Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Cloud Storage is temporary unavailable!

UPDATE (15 January 2012) : We are now working out the solution to overcome this problem. For how our solution work, please refer to http://yccheok.blogspot.com/2012/01/migrating-cloud-storage-from-google-app.html

All the while, JStock's Cloud Storage feature is provided as FREE OF CHARGE. (Free as in free beer, and free as in freedom too).

However, due to the new pricing scheme introduced by Google recently, JStock's cloud storage will be temporary unavailable.

Under new pricing scheme, free quota offered by Google, will quickly consumed away by JStock users from all around the world, within few hours!!!

The below screen shoot explains what is going on.

As you can see, under old pricing scheme offered by Google, JStock's Cloud Storage service can run free of charge, within a single day, on Google server.

However, under new pricing scheme, this is how it looks like just after a few hours.

Currently, we are still figuring out, how we can make this cloud storage feature FREE always.
Till now, we deeply apologize for the unavailability of cloud storage feature!

For temporary workaround, you may import and your data in Microsoft Excel format or CSV format as shown below. Just go to File -> Save as...

Besides import and export using Microsoft Excel/ CSV format, you may also perform backup, by perform copying operation on .jstock folder as described here : http://jstock.sourceforge.net/help_install_upgrade.html#upgrade-windows

Friday, October 21, 2011

JStock 1.0.6g has been released, with fix on Malaysia history data feed

History data feed sponsored by http://www.klse.info/. With this, we had overcame Yahoo! history data feed problem for Malaysia market.

Thank you for KLSE.INFO sponsorship!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Buy American. I am.

World stock markets are having down trend right now. However, there are no reason to be fear, if we learn from this wise man.

JStock 1.0.6e had been released, by showing LOVE to German and Taiwan Chinese

Thanks to our wonderful friend, Stefan Angrick from Germany. Now, JStock supports German language, and Traditional Chinese language.

Grab a fresh baked copy from http://jstock.sourceforge.net/download.html

Monday, July 25, 2011

Early Snapshot of jstock-android Development

Here is the early snapshot of Android version JStock :-

Currently, I only plan to port over Portfolio Management feature from Desktop version JStock to Android version JStock.

This is because, I realize there a quite a number of free and good Stock Market related apps out there. For example, Bloomberg for Smartphone (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.bloomberg.android&hl=en)

However, I feel that their portfolio management feature is not as comprehensive as JStock's. That's where I try to make jstock-android fill in the gap. :)

Currently, jstock-android is under active development. You are welcomed to participate in it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

JStock 1.0.6d - Fixes corrupted feed data

JStock 1.0.6d has been released, to fix corrupted feed data.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Slow Development Progress of JStock - Why?

Recently, you may notice that, JStock is having slow development progress. The latest release of JStock 1.0.6c only comes with 2 bug fixes.

This is because I am trying to port a subset of JStock's features into Android platform. Since I am pretty new to Android, this may take some time :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

JStock loves New Zealand :)

JStock 1.0.6b is now supporting New Zealand stock market. :)

Feel free to grab a fresh baked copy (and free!) from http://jstock.sourceforge.net/download.html

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Setup Git to Use WinMerge

It is rather cumbersome to setup WinMerge for Git.

Here are the summarize steps.

  1. Add the following line to C:\Users\yccheok\.profile
export TERM=msys

2. Add the following line to C:\Users\yccheok\.gitconfig

tool = diffmerge

[difftool "diffmerge"]
cmd = "C:/Progra~1/WinMerge/WinMergeU.exe" "$LOCAL" "$REMOTE" | cat

To test out, type the following command.

git difftool HEAD A.java

It seems that using Git under Windows is still not a pleasant task yet.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Yahoo! Hasn't Fixed Data Inaccuracy Problem

It is already 2 months since I contact Yahoo! Customer Support. However, data inaccuracy still occur in KLSE stock market.

I try to contact them again, by filling up Yahoo! Finance Data Inaccuracy Form. Hopefully they will fix it this time. :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

JStock 1.0.6 is ready

JStock 1.0.6 is ready with the following changes.

Feature: Supports stock merging and splitting.

Feature: Supports stock buy and sell units in floating point.

Feature: Investment flow chart able to show individual stock activity.

Feature: Able to restore previous position and size of JStock.

Feature: Easy way to add new stock which is not in offline database.

Feature: Able to choose between 1 or 2 columns stock input suggestion list.

Feature: We allow user to view history, even though offline database is not ready.

Bugfix: Portfolio page will be updated even though it is not being viewed.

Bugfix: Avoid empty record in dividend chart.

Bugfix: Change Italy stock index from S&P/MIB to FTSE MIB.

Bugfix: Able to delete multiple figures from indicator editor.

Bugfix: Remove splash screen for better simplicity user experience.

Please grab the latest copy of JStock from http://jstock.sourceforge.net/download.html

KLSE Stock History Outdated for Yahoo! Finance

The history stock data from KLSE is outdated for quite some time. Here is the reply from Yahoo! Customer Support.


Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Finance.

Before I go into addressing your concern, I'd like to first apologize
for the delay in my responding to your inquiry. We are committed to
answering your questions as quickly and accurately as possible. However,
we are currently receiving unusually high volumes which caused the
delayed response.

I appreciate that you took the time to report this missing 1295.KL
historical data. I know it can be frustrating to encounter information
that is not up-to-date. We strive to keep our information as timely as

The information you are asking about is being pulled into Yahoo! Finance
from a third-party provider. We want to resolve the issue as quickly as
possible; however, the turn-around time can vary depending on both the
problem and the provider. In addition, there may be some lag time in
between when the provider corrects the information in their system and
the updated information displays on Yahoo! Finance.

Again, I apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Finance.

Hopefully Yahoo! team is able to resolve this issue very soon.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yahoo Finance History Data Out Dated

PPB always stay to be one of my favorite stocks. However, this is not the reason I want to blog about. What I want to point out is, Yahoo! Finance history data is having inaccuracy problem recently.

See the below screen shoot.

The latest history date is Jan 17, 2011. It seems that the data is out-dated for more than a month. (Today date is Feb 27, 2011).

If this issue affects you, perhaps you want to contact Yahoo! through Yahoo! Finance Data Inaccuracy Form (Hopefully they are willing to give a hand to you)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Critical bug fix for JStock

JStock 1.0.5y had been released, with a critical bug fix.

There is change in stock server policy. Stock server may return empty stock symbol for certain stocks, especially for United State stock market. We will ignore those empty stock symbols, and replace them with our own offline stock database's.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

JStock 1.0.5x had been released (I Am Sorry! 1.0.6 Is Not Ready Yet!)

JStock 1.0.5x had been released, which has 6 features and 5 bugs fixed.

Feature: Stock Watchlist will able to load result saved from Stock Indicator Scanner.
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Feature: Able to use left/right arrow key to move around yellow information boxes of Investment Flow Chart.

Feature: Make the stock purchase process smoother, by doesn't require user to press ENTER explicitly.

Feature: Automatic switch to the particular page, when user tries to activate a portfolio or watchlist.

Feature: Having a confirmation dialog box, to avoid user from clicking uninstall icon accidentally.

Feature: Indicator scanning completion progress will be displayed at status bar.

Bugfix: Able to suspend and resume network activity in PortfolioManagementJPanel when not in used, so that network resource is being preserved.

Bugfix: Adjust combo box popup width, so that horizontal scrollbar will not displayed.

Bugfix: Instead of limiting currency decimal places to 2 only, we allow them to float between 2 to 3, to avoid from losing precision.

Bugfix: Prevent user from uploading Stock Watchlist file with too many stocks to cloud server.

Bugfix: Under dividend dialog box, the stock selection through combo box will be sorted in alphabetical order.

You may download latest JStock 1.0.5x from http://jstock.sourceforge.net/download.html. After upgrade, your personal data will be preserved.

Please write us Ratings and Reviews after you have used JStock, to help us in making JStock a better software.

(We apologize for the delay of version 1.0.6, as there are quite a number of technical hurdles which prevent us from moving too fast.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

JStock 1.0.6 Planned Features Survey

Next version JStock 1.0.6 is under heavy development. YOU will determine how upcoming JStock 1.0.6 looks like. Tell us what do you think, by answering only 2 survey questions. Thank you.


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