I've set up a "Cool Tools" page on the Java Power Tools Book website where you can let the world know about your favorite OS/Java tools. You can vote by leaving a comment on the site or by sending me a mail. I'll update the table on a regular basis, and the more popular, useful or interesting tools (or any that just take my fancy!) may well get a place in the book!
Hudson's installation just got even easier, thanks to the idea by Tim Shadel.
I released Hudson 1.78, which has the native Maven2 support.
This article provides some criteria that can be used when choosing a test harness for certain types of test suites. It describes requirements that are treated as most important for JT harness, the open source version of the JavaTest TM harness, and ME Framework.
If you haven't tried NetBeans lately, then you should give it a look. I was using Eclipse the past 2 1/2 years and I was really impressed at NetBeans day in Atlanta.
My sincere apologies. I completely forgot to post the code from the last free project, sketch pad, so here it is. I also forgot that I have one more project to give away, one very different than anything else I've ever done. This one involves some hardware.
Another crazy idea
You see, every so often I get a crazy idea for a startup, put some effort into it, and then realize that I know nothing...
Going back to work in IDE that's four years old...
Introducing the maven2 java.net skin project (http://maven-javanet-skin.dev.java.net/), which provides a java.net look&feel skin for maven site plugin, for those of you who use maven2 on java.net.
Ever frustrated with the slow response time of java.net? This "switch board" gives you a downloadable HTML file, which is one-stop access to all the places you often go in java.net, so that you won't have to click a bunch of links to get to where you want to.
I've been so busy with NetBeans 6.0 work that I haven't commented at all on NetBeans 5.5. We just went final about a month ago and had a big party in Prague. 5.5 is a big release, though most of the work is under the hood or on the server side and being a client side developer it doesn't affect me much.. The new Visual Web Pack is pretty nice though. There is one feature, however, that I am...
Plan on migrating from Ant to Maven? You don't know what you're in for.
My previous DIYOrb article got some attention, so this is a follow up to that.
I'm normally a software engineer, but one day I felt like doing a hobby electronics. This is my record of how I built my own orb.
I just implemented one work around in the java.net maven1 repository, so that maven2 users can access the source jars hosted in the maven1 repository.
Hallelujah! Java SE is now an open-source project, with the HotSpot VM and javac as its first sub-projects.
This is great news for anyone interested in Java performance, as the world now has full-access to both the static (javac) and dynamic (HotSpot) optimizing compilers from Sun's Java implementation.
Remember back when everyone laughed at the prediction that with dynamic compilers like...
Thanks to Maven, writing plugins for Hudson just got really easier.
Greetings from Prague. I've been at Netbeans for about two weeks now and it's been quite a busy time. I think I'm really going to like it here. Everyone is very friendly, the city is beautiful, and they have excellent and cheap beer (cheaper than soda!). I know you are all busy, so for the speed readers in the group I've bolded the important bits.
So what have I been working on? For starters,...
Pete Morgan has tripped over a Netbeans form file and wants to know if macro Widgets can help, also is Matisse a control freak?
Several weeks ago, I tried to solve a form layout problem with NetBeans GUI Builder, sometimes known as Matisse. I shared that experience, and many of you had comments. The result was a layout manager showdown.
In this free-wheeling QA, Charles Ditzel, Sun partner area architect, discusses helping partners make the transition to Java platform applications. In addition, he also compares the NetBeans IDE and Eclipse.