Bob Beerbower

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Recent posts by Bob Beerbower

The iPhone has generated quite a stir about creating web apps as this seems to be the only way to develop applications for Apples newest toy. I have to admit that it has me wondering just what languages these apps are developed in (Java script?) and are there any special HTML/CSS considerations when dealing with web apps rather then web pages.
[ October 10, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
comfort and looks
11 years ago
I had pre ordered TIJ4 at the same time, which did ship on the 1st, so perhaps the date carried over. Funny, that my order page is still showing March 1st delivery for HFO. Early May sounds good.
11 years ago
Dave,
Any update on an expected ship date. My Amazon pre order still says March 1st, which has obviously come and gone.
11 years ago
I've been using TextPad for a while now, but thought I'd give Crimson a try. Crimson does seem to load a little quicker, and its free. However I do not see a way to customize the tool bar. I've created hot keys for compiling and running Java code, but I'd like to be able to add these commands to the toolbar. Anyone know if this is possible.
I've been using Textpad, but thought I'd give Crimson Editor a try. Looks pretty nice so far.
Ernest, Thanks for explaining it as clearly as you did. I suspected that it had something to do with the static import being handled differently then a normal import. You gave me a very clear explanation of why this is so.
11 years ago
I'm going through Bruce Eckels TIJ4 and ran across something that confuses me. Bruce has a utility package with a print method that takes the place of

The Print.class and Print.java files are in the net/util directory. The import statement that Bruce uses is

I would have thought that it should be

Or

Print is not a folder, it is a file in /net/mindview
Bruce's import statements compile, mine do not. I had though that by using

that I would have access to all the classes in the /net/minview package. Or that if I only wanted the Print class, I'd use

Why is it necessary to state

[ March 04, 2006: Message edited by: Bob Beerbower ]
11 years ago
Jeff, thanks for the reply. So the PaintComponent() method in my code is basically telling the system that I need some paint methods to be run, but that its up to the system which ones to run and when?
11 years ago
In HFJ the following statement is made

The paintComponent() method is called bu the GUI system. You never call it yourself.


The book then presents the following code

If the above code is not calling the paintComponent() method, then what is its purpose
[ March 01, 2006: Message edited by: Bob Beerbower ]
11 years ago

Originally posted by Steve Stanicki:
If you would like to look at Thinking In Java, the author has put it online for free at:

http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIJ/

Good Luck,
Steve



Headfirst and TIJ are both great books, with TIJ being a little harder to read, but going into more detail. Rather then choose between the two, I find that they complement each other pretty well. If I don't quite understand a concept in one, reading the other usually clears it up. The link that Steve has given you will lead you to a free version of TIJ3 which covers JDK 1.4. JDK 1.5 will be covered in TIJ4 which is due out in a week or so. Unfortunately the author has decided not to release TIJ4 in online form, meaning you'll have to buy the book or use TIJ3. Given the amount of effort that Bruce has put into all of the Thinking series, $30.00 or so is a bargin. Amazon has a preorder going on TIJ4 at a pretty reasonable price. I highly recommend both books.
12 years ago
This ones not bad and fairly cheap. Probably better as review material then actual instruction.

Beginners Java 1.5 on DVD
12 years ago
Dave, will any UML modeling tools be needed to follow along with the book. If so are there any, preferably free ware ones that you suggest.
12 years ago
Looks as if the fourth edition of TIJ should be out soon. My Amazon pre order says the end of February. According to Bruce's site he will not be offering a free on line version this go around, but the first 7 chapters are down loadable. As Bruce states on the intro pages, in addition to the new SDK 1.5 information, he has spent considerable time rethinking the manner in which the material is presented. So far, based on the preview chapters, I would say he has done a great job of making an informative book easier to digest.
12 years ago
Dave,
Really looking forward to your book. I pre ordered it a few days ago, along with Bruce's TIJv4. Good luck on getting the book to us as soon as you can.
12 years ago