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Create your Java applications for FREE, hopefully as simple as ordering your food from restaurant

cix yong
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Joined: Aug 09, 2013
Posts: 5
Hi everyone,

We recently launch a website Cook some Apps (http://cooksomeapps.com) with a simple aim:
To make Java applications available to as many people as possible (This means ... FREE)

We hope it would be as simple as ordering your food from restaurant, with some instructions it would be cooked and served to you hot and fresh.
Whether you are a grade-school kids trying to store your game data, seniors trying to keep track of your grocery, or shop owner trying to computerize your system.

We try to make it as simple as possible so anyone without technical expertise can enjoy the benefits.
And ... if you are a programmer you may use it as baseline to create your dream application, hopefully it saves you some time coding.

By default, the created software uses embedded database HSQL (You can change it), Swing for User Interface, and Spring + Hibernate.
We tried to make the source code easy to understand and change so there is no custom libraries.

As time goes by, the site will evolve and more features will be introduced.
If you encounter issue kindly let us know on https://www.facebook.com/cooksomeapps.supp

Thank you.

Jayesh A Lalwani
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Joined: Jan 17, 2008
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You know what? I just created a very simple application and I'm waiting for it to generate the source. From what I see, it's awesome!!

What's your hook here? You don't have ads. Why are you providing this for free?
Also, it would be awesome if you can generate a web application
cix yong
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 09, 2013
Posts: 5
Thanks a bunch.

We are just starting so we will see how this goes, at the moment we are still struggling to make it as user friendly as possible.
As inspired from Social Network movie, ads aren't cool so we will leave it to later date.
Also, thank you for trying out. If you would not mind to let us know what OS you are running that would be great.
We are mostly Windows users, so we would like some feedbacks from non-Windows users.
Jayesh A Lalwani
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Joined: Jan 17, 2008
Posts: 2434
    
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Hmm.. ok I did download the source and the app, and the first thing that comes to my mind is "how do I know it's safe" I haven't ran it yet, because I'm afraid it will start scanning my hard rive for Social security numbers :p My only solace is that it gives you the source. But there's quite a bit of code there, and it will take some time to review it all. It would be good if you can include some documentation with the source that explains the design at a high level. This will make it easier for people to dive into the code

Also, there are some dlls inside the generated application. What's up with that? It doesn't make me feel safe because it could easily be a trojan horse for lots of nasty things

I think this is a great idea, but you might want to keep secuirty concerns in mind.
cix yong
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Joined: Aug 09, 2013
Posts: 5
Thank you for the feedback, the reasons there are some DLL files are because we are using NetBeans Platforms. Since it has nice windowing system so we thought of using it. However, if it creates more suspicion, especially for non-technical people, then we will consider of replacing it with plain Swing.
cix yong
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Joined: Aug 09, 2013
Posts: 5
To increase user confidence on the application, after some discussion we decide to prioritize the task to introduce pure Swing windowing system as an alternative to NetBeans Platform's.
Swing windowing system will be the default so user will not see any DLL files.

Meantime, if you have concerns on the DLL files, you can download the source code (does not contain DLL files) and compile it yourself using Maven.

cix yong
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 09, 2013
Posts: 5
Hi again,

We have just dropped a new release to use Swing windows by default.
We also introduce Try Now button in case you want to create apps without signing-in, ie. anonymously.

We welcome your feedbacks. You can let us know by emailing us to cooksomeapps.supp@facebook.com
Thank you.


Cook some Apps
llhoyd yap
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Joined: Oct 13, 2014
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where could i download the source code of this
 
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