18 august 2005

Hibernate: Filter Collections ...

Hibernate: Filter Collections ...: "Hibernate: Filter Collections"
I should dedicate a section of my blog to Hibernate as R.J. Lorimer creates so many articles concerning Hibernate. Worth a look ! And not only :)

17 august 2005

JINSPIRED JXInsight/JDBInsight Themes

JINSPIRED JXInsight/JDBInsight Themes
I have a huge interest in developing user interfaces in Java so I'm interested in every application that can serve as an example of good GUI implementation. The JInspired products are a example of beautiful user interfaces done with swing, and I can't say no more than: Just look at their screenshots. Very much attention paid to detailes, a complex screen .. but a very nice combination of colors, fonts and icons that make my face smile !
Let us be inspired by such examples !

Desktop Java with SWT: an interview with Steve Northover - OSNews.com

Desktop Java with SWT: an interview with Steve Northover - OSNews.com: "Desktop Java with SWT: an interview with Steve Northover"
Some interesting thoughts from one of the most known technical persons behind SWT and Eclipse Platform development. For SWT addicted is a proud meeting, for the others a worthy reading.

Enhancing JTable : the VLJTable from VLSolutions

Enhancing JTable : the VLJTable - VLSolutions: "Enhancing the JTable with filtering and sorting : the VLJTable"
A nice article, the component seems very useful to me, I eager to test it in a test environment. Maybe you should too. It's released under LGPL license.

SwingWorker: shoot just once, please

A swing-er weblog : Weblog: "SwingWorker: shoot just once, please" -- Interesting article about swing applications and the user habbit of click-ing more than once on the buttons or other action components on the interface.

JavaBlackBelt - Java skills evaluation platform

JavaBlackBelt - Java skills evaluation platform If you want to verify your knowledge, enhance your Java aptitudes, it's a nice place to register and try. Give it a shot, try to earn your black belt ! (for now, try a least the yellow belt)

16 august 2005


Launch4j :: Cross-platform Java application wrapper for creating Windows native executables: "Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, a custom process name, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found"

Eclipse Visual Editor 1.1

Eclipse Visual Editor 1.1 released .. and giving satisfaction to those addicted to GUI Builder Tools.. It's a fine tool, even if it is a hungry memory consumer, maybe you want to share your impressions with me. Thanks !

BIRT 1.0.1 Released

An example of what you can do with BIRT, an interesting alternative to JasperReports since I do use and like Eclipse .. Maybe worth a try .. I'll tell you more after trying it.

15 august 2005

Hibernate Synchronizer

Hibernate Synchronizer: I was using the other day hibernate mapping files editor in eclipse and I found that the incompatibilities between Eclipse version and WTP and JBossIDE plugin can make your day miserable.. so I looked for another plugin to help me with this mission ..I found Hibernate Syncrhronized, a mature plugin (ready for Eclipse 3.1) which helps me a lot..

Eclipse Platform 3.2 M1 News

Eclipse Platform 3.2 M1 News: Eclipse 3.2 M1 - New and Noteworthy for those eager to meet the future release of Eclipse Platform .. so, get to downloads !!