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Blog Archive for timboudreau during July 2009

I've been trying some experiments with embedding JavaFX applets into Wicket components. The results look promising... Basically, for testing purposes, I've got a JavaFX applet that shows text entry fields - basically a simple format where you see _______________________________________|                ___________________...
I've coauthored two books about programming, and in both I heard the complaint (paraphrasing) "There wasn't one cohesive example that was built up chapter-through-chapter." There's a reason for that. Back in the 90's, I did a lot of programming in Delphi, and bought many hundreds of dollars worth of books. By far the best, for my purposes, was Delphi Component Design - and the reason I loved...
I took last week off to work on some Wicket web programming - seeing as my day-job is desktop programming (and also as a hedge against ending up jobless after Oracle buys Sun). I've done a lot of talks on API design, focusing on how to not "paint yourself into a corner" in terms of backward compatibility. There is a complementary subject - API usability, that deserves equal consideration....