Automatically connect to VPN / PPPoE connection in Windows

August 25, 2007
My Internet provider forces me to use PPPoE to connect to Internet. It is unpleasant to manually start the connection when Windows restarts or the connection drop. This is even worse when I am not physically at the machine’s console – if the connection accidentally drop I can not establish Remote Desktop session. Windows does

Building GWT applications with “ant”

August 24, 2007
Today I needed to deploy an early preview version of our GWT based product to the testing server on the customer site. I didn’t mentioned early but our product is a large content repository for famous Bulgarian telecom. It took me 2 hours or maybe more to write and debug ant based build script but

GWT GroupBox panel widget

August 23, 2007
I needed for my GWT project a panel that supports showing a set of widgets in a group (GroupBox panle). I needed the exact functionality like the HTML fieldset/legend tags: I didn’t found any ready-to-use widget so I implemented one myself. Here is the source code: It was really easy to extend the flow panel

Google Web Toolkit (GWT) – Advanced Table with Paging, Sorting and Filtering

August 22, 2007
I work on a meidum sized Java project and we use GWT (Google Web Toolkit), Hibernate and Oracle. I am a technical architect for the project and I manage small team of developers in the same time. GWT is interesting technology for creating dynamic AJAX applications. It is like Swing: you write Java code, use

Svetlin Nakov – My First Blog Post

My name is Svetlin Nakov. I am software engineer, consultant, trainer, book writer and enterpreneur from Sofia, Bulgaria. My primary concern is software engineering and training. I have very rich experience in different technical and management positions, starting from Basic and Pascal developer on Apple II (in 1991), passing through Delphi, C, C++, Java, C#,