Archive for September, 2010

NetBeans kicks ass!

September 19, 2010

I’ve been trying the NetBeans IDE (free) both at Windows XP and at Linux (Ubuntu) and it’s wonderful.
I haven’t tried the lastest Visual Studio 2010 but NetBeans severely beats up Visual Studio 2008!
The version <= 6.7 supports the UML modeling plugin but it only seems to support Java when generating code :S

Visual Paradigm SDE is recommended for latest versions of NetBeans and the payed version not only supports generation of code and sync with the UML models for it but it also supports Visual Studio, even if programming C#. Wonderful.

You can try it for 10 days or 30 if request a free trial license. There are methods to extend this, of course, using a virtual machine with undo hard disk image 😉

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Valueable myPS2 sources! – Part 2

September 19, 2010

The thread scheduler seems to work nicely. I’ve done a simple test project using it and uploaded here:

http://svn2.assembla.com/svn/pedroduarteps2dev_public/wip/testTaskSchedMyPS2

It uses the scheduler.c and scheduler.h files taken from the myPS2 sources and starts two threads. Some delay loops are done inside each thread to slow down processing for us to see what’s going on. The call to ‘Scheduler_YieldThread()’ is important so the thread can cooperate with the other threads.

Could be an alternative to the thread switching method I’m using at cosMix (actually, it’s quite similar).

Opera browser. Slow?

September 11, 2010

Is just my impression or the well know Opera browser, claimed as the fastest, is generally slow?

I’m trying to find an alternative to the excellent Mozilla Firefox browser which becomes an elephant when the tab feature is abused. Let’s see how Opera manages it. But regarding to speed, I’m not impressed. Au contraire.