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I have travelled to many places around the world. I have had some wonderful meals – fantastic curry dishes in India, amazing pasta in Italy, and great tapas in Spain. It is very much a part of the experience of travelling to eat the local food! It does require finding out [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
Source Illumination
Who am I? This is one of the most fundamental questions that human beings are trying to find an answer to. People find their identities in different facets of life – one person might respond “I am an engineer” while the next might say “I am a mother”. Imagine for a [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
Source Power, Love and Self-Control
John 15:14-15 (WEBBE): 14You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you. 15No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn’t know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you. Jesus [...]
Thu, Aug 18, 2016
Source Power, Love and Self-Control
God created humans for fellowship with Him. He walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden until the fall. At that moment Adam and Eve hid themselves from God, and man and God were separated. The effect of this event was that all through the Old [...]
Thu, Aug 11, 2016
Source Power, Love and Self-Control
Window with basic menu
The Swing-based window system in the NetBeans Platform has the concept of a window that is loaded at runtime. These windows derive from the class TopComponent and are registered using annotations, and are created using a handy wizard in the NetBeans IDE. Today I am going to show you how [...]
Tue, Aug 09, 2016
Source NetBeans Ruminations
2 Timothy 1:7 (WEBBE): For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. The Greek word that is translated here with self-control is σωφρονισμός (sōphronismos), which is translated as “a sound mind” in the King James Version. Thayer’s Greek Definitions defines the word as follows: 1) [...]
Thu, Aug 04, 2016
Source Power, Love and Self-Control
2 Timothy 1:7 (WEBBE): For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. Love is a very large and important subject. Many books have been written about it (besides the Bible which is about the God that is love). Unexpectedly this has been a difficult [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
Source Power, Love and Self-Control
Simple application to transform
I was asked some very good questions in response my post about the JavaFX makeover for the NetBeans Platform! Questions with long and interesting answers, questions that sparked more questions in my mind. So here is the first post in response to those questions. Is it possible to reuse [...]
Tue, Jul 26, 2016
Source NetBeans Ruminations
Creating the Sample CRUD Application
I was honoured to present last weekend at the Java 9 and Women in Tech Unconference in Sandton, South Africa. The topic of the presentation was a JavaFX makeover for the NetBeans Platform – get the slides here. Today I want to share the details of the process of transforming the [...]
Fri, Jun 10, 2016
Source NetBeans Ruminations
CRUD Application
I recently decided to use the Sample CRUD Application that is available in the NetBeans IDE as the basis for a demonstration that I did at a conference. (More about that in a future post.) It is a very useful sample that illustrates how to get up and running with [...]
Fri, Jun 10, 2016
Source NetBeans Ruminations
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Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Source Dominique Blog
Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center
As far back as I can remember, I have been facinated by everything about space. I have a whole shelf full of astronomy books, some of which I have had since primary school. And to this very day, my dream job is being an astronaut! So it was just natural [...]
Fri, Aug 01, 2014
Source Illumination
Beans binding makes life so much easier when designing GUIs with the NetBeans IDE. It is well integrated into the GUI builder, and usually it just works out of the box. Last week I developed a new options panel for a NetBeans Platform Application. Creating the framework for the new panel [...]
Fri, Aug 01, 2014
Source NetBeans Ruminations
Grand Palace
Thailand is a country with a wonderful culture and stunning beaches. And it is a remarkably affordable destination. Small wonder that many South Africans choose to visit Thailand. Two groups of friends recently independently asked me what is worthwhile seeing while you are there, so I decided to share what [...]
Wed, Jun 11, 2014
Source Illumination
We stayed at the Aloe Ridge Hotel this weekend. This morning I woke up to the sound of automatic gun fire in the distance. And I knew that it meant another day of filming of the movie Seal Team 8! Can’t wait to see the movie! [...]
Sun, Jun 09, 2013
Source Illumination
My husband and I recently visited Cape Town for a long weekend. We visited these amazing places, all of which I recommend highly: Castle of Good Hope Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – we went on a cruise from there, which was just fabulous! Lagoon Beach (the featured image above shows the view from there) Die [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2013
Source Illumination
Shadow
René reports heavy snow in Leverett. It looks like Shadow is enjoying it though. [...]
Wed, Feb 13, 2013
Source pellissier.co.za
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