you can use the NB module system to write server-side modular applications or whatever you want. It's a SourceForge project called DVB Central, which I believe he wrote for controlling his home video setup (signal comes into the computer and is routed to one of various destinations). It's a pretty...
I write tutorials and articles quite a bit. NetBeans is an excellent editor for HTML, but there were a few things missing. So I wrote some modules to plug the gaps. If you have a development build of NetBeans, you can get any of these from the development build update center off the Tools menu. They are: HTML Projects - support for opening a directory of HTML files as a NetBeans project. By...