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With the installation complete it was time to test the critical software I use daily. The first was Microsoft Outlook and as I expected it worked perfectly. So did the rest of the Office suite. Next on my list were the Java environments that I use, Eclipse and NetBeans. First I checked at java.sun.com for newer versions of Java and found a new release 1.6 r15. I downloaded both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. I uninstalled the version I currently had, 1.6 r13, and then installed the new versions. I installed the 32 bit version first followed by the 64 bit version. Going to a command window I executed “java –version” and got back: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\neon>java -version java version "1.6.0_15" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_15-b03) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM... (more)

Configuring the PHP Version of Eclipse 3.5 RC4

Step 1: Download and install WampServer Download the latest version of WAMP from here. As of this writing the current version is 2.0h dated 04/16/09 and file you will download is called WampServer2.0h.exe Run the file WampServer2.0h.exe You will be asked to agree to the software license, approve the choice of directory, select the default browser, and decide if you want a desktop and/or quick launch icon. For the directory the default is c:\wamp but you may change to whatever you like. In later steps in this document it will be assumed you selected c:\wamp so change this to your ... (more)

Setting up a JEE 6 Web Profile Maven Project in NetBeans using TomEE

Setting up a Maven project in NetBeans for the purpose of JEE 6 is simpler than Eclipse. I also had a goal of creating a project that will work in NetBeans and Eclipse when loaded from a Subversion repository. Here then are the steps necessary to create a Maven project in NetBeans. See the end of the post to learn how to move projects back and forth between NetBeans and Eclipse. Step 1 Before you install NetBeans you must have Java installed. You must choose between a 32 and 64 bit version of this download. Here is a recent article on this subject: http://www.javacodegeeks.com... (more)

How I Created a Standard pom.xml file for Eclipse and NetBeans

After building my environment for JavaServer Faces in the Eclipse IDE it was time to move onto NetBeans. It should be simple, I thought. I was very, very wrong. NetBeans Step 1 Create a new project for Maven->Web Application. Fill in the usual details about the Maven project. When complete and the project appears immediately edit the pom.xml file and replace the section that starts with until the end with the contents from my pom.xml file from my previous blog posts. At this point the project is ready for you to write your code. Or so I thought . . . NetBeans r... (more)

My First Week With the Amazon Kindle

Amazon EC2 Session at Cloud Expo New York I received an Amazon Kindle for Xmas. It wasn’t a surprise as I put it on the Xmas list my family insisted I provide. My wife had me order it with her credit card to make sure it was exactly what I wanted. The order was placed at the beginning of December to ensure it would arrive on time. It took just four days to arrive here in Montreal from Amazon in the US. Originally I had the Sony PRS-600 reader on my list. I made the list in mid-November and the Kindle was not available in Canada. But at the end of November Amazon announced it would... (more)