It would seem that Sun^HOracle is actually able to think outside the box a bit. The latest way they’re trying to get folks to learn JavaFX, is by a new online interactive game called PIE Theory. The idea is that you follow along with our two heroes, and help them unlock clues based on performing [...]
Our initial plugin for IDEA that talked to MysticPaste.com was fairly simple, offered no feedback to the user that anything happened. I spent some time trying to find out a method of achieving unobtrusive notification that the paste was successful. On initial glance at the API, nothing jumped out except for Messages, and StatusBar.
From the beginning of building out Mystic Paste, the vision was to have multiple interfaces to allow ubiquitous use of the pastebin. With the variety of plugins we’ve got out now including Eclipse, IDEA, VIM, and NetBeans, that vision is definitely here. If you reached this link looking for the plugin, look no further, the [...]
Don’t get me wrong, Mystic Paste is great! However if I’m on ##wicket and someone asks a question about some code, and I know I’ve written that code, I want to be the first to respond. I don’t want some n00b making me look like a n00b by responding first So instead of: copying code [...]
Heath Kesler was the final presentation of the day that I attended, and covered one of the other hot topics these days, SOA. Many enterprises have attached to the ideal of a service oriented architecture, but have found issues during implementation that the core team were unable to overcome. Charly^HHeath put together an informative presentation [...]
Eugene Ciurana’s talk was on the new hotness, the buzzword du jour Cloud Computing. One of the main goals as a presenter which I learned watching Eugene, is that your role is not just to teach and blather on, but to entertain. Eugene definitely has an air of confidence while he speaks, and it makes [...]
David Geary’s talk on Google Web Toolkit was one of the highlights of the day. Oddly enough they held it in the polar room and kept it at a brisk 30 below! Aside from feeling like we were stuck in the North Pole, the presentation was informative and engaging, and David’s dry humor left us [...]
The next talk I attended was presented by Kito Mann from Virtua and went over the new items that are expected in the next major release. JSF2.0 will be part of Java Enterprise Edition 6, and the official JSR is 314. Kito has a professional grasp of all the new aspects of JavaServer Faces 2.0, [...]
The conference was kicked off with a great keynote speech by Neal Ford. The presentation was “Productive Programmer: On the Lam from the Furniture Police” and was a subject near and dear to many developers who have ever worked in a cube farm, and wanted to squeeze more productivity out of your day. As “knowledge [...]
Here at Mystic, we do a lot of different types of development. It’s not all web development. I found myself writing a simple document parser that takes files uploaded by automated process, processes them by adding to a database, and finishes. One of the components we used to tie everything together, the Spring Framework, it’s great for that.