Saturday, November 29, 2008

Get RCP book samples, for NetBeans platform

Welcome every body,
Two days ago, I was looking for Rich Client Book's samples, actually I've to find it easily on NetBeans 6.0 Update Center, but I use NetBeans 6.5.

Now I need to Get RCB samples on NetBeans 6.5
I've the solution and here is it:
First: you've to add NetBeans 6.0 update catalog to your NetBeans Plugins Sources
1. From Tools | Plugins | "Settings" Tab
2. Click Add to Add new catalog
3. set name of the new provider
and set the URL to :

press OK and checking will be done automatically,

Second , you need to set up the Module,
to do change to the "Plugins" Tab,
look for "RCP Book Samples" , check it and then press Install

now you can open the sample from File | New Project | Samples > NetBeans Modules
then the sample you like to open.

Enjoy the Book with the Samples.
Ahmed Gaber

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Yess! NetBeans 6.5 Officially Released

And finally, NetBeans 6.5 has been officially released, as some people know, NetBeans will provide support for PHP and Ajax which act as my Life core,

this plus the standard features you like

C/C++ | Databases | Debugger | Desktop | Editor | Groovy | GUI Builder | Java EE | JavaFX | Java ME | Java SE | JavaScript | Mobile | Profiler | Python | Refactor | REST | Rich Client Platform | Ruby | SOA | SOAP | UML | Web | WSDL | XML

You can find the complete screencasts Introduction on NetBeans Official Web Site

The good news for me here that I'll build my Graduation Project with 6.5 rather than 6.1, and this is for special reasons :D

Last to say Here,
"NetBeans is the only IDE you need"

Ahmed Gaber

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

NetBeans turns 10 Years!


Yesterday, netbeans turns 10 years old, the famoust ever Java IDE celebrate the event in many activities.
You can review these events on :

me too celebrate with them with this blog post. :)

Me and NetBeans!
I've used netbeans for more than two years basically as a Java IDE, but beginning from version 6.0 I've discover the C++ IDE and use it internally in my college. for this time I've learn alot about netbeans and about Java which was my working language.

since version 6.1 I've work the PHP editor and HTML, CSS and javascript editor included in it!
It was fantistic time I've spent with this editor, I've like them for the grade I've download the 6.5beta version to test it and test the new features.

I like this experience although it was the first time I work on and review a software release.

NetBeans will help me in Graduation.
Another Story with NetBeans but this time with the API,
this Year is my last year in my college and I should work on Graduation Project which will be a "data base visual design tool", I've choose the NetBeans Application Platform with the visualization tool in making my Graduation project, and I'm sure that the results will be Fantistic.

if you interest in this application you can finad more details on the Project official site

and Finally I want to congratulate NetBeans team and
'Happy 10th Birthday NetBeans"

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Mono2.0, .NET outside Windows

Although I like .NET technology too much and like work by it, I hate the system Called 'Windows', and this for several reasons no place to list them here!

and as I'm a ubuntu user, I've spend days looking for a way to work with C# on my lovely Linux System, and finally I've found an alternative way to work with C# and .NET other language outside Windows Cage :D

the Happy news is that mono provide these languages:
  • C# 3.0 (including LINQ),
  • VB 8,
  • Java,
  • Python,
  • Ruby (,
  • Eiffel (,
  • Oxygene (,
  • F# (,the new member in microsoft languages family
also you will find MonoDeveloper IDE for developing C# and ASP.NET solutions.
last 6/10 the new release Mono2.0 with the previous features which I think will be the best alternative for developing .NET Applications outside Windows Cage.

See You Soon

Monday, October 13, 2008

and finaly I back to write here

Welcome All readers, and non readers too,

I know its too long time since last time I write here, but I wasn't very clear to write what help you,
I back to write here and also will make some changes with the writing system so that I can organize my articles

see you soon!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Google Chrome, Google's new Web browser

Last 2nd September. Google announces the Beta R elease of their Open Source Web Browser “Google Chrome“, and as expected from Google, new Ideas released too :) .

Google have made the Beta Release for Windows System, and Linux and Mac will be released soon, although Linux Users (Like me!) can Install it on Wine.

I’ve see the videos of Google talking about Google Chrome and you can find it here, also you can read the blog post about it on Google Blog

You Can Read More About it in iTechX weblog

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Last days, I just Start try to work on Internet,
the way i choose is freelance, this simply mean that I look for work over Internet, making profit and recieve this profit, the MOST simplest way to accept this payment is PayPal, this site provide very useful tools for eCommerce solutions,

and i register on PayPal, but I've chocked when I know that Egypt, (my Place) doesn't supported by PayPal, I rally chocked and try to fin the alternatives, but no way, I just found this Link.

set of people make people in paypal note that Egypt not listed in this Site,
I've to ask every on Read this Post to enter the site and add his/her signature and I he/she have an article or something to publish this Post so we need the 1000 signature!

please don't leave without at least add the signature!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Imagine Cup 2009

New version of the "Microsoft's World Premiere Students Competition"
Imagine Cup 2009

the Good news Here is the Location of IC09
the Place is "EGYPT" my Home land :D
I'm very proud with this and so I think I should thank every body work with the last Version in France,

Let's talk about the Theme of the new IC09 :
Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems facing us today.

Students will be asked to create software solutions that are aligned to one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The eight MDGs range from halving extreme poverty and halting the spread of HIV/AIDS to providing universal primary education.

More information about the MDGs can be found at

Hey, Guys and Girls
Join the Challenge
and Wait See you Here in Egypt

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Access Source Forge Web Space from Ubuntu

Source Forge is on one of the most famous source code repository and acts as a centralized location for software developers to control and manage open source software development.

It provide open source projects hosting with :-

  • Allow any project uniquely named in its registry to be sub-domained as
    ( or (
  • This gives some prominent URL branding to a project and a high activity in it can get the project listed on the main page as a Top Project.
  • provides ample storage space for a project to completely house their contents such as a wiki, MySQL database, source code versions managed with CVS or Subversion, and even their own website pages at the subdomain location.

one of the most useful features in this site is the web space which can be accessed from URL like

which can be accessed from secure shell (SSH)

while I'm using Ubuntu I discover a way to access this site and upload my project site pages from GUI tool, not the shell, the steps are too easy

  1. From Places Menu in the Upper Bar :
    Places => Connect to Server
  2. In Service Type,
    Select SSh
  3. Server is {} or {}
    (depending on the given site URL)
  4. In Folder: this given to you on the admnstration site.
    in my case it will be /home/groups/n/no/notey
  5. In the user name write your
    SourceForge UserName
  6. Then Press 'Connect' to connect to the server
  7. If Password required, Enter you SourceForge Account PWD
  8. Enjoy Your Project's Web Space.

In next Post we will talk about easier
ways to enjoy Linux and Open Source.

The Spirit of OpenSource

one year or less ago since I begin using Linux as my primary operating system.

a year passed and I've learn lot of linux tricks, know lot of friends from linux and make money too,

one year of the Open source spirit and the world of freedom.

during this year, I use most common Open Source software and technologies, I also learn how to look for solutions of my problems, know how to live free and open (Source) :D

One Year Passed ... and I've changed

Monday, June 30, 2008

I was in Robocon Egypt 2008

Welcome Everybody,
the last 3 days, since 26 June in the Local finals of Robocon Egypt 2008 which held in Cairo.
Really, the event was very exited and the chellange was hard too.
the most Exited thing in these three days was working in group, and invest any tiny component in making the way to your goal.

actually I can't continue talking, I'm too tired
need some rest :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Run RM Files on Linux

a very common music files format is .rm files,
on linux, .rm files need special handling which not provided with 'ubuntu' by default (I don't know about other distros)

I've found 'RealPlayer' Music Player version for linux provided by Helix , and here, I'll guide you to Install it on Your Ubuntu Machine.

Installing RealPlayer :
1. Download (RealPlayer 11) from this page
it will download a .bin file (never mind)
2. After download, from bash, log in as system root (I prefer this way) and run the .bin file.
-> su - (optional but prefered)
> enter toor password
-> cd /home//Desktop
-> ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
3. then the installation will begin and ask you about the setup location,
I myself have installed it on /etc/Real , you can change the destination or make like me,

Note, Fedora and openSuse users can download the .rpm file from the same page

Hope I help someone

Saturday, May 31, 2008

10 Years of XMLing

And 10 years passes, actually let me say this,
"Happy 10 Years XML"
I'm t alking ab out (as I see ) the most importatnt technology has been innovated in the last 20 years (and if you ask why??)

and as a web developer, I can talk about how XML helps me, beside xhtml, you can write your a complete web page in XML and attach it with an XSL file, and you'll have nice extensible web page.

I'm sorry for talk long technically,
back to the Celebration, and
Go XML Go!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Russian Gmail

I like gmail rather than any other free mail provider Sorry MS.

See this funny Video

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hardy is here ;)

It Has lot Features,
Discover It!

Monday, March 24, 2008

GNU Open Source Software, Notepad++,

Last Post we talk about the Open source and Free Soft ware Foundation,
today, we will talk practically about some simple programs that was widely used and free open source,
Before begin talking, let me introduce Source Forge,
the Most known free software programs provider, Source forge will be our Software source this post and the few coming posts ISA,

now let's begin with two very simple programs, the first one is (notepad++)
a complete list of Notepad++ features will be founded on the site here,

But let me introduce some of them,

  • Developer is fully supported in N++.
  • Syntax Highlighting in more 40 Programming Language and writing style,
  • Multi Document and Multi view Support,
  • Full Drag and Drop Support,
  • Multi Language Environment Support,
  • Macro Recording and Playback.
and more facilities are available in this useful tool, you can dowload Notepad++ by visiting the download page here

the second program today is my preferred Internet m, (pidgin)
pidgin or (Pidgin Talk) is a very useful tool for chatting over internet,
it can work with over15 chatting services available today, like:
  • AIM
  • Google Talk
  • ICQ
  • MSN
  • QQ
  • Yahoo
  • and more...
against notepad++, pidgin can run over both windows and Unix platforms,
it provide the services by our classic IM softwares and provide the advantage of Open Source,

So, I'll let you review the advantages of pidgin after downloading it here

Hope this post help you discover some open source very useful programs

Monday, March 17, 2008

The magic of OpenSource

It's really Magic when you work with this great world,
The open source world, The World of Innovation, free, great and useful software,
Open Source doesn't mean only to view the source code of software,
it include:
free distributing of the program,
Ya, you should distribute you program without money,
the source code should be included in the software
This mean that you need to attach the source code with your compiled code,
Derived work is Guaranteed
this simply mean that your license should allow others to improve your work as well as derive from your work

and alot of other points that ensure the non-profit concept of your work,

these point and more make the flavor of innovation in our work under the OSI (Open Source Intiative)

In next Posts we will talk more about Open Source most popular software like, gimp, aMule, linux, MySQL, openJDK, and will also talk about the Software forge of all these programs

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Ahmed Gaber in ImagineCup 2008 Round 2

I can't believe that, But Its true,
Ahmed Gaber has been Qualified to Round 2 in Imagine Cup 2008 Under Project Hoshimi
the event was useful, It renew the positive feel,
now i should Prepare my self for Round 2,
Let's talk Technically

Project Hoshimi Round 2 Will be harder than the first one,
in the round, Teams should prepare the strategy to achieve Round 2 Objectives as it in SDK,
then by the middle of May the PH's captain will make Comparisons between the strategy and Observe the 6 Teams that will be Qualified to Round 3 in france.

So, What's hard
the Hard Point here is you must play not only to achieve this hi score, but also to fight the Other team on the Tissue,

thats all for the moment,
If you look for more Information about the Imagine Cup or project Hoshimi
Imagine Cup :
Project Hoshimi :

and this My Page Team :
or the Official Page

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Gendesign, Web Design Tool

While Navigating 'getdeb' Site Looking for a '.deb' Release for specific Product
I found this Application Which Called 'Gendesign'

'GenDesign' is a WYSIWYG Web Design & Develop Application That Used to Edit
HTML, CSS, and PHP in Fantastic GUI to Handle all the properties and Specifications of the Application.

(The HTML Editor 'Coding' Mode)

(The HTML Editor 'Graphical' Mode)

I Wonder That Fantistic Program That allow you Do this tight like the Other Programs Like
Front Page and Dream Weaver

Thanks for the Developer,

You Can See More About the Application Here

Monday, January 21, 2008

Linux Arab Community Magazine

The First Issue of Linux Arab Community
The Magazine Released in Arabic
The Magazine Released in Arabic Language and You can Download it From link Below.