NetBeans architect Jarda Tulach, Rich Unger from Nuance and I will be doing a full day workshop on modular architecture and design, using the NetBeans module system and Platform next week at OOPSLA 2006 in Portland, Oregon.
We hope to provide an interesting day of activity - bring interesting design problems!
I spent part of the weekend adding some needed features to the Wizard library on java.net. If you need to do wizard-style UIs in Swing, this library makes it pretty easy to do something slick.
The Wizard library now supports JLF-spec summary panels - so you can easily display a final page which lists what the wizard has done.
I got word this evening that my friend from college, and later colleague at Sun, John Ponte has died. Being stuck in a Seattle hotel room with nothing to do but ruminate, I thought I'd share a few stories about him.
NetBeans Day Seattle is tomorrow! You can register here.
We've made some progress on the "unconference" hour at NetBeans Day Seattle - it's sure to be interesting.
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.