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Evan Summers

Evan Summers lives in Cape Town and plays Java, PostgreSQL and Linux. Most interested in crypto, systems monitoring and BI right now. Past interests include Swing, and future interests include mobi web.


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Swing and Roundabouts 2: Inside Action

Posted by evanx on June 22, 2006 at 6:06 AM PDT


"To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer." Paul Ehrlich

Swing actions are used for buttons, menu items and keystrokes. For example, a "Save" action event might be initiated by the user
using a menu item, button or keystroke e.g. Ctrl-S.

Swing Panel Beater

Posted by evanx on June 15, 2006 at 7:43 AM PDT

Mayhem roundup

Posted by evanx on June 8, 2006 at 6:13 AM PDT


"All my life I've had one dream: to achieve my many goals" Homer Simpson

I've been meaning to start blogging on for a while. To promote myself and my project, and because i really love writing. I go into a whole new world, into a trance with a silly grin on my face. Same as coding.

Netbeans, my weblogging tool

Posted by evanx on June 7, 2006 at 5:31 AM PDT




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Bean Curd 2: The SQL

Posted by evanx on June 6, 2006 at 6:50 AM PDT

Swing and Roundabouts 1: Event DTs

Posted by evanx on May 30, 2006 at 7:30 AM PDT


"People always said there were no monsters, no real ones... but there are."

Refactoring Translations

Posted by evanx on May 26, 2006 at 5:20 AM PDT


"There is no problem that cannot be solved by the use of high explosives."

Recently I was tasked with making an app translatable. It was a relatively small Swing app, e.g. 200 classes.

Bean Curd 1: Swing Turntables

Posted by evanx on May 25, 2006 at 5:07 AM PDT


Scott Violet's blog "Ease of Swing Development - Beans Binding" introduces JSR 295, which aims to provide a standardised API for binding GUI components to beans, yay!

Bin Bash Java (Chapter 1)

Posted by evanx on May 24, 2006 at 1:37 AM PDT


A Fool's Errand

Posted by evanx on May 19, 2006 at 2:44 AM PDT

A reader commented to my blog "Java is all you'll ever need" that "anyone thinking he needs only a single tool to do any job is a fool." That would be me.