Final java dev environment

I’ve been going back and forth between IntelliJ’s idea, netbeans and eclipse for java development. I was able lately to setup eclipse with all the features I need, and performs all the compilation function required including pulling maven dependencies and hot deploying jetty’s code on save and the best thing was the ability to edit […]

Finally a driver that does not crash for 82845G/GL

Finally found a solution for a dinosaur machine Dell GX260 graphics driver issues. My lspci shows this: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) As a plus, I found that compiz works. Hopefully wayland will work as well once released. Where to get it from? install the […]

Threw in the towel for using netbeans

I admitted defeat in using netbeans for doing anything useful. I tend to waste my time trying to fix the colors so that I can read the code, and that if I didn’t get totally frustrated from simple actions not happening as expected. Simple things like dependencies between maven modules should be happening automatically. If […]

Using astyle from inside intelliJ idea

A simple way to maintain your code style, even possible across your team without a lot of configuration sharing. Add astyle as an external tool with the following command line: astyle -A1 -Lpjt $FilePath$ That’s a reminder to myself as well when I forget. Then add a shortcut from the settings to the Tools -> […]

RIP compiz !!

When I installed ubuntu 12.10 as usual I installed compiz and started configuring my effects. I like the burning windows effect on close, however it was not there and others were asking about it as well. I went to compiz blog and read that essentially the compiz team is now down to a single maintainer. […]

1TB Flash Drives

So Tom’s Hardware released this report: Kingston released a new 1TB flash drive for an undisclosed price. However, there’s a 512MB version available for around $1700. [ http://www.tomshardware.com/news/1TB-USB-Large-Capacity-Thumb-Drive-512GB-USB-DataTraveler-HyperX-Predator-USB-3,20278.html ]. The issue with that is very obvious, the size. So as long as you accept the fact of being bulky, it seems to me that a regular USB […]

Netbeans dark look and feel on ubuntu

IntelliJ provides the dracula look and feel out of the box. The colors and contrast are excellent when it comes to writing code. Unfortunately, the JEE part is only in the paid version. I’ve been trying to get netbeans as close as possible in terms of look and feel to a dark high contrast look […]

More on web development using intelliJ and netbeans

I’ve been testing intelliJ for webdevelopment and I was mainly focused on servlets. When the time came to write some jsp/jsf pages I kept going around however, I found out at the end that it is not supported in the community version. So, even though I liked intelliJ more than netbeans yet it seems that […]