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Eitan Suez

Eitan Suez is a programmer living and working in Austin, Texas. He has been programming in Java since 1995 and is a certified Java programmer. Eitan developed a Java API documentation tool called dbdoc featured on in July 2002. Eitan often speaks at the series of Symposiums on Java organized by The Complete Programmer Network. He is also active with the Austin Java Users Group.


eitan's blog

Why I do Open Source

Posted by eitan on January 27, 2009 at 11:49 AM PST

First Kirill blogged on "Why I do open source" and then invited Andres and Alex to do the same. So a chain reaction is in motion. Andres published his version, and tagged me and three others. So here's my entry, my version of "Why I do open source."

Desktop Matters Retrospective

Posted by eitan on March 10, 2007 at 11:42 PM PST

An essential ingredient for a community is periodic face-to-face meetings. Although events such as JavaOne have served the purpose in the past, this event was stricly about the Desktop, and (unlike JavaOne) was very small and most intimate.

All sorts of matter..

Posted by eitan on March 6, 2007 at 10:57 AM PST

I'm excited about the upcoming Desktop Matters conference, which takes place March 8-9 this week in San Jose, CA. This conference is a first of its kind, focusing on Swing and other desktop technologies.

That Open Source Feelin'

Posted by eitan on December 4, 2006 at 10:38 AM PST

I wanted to wait for the dust to settle a bit before
airing my comments on the now dated news that Sun
Microsystems has open-sourced Java.

I recall clearly a period of activity on where
many (including me) voiced their desire to see Java

Where Swing should Venture

Posted by eitan on June 29, 2006 at 9:04 AM PDT

An increasing number of frameworks are appearing that I
find particularly interesting. They're web AJAX frameworks
where the details of the HTTP communication and of all
the HTML and JavaScript on the front-end are hidden behind
a Swing-like API.

Here are some of these new frameworks:

I'll have Spam, Spam, Spam, sausage, eggs, and JMatter please..

Posted by eitan on June 22, 2006 at 11:09 PM PDT

For some reason, I did not catch the wonderful Monty Python
Flying Circus episodes in my youth. Recently in the USA
on public TV they've started airing re-runs.

A Harness for Swing

Posted by eitan on May 4, 2006 at 5:36 AM PDT

I was thinking about this a while back and it struck me as interesting that as a GUI toolkit, Swing is different from a number of other GUI toolkits out there that were born out of the need for creating a graphical desktkop system. Namely, GTK has GNOME (and Xfce), Qt had KDE, and MFC has Windows.

Thought Catalysis

Posted by eitan on May 3, 2006 at 7:42 AM PDT

Recently some new ideas have come to me out of activities that I
did not expect would generate any. In this blog entry I'd like
to enumerate sources or catalysts for ideas, for generating

MVC without leaks implies generic VC

Posted by eitan on May 2, 2006 at 7:03 AM PDT

How many times have we heard or preached (or both) the important lesson of not having our business logic "leak" into the client tier. Each time we hear it, we nod our heads and say "how true," and get serious for a moment.

Stoked: Not Just for Surfers Anymore

Posted by eitan on May 1, 2006 at 1:18 PM PDT

I sometimes enjoy describing feelings a software developer might experience, at certain moments during development. For example, a while back I blogged about "Grazie Signore" moments.