Four years ago, I went on a hunt for best practices for doing tree table components in Swing.
We shot some video on our recent whirlwind tour of South America. This fun video shows one of our adventures. What do technology evangelists really do for a living?
I wrote a small Swing app to browse javac's abstract syntax trees (ASTs) of source code. If you've ever wanted to write a tool that analyzes Java source code, it is a big help for understanding the Javac tree API.
My friend Jon had an interesting insight: Both Ant and Maven rely on lots of XML. XML is good for describing data and terrible for describing behavior. A build is mostly behavior.
Someone who attended my talk in Florianopolis, Brazil put this video on YouTube.
I've contributed a little persistence framework to WicketStuff.Basically, over the summer I needed to write a couple of web applications.
After 11 cities in three weeks, we finished up the NetBeans/OpenSolaris South American University Tour last week in Natal, Brazil.On Saturday, after our five hours of NetBeans talks, I was scheduled to do a talk at Natal Java Day, at 9:40AM. I awoke to blazing sunlight coming through the window of my hotel room.
It's been a wild week of travel, to Buenos Aires and Cordoba, Argentina and now Santiago, Chile. We've had some adventures along the way.In Buenos Aires, 90% of the airline pilots were grounded for not having had sufficient vacation to comply with safety regulations. So our flight to Cordoba was cancelled. The next option was to take an overnight bus.
It has been a whirlwind trip so far in South America. Last week we did one city a day for four days - lots of arriving in airports at 3AM, sleeping for four hours and then presenting for five, then talking with JUG members and professors into the night, then getting on another plane. But it's been a blast.