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NetBeans Day Montreal January 12, 2017 Visit https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/netbeansday/ To Register Continue reading →
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Creating an archetype in a real world situation based on a #KFCStandard JavaFX propject. Continue reading →
The heart of a Maven managed project is the Project Object Model file named pom.xml. This determines what actions Maven will carry out. What follows is the pom file I require my students to use in their Software Development Project … Continue reading →
The following is a description of what I needed to do and how I felt about it to determine if Eclipse is any faster than NetBeans. I am a long time user of both IDEs and I admit to favouring … Continue reading →
The NetBeans New File wizards greatly simplify writing boilerplate code. One specific instance is the creation of JPA Controller Classes from an Entity Classes. The class file, or files, written for you will contain all the basic methods of JPA for CRUD operations on the entity or enti...
This tutorial assumes that you have installed the Java EE version of NetBeans 8.02. If you are using Windows then it is further assumed that you have replaced the default GlassFish server instance in NetBeans with a new instance with … Continue reading →
It is a busy day today. Tomorrow my wife and I fly out to San Francisco for the JavaOne Conference. I was fortunate to be invited to participate in a session and I arranged for the two schools I teach … Continue reading →
Like many people who start a blog it may appear that I have lost interest and have stopped blogging. While I did take a few months leave I have returned but just not here. I currently am a NetBeans Education columnist. … Continue reading →
Step 1 Create a project based on my blog “UPDATED Setting up a JEE 6 Web Profile Maven Project in Eclipse using TomEE”. Step 2 Eclipse reveals its special capabilities such as specialized editors based on the project’s facet. As … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
As part of my class preparation I have been writing blog entries on setting up a JEE 6 web profile Maven projects in Eclipse and in NetBeans using the TomEE server. Once I got that working I proceeded to try … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
This is an update to the blog post of just a few days ago. Never to leave well enough alone I have continued examining how to use Maven effectively in Eclipse. As such I have discovered some unneeded steps and … Continue reading →
This is the first part of a series of basic tutorials I am writing for my students. I believe that programmers should program and not be forced to become an expert on their tool. I want my students to have … Continue reading →
My discovery that, for me, a white keyboard is superior to a black keyboard. Continue reading →
I give a course on Servlets and JSPs at Concordia University’s School of Extended Learning. One of the topics is SSL. I demonstrate how to create a .keystore file using Java’s keytool.exe. Then I edit Tomcat’s server.xml. Presto! All you have to do is use https rather than http and my ...
This coming Fall term I will be teaching two courses at the Concordia University School of Extended Learning. They are Java Programming Fundamentals on Tuesdays and Web Services and XML Processing on Mondays.
Before I started to write this I checked out Roger Ebert’s web site. The only one of the five movies he liked was Watchmen and likely because it was the only movie with exposed boobies. I thought I would write about these five movies from the perspective of someone who though Clint Eas...
I am writing this just before I watch lecture 4. I have completed assignments 1a, 1b, and 2a. I will be able to start 2b after today’s lecture. I will reserve detailed comments about the course until I finish it but I will say that Allan has a much better tan than Evan. The assignments...
This week I am taking my wife’s uncle to the hospital for radiation therapy. He is 88 years old and is slowly dying from lung cancer. As a cancer patient he has been visiting the oncology clinic every three weeks since his diagnosis to assess the course of the disease. At his last visi...
Before the registrar at Stanford writes me a cease and desist letter, let me state that I am not a student at Stanford. Rather I have downloaded the 17 lectures and 3 supplemental sessions of the CS193P course entitled iPhone Application Development from Open Stanford. According to an ...
Two years ago my department submitted a proposal to the Canada–Québec Agreement On Minority-Language Education And Second Languages Instruction. This is a fund established to support projects in education in the English language in Quebec. Similar agreements exist to support the French...
While writing my article on configuring Eclipse for PHP in Windows for my Ulitzer (http://kenfogel.ulitzer.com) page I encountered a problem with the WampServer. Initially WampServer would start up properly and work for a while. But after using the Restart All Services a few times beca...
This summer I am scheduled to teach two courses in the School of Extended Learning at Concordia University. They are: CEBS 210 Microsoft Outlook Online Course This course gives students the ability to work effectively using e-mail in a professional environment. Students will learn to c...
I have had problems with CNN video for some time. On some Windows computers they would work and on others they would fail. The failure occured with both IE7 and IE8. By clicking on the yellow icon on the status bar next to the message ‘Done with Errors’, the error dialog st...
In a recent lab session with my students one of them presented me with what I thought would be a simple problem to resolve. Their code was transforming a DOM into an XML document using the XSLT engine in Java 1.6. The source of the data was an ArrayList of JavaBeans created from a JDBC...
My experience driving a Prius for the past year in a region with a winter climate.
When I got a Palm Pilot some years back I was somewhat awed by the fact that it was as powerful as the first few generations of the original Macintosh and fit in my hand. But it was not as convenient as I had hoped and data entry with the stylus was far from reliable. [...]
It has been about two months that I have lived with my MacBook. I had planned to write sooner but I realized that I was still suffering from Windows Comparison Syndrome. Well I have moved on to Windows Companion Syndrome so it is time to write again. The MacBook has become my constant ...
It is now one full week that I have had my MacBook. In this week I have come to learn what makes a Mac special and what makes a Mac an infuriating machine to own. Let’s begin with the infuriating. There is no such thing as Mac software, at least in the retail channel. Here in [.....
In August 1980 my wife and I borrowed three thousand dollars from a bank. One thousand was earmarked for body work on our van. Two thousand dollars was for the purchase of an Apple ][+. I wanted the Apple because I thought it would be the neatest toy I could ever own. A neighbor had a...
I just received my assignment for the spring semester at Concordia University’s Continuing Education department. These are non-credit courses that focus on training students to write code in Java. I will be teaching: CI651/C1 JAVA PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS Wednesdays 2008-04-02/20...
Since the release of Eclipse 3.3 and continuing thru to the new Fall release I have observed an annoying problem when running Eclipse in both Windows XP and Windows Vista. Without any discernable reason or time frame, the Project Explorer window loses files and directories. They are no...