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Joerg Plewe

Joerg Plewe is a (desktop-) Java developer since 2000 and has been in many areas of IT ranging from embedded programming to bioinformatics and games before. Joerg studied physics and used to work with many languages like C/C++, Forth, Lisp, assembly and others in all kinds of environments. He has four kids, enjoys sports such as cycling, underwater-rugby and flying around in light aircrafts - as aviation is his passion. In 2007 he was honored by being chosen as a founding member of the NetBeans Dreamteam.


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Little helpers for the editor

Posted by herkules on January 28, 2007 at 11:30 AM PST

The NetBeans source code editor is not known the be the ultimate one these days. From what I heard and saw, IDEA seems to be #1 in this respect today.

My first CVS checkin 2007

Posted by herkules on December 31, 2006 at 4:47 PM PST

This is my first CVS checkin 2007!

Happy coding to everybody in the new year.

C with NetBeans on Linux ... check it out!

Posted by herkules on December 21, 2006 at 9:27 AM PST

My current project is something with C on Linux. This is no fun, believe me. Especially when you are used to the rich development environment in the Java world.

What do we have on Linux? vi, emacs, make, kdevelop, gdb. Ouch.

What people consider interesting...

Posted by herkules on November 4, 2006 at 2:19 PM PST

Recently I reviewed my blogs access statistics and was quite puzzled why my latest blog about 3D cloud rendering attracted only very few readers. Only about 10% of what I usually have. My expectations have been quite the opposite.

MS FlightX, FlyingGuns and clouds in the sky

Posted by herkules on October 13, 2006 at 6:17 AM PDT

Cloud rendering in 3D games, esp. flight simulators, is not easy.

Why I don't use Groovy: I just cannot.

Posted by herkules on August 17, 2006 at 1:35 AM PDT

Groovy is a cool language and I'd like to use it. But how to?

Whenever I start editing a Groovy script with my favorite IDE, I notice that I really don't know all the Java APIs by heart.

NetBeans, Eclipse, IDEA ... pah! VS2003!

Posted by herkules on May 16, 2006 at 12:28 AM PDT

There are many discussions around: which is the best IDE?
From my current point of view: take any of these and be happy! Really.

db4o and it's queries

Posted by herkules on December 11, 2005 at 3:28 AM PST

I mentioned the lightweight OODB db4o in some earlier blog entries and I admit that I really like that piece of software.

For that, I like to guide your attention to

'Close' icons on a JTabbedPane w/o UI interference

Posted by herkules on October 29, 2005 at 4:18 AM PDT

Many apps require a 'close' icon on a tab of a JTabbedPane. The solutions I've seen so far all require manipulation of the L&F classes which can be considered bad in many respects.

L&F getting active! Substantially!

Posted by herkules on September 16, 2005 at 7:46 AM PDT

Surprise, surprise! L&Fs today don't just look nice. Some add new features to the GUI:

When I started the daily build of NetBeans with my preferred configuration I noticed a small new button in the menubar. I tried it out. It allows to find and activate any menu item that contains a certain text.