Best practice: Use UTF-8 as your source code encoding

Software engineering teams have become more distributed in the last few years. It’s not uncommon to have programmers in multiple countries, maybe a team in Belarus and others in Japan and in the U.S. Each of these teams most likely speaks different languages, and most likely their host systems use different character encodings by default. […]

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My valiant attempt to install JavaFX 1.2 into NetBeans 6.7

If you follow NetBeans development, you know that NetBeans 6.7 has been released this week. By far the friendliest IDE for JavaFX development has been NetBeans. However, in a very surprising twist, the latest NetBeans 6.7 release does not include the JavaFX SDK 1.2. Instead, the download’s information page clearly indicates that you’ll need NetBeans […]

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