I began using Java Studio Creator 2 just a couple weeks ago in an effort to create a Java technology based website for my community's Little League. My first task was to create a database. I started using Creator with the impression that it would assist me with that.
How many times have you walked away from a problem, beaten and worn down, only to return with the solution in hand? I knew I'd figure out my layout problem eventually. It didn't happen immediately, but it did happen. The situation just required a little breathing room.
I really like NetBeans 5.5 Beta's GUI Builder. However, after fighting with it for the last 3 hours, it's time to just get up and walk away for a while...like you might do when you find yourself getting extremely frustrated with a loved one. I don't want any hurt feelings for me or the NetBeans team.
My quest to implement a Little League website with all Java technologies starts today...when I get home from the kids' soccer games. After announcing my next public experiment to create a Little League baseball site for my community, I'm beginning to realize the enormous task that I've created for myself.
We love baseball in my home, and my three boys play in our local Little League. I usually welcome the opportunity to help out with the league since I get to spend some extra time with the kids and perform community service too.
Thanks to everyone that provided suggestions and tips for installing Ubuntu and JDK 5.0. I am happy to say that JDK 5.0 installed easily enough when I followed the rules precisely. If you're going to try this, you'll need to follow the JDK distro instructions for Ubuntu.
I may have just experienced the easiest OS install of my life. I've been a long time Windows user, and I'm just now hoping to move completely away from that to Solaris or a Linux flavor. My employer recently provided me a new desktop from Sun Microsystems. It was supposed to have Solaris 10, but it was pretty much brain dead from the first boot.
Have you ever seen a desktop application that displays question marks or maybe block symbols instead of the correct characters? You know the characters: ???? or □□□□. Maybe you have localized your app to Japanese or Chinese, and those characters just aren't displayed properly.
You remember that I once said that String's
equal method just isn't enough sometimes. The reason is that the
equal method just doesn't understand combining characters. Like it or not, the Unicode standard allows us to create equivalent text in multiple ways.