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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.


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Key Binding Annoyances..

Posted by eitan on December 15, 2004 at 12:42 PM PST

When I used to work on Windows computers, I used Ctrl+F4 to close windows. That held true across applications. I've been working on MacOS X now for about two years and the modus operandi for closing windows is Command+W.

Why do I bring this up? Because I have been interested in trying out NetBeans 4.0. I noticed that RC2 now is available for MacOS X.

JDNC: "The Gap" .. between Swing and Business Application GUIs

Posted by eitan on December 3, 2004 at 8:20 AM PST

I finally got around to read about JDNC (, to download a copy, run through the demos, look at the .jdnc files, and read some of the documentation (tutorials, article, etc..) I am very impressed! I think JDNC is terrific. I mean its goal is right on target. I believe this is where efforts should be concentrated.

Java Development on MacOSX Pretty "Swell" to Me

Posted by eitan on November 15, 2004 at 10:36 AM PST

There have been a number of threads and discussions on Java development on macosx.

A change of heart on the issue of open sourcing Java

Posted by eitan on October 7, 2004 at 8:09 AM PDT

In the weeks after Eric Raymond's famous open letter to Sun MicroSystems on the topic of open sourcing Java, I took the position of being a strong advocate of this request. Several months have now passed and I've had a change of heart.

Experiences with Swing

Posted by eitan on July 8, 2004 at 7:16 AM PDT

I've had the pleasure to work on a Swing application these recent months, and I'd like to share with you one of the main conclusions I've arrive at.

It did take me a little time to gain fluency with the APIs. After all Swing is a fairly large API (over 600 classes). On the other hand, once that fluency is gained, developing in swing works out all right.

Structure of J2SE: Modularity

Posted by eitan on July 6, 2004 at 12:19 PM PDT

With 2604 classes in J2SE v1.4.2_05, one could say that J2SE is a large API. I mean, compared to other APIs, such as dom4j (153 classes) and hibernate (466 classes), J2SE is large.

Cascading Style Sheets Have Taken Root

Posted by eitan on May 21, 2004 at 12:01 PM PDT

There's nothing more satisfying than to see a good plant flourish. I believe CSS to be a "good plant." And it's really satisfying to see that it's taken root on the web so very well. I'm sure we all recall a time when browser support was not as good, making publishers hesitant to employ the technology on "production" sites.

Excited about

Posted by eitan on May 20, 2004 at 11:43 PM PDT

The recent news article on Pete Freitag launching (see was of particular interest to me. I must confess, these types of tools strike a chord with me (more on this shortly). It's hard to gauge the general feeling out there in terms of the level of interest in such tools.

Code Rot: Mental Exercise to Better Understand Code Rot

Posted by eitan on April 20, 2004 at 2:02 PM PDT

My brain has been slowly digesting the concept of code rot, triggered by skimming random articles or blogs that have recently mentioned the term. Code Rot. It's a good word. We've all experienced it. But it's another thing to understand it. What is code rot??

The Value of an Open Java

Posted by eitan on March 25, 2004 at 9:04 PM PST

I just read on an abbreviated news bulletin regarding a comment by Sun CEO Scott McNealy stating that Java will not be open-sourced any time soon. As I understand it, the main reason behind this decision was We're trying to understand what problem does it solve. That's a valid argument.