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Programming

Concentrating on Task in Hand (similar to Mylyn) in NetBeans IDE Often we work on fixing a bug or developing an enhancement for an open source project maintained over a period of many years and having hundreds of source code files.  usually we need a handful of 5 to 10 source files to fix the bug or to add new enhancement.  The project explorer provided by IDE's like NetBeans IDE show...
on Oct 22, 2011
With the release of version 6.01, VisualLangLab can support all -- present & future -- JVM languages.  VisualLangLab's approach of composing parsers at runtime by using combinator functions instead of generating code (as other parser generators do) enables these parsers to be embedded into a host program in any JVM language. Eschewing code generation also eliminates all host-language...
on Oct 13, 2011
Project NBTaskFocus makes the automatic tracking of your opened editor files available in its alpha version.  It provides two panels named 'Task Explorer' to see your tasks and the activation state of the task, and 'Task Details' to see your tracked opened file context.  As soon as you open any file in editor of NetBeans IDE it is added to the activated task as its context. ...
on Oct 11, 2011
It's been a long time, well long in Internet-years, since my last blog on JavaFX. Now I'm approaching JavaFX 2.0 by porting the JavaFX 1.x programs that I had written and blogged about here. These new ports will allow me to evaluate the evolution of the platform. Has the wait been worth it? Porting from JavaFX 1 For my first port I’ve picked JavaFX Balls. (But this blog is not about...
on May 28, 2011
If you, like me, need to build libraries that need to be tested against a live server (integration tests), here's what you can do. Have all your integration tests either in seprate "itest" packages, such as my.library.itest, or have the test classes end in ITest, such as my.library.ConnectITest. In the main section, have the surefire plugin exclued running the integration tests:  ...
on Apr 21, 2011
My previous blog, presenting the Life program, was quite long, still not really complete. I've continued the work, but soon found some interesting surprises. This new blog starts investigating an API bug, then trips into some surprising language behavior, and ends in a proposal for a small change in the JavaFX Script language. A Slider bug I was annoyed to see that the Slider control ignores my...
on May 25, 2010

Tools

We've just published a new article by Sanjay Dasgupta, administrator of the java.net VisualLanLab project. The article, titled "VisualLangLab - Grammar without Tears", introduces the tool's design, logic, and capabilities. VisualLangLab is a JavaTools subproject that was started in January 2011. The software facilitates the development of parsers using a visual user interface. As Sanjay...
on Sep 14, 2011
(I started cross-posting blogs to my own website.) I was working on Hudson yesterday which led me to develop this little tool called Bridge method injector. When you are writing a library, there are various restrictions about the kind of changes you can make, in order to maintain binary compatibility. One such restriction is an inability to restrict the return type. Say in v1 of your library...
on Aug 7, 2010
I simply hate that "mvn eclipse:eclipse" does not generate project files for Maven projects that have POM packaging. Yes I know that I can simply create a Default Eclipse project on the folder but why do I have to do this action many time when the target is to avoid to repeat task? So I hacked into and "fixed" it. That was simple. What is not is to understand reason...
on Jun 14, 2010

Extreme Programming

Wakaleo Consulting is pleased to announce that we are bringing our popular TDD/BDD courses to Europe, in a convenient online format! Fundamentals of Test-Driven Development in Java: This course covers both fundamental TDD/BDD practices, tips and tricks, and also how to apply them effectively with the latest Java tools, including JUnit 4.8, Hamcrest, Infinitest, Mockito and Spock. Automated...
on Apr 20, 2011

Eclipse

ObjectAID is the first UML tool you may actually use; I know I should talk about its features or something - but the real reason you may actually use this application is that it is Fast. 1. Run the wizard to create a new diagram 2. Drag and Drop your classes into the diagram 3. I have found the "auto image" setting helpful so it writes out an image (PNG,GIF,etc..) every time you make a...
on Apr 11, 2011

Deployment

Just a quick note to annountce the availability of RainToolkit 1.3. It can be downloaded at:  http://www.logicstyle.com/raintoolkit.html If you manage Amazon EC2 resources from the command-line, Rain Toolkit can make your life easier by automating a lot of common repetitive tasks. New features in this release include: Support for micro instances Support for EBS instances Support for Amazon...
on Apr 4, 2011
This article is an extract from the upcoming book Jenkins: The Definitive Guide, to be published in the coming months with O'Reilly.. One of the more interesting plugins to emerge over the last few months is the Build Pipeline plugin, written by the folks at Centrum Systems. The Build Pipelines plugin takes the idea of build promotion further, and helps you design and monitor deployment...
on Mar 10, 2011
  Tracking Artifact Licenses - Why is this Hard? Tracking licenses of third-party artifacts is not one of those tasks that get developers excited. With more interesting problems to solve than legal issues, it is not usually high on the priority list for most teams to deal with licenses during active development, so more often than not, this is left as one of the final steps before...
on Dec 16, 2010

Community

In JUG-AFRICA we started an Open Source project to manage the BIG ANNUAL EVENTS for our JUGs. The first release will be available in the early second half of January. The application will provide all services bellow via the REST Web services :     - Appointment Manager - Conference Manager - Paper reviews and approval Manager - Profile Manager - Registration Manager - Sponsorship...
on Jan 2, 2011
Content available at: http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/oracle_at_jazoon_2010_java
on Jun 1, 2010

Education

I'll like to let you know the dates of JCertif 2011 the biggest Java Community Event in Africa. About 800+ attendees from many countries. We will be happy to have you as Speaker on Developer Tools, Java, Open Source, Mobile Apps...or Business solutions. I'll like to let you know the dates of JCertif 2011 the biggest Java Community Event in Africa. About 800+ attendees from many countries....
on Jan 1, 2011

Accessibility

Content available at: http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/java_ee_6_glassfish_silicon
on Oct 15, 2010
My name is Haim Michael, I am the General Manager for Zindell Technologies and I am an eternal student and a lecturer. I chose to develop the abelski web site for the benefit of all people world wide. I have started to develop it in November 2007 and I continuously update its courses and add new ones. All courses on this web site are available for free personal and academic usage.  The...
on Oct 4, 2010

NetBeans

 I feel a bit guilty saying bad things about Apache Ant. It's free, it's available everywhere, and a lot of volunteers have put a lot of work into making it what it is. You can very quickly and easily make a build file for simple Java projects. But. It seems to have been more accreted than designed, and if you try to use the core system to accomplish...
on Sep 20, 2010