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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

swing layout managers and the web..

Posted by eitan on June 30, 2005 at 12:31 AM PDT

so another big theme regarding the java desktop track at javaone is layout managers. looks like they're really and finally solving many of the issues that developers have had with layout management in awt/swing.

swing sessions at javaone..

Posted by eitan on June 29, 2005 at 12:34 PM PDT

i've been enjoying some of the desktop talks at javaone
this week. with swing, a common theme for a talk is: tips
and tricks to make swing run faster.

I believe I can fly ;-)

Posted by eitan on June 23, 2005 at 8:54 AM PDT

On and off over the last few months, I've witnessed and have been a part of a very informal distributed conversation about a logo or mascot for the JUGs community[ies].

Getting to know each other

Posted by eitan on May 24, 2005 at 12:48 PM PDT

I've been pleansantly surprised to discover how strong of a bond my JUG affiliation has turned out to be. I have to refrain from the desire to call our community a clan. :-) I feel fortunate to have had the chance to visit various JUG communities in the USA, thanks to my participation in the 'No Fluff Just Stuff' conferences this year.

from "an nfjs weekend in denver" to "the hyperlinks of the mind"

Posted by eitan on May 14, 2005 at 9:26 PM PDT

i'm sitting at the terminal of the denver airport, another nfjs weekend behind me. as usual, i'm never let down by these conferences. i get a boost of energy from standing in front of and interacting with my peers. it's fun to hang around people who can understand you when you speak. this reminds me of three things:

"the rate of change" exemplified with gmail

Posted by eitan on May 14, 2005 at 9:24 PM PDT

so the world's getting smaller and time's being squeezed, and we all feel like we're a few hundred internet years' old. things don't seem to let up either. the topic of this blog entry is the amazingly short amount of time it took for google mail to become the new defacto email client for the world. only yesterday everyone was using yahoo. now the new game is gmail.

o/x mapping's the word

Posted by eitan on May 14, 2005 at 9:19 PM PDT

one of the talks i give on the nfjs symposium is "xml data binding with [dennis sosnoski's most excellent] jibx." well, i've come to the conclusion that i'm tired of repeatedly saying 'xml data binding.' it's a mouthful, it takes too long, and it doesn't help much when i try to relate xml data binding to database data binding.. i mean: o/r mapping.

there's nothing like a little pressure to help me learn something new..

Posted by eitan on May 11, 2005 at 10:01 PM PDT

i've been procrastinating learning IDEA for weeks now. the truth is i didn't really have any pressure to. i've been using eclipse 3 since 3 was in M2 i think and that environment was cozy and familiar and productive. well now that i've upgraded my mac to "tiger" and that for some strange reason eclipse is basically hosed..the pressure finally arrived.

business applications development: piecing the puzzle

Posted by eitan on May 10, 2005 at 7:35 AM PDT

extreme programming tells us:
don't waste your time building features that you don't even know yet you're going to need

that's so true and many of us have in the past been bit by this tendency to try to
forecast a need.

however, i find that one can look at software application development in general and come
up with a list of infrastructural tasks that are performed repeatedly

tales from colorado jug visits..

Posted by eitan on May 9, 2005 at 7:51 AM PDT

in april, i had the pleasure of being invited to speak to the denver and boulder java users groups (colorado). being active in my local jug in austin (texas), the experience was a familiar one. to put it plainly: it was a blast.

for the last three to four years i've been a regular attendee of my jug.