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Jul 05 2009

Flex version of my overworn “flying boxes” GUI demo

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Long-time fans may remember my “flying boxes” demo at the St. Louis Java user group in 2005, or my followup work in 2008, in which I translated that demo to JavaScript (Rhino). I picked that demo project up again last year and recreated it with Flex 3; you can now try it out online, download the code, […]

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Oct 20 2008

Rhino + JavaScript + Swing, Look Ma No Java

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A while back I was discussing the future of programming languages with a colleague, and we agreed that for all its foibles, JavaScript will continue to enjoy very wide and increasing use in the coming years. I wrote last year about Steve Yegge’s hints that JavaScript is the “next big languages”, see that post for […]

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Mar 22 2008

Git on Windows, it actually works now

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I’ve been trying out various distributed source control tools, and used several of them for various very small projects. I’ve most mostly settled on git as the one I prefer, but I haven’t yet published any code with it. Also, I’ve been frustrated that git support for Windows has been very weak. Msysgit appears to […]

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Aug 03 2007

Help! My Hierarchy is Slow – Faster Hierarchies with Nested Sets

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A great many applications, including many that I’ve worked on, have a hierarchy of things: of parts, of people, of organizations, etc. The way most of us represent such hierarchy is with the first thing that generally comes to mind: make each Widget have a parent Widget, with a table like so:

This representation […]

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Nov 20 2003

How Many (Java) Classes Do You Need To Go (XP) Bowling?

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An object-oriented developer searches for a reason to add more of them.

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Nov 16 2003

Word Chains Kata Solution

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I worked out a solution for “Pragmatic” Dave Thomas’s Code Kata 19 (Word Chains) in Java; it’s somewhat different than Dave’s published solution.

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