Friday, February 12, 2010

Jython book and tutorial


For those that are interested in the Jython programming language, there is a new Jython Book available. Go check it out for excellent tutorials and a general overview of the Jython Language.

For those that don't know, Jython is a Python implementation for the Java Virtual Machine. This allows Python developers to use Java libraries and Java developers to use Python code. It's a great tool!

Broadband internet access

President Zuma appears to understand that we need better (and more affordable) access to the internet in South Africa if we are to compete globally, especially with regards to education.

See this article about his speech for more information.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nuwe Borg

Dis 'n nuwe jaar en daar is baie veranderinge wat kom.  JavaK het nog 'n borg gekry ( en ons het groot planne vir die jaar. Die blog sal meer gereeld opgedateer word en ons het verskeie nuwe artikels wat ons op gaan plaas. Boekmerk ons as jy Java take of huiswerk het en kom loer gerus dan en wan in om te sien wat is nuut.

NetBeans 6.8

Oor die afgelope paar weke heen het verskeie studente my gevra watter IDE (redigeer omgewing) ek gebruik vir my Java ontwikkeling. Ek gebruik al vir 'n paar jaar lank die omgewing om my Java projekte in te doen. Gaan loer gerus in by hulle webwerf vir meer inligting.

A new GUI tutorial for Java programmers


I'm busy writing a free GUI primer for new Java developers. This tutorial is aimed at Java students that have not done GUI development before and takes you through all the steps required to get a basic understanding of Java GUI development.

I cover basic JFrame, JLabel, JButton and JPanel objects as well as how layout managers work with focus on border layout and flow layout.

You can download the draft at in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

This is a work-in-progress and will be expanded soon. Check back here in a few weeks for more updates.