Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Give Up and use Tables or NOT

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Build an Ajax-enabled application using the Google Web Toolkit and Apache Geronimo

A four parts article from developerWorks

Part 1: Run compiled Google Web Toolkit applications on Geronimo
Part 2: Integrate your Ajax apps with a back-end MySQL database using a servlet

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


FF3 will allow designers to use any font family without the need of images.

read more

2. @font-face {
3. font-family: "Bitstream Vera Serif Bold";
4. src: url("");

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cool login panel

based on mootools

Monday, August 4, 2008

Project Kaiser | GWT Project

Project Kaiser™ is web-based project management software. It is free for 3 users. In contrast to other solutions, Project Kaiser™ is not only issue tracker, but also a powerful set of instruments for working with projects of any size and difficulty. Project Kaiser™ is all-sufficient and comfortable in use.

Project Kaiser online

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Using Cocoon 2.2

Vadim Gritsenko's presentation

Cocoon 2.2 Without Tears

This article describes how to start with the webapp archetype and
up with a configuration that behaves like Cocoon 2.1.x:
You can modify sitemaps, flowscript, and other content without
restarting the servlet. All content files can be edited in place on
the server.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Oscommerce Button Generator

Create new oscommerce buttons for you store. It's easy and free. You can select and professional button template and add icon for every button you need.

Monday, July 21, 2008

CSS Positioning

Learn CSS Positioning in Ten Steps
This tutorial examines the different layout properties available in CSS: position:static, position:relative, position:absolute, and float.

Relatively Absolute
Positioning is perhaps one of the most misunderstood parts of
CSS 2. Let us look a little
closer at how it works.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Landfill: The Bugzilla Test Server

Landfill is the home of test installations for Bugzilla. These are demo installations that you can use to "try out" Bugzilla.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Decoupling with Adapters - The Adapter pattern

Interesting article that demonstrate Adapter pattern and its usage in Eclipse.


The adapter pattern is used extensively in Eclipse. The use of this pattern allows plug-ins to be loosely coupled, yet still be tightly integrated in the extremely dynamic Eclipse runtime environment. In this article, we show you how to use the adapter framework to make your own objects adaptable, and adapt other objects.

By Wayne Beaton, The Eclipse Foundation
June 24, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

GWT Drag and Drop support

Library providing easy to use drag-and-drop capabilities to Google Web Toolkit (GWT) projects

Gradient Background to any SWT Control

Helper class that add gradent bg to a give control

public class GradientHelper{

private static Image oldImage = null;

public static void applyGradientBG(
Composite composite) {
Rectangle rect = composite.getClientArea();
Image newImage = new Image(composite.getDisplay(), 1, Math.max(1,
GC gc = new GC(newImage);
gc.setBackground(new Color(composite.getDisplay(), 228, 234, 243));
gc.fillGradientRectangle(0, 0, 1, rect.height, true);

if (oldImage != null)
oldImage = newImage;


Adding background to a tree.

addListener(SWT.Resize,new Listener() {
public void handleEvent(Event event) {

Adding some magic 2.0

Magic tools for web sites

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Grails !!! Screencast is amazing

Database driven web application based on java, hibernate, spring in 3 mins. UI included!!!


Informative screencasts show just how easy it is to build an application in Grails.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Debuging UI using picaso

The goal of Picasso is to provide a utility to help UI debugging. Picasso does this by painting the workbench in a way to aid debugging.

Better RCPs with Lotus Expeditor

Lotus Expeditor provides better Look 'n Feel


Interesting features:

  • Custom widgets. Lotus Expeditor provides a mechanism for applying a common style to the user interface of applications. It does so by supporting not only standard SWT controls but also a set of custom widgets for which you can extend the customization. If you use these custom widgets to build the user interface of your application, you get the added capability of reflecting the workbench style or theme in your application to ensure that it looks like a member of the suite of application offerings. You can also apply a static style to the widgets to give your application a look and feel that is different from the other application offerings, if desired.
  • Rich text editor. The rich text editor enables your users to edit text through standard functions such as typing text, selecting fonts, and underlining. The rich text editor has the advantage of being completely configurable, manageable, and easily modified. It can be embedded in a Java application, provides a default UI (such as a tool bar), supports APIs for application development, and can extend an application's functions, such as handling events and contents.
  • Spell checking. Applications can perform spell checking, but to do so, a series of dictionaries must be set. The four ways to check misspelled words are by using:
    • The dictionaries supported by the given locale
    • The dictionaries supported by the platform default locale
    • Given dictionaries
    • Given dictionaries and a customized user dictionary

Thursday, April 3, 2008

GEF - How to create a custom figure

The article "Display a UML Diagram using Draw2D" demostrates how to design custom figures

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Eclipse RCP Book companion CD

For those readers who purchased a soft-copy of the book or lost the companion CD

that's me :-P

Friday, March 21, 2008

Ajax loader generator

Simple and great animated gif generator. Create your animated ajax loader online.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Continuous Integration anti-patterns

A two parts article about Continuous Integration at developerworks.

The Five-O'Clock Check-in is a quick way to lose friends if your team follows the rule that no one goes home until changes are committed and a build is run. Just the wait to submit code can be tedious. Imagine what happens, then, when the build breaks. I'm thinking that there will be a lot of calls home to explain why you'll be late ... again.

Part I
Part II

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Setting heap size when "Run as Eclipse Application"

I have to put -Xmx128m as VM arguments in "Run Configuration Dialog"

Read more about setting java heap size

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Firefox 3 performance

10 times faster than IE7, 30% faster than opera

  1. Firefox 3 Nightly (PGO Optimized): 7263.8ms
  2. Firefox 3 Nightly (02/25/2008 build): 8219.4ms
  3. Opera 9.5.9807 Beta: 10824.0ms
  4. Firefox 3 Beta 3: 16080.6ms
  5. Safari 3.0.4 Beta: 18012.6ms
  6. Firefox 29376.4ms
  7. Internet Explorer 7: 72375.0ms

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Reassemble a chicken skeleton from the bones remaining after a chicken dinner. Read how in this wired article

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tasktop tour

Tasktop Technologies created and leads Eclipse Mylyn, an open source tool that transforms the developer's workday by automatically focusing the development environment on the task at hand. To enable all knowledge workers to benefit from the dramatic productivity improvements cited by developers using Mylyn, Tasktop Technologies is developing the task-focused desktop. Tasktop also provides consulting services to companies extending their offerings to leverage Mylyn's Task-Focused User Interface.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Write your google powered translator NOW

Google translator API can be used unofficially. See how in "Mine Google Translator" source code.

Project Description
This project provides several ways to consume the Google Translation System.

You can use our WinForm Software, as well as the Asp .Net WebControl or the Asp .Net Service.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Remember the milk into gmail

Just what i was looking for! Thank you guys.

Folks at Remember The Milk have used the API to add tasks to the Gmail interface in a nice mashup:

Watch the screencast to see it in action.

Install Remebmer The Milk for Gmail

Monday, January 7, 2008

Interesting EMF webinar - What's New for Europa

This webinar will demonstrate the new features found in Modeling projects releasing with Europa, this year’s simultaneous release of Eclipse projects. From the new Java 5 and generics support in EMF, to the new UML2 Tools diagrams and enhancements in OCL and GMF, we will provide an overview of what’s new and exciting in Modeling followed by Q&A.

Total running time 1 hour, 01:28 minute

Defining a custom IntroURL action

or how to call java code from welcome page

Form eclipse 3.3 help system