Coming Up for Air



  • Awestruct NetBeans Plugin

    Several weeks ago, I posted blurb about a JavaFX project I had cobbled together, DoctorFX. It is an effort to build a semi-graphical editor for Asciidoc, but it is, currently, very basic. I had some spare time last week, so I decided to add some features to it. As I thought about what needed to be added and what that would require, I thought that, perhaps, an architectural change was warranted. With some time and an itch, I pulled out the sledge hammer and out came a NetBeans plugin. This plugin though, does more than Asciidoc: it offers full(-ish) support for the Awestruct framework.

    There are a lot of features I’d like to add still, but, currently it supports only basic project loading and editing. It technically has code to preview Asciidoc files, though I’m having issues getting the rendered page from displaying. (In case you want to take a crack at it, that code is here.) I’d also like to add preview support for Slim and Haml, but that may have to wait a bit.

    If you’d like to lend a hand to the effort, you can find the current source on Bitbucket.

    This is, of course, a bit heavier than DoctorFX, but most of my work with Asciidoc is, currently, in the context of Awestruct, so this fits my needs better, and it was fun dipping my toes into the NetBeans Platform API. :)


  • Setting Up an Awestruct-based Blog

    In case you missed the announcement, I recently migrated my blog from Wordpress to Awestruct, the static site generation tool written by several JBoss engineers. As can be expected with a tool this new, there were some bumps and bruises along the way, but I managed — with lots of help — to make it to production with my efforts. To be a good open source citizen, then, I thought I’d explain my process and try to pass on what I learned.

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