Archive for the tag 'design'

Jun 02 2006

Take control of Delphi forms in your multimonitor application

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The authors of the the VCL helpfully added multi monitor “support” a few versions back. Somewhat less helpfully, this support is very limited – it has no way to say “create form X on monitor 3”, which is a very useful thing to do in some kinds of applications – those intended to run on […]

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Apr 18 2006

Refactoring to Patterns? No, learn the primitives.

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Last night at XPSTL, John Sextro gave a talk on the “Move Embellishment to Decorator” refactoring as described in Joshua Kerievsky’s Refactoring to Patterns book. I greatly enjoyed and benefitted from the original Design Patterns book (from the Gang of Four) which was already old (published 1994) when I heard about it and bought it […]

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Apr 08 2006

Why I will also never deploy with Java Web Start again

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Keith Lea pointed out that he will never deploy with Java Web Start again. With Web Start in its current form, he’s be deploying with it long before I will use it again.  “Never” is much too soon.. here is why, echoing and expanding on Keith’s experiences. Some of these things are not Web Start’s […]

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Mar 14 2006

Slider Control for Touch-Screen Applications

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An improved version of this post is cross-posted on the Oasis Digital blog. At Oasis Digital we are working on an application that will run on a touch-screen computer, and which will be used to (among other things) control an audio amplification system. There are some design considerations for touch-screen applications which are rather stark […]

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