Archive | June, 2013

MoneyJar tools – The Breakup Part II

A few days ago I had a brainwave while trying to sleep. One of the problems I have been having with the development of the moneyjar application is that all of the tools I was building were not integrating in a nice way. The packages and classes were tightly coupled, and I had a hard […]

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MoneyJar Updates – Saving user data…

Last week I spent some time finishing the income and expense features of the MoneyJar application. Much of the work was focused around working with Swing than it was programming the underlying model (which was a simple list containing entry data). The main interesting aspects of the implementation was working with ListSelectionListeners and finding a […]

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Musical Prodigy V0.1 – beta

Ok, so I spend the better part of the last couple of days knocking out the functionality of the Musical Prodigy application I am working on. Some interesting things about this application was that while using it I realized that placing the keys in Alphabetical order was actually problematic. The problem was that people could […]

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Musical Prodigy v0.1

Recently after seeing a movie about a female acapella group (Perfect Pitch) I thought wouldn’t it benefit the world if perfect pitch could be taught? My brain immediately went to work on the idea for an app that trains the user to learn perfect pitch. Using what I learned so far in Swing I mocked-up […]

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MoneyJar v0.1

Having now spent a little time working on the user-interface for the MoneyJar application I can now show you a very early version of the application. I was in a bit of a hurry to mock-up the UI, partly to learn how to use Swing, but also to provide better insight into how the application […]

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Swing Design

If all you have is a hammer, everything will look like a nail. Over the past few days I have spent adding features to my personal money management application, in particular a way to add account information to monitor you personal account balances. However, the task has highlighted my shortcomings when it comes to designing […]

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