For NetBeans Day Seattle, we have a new entry on the agenda: This Is Not A Conference - basically a mini-unconference in an hour. It's something new, and I'm looking for theme ideas and any other sort of brainstorming on what this should look like.
There is a lot of information on the web about "unconferences" - I'll include some links.
A bit before NetBeans 5.0 was out, I wrote support for completion tooltips for JLists and JTrees for NetBeans' Explorer components.
My friend Jarda has a NetBeans-based application which uses only the NetBeans module system - i.e. you can use the NB module system to write server-side modular applications or whatever you want.
I write tutorials and articles quite a bit. NetBeans is an excellent editor for HTML, but there were a few things missing. So I wrote some modules to plug the gaps.
If you have a development build of NetBeans, you can get any of these from the development build update center off the Tools menu.
Okay, Generics are old news. But since NetBeans was still targetting JDK 1.4 until a few months ago, and most of my coding is NetBeans plug-ins, I'm just starting to really appreciate them.
Ever needed a faster, slicker way to let your users select a color in Swing? I just set up a new java.net project, which produces just such a widget.
I attended the JavaPro Magazine awards ceremony earlier this evening. It was possibly the most surreal moment I have ever experienced in the Java world...
First, WebLogic won an award as the "best visual java component". Now, the only problem with that is, WebLogic isn't one. Then, Oracle JDeveloper won the "best mobile development toolkit".
NetBeans@JavaONE - Lookup, API Design and Test Patterns talks at JavaONE, NetBeans Plugin Development at NetBeans Day on Monday
I'm doing way too many talks at JavaONE this year.
I was going through old email, and my friend Jesse had pointed up my friend Jarda's commit log message as a candidate "Most Poetic Commit Log of the Year Award". What's the most amusing commit message you've read but neither incited nor written yourself?
In Monday's blog, I announced a webstart-enabled standalone tool that will generate a NetBeans plug-in module that takes a JAR of Swing components, putting them on the component palette for users to drag and drop.