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Using JSDoc

Enhancing Javascript with the Help of JSDoc and JSDoc-checking IDEs JSDoc is a way of documentating Javascript, much like JavaDoc for Java. JSDoc does pretty much the same thing. It documents and annotates Javascript elements. However given that javascript has … Continue reading


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Bar Chart in Java Swing

Update ! This bar chart compoment has now been moved into the Iceberg Charts project . Please use Iceberg Charts for a more complete charting experience. I’ve created a little Java component which creates bar graphs. It only displays bars … Continue reading


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Maven Tutorial

..FOR dummys, duffers and the perpetually confused. I have written this tutorial because I found Maven, like many others, frustratingly dry and obscure to understand. Nothing out there seemed to help me break through the nebulous aspects of Maven. For … Continue reading


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Multi Level Pie Chart in Java

Update ! This pie chart compoment has now been moved into the Iceberg Charts project . Please use Iceberg Charts for a more complete charting experience. Pie charts are pretty boring. I hadn’t found anything out there which resembled a … Continue reading


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Swing and Web Services Tutorial

Swing and web services have been around for many years, however it has only been in recent times that things have gotten much easier in implementing web services and building complex Swing applications. This is mainly due to improvements in … Continue reading


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Setting up an Oracle Database in Glassfish for JEE Applications

Setting up an Oracle database connection in Glassfish 4 is relatively simple, but can be confusing and a little frustrating at times. Hopefully this mini tutorial will get you up and running quickly and painlessly. Setup Pool Select Resources –> … Continue reading


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Simple Piechart in HTML5 and Javascript

I created a little pie-chart component in Javascript for anyone who wants to spice up the HTML5 webs-site. Basically the requirements are that you define the slices like this: var slices = { “percentages”: [25,20,20,5,30], “colors”: [‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘pink’, … Continue reading


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Javascript IDE Review

…a look at refactoring, intellisense, navigability, and usability. As agile software development becomes more commonplace, it becomes more and more essential that the tools we use allow us to develop software in a flexible fashion. Particularly important is refactoring. Being … Continue reading


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Swing and Design Patterns – Part 4. Mediator Pattern

Assume we have a component hierarchy that looks like the following diagram. Some component on one branch (say a button), wants to update something on another branch (say text in a text field). This scenario occurs very often in complex … Continue reading


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JSTabbedPane: Simple Tabbed Pane for Javascript

There are a number of tabbed pane components out there in Javascript world. But most of the tabbed panes out there are provided just as a javascript library, and have been minified/obfuscated making tweaks difficult. JSTabbedPane is a slick and … Continue reading


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