Creating a jide.js switch control

As some of you might know already, I have been working hard to create a new kind of UI toolkit for the web: jide.js. Last week, we have released version 1.0.0-beta2. In the future, I will regularly blog about jide.js and show examples of what can be done with it. Now, before we discuss todays …

PgsLookAndFeel 1.1.2 released

Version 1.1.2 is a bugfix release for PgsLookAndFeel. It fixes an ArrayOutOfBoundsException in our implementation of the JTabbedPane skin. If you have noticed this issue, please download the new version on GitHub or from our server. I would also like to clearify that even though there is no active development, I do intend to continue …

The power of simple design

As most of you will probably know, I’m not exactly the world’s best designer, yet, I’ve recently had the most positive response a designer could recieve. I accepted a client who wanted a simple WordPress installation and for me to help her pick the right (=cheap yet reliable) hoster. Naturally, I recommended her my long …

PgsAction and Guice – a mix made in heaven

Close to 100 years ago I published an Open Source library called “PgsAction”. This library was targeted towards Swing developers who used Swings Action class. PgsAction supports to styles of usage. You can extend from the AbstractSystemAction class and gain transparent I18N support or you could use an Annotation-based API where you could specify that …

Using Inkscape on Leopard

When I recently tried to get Inkscape running on my MacBook it just wouldn’t startup. Well, it was kind enough to tell me that it was now loading the fonts and that this step might take some time, but confirming the dialog just killed it (it disapeared from the dock). Today I wanted to give …

“Java 6: Anwendungen programmieren”, featuring me ;)

Just a quick note: One of my Professors at university, Prof. Dr. Helmut Balzert, has recently published his new book Java 6: Anwendungen programmieren (roughly “Java 6: Application development”). It is, obviously, written in german and I’ve again been asked to function as a reviewer and contribute some feedback. Furthermore I’ve had the honor to …

Pgs_StringTemplate 1.0 beta 1 released

In my previous blog entry I introduced Pgs_StringTemplate. Today I’m announcing the first beta release of this project. It includes: The ST-Compiler An introduction to ST (based on my previous blog entry) The Treebank-website with complete source code (as an example of how to use ST), licensed under terms of the BSD license PgsParser-framework (though …