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Josh Marinacci

Josh Marinacci first tried Java in 1995 at the request of his favorite TA and never looked back. He is a blogger and co-author of Swing Hacks for O’Reilly. He is currently a Developer Advocate for the webOS at Palm, Inc. He previously worked on JavaFX, Swing, NetBeans, and client lead for the Java Store at Sun Microsystems. Josh lives in Eugene, Oregon and is passionate about open source technology & great user interfaces. He uses a Palm Pre, MacBook Pro, and Nikon D50 SLR to spread understanding of great design in software.


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Free Projects Part 2: the Stacked Image Editor

Posted by joshy on November 27, 2006 at 7:33 PM PST

The Stacked Image Editor

The Stacked Image Editor is a little program I wrote and posted on my blog a year and a half ago. It is used to draw a certain kind of diagram very easily.

Free Projects Part 1: a Screen Capture Uploader

Posted by joshy on November 20, 2006 at 1:09 PM PST

Screen Capture Uploader

The Screen Capture Uploader, released under the ominous name of Big Brother, is a simple program that runs on your desktop taking screenshots every few seconds, then uploading them to a server. The server then allows you to embed the screenshot, or a thumbnail, in your homepage.

Posting from 30k ft: Cool Projects, Free to a Good Home!

Posted by joshy on November 17, 2006 at 11:52 AM PST

Posting from 30k feet over north eastern Canada

Yes, I'm flying back from Prague today and we have wifi here on the Lufthansa aircraft. It's both expensive and power draining but amazingly it actually works. I don't know if should call it the coolest thing ever or scream because they have now taken away the only completely network free time left to us.

Musings on the new opportunities that Open Source Java brings

Posted by joshy on November 12, 2006 at 11:25 PM PST

I have often said that I don't love Java because I'm at Sun. I'm at Sun because I love Java. I love Java so much that I wanted to work at a place where I can do the most good for the Java community, and Sun is definitely that place. Now that Java is open source I think it means only good things.

A nice Java evening with sour cherry beer

Posted by joshy on November 12, 2006 at 3:38 AM PST

After a several hour trek through Prague Castle and the Cathedral I arrived back at my hotel with around 400 photographs. It's going to take a while to go through them but here are some highlights.

My first two weeks at Netbeans

Posted by joshy on November 9, 2006 at 2:35 AM PST

Greetings from Prague. I've been at Netbeans for about two weeks now and it's been quite a busy time. I think I'm really going to like it here. Everyone is very friendly, the city is beautiful, and they have excellent and cheap beer (cheaper than soda!). I know you are all busy, so for the speed readers in the group I've bolded the important bits.

A quick intro to HttpClient

Posted by joshy on November 1, 2006 at 12:50 AM PST

The following is a techtip I wrote which wasn't used. Since I turned out pretty well I thought I'd post it here. Let me know what you think. Would you like more of these small self-contained tips?

Java people in Prague

Posted by joshy on October 28, 2006 at 2:00 AM PDT

If there is any other Java people living in the Prague area who would like to go out for dinner, drinks, or do some general site seeing then just let me know. I'm going to be here for three more weeks and I don't know anyone yet. I'm reading through my Rough Guide book and it looks like there's lots of cool things to see here.


I'm getting married, leaving the Swing Team, and flying to Prague

Posted by joshy on October 26, 2006 at 1:03 PM PDT

It's true. I'm leaving the Swing team. But don't worry, I'm not leaving Sun. I'm joining the Netbeans team, flying to Prague, moving to Oregon; oh, and I'm getting married!

I asked the wonderful woman named Jennifer Greenup to marry me last night, and amazingly she said yes! I will be moving up to beautiful Eugene, Oregon as soon as I get back from my trip.

Update on Bug 6477341,the '...' Windows Combobox bug.

Posted by joshy on October 18, 2006 at 12:54 PM PDT

Thanks to the hard work of several teams inside Sun (the development, testing, integration, and approval teams) combined with the persistence of the outside Java community, I am happy to say that the bug 6477341 will be fixed. More importantly it will be fixed in Java 6 final, not in an update release.