Greetings from Vermont and welcome to the launch of NixMashup! In each NixMashup I’ll be covering geeky topics I find interesting or helpful in my current work. Most NixMashup links can also be found on the NixMash Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/nixmash.
In the inaugural NixMashup we’ll cover several Java and Eclipse topics, working with JAR files, a bash command or two, Don Henley, and underwater power producing kites.
Get the Latest Ubuntu Apps on GetDeb
Here are instructions on configuring your Ubuntu to get the latest open source and freeware applications from GetDeb, a repository which extends the official Ubuntu repositories with the latest versions and new applications.
JSF JavaServer Faces Tutorial
Lars Vogel has written many excellent tutorials in Java, Eclipse, Android development and related topics. This JSF with Eclipse Tutorial is one of them.
Don Henley does Billy Joel
I didn’t care much for She’s Got a Way when Billy Joel did it, but this performance by Don Henley in honor of Joel at the Kennedy Center Honors is really beautiful.
Find and Delete Dot Files
For those of us who don’t memorize our bash commands the first time we use them, here’s another useful quick guide from NixCraft on displaying and removing Linux hidden files.
Show me the Manifest.MF!
I really enjoyed this post demonstrating how to display the Manifest.MF file from a Java .JAR file with a single command.
The topic of this StackOverflow question had to do with fixing a NoClassDefFoundError when executing a JAR file, but contained several good tips on using Java JARs with External Resource Libraries.
Creating Regions in Eclipse Java Classes
Having come from Visual Studio I’ve become accustomed to using regions to fold code blocks in my C# class files. The Coffee-Bytes Plugin enables the same functionality in Eclipse. It’s an old plugin, but I’m using it with Kepler and it works great.
I used WinMerge religiously when I was doing Windows. I’m now using Meld in Linux and like it a lot. Clean, intuitive interface, perhaps more so than WinMerge.
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Marion Stanton, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.