As some of you may remember from my last entry, my fiance and I are traveling the world, and I'm looking to meet some java programmers in different places along the way.
Well, the first to answer my call was Gustavo Santucho and his girlfriend Guadalupe.
I'm finally underway for my round-the-world trip, and as I said in my last entry, I'm available for speaking on NetBeans RCP, IVR Speech Recognition, and other topics en route.
If you're interested in tracking my progress, regular updates will be in my personal blog.
I've not been posting lately, but it's not for lack of excitement around here.
For one thing, I've been collaborating on the forthcoming NetBeans RCP book. If you're at all interested in RCP development, I promise you this book will make your job easier.
As a software developer who has... you know... users, I like to gather as much user feedback as possible. Thus, when I'm on the other side of the fence, I try to give helpful, specific feedback to coders of websites that I frequent. Sometimes, however, the levels of bureaucracy between me and them makes this difficult.
Google just introduced Code Search, which lets you search "public source code", which I imagine is every OSS project they could lay eyes on.
Recently, a bug showed up in my stack: "java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space"
I loathe these kinds of bugs. They're notoriously difficult to reproduce, and tough to isolate.
Coincidentally, around that time Gregg Sporar posted about this very type of memory leak: http://weblogs.java.net/blog/gsporar/archive/2006/09/javazone_sessio.html
Some of you NB users may already be aware of my NBM for adding a JDIC-embedded browser to NB. The binary can be obtained from the nbextras.org update center, or from http://www.nbextras.org/2006/04/24/1145914287438.html
Well, now the source is checked into https://jdic-netbeans.dev.java.net/
Any other java.net bloggers out there figure out how to use a firefox plugin (e.g. Performancing) to blog here?
I would have posted this to a java.net discussion forum, but the natural one (called "How do I?", located at https://java-net.dev.java.net/servlets/ForumMessageList?forumID=95) seems completely overrun by newbies asking all manner of general java coding questions.
At JavaOne, Geertjan gave a talk on building an IDE for a specific framework (Wicket). I work on a similar project for an in-house framework. One feature that I thought would be useful is a convenient Java Class selector.
I really like the "Fast Open" selector that you get from the "Navigate...Go To Class" menu item.