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StupidZombie 1.1 finally released

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

To all fans of StupidZombie, version 1.1 is finally out!. This release contains both important bug fixes, is faster and also adds new features.

Please download and enjoy.

José.

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A todos los fanaticos de StupidZombie, la versión 1.1 al fin fué liberada. Esta entrega contiene correcciónes importantes, es más rápida y también contiene nueva funcionalidad.

¡Por favor baje la nueva versión y espero que la disfrute!

José.

StupidZombie 1.1: Now faster

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Just finished branching StupidZombie 1.1. If you want to take a look on the code (making changes) then do the following:

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svn co https://kenai.com/svn/stupidzombie~source-code-repository/Branches/1.1

So, what’s new? Well, some speedup came for free this time. I decided to upgrade all the major libraries of StupidZombie and some of them have important improvements in term of speed and memory utilization, like the usage of the new class ‘XmlRpcLiteHttpTransportFactory’:

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HashMap <String, Object>result = new HashMap<String, Object>();
XmlRpcClient xmlrpc = null;
XmlRpcClientConfigImpl config = new XmlRpcClientConfigImpl();
try {
config.setServerURL(new URL(BUNDLE.getString(directory)));
xmlrpc = new XmlRpcClient ();
xmlrpc.setConfig(config);
xmlrpc.setTransportFactory(new XmlRpcLiteHttpTransportFactory(xmlrpc));
Object[] params = new Object[]{name, url};
result =
(HashMap<String, Object>) xmlrpc.execute("weblogUpdates.ping", params);

Next update is to fix (once for all) the menu handling in OSX. After that localization is the next milestone!

Softpedia shows some love to StupidZombie!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Brain eaters, rejoice!:

Congratulations,

StupidZombie, one of your products, has been added to Softpedia’s database
of software programs for Mac OS. It is featured with a description text,
screenshots, download links and technical details on this page:
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Utilities/StupidZombie.shtml

The description text was created by our editors, using sources such as
text from your product’s homepage, information from its help system, the
PAD file (if available) and the editor’s own opinions on the program
itself.

“StupidZombie” has been tested in the Softpedia labs using several
industry-leading security solutions and found to be completely clean of
adware/spyware components. We are impressed with the quality of your
product and encourage you to keep these high standards in the future.

To assure our visitors that StupidZombie is clean, we have granted it with
the “100% FREE” Softpedia award. To let your users know about this
certification, you may display this award on your website, on software
boxes or inside your product.

More information about your product’s certification and the award is
available on this page:
http://mac.softpedia.com/progClean/StupidZombie-Clean-57902.html

Thanks fo the people of Softpedia :)

Suprises from JavaOne: StupidZombie is now available at the Java store

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Java store and StupidZombie

Java store and StupidZombie


Sun Microsystems (or should I say Oracle ;) ) unveiled their strategy for Java apps. The project (code named Vector) is an application store, similar to the Apple store but with the potential of being bigger and oriented to desktop applications:

The Java Warehouse is the repository for Java and JavaFX applications submitted by developers for distribution through the Java Store to hundreds of millions of desktops worldwide.

Right now the offer a private invitation and I luckily got accepted to try their beta program. And guess which application will be part of the Java store?

Dear Jose V Nunez Z,

Congratulations! Your application to the Java Warehouse was reviewed, and you have been approved. You may now start submitting your applications at the link below.

Developer Dashboard »
Please do not reply to this email, as this is an automated email which no person monitors. If you have questions, please refer to the FAQ page.

Sincerely,
The Java Warehouse Team

Very excited, I hope that people will get interested in the application and will start requesting features. Right now I’m working out some Icon details but as soon is ready I will post the link of the application at the Java store so you can play with it.

StupidZombie world domination!

More functionality: Export ping results and filtering

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Yep, now you can export the ping results as a CVS file for later analisys or just for fun.  Also you can filter the contents of the result table using regular expressions as you type :)

Now is time for the next step which is to add some sexyness to the GUI using Synth.

Refactored GUI: Not Using JList anymore, welcome JTable. Also plans for the future

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

So first take a look on the old version of PingBlog (or run it from here using Java webstart):

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Initially the HTML Tag generation and the Ping GUI were separate.

Now the new version offers more details in a more organized way:

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Big difference using a JTable. Also ping updates are handled better using a Observable – Observer pattern.

The idea is to be able to navigate all the ping types more easily (yes, more directories are comming).

Version 1.0 details:
And when version 1.0 will be ready? Well, I plan to release a beta version with all the functionality enabled before having the website ready. But the following changes are coming pretty soon:

  • Sorting and filtering on the table. Easy one but need to sit down and code it
  • Use Synth for the look and feel of the application
  • Merge the new logo and look and feel with the GUI and the website. No ETA on this one, except than is a work in progress

Once all this is ready I will offer a Jar for download and a webstart link. Stay tunned, more changes comming this way :) !

And for version 1.1?

Version 1.1 will be mostly bug fixes but also will add two more important features:

  • More directories. Yes, there are lots of directories out there and StupidZombie will support them all!
  • Soporte para Español (Spanish support). Should be easy to plug in. Also other languages will be added

So let’s the Zombie domination begin!

StupidZombie needs a facelift!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

StupidZombie is a tool that can be used to ping directories like Technorati, Pingomatic, Blogalaxia and To2Blogs for blog updates. It also has the ability to write Tags (with a preview mode) to help users of systems like Blogger. Finally StupidZombie can be called from Cron u other schedule to automate pinging at desired intervals.

We are looking for a talented designer to help us to create the main website and to put together a theme that can be used with Swing Synth.

The project status is “Alpha” and you can take a peek on how it looks on the following locations:

  • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3385/3245886024_94ffaaa358_o.png
  • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3384/3261535833_e5724cea06_o.png
  • http://stupidzombie.com/blog/

Skills Needed: Web Design

Contact: Undead at undead@stupidzombie.com

This is the blog of StupidZombie

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

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StupidZombie now has a blog!

StupidZombie is an OpenSource tool that I use to ping my favorite blog directories. It also can create a set of tags that you can use of blogs that support them (like Technorati, Veneblogs and others).

I will try to post updates here about the progress of the project, news and anything related.
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