Atul Kane

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My son is only 18-months old but I have taken more pictures of him than I can count. Thanks to digital cameras it's so easy to take and store pictures. Since I spend most of my time on the computer, I formed the habit of changing the Windows desktop with his latest portrait both at work and at home. However, the initial excitement faded due to my inherent laziness. I needed something automatic, some computer program to change the wallpaper for me. I also wanted something that would accept my new pictures without reconfiguring the program. I not only wanted a random effect, I also wanted the program to use all the pictures before it started repeating. I searched the Internet and found several wallpaper-changing programs, but none of them did exactly what I wanted. Besides, I didn't want to take the risk of downloading some unknown 2MB file just to change the wallpaper ... (more)

PB And Java

Most PowerBuilder developers are aware of object-oriented concepts like inheritance, encapsulation, and polymorphism. A lot has been said about them, and I don't want to reinvent the wheel by discussing what they are and how they're used in PB applications. The main purpose of this article is to explain one of the lesser known concepts of object-oriented programming, namely, upcasting. Later I'll give an example of method and variable overriding in conjunction with upcasting in PowerBuilder and how it differs in Java. I came across upcasting when I was preparing for Sun certific... (more)

Wallpaper Setter in PowerBuilder

My son is only 18-months old but I have taken more pictures of him than I can count. Thanks to digital cameras it's so easy to take and store pictures. Since I spend most of my time on the computer, I formed the habit of changing the Windows desktop with his latest portrait both at work and at home. However, the initial excitement faded due to my inherent laziness. I needed something automatic, some computer program to change the wallpaper for me. I also wanted something that would accept my new pictures without reconfiguring the program. I not only wanted a random effect, I also ... (more)

PB And Java

Most PowerBuilder developers are aware of object-oriented concepts like inheritance, encapsulation, and polymorphism. A lot has been said about them, and I don't want to reinvent the wheel by discussing what they are and how they're used in PB applications. The main purpose of this article is to explain one of the lesser known concepts of object-oriented programming, namely, upcasting. Later I'll give an example of method and variable overriding in conjunction with upcasting in PowerBuilder and how it differs in Java. I came across upcasting when I was preparing for Sun certific... (more)