Making your swing app go native part 1: “Java applications, in particular those written with the Swing toolkit, have a reputation for feeling clunky and out of place, as if they don’t belong on your computer. Often your users can’t put their finger on what it is that doesn’t feel quite right. It is oftenContinue reading “Make Your Swing App Go Native, Part 1”
Here’s a very interesting article on Apple’s innovation and what it’s not making them the money they seem to deserve. About their Macs, iPods, music store and Apple stores. Interesting read.
An awful/over the top article from the Inquirer and a response from a Microsoft Australia employee.
I spent quite a while to find a newsgroup e-mail I read a year or so ago, but I found it. It’s about the origins of Swing, why it is the way it is and Amy Fowler’s role in it. Even though it appears not to be completely true, it’s a juicy story: To seeContinue reading “Java Swing history”
Rory “Because the world obviously needed another short opinionated big-nosed man of French descent” Blyth visits Microsoft:“Immediately upon my arrival, I was stripped naked, cavity-searched, and interrogated. My blood was replaced with a synthetic compound that would blow me sky-high if I attempted to leave the premises without permission, my bags were checked for penguinContinue reading “Rory Blyth visits Microsoft”
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If you want to use the Free MSDE (2000) database engine you have one problem: Management tools. There are visual tools to create databases and query it. That’s where SQL Buddy steps in. With SQL Buddy you can manage both MSDE and SQL Server databases. It’s open source, free and written in C#:
I should be keeping a list of useful Eclipse plugins ;) PyDev, a Python Eclipse plugin is at a quite early stage of development, but looks nice so far: Get it here
I’ve been playing with Eclipse’s Visual Editor Project, of which the 0.5 version has been released (which support Swing, SWT will be added soon). I must say, it works very nicely: (Click to enlarge)
For about a year now I had problems sharing files with other computers on our local network here. Traffic stalled frequently (or rather, all the time). Sometimes the speed goes up to 10kb/s for a second, then it stalls again (we have a 10mbit coax network). You’d say that it’s a problem with the cablesContinue reading “Network problems finally solved”