So, I figured I’d make an animated weblog… thing.
(Music: CeeCee. Thanks to: bph.)
I like the matrix bit .. I always thought that Neo guy was a pale imitation of Matt.
Brilliant – nearly pissed myself laughing. :-))
Great idea. Much better than Inside Jack. I hope to see more episodes.
Very amusing. That’s why I use..
I love you. You should try IntelliJ IDEA UI Designer.
Funny .. and yet … so true.
Oh, man. That’s awesome. It should be a required part of every learning Java curriculum!
You’ve captured the experience that made me write RelativeLayout, <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2002/09/18/relativelayout.html>, and I should really get it set up on java.net so people can build it into something even more useful.
Totally true! I’d love to see more of these – better than Dilbert!
I can hear the chuckles spreading round the office as people start viewing this thing.
Excellent – put a smile on my face…
Very funny … will make this required "watching" next time I am teaching Java.
simply loved it!
Nice work =) Hope you will come up with some more animated bloggings. BTW, have a look at http://www.nib4j.com
cool…. That why I use JGoodies Forms Layout… https://jgoodies.dev.java.net/
cool stuff man!!
Too funny… too true. You inspired me to blog on the good old days of AWT.
That is why I wrote http://easygridbag.sourceforge.net
This allows to build your gridbaglayout interactively.
But this is a movie about my life!
No, it’s movie about MY life!
This is great.
(I used jGoodies myself).
Very funny, very true..
What is the link to "Inside Jake"? I saw odd todd and liked it.
Inside Jake is here:
That is so freaking cool! I have had so many moments just like that.. Hope to see many more such animated weblogs..
I used to work extensively with Tcl/Tk where layouting was such a snap. After I switched to Java in late 99/early 2000, I felt the pain of GridBagLayout and little has changed since then. It is good to see some convergence of Scripting languages and Java, like Groovy, Jython etc. Hope that would ease the pain a little..
I use packer layout (http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~daeron/apps/ui/pack/gui.html)
That is a great post! I hope you have the time to make more animated blogs b/c that was awesome! Keep up the good work.
Awesome cartoon. Totally true. You should check out TableLayout (http://www.clearthought.info/software/tablelayout). I used to nest panels like crazy until I found this layout manager. It can do everything GridbagLayout can do in 1/10th the code and it is so easy. The productivity gains I get from TableLayout are amazing. Thus far everyone I have introduced to TableLayout love it.
Fantastic! You gotta do more of these mate
YES! THANK YOU!!!
I do mostly server-side crap but I occasionally have to go some GUI stuff. Whenever I had to deal with GridBagLayout I felt like a retarded monkey. Glad to know that I’m not the only one who has issues with GUI coding in Java.
btw: As good as OddTodd, but still not as good as StrongBad. Keep it up!
Great blog entry! More! MORE!
Stumbled across this while googling for workarounds for GBL. Of all things, we’re developing a WYSIWYG Swing editor (which will hopefully make it much easier for the Swing developer), which GBL was originally supposed to be designed for. This animated clip provided a very much needed break from trying to size a JTextField using GBL. Thanks!
haha! funny… and cool… just dropped by while searching for some stuff for my page… I’m not very good in blogging (that’s why if you visit my page… you’ll end up….wanting to help me.. haha!) Take care and looking forward to more of your animations…
awesome man definetly make more
Totally Funny! , Cool Thank!
“Screw you, gridbag!”, brilliant! And you caught that classic experience of resizing where the components stop working. Great stuff
Even old geezers can dig your ‘toons
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that was cool and educational (j/k)
I thought it sucked bigtime!!!!!! It wasn’t even FUNNY!
http://www.ebaumsworld.com is a whole lot better,
and plus at ebaumsworld it’s the flash animation
is funny not lame!!!!!!
(can't always be sweet)
I have been caught up in one those ….
So true! The same thing has happened to me:
“Trying to wing things with a grid layout”
“OK. That looks like shit…”
Keep up the good work!
[ps: obviously savannah little has never used GridBagLayout]
cool! it was is funny! i had encountered that same situation before…
I think you should use Netbeans for the features & convenience, and not because it enables you to do something you couldnt figure out otherwise.
Or, put another way–sure, use netbeans instead of understanding how gridbaglayout works, and stay confused, by all means!.
I shudder to think of how many developers out there are using netbeans to write guis, webservices, etc, because they dont know how to do it without netbeans (instead of because netbeans has features to make things more convenient).