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  • February 16, 2007

TimeZone Calculator Integration in NetBeans IDE

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
Although this web service is helpful in many ways, so that I now know what time it is in any given timezone... thanks to my NetBeans integration of this module, displayed below:

...I still don't know which timezone India belongs to. So I can't actually use my module for its intended purpose, to work out what time it is in India. Ah well, that's the limits of web service integration. Your integration is ultimately only as good as the web service you're using.

Still, a good way to spend an hour while waiting to catch the plane to India. And it only took that long because of my limited Java skills. I spent more time working with the JList than with the entire web service implementation. Now that's NetBeans IDE for you. Can make wizards fly, but you still got to go to Java programming classes once in a while...

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Comments ( 2 )
  • huntch (charlie hunt) Friday, February 16, 2007
    Do you have version of plug-in / module you can share with us ?
  • Geertjan Friday, February 16, 2007
    Hi Charlie. The web service seems to be down at the moment. Once it's up again, or I find a more stable one, I'll either create a new set of modules for it or write a tutorial describing how to do so.
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