Monday, January 18, 2010

Blog and Tutorial Updates

I think I'm almost done with the new blog template which I was somehow inspired to make while playing Company of Heroes. That and I wanted to give the blog little bit more space. The original colors used to be a camouflage scheme since it got burned into my eyes while staring at tanks for a few hours a day. I'll try keep it as neat as possible.

I've also begun updating the old tutorials so readers won't be confused when using the newer NetBeans IDE 6.8. There's just too big a difference between the old versions 5.5 and the latest one that it makes some of the tutorials hard to follow especially when it comes to GUI elements like menu items and the file wizards.

The first few tutorials that rely heavily on the NetBeans IDE GUI have been already updated and ready for newcomers to Java ME programming.

I'm also giving the Chatango flash widget a try as a ShoutBox. It's sitting right there in the left sidebar, underneath the tutorial links. Give it a spin and tell me what you think. Your suggestions, opinions and criticisms are always welcome so don't forget to leave a comment.