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Rich Unger

Rich Unger is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Salesforce.com,
working on their Force.com cloud computing platform. He is also a
contributer to the NetBeans open source project.

 

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I just saw that the heavyweight/lightweight mixing problem in Swing is fixed and will be part of 6.0u12. I'm very happy to see this,...

I just got back from the JavaFX launch event in San Francisco. It was just a few blocks from my office, so I figured, why not? Jonathan Schwartz was presenting, as well as the VP in charge of...

Domain Specific Language for Cloud Computing

When Java programmers first learn about Apex, often their first reaction is, "why build another language?" At...

Okay, so what is “cloud computing”?

Much like “rich internet application” or “service-oriented application”, the terminology has been co-opted by so many companies as to almost...

I'm getting back into the coding groove.  Just for fun, last night I integrated the FreeTTS engine into the NetBeans Platform.

The module...

At Geertjan's suggestion, I tried his Youtube modules with my JDIC...

To jump back into programming, and to familiarize myself with the new release of NetBeans, I've updated the jdic-netbeans integration.  Here...

Dear Java Industry,

I leave you guys alone for one little year, and just look what happens!

While I was off gallivanting, NetBeans added a GPL...

As some of you may remember from my last entry, my fiance and I are traveling the world, and I'm looking...

I'm finally underway for my round-the-world trip, and as I said in my last entry, I'm available for...

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...

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...

Tim, Jarda and I taught a workshop on NetBeans plugin development at OOPSLA last week. As part...

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....

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...

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...

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...

I have been sent (anonymously) photographic evidence of the netbeans/eclipse summit ... err ...

I saw this javalobby discussion on roumen's antics today, and I thought I'd put my 2 cents in.

Yes, the products compete....

Today's the last day to get the early bird alumni discount. So, I went over to ...

At Geertjan's prompting, I've submitted the windows version of the JDIC browser to nbextras.org. I don't know what their turnaround time is, but keep a look out...

Today, I'll be taking the stock Module Suite build files, and creating a nightly build process.
My process does an update on the source tree, builds it, runs unit tests, publishes the result...

In this installment, I'll be solving 2 issues with the building of a distributable application from a NetBeans Module Suite:

  1. Including a custom conf file (instead of the default...

I think I'm one of the first people to make a netbeans module suite with a large number of modules, so as a followup to my...

This is going to be the most off-topic post I've done yet, but it's a UI issue, and a potentially very dangerous one, and I thought my few readers might get a kick out of this.

Yesterday, I...

I have a module suite with many modules in it, and the default run/debug/profile targets depend on the 'build' target. This makes sense. You can't run it if you haven't built it, right?

I would have just commented on Tim's blog entry, but he seems to have commenting turned off.

I, too, am...