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Loading Spinner with jQuery Promises

In your website you want to call a web service that performs some long running task. It may be loading a large set of data or performing a complex calculation on the server, so you want to animate a spinner or … Continue reading


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Layouts in Extjs

This is a quick overview of layouts in ExtJS.     absolute     The absolute layout positions an element using x,y coordinates.

This type of layout should be avoided, as resizing the panel will not resize the components. … Continue reading


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Creating a simple RCP app with Netbeans and Maven

Netbeans offers a powerful way of modularising a desktop application. In this tutorial we will be creating a simple application. While this tutorial does not showcase many benefits of the netbeans rich client platform (more to come in other tutorials!), … Continue reading


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ExtJS Filter Across All Grid Cells

ExtJS offers the ability to filter rows based on a column. By setting filters features in grid like so :

and defining filters on your columns like so :

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Using JSDoc

Enhancing Javascript with JSDoc and JSDoc-checking IDEs JSDoc is a way of documentating Javascript much like JavaDoc and Java annotations 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. Maven is a system for building software; a build automation tool that helps you ship out your software. If you have the vaguest understanding of Maven, you will also know that there is … 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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