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Blog Archive for timboudreau during September 2006

I spent part of the weekend adding some needed features to the Wizard library on java.net. If you need to do wizard-style UIs in Swing, this library makes it pretty easy to do something slick. The Wizard library now supports JLF-spec summary panels - so you can easily display a final page which lists what the wizard has done. I also added background completion support with a progress bar and...
I got word this evening that my friend from college, and later colleague at Sun, John Ponte has died. Being stuck in a Seattle hotel room with nothing to do but ruminate, I thought I'd share a few stories about him. Given that most of our circle of friends have been online since the 80's, I hope some others will find this page and add theirs. I met John in 1986 when I was a freshman at UMass...
NetBeans Day Seattle is tomorrow! You can register here. We've got a fun line up of speakers, including Craig McClanahan, father of JSF, Pavel Buzek, one of the guys who write Java EE support (we'll have some greate EJB 3 demos), and Angela Caicedo, who speaks publicly even more than I do. And of course, I'll be doing a couple of talks too. When: Wednesday September 6, 2006 Where:McCaw Hall...
We've made some progress on the "unconference" hour at NetBeans Day Seattle - it's sure to be interesting. I'm still looking for theme/topic suggestions from people who plan to attend - please post them here (or wherever you want, but tell me about them). I was talking with friend and colleague Simon Phipps, who suggested the "fishbowl debate" format for it. How this works...