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Evan Summers

Evan Summers lives in Cape Town and plays Java, PostgreSQL and Linux. Most interested in crypto, systems monitoring and BI right now. Past interests include Swing, and future interests include mobi web.

 

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So my top, um, six reasons Why To Work From Home (shortly to be followed by my Top Ten Why Not To) are as follows.

  1. You don't have to drive/commute to work. Or even get dressed for...



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Thanks to comments to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, i was taught that closures have important features,...

In Concise Instance Creation Expressions: Closures without Complexity by Bob Lee, Doug Lea, and Josh Bloch, they propose the following...

Consider the following code.

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That would be freedom from support...

In Barbara Kurshan's "Philanthropy and GELC", she posted the recent Forbes interview with Scott McNealy....

Trip and Tick 3: Checking In a java.net project using CVS.exe

Say you got some code you wanna put up as a java.net project.

A recent blog by David Van Couvering discussed scripting languages, and the JVM in the browser, "if only as...

So you're hosting your project on java.net, and you've uploaded some screenshots. Supoib! The next step is putting a Webstart "Launch" button on your page, innit.

I commented in cSimon Morris' "In Defence of the Desktop", on how non-database desktop apps could use a...

Prequels

"The People can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. Just bring them the real facts, and beer." Abraham Lincoln

This morning i stumbled across Dan Cresswell's "Java is not a programming language" where he mentions Java being "...

Trip and Tick 1: Checking out a java.net project

I got an email asking for document on how to run a java.net project in Netbeans, so here goes...
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Introduction

"To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer." Paul Ehrlich

Swing actions are used for buttons, menu items and keystrokes. For example, a...


Prologging

"All my life I've had one dream: to achieve my many goals" Homer Simpson

I've been meaning to start blogging on java.net for a while...

Introduction

"People always said there were no monsters, no real ones... but there are."

Introduction.

"There is no problem that cannot be solved by the use of high explosives."

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Introduction

Scott Violet's blog "Ease of Swing Development - Beans Binding" introduces...

A reader commented to my blog "Java is all you'll ever need" that "anyone thinking he needs only a single...

Now that Sun's big boys are trying to decide "how" to opensource Java (with the "why" worked out by Jonathan and Rich a long time ago I'm sure), it's time for the little boys like me to get...

As we know, Sun is relicensing JDK for inclusion in Linux distros. This is a fantastic development for Java. In this blog, I muse about GPL'ing Java as "GlassFishBowl" and rigorously protect the...

In his blog, Damien Katz wrote on "Signs you are a crappy programmer, and don't know it." At the top of the list is "Java is all...

Linux.com has a great series "My Desktop OS..." which is usually a Linux desktop. I thought i should do a tongue-in-cheek one "My Desktop OS: Windows XP" - to highlight some of my frustrations...