Musings about Java and Swing

Monthly Archives: December 2012


I created a JStatusBar from many nested JPanels. I was surprised at how many JPanels it took to create a status bar.

Using Swing JFileChooser

Using the JFileChooser of Swing correctly is not trivial. Before you create the component, you need to create a FileFilter.

Traffic Signal GUI

In response to a question on Stack Overflow, I wondered how long it would take me to create a United States type traffic signal GUI.

Design Patterns

Recently, I read the Head First Design Patterns book by Eric Freeman & Elisabeth Freeman. I enjoyed the book, but I have problems remembering the names of the design patterns.

Hello Developers

Hi.  My name is Gilbert Le Blanc.