Posts Tagged ‘java’

New Java and Mac tutorials

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Recently I contributed to some more articles on the website, including these Java and Mac tutorials:

Already a month into the new year, but we’re pretty cranked up about the Java and Mac tutorials we’ve already written this year.


List of UIManager color keys

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

We’ve been writing some Java Swing code lately, and somewhere along the way we got caught up in the list of color keys in the Java UIManager class. These keys are cool, because if you use them properly, it can help keep the colors in your Java/Swing application consistent within the application itself, as well as consistent across platforms.

While working on our Swing app, Al just wrote this “list of UIManager color keys” tutorial. Hopefully the source code and list of color keys in that article will be helpful to other Java developers in their Swing/GUI development work.

And now, it’s back to our regularly-scheduled Swing app development work…

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A printf reference page

January 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Nothing major, but we just made some updates to our printf reference page. This page started off when we were doing a Java project that required some formatted printing, but if you’re familiar with Java, Perl, and Ruby, you know that the printf format syntax is similar across all those languages.

In other news, we’re just keeping an eye on the CES 2010 news. It’s fun to see all the cool, new stuff, but I don’t have any major purchase plans based on anything I’ve seen.

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Alexander Consulting, in Louisville, KY

January 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Just getting into this whole ‘work’ thing again today, and as we were working on blog posts about Mac HTML editors, we realized the website was created with iWeb. So, while we’re in that neighborhood, if you’re interested in Java, Ruby, PHP, Unix, and Linux consulting in Louisville, Kentucky, check out that website.

(Yes, that was a shameless plug.)

I dig OpenSSO (long live OpenSSO)

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment

If you know me, you know I did a lot of work using OpenSSO during this past year. Among other things, OpenSSO lets you provide single sign-on services for a variety of websites, which is what I was contracted to do earlier this year.

Here’s a description of OpenSSO from their website:

The Open Web SSO project (OpenSSO) provides core identity services to simplify the implementation of transparent single sign-on (SSO) as a security component in a network infrastructure. OpenSSO provides the foundation for integrating diverse web applications that might typically operate against a disparate set of identity repositories and are hosted on a variety of platforms such as web and application servers.

With Oracle buying up Sun I’m afraid OpenSSO might meet an untimely death, but I hope that’s not the case. It is a terrific open source project. I just read that Pat Patterson is no longer as involved in OpenSSO as he was, and if that’s because of Oracle, that’s a real bummer.

(This is all just my concern. I have no idea that Oracle will do anything bad to a great project like this. That would be really bad for their reputation.)

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