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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Efficiently reclaim you disk space

We started a new project on Google code named FolderVisualizer.

The application is able to visualize the relative size of files and folders below a given directory. With this tool it is easy to see which files and folders take up the most disk space which you then can use to efficiently clean your hard drive. See Olav Maassen's post about efficiency :).

Although such tool already exists, it is fun to see how different implementations compare to each other. At the moment, the following technologies are planned:

  • A Groovy implementation with a command line client

  • A Java implementation with a command line client

  • A JavaFX client

  • An Adobe AIR client

It is nice to see that the JavaFX client can make use of the Groovy implementation of the visualizer algorithm. For the AIR implementation we have to rewrite the algorithm in Action Script.

The project can be found here.
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