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Frederic Barachant

Programming since early days of personnal computing around 1983, Frederic Barachant has been through many machines and languages and now concentrates on java. I've been working in the graphic industry for years as an independent graphist, doing 3D images for corporate companies, films, tv shows and games. I have been the author of a compositing application, developped in the company i founded, I/O labs. My interest is in anything that relates to graphic programming and animation.


pepe's blog How cute would that be ?

Posted by pepe on June 25, 2008 at 2:46 AM PDT

Liberating TLDs gives companies the opportunity to open a top level for federating and branding products, communities.
I doubt microsoft ever get one, is too long and anything.msft is much too obscure.
But, sun opening a .java TLD would for sure be a great opportunity for them and us.

Achievement and a look back.

Posted by pepe on April 29, 2008 at 1:59 AM PDT

I entered a new company a bit over a year ago. Came back from Paris to my beloved French Riviera. Calanques, pastis and aïoli, i'm back.

In this company i am developing a new version of an old foxpro product which displays performance information in movie theaters.

Interactive splined animation: first example

Posted by pepe on March 2, 2008 at 9:45 PM PST

the new demo tabSplines project now has its first incarnation within swash and the example chosen is the perfect one.

In a previous blog, Tim Bourdreau asked

Splines project on a good path

Posted by pepe on February 26, 2008 at 10:43 PM PST

Splines project is my latest contribution to oss.
It is aimed at helping people use, display and edit splines without too much hassle.

The main entity of the project is Curve, which is a list of CurseSection objects.

Realtime Animations within matisse

Posted by pepe on February 13, 2008 at 10:37 PM PST

A bug corrected in latest netbeans 6.1 enables swash to display its animations realtime while you edit withing matisse. Great effect and good step ahead in productivity.

Thanks goes to Tomas Pavek for that.

On the reuse side of things

Posted by pepe on February 12, 2008 at 2:24 AM PST

Swash already had part of its code split to a seperate project, one with a pretty infamous name: preciseInternalDate.

No javaone info here, rest your mind.

Posted by pepe on May 13, 2007 at 3:18 AM PDT

Javaone is everywhere, looks like i will have to get there one time, just to know how it feels. Too bad i have to cross the ocean for this ( /me dreams of an european javaone... ).

Here is a totally non J1 related post, for your minds to rest from that avalanche of posts, news, information of all kinds.

Does it have to be nice?

Posted by pepe on March 19, 2007 at 5:02 AM PDT

As a programmer and somewhat graphist, i tend to make things nice, or at least i take time to work a bit on presentation.

But should i?

It is always better, in my opinion, to present even the slightest example with a little image but, when is that presentation distracting from the technological point of view, or in the opposite when is the presentation hiding flaws of an API?

swash: second milestone and new demo

Posted by pepe on March 14, 2007 at 2:03 PM PDT

Wow, time flies.

I started swash over one year ago and now the baby can walk. Not only it walks, but the second version of the webstart showcase makes it almost run.

Oh, that was not one year full, i often took big breaks, but it is here. It finally came smoother than i expected, but still worse than it could have been in a perfect world.