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Douglas Graham

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Recent posts by Douglas Graham

What method is recommended for Swing programming?  A long time ago (late 90's, early 00's) when I made a living at Java we used SlickEdit (text editor) where I worked for Swing programming.  It was really complicated for me and after the 'Bust' in Seattle I got out of programming looking for a more stable career.  Now I want to do some recreational Java programming as I'm getting ready to retire.  I've done a little Swing using TextWrangler on my Mac, some with NetBeans and just started using Eclipse for it.   I'd like to hear the opinion on what others think.
4 years ago
I'm 63 and my team lead just turned 74. I think it depends on the industry. We're in healthcare systems integration.
9 years ago
When I upgraded to SL I did clean & install of 10.5. All was well until I tried to install MS Office. So I went ahead and did an erase & install. I wanted MS Office cause I've used it for almost 20 years. It's like a bad habit now.

After installing SL Time Machine corrupted one of my Excel files. Not just one back up but all of em since getting my Mac April '08. It's my record of monthly payments, so it changes a lot. The file that remains has had its extension removed and there's only one row of data in it (there were almost a 1000). At least I have my copy from last year on my Vista machine.

I spent a lot of time with iPhoto this weekend pruning it. Seems faster to me. Haven't tried iMovie and iDVD yet but I will.

The only other app I use a lot besides Firefox, is NetBeans 6.7.1. NB doesn't seem to have any problems with the upgrade.

I'm also planning to install Oracle soon. There are a couple of sites with install instructions for SL.

So far the OS hasn't crashed once. No glitches I can see. I definitely like the upgrade, and especially as more 64 bit apps are written.
12 years ago

Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:... for I am the God of Debugging. Issues flee before my mighty blade. Defects tremble at my Kerberos credentials. Uninstalled copies of Microsoft Vista spontaneously burst into hellfire at the mention of my name. They might run, but they can never hide. For I have dominion over Bugzilla and all it subtends.



I want some of what ever it is you're having!!!
12 years ago
Would this book be a good place to start trying to understand Web app architectures of today, 2009? Do you think it would be outdated?

Thanks, Doug
12 years ago
The Sun Web site is an amazing place. I found this by googling "jpa desktop applications", Using the Java Persistence API in Desktop Applications.
Where can I download JXMapKit & JXMapViewer?

I have downloaded swingx-ws-2009_06_14-bin and swingx-1.0. There's nothing about JXMap... in either.

When I start looking through the articles on how to use it and where to get it, the links eventually seem to become circular with no result.

What happened to JXMap?

Thank you,
Doug
12 years ago

Tim Holloway wrote:...If you're seriously interested in volunteering on something that might help regain technical credibility, I can suggest the MTSDraw project (http://mtsdraw.mousetech.com).....



Tim,

Thank you for the offer, it sounds good. How do I get started. I'll send you a PM also.

Doug
12 years ago
Did you notice an increase in performance? I installed 1.6 this evening. Netbeans is now much faster. Yes!
12 years ago
Thank you both for the reply and advice. Except for the volunteering I have done what you've suggested, even to the point of driving around writing down corp names (i.e. Northrop) and researching them from home.

I have signed up with the local JUG (I was always a faithful SEAJUG member) and am waiting for a reply now.

Although tomorrow I will follow up on their very old employment ads. Just getting my name out there.

If you think of anything else, please let me know. Just can't give up.

Thank you,
Doug
12 years ago
In 2001 I was laid off from programming in Seattle. I was 51 at the time. Every recruiter I talked to at the time said I should go back to my first career because to find work in tech at that moment was nearly impossible. So I did go back to OR nursing. Paid good as a traveler but definitely not what I want to do. Now I'm leaving the OR and trying to get back in software here in Albuquerque. I've been out of work for >10 weeks. My new wife completely supports me in my efforts. I'm very fortunate to have such a support system, which will help because not only have I been out of programming for 8 years, I'm also in my late 50's. I've called 3 recruiters and the first thing they said without even seeing my resume was that I hardly have a chance of finding any work.

So here's my experience:
5 yrs Java 1995 - 2001 Lots of Swing, JDBC, RMI.
2 yrs C++ with certificate from UW
VB 1992 - 1996
Lots of Oracle, Linux, Windows.
Working now with Objective-C, Mac OSX, iPhone, SQLite, PostgreSQL, and of course Java

I seriously don't think things are as impossible as the recruiters are saying. Once I get some iPhone and Java apps going so that recruiters can see what I'm capable of I should be able to find an entry level position. That's all I need. I just want to enjoy the balance of my working life.

If you have any advice it would certainly be appreciated.

Thank you, Doug

PS Apologies for long post!
12 years ago