- Andrew Kos
- Bill Burlein
- Bryan Williams
- Christian Vozar
- Jeff Brown
- John Kraus
- Joseph Mak
- Josh Durbin
- Mark Daugherty
- Matt Van Bergen
- Melissa Geoffrion
- Michael Kang
- Michael Chan
- Michael Hodgdon
- Mike Motherway
- Molly McDaniel
- Nadia Maciulis
- Pat McLoughlin
- Paul Michelotti
- Puru Hemnani
- Rohit Srinath
- Ryan Lunka
- Tom Kelly
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The latest version of Music Explorer FX is now available. It boasts some significant changes, most notably access to full-length, licensed audio tracks. Real Music A significant limitation of previous versions of MEFX was the lack of access to licensed audio. Since most music is not freely available, MEFX would have to offer up whatever free content it could find on the internet. So if you brought up Lynyrd Skynyrd, for example, you were likely to come up with five remixes of someone sampling Freebird, when really all you wanted is the studio version of Sweet Home Alabama.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The Groovy GR8 conference is a small intimate gathering that is part educational, part commiseration over not being able to fully use Groovy in the day job, and part therapeutic for having to deal with the incessant ribbing from your pretentious Rails coworkers.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
In working on some new features for Music Explorer FX 2.0, one of the issues I’ve had to think about is where to put track information for an artist. The current UI is mostly visual and doesn’t afford a lot of space per artist. For reference, here is how a typical artist is currently represented:
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Books that interview luminous, high-profile programmers seem to be popular right now. Titles like “Coders at Work“, and “Secrets of the Rockstar Programmers“ have interview-style formats in which various programmers generally regarded to be some of the best in the industry are asked questions about how they got their start, and where they think the industry is headed, etc.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Some of my first experiments with JavaFX involved alternative ways of visualizing tag clouds. Specifically there was the "dome" visualizer, and the "radial" visualizer, both pictured below with their respective webstart links.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
A couple people have requested the source code for this Family Tree Visualizer that I contributed to JFXStudio a while back. You can get the source code here (updated for JavaFX 1.2). Thanks to those who had interest in it.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Paul passes along this photo of Music Explorer FX being demoed at the SXSW music festival this past week. It’s nice to see that a) JavaFX is getting some representation at such a diverse and high profile festival and that b) Music Explorer FX is still a part of that promotion. This seems like a natural fit though since MEFX is an application for music discovery, and SXSW is, after all, a festival about discovering new music.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I’ll be giving a talk on JavaFX this upcoming Tuesday, December 15th at the Chicago Java Users Group. The talk is titled “JavaFX for Java Developers”, and is meant to be a survey of JavaFX from the perspective of someone already familiar with Java.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Let me make one thing perfectly clear before you embark on this journey with me: I very much love reading anything Joel Spolsky writes. I am a Joel on Software fan-boy. I am also aware that, due to his ubiquitously strong opinions, he is frequently cited/criticized on other tech blogs, and that doing so is derivative and shallow, even though that’s what I’m about to do here.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
On the days that I pick up my daughter from Kindergarten, she’s always bursting with excitement over what she has learned that day. It often makes me wistful for my own Kindergarten days, almost 30 years ago. As I listen to my daughter talk about her day, I reflect on my own time in kindergarten, and how, trite as it might seem, that year spent in school at age six, really gave me all the tools and life lessons I needed to be a professional programmer.
- Descriptive JMX Beans in AEM/CQ
- Invisible requirements within Business requirements
- Building a better Options Predicate
- Extensionless URLs with Adobe Experience Manager
- The Life of a Tester in Adobe CQ World!
- Limitations of the CQ Parsys Model and the Implementation of a Nested Paragraph System
- Using Apache FOP to generate a PDF document based on a form submission data
- Configuring SAML in AEM 5.6