After years of absence, JGoodies now is available on Maven Central again!
When programming in Java, everywhere I go I stumble over "dead" technology. That's a mess, since that technology was really great and still would be very useful. But some day, "someone" just declared it's death. But why?
You think that with Unicode
™ the stone age is over and your Java software will print even egyptic hieroglyphs? Dream on!
It took me several sleepless nights to find out, but finally I got it - and was astonished how easy it is. Ever wanted to play the default system sound for a specific operation? Well, in fact there is no platform independent solution for that (can't believe it, I know, but it is true). But at least Swing internally does it that way on the Windows platform (and on other platforms it will just do...
Blue sky, 25°C, the ideal weather for solving strange JNI problems...
Sometimes it makes sense to wrap a single code line into a class. An example is implementing the Range pattern.
Just found out how easy it is to use the full screen mode in Swing...
Java 6 comes with SwingWorker as an integral part of the JRE (yes, you no more need to download it). And THAT version of SwingWorker can send progress status while the background work still is in progress...
Attaching a GUI to a domain model object (a.k.a. "Entity") is a boring job. You need to write lots of synchronization code or models to change the UI when the entity changes and vice versa. Now that has an end. Here is the ultimate, automatic glue generator: The Java Beans Binding API...
Today I had enough from typing lenghty paths and ".jar" extensions, so I taught Windows to deal with JARs the same way it deals with EXEs and CMDs.
Iterating over an Enumeration with the for-each statement would be fine, but the JRE's default support is not very smart. So I wrote my own utility providing five times better speed, using virtually no heap space.
Today I read that Apple finally allows interpreted code on the iPhone. When will Oracle deliver Java for iOS?
Finally iAnywhere answered my prayers and implemented support for JDBC batch mode into their latest (and fastest) driver. But at surprisingly bad performance. Let's see why.
If you wonder whether the style of use with JDBC API has an impact of performance, you might like to read my latest blog entry on Head Crashing Informatics. While the entry mostly is about tuning SQL Anywhere's BLOB handling performance, it contains an interesting aspect: There are three ways to deal with BLOBs in JDBC, and the performance difference is tremendous. While obvious for the JDBC...
Like to use XSLT 2.0 but fear to switch to SAXON? Just drop saxon9he.jar into JRE's lib/ext folder and you're done! NO FEAR, IT WILL WORK.