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Archive for July, 2009

The versatility of the client-server architecture has always fascinated me. You can write a server once, and plug in whatever protocol you happen to be implementing. The same goes for clients. I’m going to present here a simple server I implemented in C++. I guess if I had to give a name to the protocol […]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 at 11:59 0 comments

I haven’t had any real need to use Java over the past 12 months or so (been working mostly with ColdFusion and PHP backends), which also means I haven’t had any real need to upgrade my Java IDE from NetBeans 6.1 either. I needed to whip up a little Java the other day, which eventually […]

Monday, July 27th, 2009 at 17:36 0 comments

One of the projects I’m working on right now requires me to detect when changes to an object have occurred, so as to enable or disable some “OK”, “Apply” and “Cancel” buttons in the appropriate context.  For the longest time I’ve been thinking I was going to implement this with some sort of data binding, […]

Saturday, July 25th, 2009 at 22:09 0 comments

I just started using the “SyntaxHighlighter Evolved” plugin for WordPress.  I didn’t think I’d like it because straight copy-and-paste operations grab the line numbers too; but I’ve decided that I do like it. It has support for most of the languages I use, and a bunch that I don’t.  And depending on your skill level […]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 at 22:11 5 comments

The default minimum height of the scroll thumb is about 10 pixels, which my client felt was a little too small (their data sets usually run into the several-hundreds, which is enough to push it to the minimum at most resolutions). So I set about trying to fix the problem. There was no style or […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 at 22:40 0 comments

My most recent monkey patch to the Flex framework code took place in the Panel class.  It is possible to drag a Panel completely off the screen, such that the user has no way of dragging it back should they release the mouse button. Panel has a private handler private function systemManager_mouseMoveHandler (event:MouseEvent) : void […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 at 22:20 0 comments

I enjoyed reading Learning Flex 3, by Alaric Cole… which is saying something, because there aren’t very many “Flex for beginner”-type books I can stand to read these days.  Aside from being very easy to read as far as technical books go, here are a few things that really stood out: First, the book is […]

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 at 08:09 0 comments

I’ve been pretty busy the past two months finishing up a project for my client.  I may have mentioned it before, but their creative vision is pretty intense (especially considering this is an in-house app… in my limited experience I’ve never seen so many resources allocated toward getting the look and feel of an in-house […]

Sunday, July 12th, 2009 at 16:10 0 comments