A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

ESRI ArcGIS for Android

ESRI is to soon release ArcGIS for Android which is an application which allows users to use ArcGIS content directly from their Android device. Users of ArcGIS for Android (which will be available from the Android Market) will be able to display and browse maps, query remote ArcGIS map layers and data, use data from […]

February 12th, 2011 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Java, Mapping, Tech | no comments

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

SwingX 0.9.2 Released

SwingX the Swing component library from SwingLabs has released version 0.9.2. There are not too many major changes from version 0.9.1, however over 100 bugs have reportedly been fixed and a lot of deprecated code has been removed. It is nice to see this project be active and get some momentum behind it. It appears […]

March 6th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java | no comments

Java and Erlang on the Maemo platform (Nokia N810-N800-770 Internet Tablets)

Programming language choices on maemo It appears that if you are looking at programming for the maemo platform which runs on the Nokia N810 and N800 internet tablets, your options of programming languages and GUI toolkits to choose from has quickly grown. For a while now, besides C and C++ it was possible to create […]

January 24th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Java | one comment

Java-Gnome 4.0.5 released!

Hot on the heels of version 4.0.4, Java-Gnome 4.0.5 has been released! The biggest item of note in 4.0.5 is coverage of GTK’s TreeModel and TreeView APIs. Other items of note include improvements to image handling and additional signals and methods on Widget and Window. Interestingly, there has been a new class org.gnome.screenshot.ScreenShot added which […]

December 10th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java | no comments

Fedora 8 released and installed – bumps and bruises.

Fedora 8 was released a on November 8th. As previously mentioned, unlike Microsoft’s Vista, this looks to be a nice upgrade. It took a while for me to get my primary system upgraded but I finally got around to it on Friday. Installation issues I performed an upgrade in place of my Fedora 7 Dell […]

November 27th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Linux, Tech | no comments

SwingX 0.9.1 released

After a drought of a few years, SwingX released version 0.9.0.  Less than a month later, SwingX released version 0.9.1. There appears to be a renewed energy around the project with 75 issues resolved, refactoring of the API and added functionality; all within a month. Major changes listed in the release notes: JXLoginPanel has been […]

November 23rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Tech | one comment

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

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