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Another question on refactoring my NetBeans generated GUI code

Hello all:It has been a few months since my last question.  Had a lot of other projects taking up my time, but I am back to fighting with my Planetarium lighting controller.  I have it working, but I…Continue

Started Jun 20, 2012

Creating separate class files in a large project
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Hello all:I have been working on a GUI interface for controlling lights in a planetarium.  I had some trouble getting the communication to happen, and received some help from this forum to get past…Continue

Tags: files, class, creating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jackie Gleason Feb 10, 2012.

Sending strings between two computers via ethernet
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A while ago I asked a question about using RS-232 communication with Java.  It seems as though I need to abandon that route because it no longer fits the desired system requirements.  Thanks to Nem…Continue

Tags: ethernet, over, strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Stearns Oct 5, 2011.

Using rs-232 in a java desktop application
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Hello all: I am fairly new to the Java world and would like some advice on how to handle rs-232 communications with a Java based GUI I am working on.  Several years ago I created a similar GUI with…Continue

Tags: communication, rs-232, using, application, Java

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nemanja Nesic - NEM- Jun 9, 2011.

 

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OrlandoJUG :: October Extravaganza! at DeVry University

October 24, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm
Yes, we are having a meeting! I am in town and the kind folks accommodated us at DeVry, so BE THERE! Loads of stuff to talk about, like this fine article by our compadre Matt Raible: http://www.infoq.com/articles/javaone2013-roundupBring a dish, something to drink…See More
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Another question on refactoring my NetBeans generated GUI code

Hello all:It has been a few months since my last question.  Had a lot of other projects taking up my time, but I am back to fighting with my Planetarium lighting controller.  I have it working, but I am sure it could be more efficient and prettier to look at.Since my last post, I finally figured out how to create an object and was able to remove the global variables I had previously created.  My application now has two files and not just the long single one primarily generated by NetBeans. …See More
Jun 20, 2012
Jackie Gleason replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Creating separate class files in a large project
"The best advice I can give you is to opensource your code in Github and ask for feedback :-)"
Feb 10, 2012
Michael Levin replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Creating separate class files in a large project
"John, It would be great to have Martin Fowler back to give another presentation at the OrlandoJUG. You never know, maybe we'll get lucky and he'll volunteer again! Best, Mike "
Feb 7, 2012
Paul Stearns replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Creating separate class files in a large project
"After I posted the question I did try to remove some of my code to create a separate class file, but I must not have gotten all the pieces necessary because I ended up with lots of errors.  Got a little frustrated and went back to what I…"
Feb 6, 2012
Paul Stearns replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Creating separate class files in a large project
"I will definitely take a look at the book you recommended.  I saw that it has pretty high reviews on Amazon. I am still learning my way around NetBeans and will keep an eye out for any plugins like the one you mentioned.  I choose…"
Feb 6, 2012
Juan Rolando Reza replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Creating separate class files in a large project
"Patrick, others, ... If you enjoy Eclipse as much as I do, I hope y'all have a chance to use it on a nice large display such as the iMac 27inch. It increases your options for class size and how you sort through them. I can code according…"
Feb 6, 2012
John Considine replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Creating separate class files in a large project
"There are plugins that can be used for the IDE that will give you warnings about code getting too large among other things.  It comes set with default parameters which are descent.  The one we use is called CheckStyle and it works for…"
Feb 6, 2012
Patrick Kay replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Creating separate class files in a large project
"Paul, I don't know the exact layout of your app, but for me it's a tradeoff between having a few long files versus many smaller ones.  I don't like having to sort through 12 files to trace the flow of my code, but a long file…"
Feb 6, 2012
Ngadjeu replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Creating separate class files in a large project
"I can advise you to follow the rules of project management and conception.une class of more than 2000 lines too big or me c it should probably not meet…"
Feb 5, 2012
Juan Rolando Reza replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Creating separate class files in a large project
"Paul, OMG 2000 SLOC !   Here are some thoughts for you. The first most important concept to guide your design is "Separation of Concerns". More on that in a moment. For your application, the "concerns" should be chosen…"
Feb 5, 2012
Paul Stearns posted a discussion

Creating separate class files in a large project

Hello all:I have been working on a GUI interface for controlling lights in a planetarium.  I had some trouble getting the communication to happen, and received some help from this forum to get past that hurdle.  I now have a functioning GUI that I created with the NetBeans IDE 7.0.1.  It is not very pretty, but it works.  Hopefully pretty will come once I get all the functions working.My question this time around is when should I create a new class to do something in the interface?  I used the…See More
Feb 2, 2012
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Introduction To Platform as a Service at Devry Univ

January 26, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm
Introduction To Platform as a Service   Java based Platform as a Service (PaaS) can transform your development, governance, and service level management activities.  PaaS can serve as a solid foundation for running IT as a business, increasing agility, optimizing budgets, and reducing time to market.  IT professionals require a clear adoption roadmap and evaluation framework, which maximizes Cloud characteristics, adds architecture components, enhances infrastructure capabilities, and improves…See More
Jan 11, 2012
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Oct 25, 2011
Paul Stearns replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Sending strings between two computers via ethernet
"Thanks, I will check those out.   Thanks again for the help."
Oct 5, 2011
Behrang Saeedzadeh replied to Paul Stearns's discussion Sending strings between two computers via ethernet
"Hi Paul,   That's great news!   I haven't used any of the products that you have mentioned in your post, but regarding scheduling commands to be executed at certain points in time, one option is to use java.util.Timer. It has…"
Oct 5, 2011

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