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Instantiations releases WindowBuilder Pro 6.7

Shortly after the release of Eclipse 3.4, Instantiations released version 6.7.0 of their Eclipse based Java GUI design toolset WindowBuilder Pro. Version 6.7.0 includes the following components: Swing Designer 6.7 SWT Designer 6.7 GWT Designer 5.0 (despite the release notes claiming it contains 4.0.0) New features The most important feature of this release is that […]

August 20th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java | 4 comments

Make Eclipse look good on Linux

Max Anderson has an interesting article describing tips on how to make Eclipse look better on Linux. As he demonstrates via screenshots, Eclipse under GTK and Linux uses by default a larger font and much more space between elements. Systemwide GTK+ settings By shrinking the font sizes and the spacing between the elements, you can […]

November 21st, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Tech | no comments

WindowBuilder Pro version 6.5.0 released

Instantiations have released version 6.5.0 of WindowBuilder Pro their Eclipse based Java GUI builder. The new & noteworthy page describes some of the improvements available in this new version. WindowBuilder Pro supports not only standard Swing GUIs but Eclipse’s Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and Google’s Web Toolkit (GWT). One of my favourite features of WindowBuilder’s […]

October 31st, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Linux, Misc, Tech | 2 comments

Debugging in Eclipse – Tips and tricks

I came across a great blog entry describing some tips and tricks for debugging in Eclipse. Tips include how to make variable inspection much simpler using a debug detail formatter, using a class load breakpoint, displaying all references to an object and how to display all instances of a class. Using a debugger properly and […]

October 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java | no comments

Java technical presentations – JavaOne and Jazoon

If you are looking for what is new and exciting in the Java world, the presentations from two recent Java conferences have been published. Check out the presentations from JavaOne 2007 and Jazoon 07. There are some very good presentations about Java and Ajax, Java Server Faces, GlassFish, Java and scripting, Java and web services […]

September 18th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Tech | no comments

MyEclipse and Hibernate

I started doing some Hibernate work this week using MyEclipse 6.0 M1 on Eclipse 3.3 (Europa) and I ran into a problem with signed jars which showed the error message: signer information does not match signer information of other classes in the same package Apparently JAR are now being signed in 6.0 but cglib and […]

August 18th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Tech | 3 comments

Creating a GTK app in Java using java-gnome

1) Install java-gnome On a Fedora 7 system : run “yum install libgnome-java” which will bring in glib-java, libgtk-java and perhaps cairo-java packages. 2) In Eclipse create a new Java project. 3) Add the java-gnome jar files to the project (on Fedora 7 these are gtk2.8.jar, glib0.2.jar and gnome2.12.jar in the /usr/share/java directory). Note that […]

August 14th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Linux, Tech | one comment

Eclipse 3.3 out in the wild

As mentioned, Eclipse 3.3 was released on Friday. What’s New and Noteworthy details are available here. In a somewhat related news, Instantiations released their WindowBuilderPro version 6.4. New and Noteworthy details are available from Instantiations. Unfortunately I can’t say I’m too excited about any of the new features except for their added support of GWT […]

June 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Tech | no comments

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