Monday, March 24, 2014

The Developer's Conference Florianópolis 2014

Evento TDC2014
É meus amigos, mais um ano se passou e o TDC 2014 esta chegando. Esta na hora de rever e fazer novos amigos e ainda de quebra compartilhar e aprender muito sobre tecnologia. Estarei lá para prestigiar mais uma edição deste que é um dos melhores eventos de tecnologia do país, com muita gente que conhece muito e principalmente, esta disposta a compartilhar este conhecimento com todos nós.

Se tudo der certo (e nada der errado) estarei lá com meu amigo Klaus Boeing falando um pouco sobre a nova API de data e hora do Java 8, mostrando um pouco das novidades desta API e como podemos fazer bom uso de tudo que agora esta, finalmente, disponível.

Espero ver vocês por lá!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tip of the day: Structural Java Exception Search


I have been using a amazing service for a while and I think it deserves a to be shared. This service is the brainleg service. Do you know that unknown exception that is driving you crazy and the Google search is not helping you? Well, this is the time when brainleg service will be handy. It works as a structured search engine specific for Java exceptions which index a lot of specific websites such as stackoverflow and a lot of forums and websites. I hope this tip can help you during your daily work as it has helped me for a while.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

How to change a file extension in NetBeans

My friend Bruno Borges has asked NetBeans team to fix an issue about supporting extension changes in files during renaming. Looking about it I have found that NetBeans already support extension changes, not during renaming but it can be achieved using Properties view. I agree that it is a little bit hidden, so the idea here is write some words about it and make the user's life a little bit easier.

Basically what you need to do to achieve this is open Properties view in Window > Properties menu or using the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + 7. After that, select your file directly in Projects, Files, Favorites or even by opening it in the editor. Now, if you select a XML file for example, your Properties view should be something similar as the image below.

Now you can change the Extension property and the file type will be change as expected. I hope this little tip can help you.

Happy coding!

Friday, August 03, 2012

The Developers Conference 2012

 The Developers Conference 2012, um evento organizado pela Globalcode+
nos dias 24 a 26 the agosto vai se realizar o The Developers Conference 2012, mais conhecido como TDC 2012, em Florianópolis.

As inscrições já estão abertas e com preços promocionais até hoje, então corre lá e aproveita para se inscrever com um preço camarada.

Se você, assim como eu, quer apresentar algum assunto em alguma das 21 trilhas, o Call4Papers ainda estará aberto até dia 06 de agosto, então não perca tempo e submeta já sua proposta.

Vejo vocês por lá.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook Review

I have just read the NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook, by Rhawi Dantas, so it is time for a quick review. This book, as most cookbook titles, is basically a collection of recipes which guide the reader, step by step, to accomplish each task. The recipes are divided basically in four sections:
  • Getting ready: helping the reader to organize the environment;
  • How to do it: a step-by-step guide throw the IDE interface;
  • How it works: a description of how it works and basically what the IDE do for you;
  • There's more: an additional description of how you can extend the procedure of the addressed task.
One of the first thing I always like to see in a book is if it is easy to read and specially easy to understand. NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook is really ease to understand and the recipes are friendly to reproduce and follow. I should add that most images has a really good quality.

Another point I have liked at this book is that the first thing that is told at every chapter is what this chapter gonna cover and why it could be important for you, or not. It is really helpful when you are not a beginner.

There are some flaws at this book, that probably was caused by schedule issues. For example, this book focus on NetBeans IDE 7.0 but to follow the samples about JavaFX you need NetBeans 6.9.1. As far as I know, we can already use a beta support for JavaFX 2 at NetBeans 7.0. Another point is that there is no coverage for CVS at Version Control chapter. Some companies still use it and when you are migrating from another tool, this kind of information could be helpful.

My personal opinion is that this book is not intended for NetBeans advanced users, so if you already have experience with NetBeans, this book probably is not for you. If you are a beginner or are starting with NetBeans, this book will help you through some common development process using this amazing tool. If you would like to take a look at the book, you can read a sample chapter or even take a look at the official book's website for more information.

Happy coding!