giovedì 14 aprile 2011

Rewriting has just began

Hi there ppl,
i've just finished creating the adsense-monitor preferences UI. By using SWT i don't have worry about a lot of things ( gtk api changes above all). Using this library adsense-monitor will have the best integration inside your favourite OS.
Many of you will say
Hey, java virtual machine will waste my RAM!!!
That's true...almost...Let's study RAM usage of the different versions of Adsense-Monitor.
GTK + Python on Linux Gnome-powered System:

  • GTK - None (it's loaded on gnome's startup, so no overhead);
  • Python - 5MB;
    • TOTAL RAM WASTED: 5MB

GTK + Python on Windows or MacOSX or Linux with KDE:

  • GTK - 20MB;
  • Python - 5MB;
    • TOTAL RAM WASTED: 25MB

Introducing SWT your system have to load only the Java VM and not the UI Toolkit. By using SWT your system doesn't need to load GTK, but SWT will use his own libraries so:

    • TOTAL RAM WASTED: 20MB

As you can see there are a lot of benefits using Java + SWT on any system (except Linux+Gnome).
A little screenshot of Java+SWT version of Adsense-Monitor (click to enlarge):

mercoledì 13 aprile 2011

Adsense monitor will be alive


Since i have found a solution to adsense bug adsense-monitor will be still alive.
I'll code it back from scratch using Java + SWT and it will be compatible with android. Stay tuned for more infos...

venerdì 12 novembre 2010

Help me!

I'm trying to develop the newer version of Adsense-Monitor, but tonite i've found that Google has changed the login method.
If you are brave enough to help me write a simple script that performs login/logout and .csv download. The login method CAN use a Webkit/Internet Explorer based browser. So...It's your turn!

mercoledì 10 novembre 2010

Google Adsense behaviour changed

Due to some modifications, Adsense-Monitor does not work anymore. Don't worry about that, i was thinking about redesign it in order to make it accessible also if google changes website behavoiur.
I'm trying to make this software more solid and full-featured with:

  • Line charts (heat);
  • Report generation between two dates;
  • "Checkpoints" to monitor incomes over website changes;
  • Channels support;
All those feature will be implemented with native UI so you don't have to install gtk runtime. This is a mockup of what will be adsense-monitor in a near feature.
For now i have to degree, so i don't have so much time to review the software. So i'll disable the downloads since i don't have fixet it!
Stay tuned!

giovedì 6 maggio 2010

Ubuntu .deb package

Thanks to myself: i've created my first Ubuntu .deb package you can get it from Adsense Monitor for Windows (.deb) rev. 75;
(obviousely it is present in Downloads section).
It is called 1.0.0 but, for sure, it's not stable!

lunedì 3 maggio 2010

Working on structure...better looking ;)

Since so many websites points to my OLD Windows Installer (argh!) users cannot download the latest version of adsense-monitor because this blog is not on google's best-results. The only way to let the users "stay-in-touch" with me is this:

I know that it's not the best way to manage the "bug" but, for now, i've got many things to clean before implementing an auto-update mechanism (yep, it's planned). As you can see there are some little new things:
First of all two dialogs: the first one for settings and the second one for settings. The login dialog will pop-up only if necessary. You can always change your login data by clicking on tray-icon and selecting "Login as..." (Save password option now works, you have to enter your password everytime adsense-monitor starts) . There were some bugs here and there (i.e. setting update rate, save password, too many updates at once (2 , 3 or 4 O.O' ) and they got fixed with the latest update.
The final step (before first release) is the option to launch Adsense-Monitor on os-boot and, maybe...some proxy settings (let's see if i can do something).
New Windows Installer will be reased as soon as "boot-on-startup" feature will be implemented

mercoledì 28 aprile 2010

Almost reached first stable release

There is a new installer (downloadable from downloads sections) with the latest updates of adsense-monitor:
  • Fixed sound errors;
  • Fixed gui behaviour;
  • Fixed adsense.exe.log errors on Windows;
  • Added About dialog;
  • Other minor fixes;
AS ALWAYS REMEMBER:
If program is not running properly try to delete settings file:

  • On Windows 7/Vista: remove C:\Users\[username]\Appdata\Roaming\adsense-monitor
  • On Windows XP: remove C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\application data\adsense-monitor
  • On Linux: remove .~/.config/adsense-monitor/